The audit pointed out that the House needs to obtain and retain adequate documentation for items identified as stolen. In May 2012, three laptops and two printers, totaling $4,952 were identified as stolen and deleted from the general capital asset listing, but neither of the two representatives reporting the assets as stolen provided a police report and/or affidavit stating the circumstances around the theft.
The Senate solicited contributions from lobbyists during fiscal year 2011 for the Senate Administrator's Fund and used the fund to pay various questionable costs. During the two years ended June 30, 2012, the Senate spent $8,689 from the Senate Administrator's Fund for a senator retirement dinner and retirement gifts, expenditures that would not be allowable for state agencies.
Both bodies lack a formal written policy for the use and retention of e-mail correspondence, and both assert that the Sunshine Law does not apply to records of individual members, but the law related to the matter is ambiguous.
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