Joint Special Committee on Comptroller’s Reports #
Membership available on website.
“The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, upon receiving the reports from the Auditor, shall forward them to the Committee. The Committee is empowered to receive, study, and analyze these reports, as well as to investigate any matter related to them. The Committee may hold hearings at any location in Puerto Rico and is authorized to administer oaths and affirmations, compel, under penalty of contempt, the attendance of witnesses, and the production of books, papers, documents, records, and any other items necessary for a complete understanding of the matter under investigation. Anyone who refuses to comply with or fails to comply with, or obstructs the execution of an order from the Committee under the provisions of this section shall be in contempt and shall be prosecuted and punished as determined by law. The Committee shall promptly report its studies, analyses, and investigations, along with its recommendations, to the Chambers” (1 L.P.R.A. § 128).
“Once the study and analysis of a report have been conducted, the Committee will submit its recommendations to the Legislative Assembly for the action it deems appropriate” (1 L.P.R.A. § 129).