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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XIV
Taxation And Finance
Chapter 215
Financial Matters: General Provisions
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Section 215.3208, Florida Statutes 2001

215.3208  Trust funds; legislative review.--

(1)  In order to implement s. 19(f), Art. III of the State Constitution, for the purpose of reviewing trust funds prior to their automatic termination pursuant to the provisions of s. 19(f)(2), Art. III of the State Constitution, the Legislature shall review all state trust funds at least once every 4 years. The schedule for such review may be included in the legislative budget instructions developed pursuant to the requirements of s. 216.023. The Legislature shall review trust funds as they are identified by a unique 6-digit code in the Florida Accounting Information Resource Subsystem at a level composed of the 2-digit organization level 1, the 1-digit state fund type 2, and the first three digits of the fund identifier. When a statutorily created trust fund that was in existence on November 4, 1992, has more than one 6-digit code, the Legislature may treat it as a single trust fund for the purposes of this section. The Legislature may also conduct its review concerning accounts within such trust funds.

(2)(a)  When the Legislature terminates a trust fund, the agency or branch of state government that administers the trust fund shall pay any outstanding debts or obligations of the trust fund as soon as practicable, and the Comptroller shall close out and remove the trust fund from the various state accounting systems, using generally accepted accounting principles concerning assets, liabilities, and warrants outstanding.

(b)  If the Legislature determines to terminate a trust fund, it may provide for the distribution of moneys in that trust fund. If such a distribution is not provided, the moneys remaining after all outstanding obligations of the trust fund are met shall be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.

History.--s. 4, ch. 93-159; s. 2, ch. 94-67; s. 55, ch. 94-356; s. 21, ch. 99-8; s. 14, ch. 99-155; s. 26, ch. 2000-158; s. 22, ch. 2000-210; s. 48, ch. 2000-371.

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