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Department of Transportation
Members of the Senate requested the LAC conduct a comprehensive audit of the S.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) to include:

  • Funding and expenditures for the last 10 years.
  • Prioritization of projects as mandated in Act 114.
  • Contracting procedures and safeguards to ensure fair contract awards and to whom they are awarded.
  • Reviewing mandatory annual statutory audits to determine if problems identified have been corrected.

The House of Representatives Legislative Oversight committee, pursuant to the authority granted by S.C. Code Section 2-2-60(D) and House Legislative Oversight Rule 7.6, concurred with the Senators’ request to conduct a comprehensive audit of DOT and included:

  • An update on the status of the agency’s implementation of recommendations from the LAC 2006 audit and the 2010 follow-up report.
  • A review and recommendation regarding resurfacing, reconstruction and reclamation processes.  

Small Business Development Program
Members of the General Assembly requested the LAC conduct an audit of the S.C. Small Business Development Centers.  The audit requesters have specified several issues for review, including human resources’ practices, the program’s use of technology, sharing of best practices, accuracy of its reporting of effectiveness, and possible efficiencies resulting from consolidation. 

S.C. State Transportation Infrastructure Bank
Members of the Senate requested the LAC conduct a comprehensive audit of the S.C. State Transportation Infrastructure Bank (SIB). Some of the areas include:
• Review of adherence to Article X of the Constitution: Finance, Taxation, and Bonded Debt.
• Review of adherence to S.C. Code of Laws for procurement, ethics, public notice, and Act 98 of 2013.
• Review of accounting and fiscal controls.
• Review of SIB award criteria and policies and procedures for other financial assistance.