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Section 42A. The department of the state auditor, in accordance with section 12 of chapter 11, shall establish a 2 year pilot program for the audit of the accounts, programs, activities, and other public functions of a particular city, town, county, district, or regional school district where there are suspected irregularities or illegal acts. Any audit undertaken under this section shall include an audit of any accounts, programs, activities and functions of a city, town, county, district or regional school district for the purpose of identifying any irregularities or illegal acts by a department, office or agency of the respective city, town, county, district or regional school district. On or before April 1 of each year, the department of the state auditor shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means which shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of audits performed under this section; (ii) a summary of findings under the audits; and (iii) the cost of each audit. Nothing in this section shall require the department of the state auditor to perform an audit of a city, town, county, district or regional school district.

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