Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the passage of Senate Bill 4 and House Bill 2.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Columbus - “The Ohio General Assembly took an important first step today on the road to Ohio’s fiscal recovery with the passage of Senate Bill 4 and House Bill 2. Performance audits can play a key role in helping state agencies streamline operations and save taxpayer dollars.”

“I commend Senator Schaffer for his ongoing leadership with Senate Bill 4 and, specifically, his efforts last year in spearheading similar legislation that passed the Senate unanimously. I also want to recognize Senate President Niehaus and Chairman Jordan for their assistance in moving the bill quickly.”

“Regarding the passage of House Bill 2, I want to thank Representative Snitchler and Representative Stautberg for their foresight and commitment to making performance audits a priority for state government.”

“Finally, I appreciate all who offered their ideas and amendments to strengthen this bipartisan legislation.”


Today the Ohio Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 4 and the Ohio House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 2. Both bills require the Auditor of State Dave Yost to audit certain state agencies each biennium.

Carrie Bartunek
Press Secretary
(614) 728-7198