(a) The Controller shall not draw his or her warrant for any claim until it has been audited by him or her in conformity with law and the general rules and regulations adopted by the department, governing the presentation and audit of claims. Whenever the Controller is directed by law to draw his or her warrant for any purpose, the direction is subject to this section.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (a), the Assembly Committee on Rules, the Senate Committee on Rules, and the Joint Rules Committee, in cooperation with the Controller, shall adopt rules and regulations to govern the presentation of claims of the committees to the Controller. The Controller, in cooperation with the committees, shall adopt rules and regulations governing the audit and recordkeeping of claims of the committees. All rules and regulations shall be adopted by January 31, 1990, shall be published in the Assembly and Senate Journals, and shall be made available to the public.
(c) Rules and regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (b) shall not be subject to the review by or approval of the Office of Administrative Law.
(d) Records of claims kept by the Controller pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be open to public inspection as permitted by the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1).
(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 44.)