On March 10, 2011, Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver, and Rep. Lois Court, D-Denver, introduced SB 11-190 – Concerning increased transparency of state government through annual citizen-centric performance and accountability reports by departments. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
The “State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act” requires each department to prepare a 4-page annual performance report. The bill modifies the report to be a citizen-centric performance and accountability report by:
- Requiring specific information on each page of the report;
- Requiring a brief table of contents and information about the department, the population served by the department, financial data, costs for services provided, and the department’s anticipated future challenges; and
- Requiring the office of state planning and budgeting and the departments that create their own reports to design the report to maximize its visual appeal and readability.
Assigned to State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee; the bill is scheduled for committee review on Monday, March 21 at 1:30 pm.
Since this summary, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
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