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50-1203. Terms, defined.For purposes of the Legislative Performance Audit Act:(1) Agency means any department, board, commission, or other governmental unit of the State of Nebraska acting or purporting to act by reason of connection with the State of Nebraska but does not include (a) any court, (b) the Governor or his or her personal staff, (c) any political subdivision or entity thereof, or (d) any entity of the federal government;(2) Auditor of Public Accounts means the Auditor of Public Accounts whose powers and duties are prescribed in section 84-304;(3) Business day means a day on which state offices are open for regular business;(4) Committee means the Legislative Performance Audit Committee;(5) Committee report means the report released by the committee at the conclusion of a performance audit;(6) Legislative Auditor means the Legislative Auditor appointed by the Executive Board of the Legislative Council under section 50-401.01;(7) Majority vote means a vote by the majority of the committee's members;(8) Performance audit means an objective and systematic examination of evidence for the purpose of providing an independent assessment of the performance of a government organization, program, activity, or function in order to provide information to improve public accountability and facilitate decisionmaking by parties with responsibility to oversee or initiate corrective action. Performance audits may have a variety of objectives, including the assessment of a program's effectiveness and results, economy and efficiency, internal control, and compliance with legal or other requirements;(9) Preaudit inquiry means an investigatory process during which the section gathers and examines evidence to determine if a performance audit topic has merit;(10) Section means the Legislative Performance Audit Section; and(11) Working papers means those documents containing evidence to support the section's findings, opinions, conclusions, and judgments and includes the collection of evidence prepared or obtained by the section during the performance audit or preaudit inquiry. SourceLaws 1992, LB 988, § 3; Laws 2003, LB 607, § 5; Laws 2004, LB 1118, § 1; Laws 2006, LB 588, § 1; Laws 2006, LB 956, § 3.