An Act To Promote Fiscal Transparency in State Government
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §282-B is enacted to read:
§ 282-B. Commissioner to provide access to information on state revenues, expenditures and bond proceeds
All state agencies shall assist the commissioner in providing the financial information required by this subsection.
Sec. 2. 5 MRSA §1973, sub-§1, ¶E, as amended by PL 2005, c. 12, Pt. SS, §11, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 5 MRSA §1973, sub-§1, ¶F, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 12, Pt. SS, §11, is amended to read:
Sec. 4. 5 MRSA §1973, sub-§1, ¶G is enacted to read:
This bill requires the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to develop and maintain a single, searchable, publicly accessible website that contains information on state revenues, expenditures and bond proceeds. It requires the Chief Information Officer to assist the commissioner in developing policies and procedures concerning the single website in a manner consistent with state and federal laws, rules and regulations. This bill also provides state employees with immunity from criminal penalties and civil liability for any acts, errors or omissions related to the dissemination of this financial information.