Bill Status of HB5748 96th General Assembly
Short Description: CHARITABLE ORG-STATE PAYMENTS
Rep. Jil Tracy
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Finance Act. Provides that any voucher submitted by a State agency to the Comptroller for payment must indicate on the voucher whether the payee is a charitable organization. "Charitable organization" is defined as an organization exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Requires the Comptroller to maintain a database, by State fiscal year, of all vouchers submitted for payments to charitable organizations. The information in the database for each voucher must include the State agency issuing the voucher, the name of the organization, the address of the organization, the reason for or purpose of the payment, and the source of funds. If available, the information should also include the name of the head of the organization. The database must be accessible on the Internet through a link on the home page of the Comptroller's website and must be searchable by each category of data entry. The Comptroller is authorized to adopt rules to implement and administer this provision.