JLARC Initiative 900


I-900 SAO REPORTS & PUBLIC HEARINGS


Due to the public health emergency, these meetings may be held virtually. In the event of a virtual meeting, I-900 hearings will be held at 1:30 p.m. on the dates where these is also a JLARC meeting.

Testimony registration will open one week prior to hearing date. Registration closes 9 a.m. on the day of the hearing.

Information on Testifying
Submit Written Testimony
View past I-900 Hearings

Public Hearing
Date/Time/Location
Agenda SAO Reports (and Summaries When Available)Meeting Video Public Testimony
2022
January 4, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
Virtual
AgendaContinuing Opportunities to Improve State Information Technology Security - 2021Meeting Video Link
February 16, 2022, 12 noon
Virtual
Agenda

Evaluating Washington’s Ballot Rejection Rates

University of Washington’s Procurement Contracts: Approving, Tracking, and Reporting

Meeting Video Link
March 23, 2022, 1 p.m.
Virtual
Agenda I-1163: Evaluating the Relevance of Required Training for Long-Term Care Workers | Two Page Summary
Meeting Video Link Agenda
September 19, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
Virtual
Agenda I-1163: Addressing Testing Barriers for Home Care Aides | Two Page SummaryMeeting Video Link
October 19, 2022, 10 a.m.
Virtual​
Meeting materials available seven days prior to meeting date
November 30, 2022, 1 p.m.
Location TBD
Meeting materials available seven days prior to meeting date
January 4, 2023, 1 p.m.
Location TBD
Meeting materials available seven days prior to meeting date

OVERVIEW OF INITIATIVE 900


The State Auditor is elected directly by the people of the State of Washington and operates as an executive office that is separate from the Legislature. Both the State Auditor's Office and the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee conduct performance audits. Performance audits published by the State Auditor have been prepared independently of the Legislature and the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee.


STATE AUDITOR'S OFFICE PERFORMANCE AUDITS


  • The voters approved Initiative 900 in the November 2005 general election.
  • Initiative 900 authorized the separately elected State Auditor to conduct independent, comprehensive performance audits. The resulting law provides the State Auditor with the authority to audit any state agency, local government, or public education agency/institution.
  • The Initiative requires the Legislature to hold public hearings within 30 days of the State Auditor Office releasing audits of state agencies, to consider audit findings and receive public testimony. Public hearings shall be held by the appropriate legislative bodies for audits of non-state agencies (such as city councils or school boards).
  • The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee is required to report on the implementation of any State Auditor recommendations for legislative action.

 STATUS REPORT

Implementation of State Auditor I-900 Recommendations to the Legislature:

2022 |  2021 |  2020 |  2019​ |  2018
​2017 |  2016 |  2015 |  2014 |  2013
2012 |  2011 |  2010 |  2009 |  2008​