(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 classification scheme set out in the legislative budget request instructions pursuant to s. 216.023 consistent with the Department of Financial Services’ financial systems. When a statutorily created trust fund that was in existence on November 4, 1992, has more than one fund code in the financial systems, 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 Chief Financial Officer shall close out and remove the trust fund from the various state financial 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; s. 211, ch. 2003-261; s. 11, ch. 2006-122.