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995013                                                     
Committee
EA
Amendment
7
Florida Senate - 2010 SB7090 The Committee on Ways and Means (Wise) recommended the following amendment:
Section: 02
On Page: 036

Spec App:



EXPLANATION:
Proviso to require the Department of Education to
coordinate, organize, and publish online all
currently available reports relating to school
district finances on an existing department website,
including information generated from the
department's school district finance database.
NET IMPACT ON: Total Funds General Revenue Trust Funds Recurring - 0 0 0 Non-Recurring - 0 0 0 ______________________________________________________________________________________ Positions & Amounts Positions & Amounts DELETE INSERT EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF State Board Of Education 48800000 In Section 02 On Page 036 At the end of existing proviso language, preceding Specific Appropriation 116, INSERT: From the funds in Specific Appropriation 116 through 130, the Department of Education shall coordinate, organize, and publish online all currently available reports relating to school district finances on an existing department website, including information generated from the department's school district finance database. These reports shall also be readily accessible to the public through a link on the Transparency Florida website established by section 215.985, Florida Statutes, pursuant to recommendations in the February 2010 report "Recommendations for Transparency Florida" by the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee. The school district reports to be available on the Transparency Florida website include, but are not limited to, those currently published on the department's website, school district websites, and the Auditor General's website. The department shall coordinate with the Executive Office of the Governor to create links on the Transparency Florida website to school district reports by August 1, 2010. By December 31, 2010, the department shall publish additional finance data relating to 995013 Log:0015 KWH/KWH 03/24/10 06:12:36 PM Senate Page: 1
school districts that is not currently available online, including school-level expenditure data. The department shall work with school districts to ensure that each district website provides a link to the Transparency Florida website. The department shall also establish a working group to study issues related to the future expansion of school finance data available to the public through the Transparency Florida website. The working group shall include department finance staff, district finance officers, and other appropriate district staff. The working group shall develop recommendations regarding the establishment of a framework to provide school-level data in greater detail and frequency. The recommendations should address the need to report accounting transactions in a common, uniform format and include an analysis of potential barriers such as cost, technology, account coding structure, data security, and other issues that could impact completion of an expanded system of transparency in school finances. The working group shall also examine means for district coordination in the completion of the system. The working group shall publish a report of its findings by December 1, 2010.
Line item amendments are accepted as part of the amendatory process. However, due to the necessity of using computerized systems this may entail a different placement within a budget entity or the renumbering of the specific appropriation items. Items printed in italics are computer codes and are not a part of the official text of this amendment.
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