Report 2012-110 Recommendation 16 Responses

Report 2012-110: Special Interest License Plate Funds: The State Has Foregone Certain Revenues Related to Special Interest License Plates and Some Expenditures Were Unallowable or Unsupported (Release Date: April 2013)

Recommendation #16 To: Natural Resources Agency, California

To ensure that the governor and Legislature have sufficient and appropriate information with which to make decisions on the most effective use of environmental fund money, Resources should submit to the governor and Legislature the annual and triennial reports containing the information that state law requires.

Agency Response*

This recommendation has been fully implemented. The reports have been published and provided to the Legislature for both fiscal years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: January 2014
  • Response Date: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Natural Resources Agency provided its annual report (dated January 2016) and evidence that it submitted that report to the Legislature. That report contains the information required both of the annual report and of the triennial report.


Agency Response*

This recommendation has been fully implemented. The reports have been published and provided to the Legislature for both fiscal years 2012-13 and 2013-14.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: January 2014
  • Response Date: September 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

Resources failed to provide any documentation to support that it is meeting the requirements of the triennial report. As such, we have assessed the status of this recommendation as pending.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

Agency Response*

The information was provided to the legislature with the Governor's Budget January 10, 2014

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: January 2014
  • Response Date: October 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented

Resources did not provide evidence supporting its assertion. Resources provided a draft document that generally meets the criteria required of the annual report. Resources did not provide any evidence that the final version of this document was submitted to the governor for inclusion in the Governor's Budget. Further, it provided no evidence that it has provided triennial reports to the Legislature and the governor.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

Agency Response*

The information was provided to the legislature with the Governor's Budget January 10, 2014

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Completion Date: January 2014
  • Response Date: April 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

Although Resources has indicated it has fully implemented this recommendation, it did not provide evidence supporting its assertion. Resources provided a draft document that generally meets the criteria required of the annual report. Resources did not provide any evidence that the final version of this document was submitted to the governor for inclusion in the Governor's Budget.

Further, Resources failed to provide any documentation to support that it is meeting the requirements of the triennial report. As such, we have assessed the status of this recommendation as pending.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation
  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

Agency Response*

This recommendation will be fully implemented as a component of the Governor's Budget process. The Budget will be completed and the report published January 10, 2014

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Estimated Completion Date: January 10, 2014
  • Response Date: November 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


Agency Response*

This recommendation will be fully implemented as a component of the Governor's Budget process. The Budget will be completed and the report published January 10, 2014.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: 01-10-2014
  • Response Date: June 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2012-110

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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