Gov. Andrew Cuomo in an interview on NY1 on Wednesday said attorneys were working out language to return pre-audit authority to Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office following a handshake agreement earlier this year to do so.

“The comptroller is a person of his word,” Cuomo said. “The lawyers haven’t worked out the language yet. They will shortly.”

Empowering DiNapoli’s office to review major economic development contracts came under scrutiny after the 2016 arrest of Joe Percoco, a former close aide to the governor who was found guilty of fraud and bid rigging in a sweeping corruption case that also drew in major upstate developers and Alain Kaloyeros, the former president of SUNY Polytechnic.

The agreement with Cuomo and DiNapoli, announced at the beginning of the year, stunted a potential push in the Democratic-controlled Legislature to pass legislation that would have done so.

Asked on Wednesday morning about whether the Legislature should act, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said he hoped something could be worked out on the issue.

“It is his agencies, but I hope that if the governor, comptroller and the Legislature, we can work something out that gives the residents of the state of New York confidence that money is being spent in a transparent way,” he said.