Bill would require comptroller to review purchasing processes

Three lawmakers have sponsored a bill that would require a review of any purchasing activities by numerous bodies, including state government.

The bill, S2735/A3853, would require the comptroller to review the procurement processes of state and local governments, public colleges and universities, school boards, and independent authorities.

The legislation – introduced by 1st District lawmakers Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Assemblymen Nelson Albano and Matthew Milam – would mandate that the comptroller then file a report with recommendations to the governor and Legislature.

“Taxpayers have had enough with tale after tale of wasted money, and while sometimes this waste is abusive, other times it may be that government officials are using outdated approaches that need improvement,” Albano said in a release.

The Senate version has been referred to the Community and Urban Affairs Committee. The Assembly bill has been referred to the State Government Committee.

Bill would require comptroller to review purchasing processes