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  23.170.  Evaluations, procedures to require or request — inspection of agency records, exceptions — time limitation for evaluations — presentation of completed evaluations, when. — 1.  The oversight division of the committee on legislative research shall, pursuant to a duly adopted concurrent resolution of the general assembly, or pursuant to a resolution adopted by the committee on legislative research, conduct program evaluations of agencies as directed by any such resolution.

  2.  The staff of any agency subject to a program evaluation shall fully cooperate with the staff of the oversight division and shall provide all necessary information and assistance for such an evaluation.  All records of an agency, unless otherwise expressly declared by law to be confidential, may be inspected by the oversight division staff while conducting the evaluation, and the agency subject to the evaluation shall afford the oversight division staff with ample opportunity to observe agency operations.

  3.  All evaluations shall be completed within one year unless an extension is authorized by the committee, but progress reports shall be made to the committee at least quarterly.

  4.  Any member of the general assembly and any committee of either house of the general assembly may submit requests for program evaluations to the committee on legislative research, and any agency may request an evaluation of its operations.  The director of the division shall present program evaluations completed during the previous legislative interim period to appropriate committees of each chamber during early hearings of those committees at the next regular session.


(L. 1984 H.B. 1087, A.L. 1985 S.B. 354, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1029)

(1997) Section declared unconstitutional pursuant to article II, section 1 and article IV, section 13 of the Missouri Constitution.  State Auditor v. Joint Committee on Legislative Research, 956 S.W.2d 228 (Mo.banc).

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