Report 2013-036 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2013-036: Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Counties' Benefit Committees Did Not Always Comply With State Laws for Distribution Fund Grants (Release Date: March 2014)

Recommendation #12 To: Butte, County of

To comply with the reform act, Butte County's benefit committee should adopt a conflict code and appoint a filing officer by June 2014.

Agency Response*

The Conflict of Interest Code was brought to the LCBC on April 3, 2104, with an anticipated completion date of June 11, 2014. A 45-day comment period is required, and due to the modifications that were made after the April presentation to the LCBC, the final COI was not able to be adopted by the committee on the anticipated June date. The COI code adoption will be on the LCBC September 17, 2014 meeting. The COI code includes the appointment of a filing officer.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Estimated Completion Date: 9/17/14
  • Response Date: August 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Butte provided documentation that its benefit committee adopted a conflict code and appointed a filing officer in September 2014.

Agency Response*

At its April 3, 2014 meeting, the IGLCBC adopted updated by-laws that added the requirement for the committee to adopt and promulgate a Conflict of Interest Code (COIC) as required by law. The Committee directed staff to develop the COIC and take the administrative steps necessary for adoption. The COIC is currently under development and legal review. Upon the completion of development and legal review, the COIC will be posted for the required 45 day comment period. It is anticipated that the IGLCBC will adopt the COIC at its June 11, 2014 meeting

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/11/14
  • Response Date: May 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.

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