§6B-3-11. Compliance audits.
(a) The Commission shall initiate, by lottery, random audits
of lobbyist registration statements and disclosure reports required
to be filed under this chapter on or after the first day of July,
two thousand five: Provided, That the Commission may not conduct
compliance audits pursuant to this section until it has proposed
for promulgation and received final approval from the Legislature
of a legislative rule in accordance with the provisions of chapter
twenty-nine-a of this code setting forth, among other things, the
manner in which the audit is to be conducted, the information,
documents and materials to be considered during the audit, the
selection and qualification of the auditor(s), the audit procedures
to be employed by the auditors and the preparation and contents of
any post-audit reports.
(b) The Commission may hold up to four lotteries per year.
The number of lotteries held within a given year will be a matter
within the Commission's discretion.
(c) The number of audits to be conducted will be determined by
the Commission through resolutions adopted at public meetings and
based on various factors, including the complexity, results and
time required to complete the audits.
(d) No lobbyist or lobbyist's employer will be subject to a
random audit more than once in any 24-month period.