120-306. Purpose and powers of Committee.

(a) The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on General Government shall examine on a continuing basis the services provided by the departments and agencies set out in this subsection in order to make ongoing recommendations to the General Assembly on ways to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of State government services. The Committee has the following powers and duties:

(1) Study the programs, organization, operations, and policies of the following agencies:

a. Department of Administration.

b. Department of State Auditor.

c. Repealed by Session Laws 2015-241, s. 14.30(tt), effective July 1, 2015.

d. Governor's Office.

e. Housing Finance Agency.

f. Department of Insurance.

g. Lieutenant Governor's Office.

h. Office of Administrative Hearings.

i. Office of State Human Resources.

j. Department of Revenue.

k. Department of Secretary of State.

l. State Board of Elections.

m. Office of State Budget and Management.

n. Office of State Controller.

o. State Ethics Commission.

p. Department of State Treasurer.

q. General Assembly.

r. Any other agency under the jurisdiction of the Senate and House of Representatives appropriations subcommittees on general government.

(2) Review compliance of budget actions directed by the General Assembly.

(3) Monitor expenditures, deviations, and changes made by the agencies set out in subdivision (a)(1) of this section to the certified budget.

(4) Review policy changes as directed by law.

(5) Receive presentations of reports from agencies directed in the law, including audits, studies, and other reports.

(6) Review any issues that arise during the interim period between sessions of the General Assembly and provide a venue for any of these issues to be heard in a public setting.

(7) Monitor the quality of services provided by general government agencies to other agencies and the public.

(8) Identify opportunities for general government agencies to coordinate and collaborate to eliminate duplicative functions.

(9) Have presentations and reports on any other matters that the Committee considers necessary to fulfill its mandate.

(b) The Committee may make reports to the General Assembly. A report to the General Assembly may contain legislation needed to implement a recommendation of the Committee. (2014-100, s. 22.1; 2015-241, s. 14.30(tt); 2017-6, s. 3; 2018-146, ss. 3.1(a), (b), 6.1.)