Check Register bill defeated in committee

February 17, 2017

By a unanimous vote, SB 795 (Sturtevant) was tabled in a subcommittee of the House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee on Wednesday afternoon. The failed proposal would have required every locality and every school division to post on its website a register of all transactions. This includes vendor name, date of payment, amount and description of the type of expense.

VACo opposed the measure as an unfunded mandate. In addition to the cost of software, the bill would have required significant staff time to implement, since staff would need to review transactions and redact certain payments (such as payments to undercover law enforcement).

VACo Contact: Joe Lerch, AICP

Topic Tags: Capitol Contact, Joe Lerch

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