136.03 County funds to be paid into depositories; triplicate receipts to be issued.
136.04 Depositories to keep demand and time deposits separate; how interest on deposits credited.
136.05 County board to keep set of books; overdrawing prohibited.
136.06 Withdrawal of funds from depositories; direct deposit; transfer of funds.
136.08 Accounts subject to examination by authorized persons.
136.091 Exemption for county self-insurance programs.
136.01 County depositories.—Each county depository shall be a qualified public depository as defined in s. 280.02 for the following funds: county funds; funds of all county officers, including constitutional officers; funds of the school board; and funds of the community college district board of trustees. This enumeration of funds is made not by way of limitation, but of illustration; and it is the intent hereof that all funds of the county, the board of county commissioners or the several county officers, the school board, or the community college district board of trustees be included.
History.—s. 2, ch. 6932, 1915; RGS 1559; s. 1, ch. 8527, 1921; CGL 2404; s. 1, ch. 14691, 1931; s. 1, ch. 19549, 1939; s. 7, ch. 24337, 1947; s. 10, ch. 26484, 1951; s. 1, ch. 59-23; s. 1, ch. 69-300; s. 1, ch. 80-151; s. 4, ch. 81-285; s. 5, ch. 98-409.
136.03 County funds to be paid into depositories; triplicate receipts to be issued.—Tax collectors and all other persons having, receiving, or collecting any money payable to the county funds not otherwise provided for, shall pay the same to the depositories qualified to receive the same. Each depository receiving any money, as provided in this chapter, shall make receipt for same in triplicate, one copy of which the depository will carefully preserve and keep, one copy to be given to the person from whom the money was received, and one copy to be given to the board for which the money was received.
136.04 Depositories to keep demand and time deposits separate; how interest on deposits credited.—Each bank acting as a depository shall keep all daily balance accounts which are subject to immediate checking, in an account or accounts separate from all savings or time deposit accounts. Funds in a saving or time deposit account shall not be subject to check without being transferred to the checking account by order of the board or officer having control of the same. Each board or officer at all times may transfer money from one of the classes or types of accounts to another. Interest shall be paid by depositories receiving savings or time deposit accounts at such rate or rates as may be agreed upon with respect to such savings or time deposit accounts by the depository and the board or officer having control of such account. All interest earned on any of such deposits shall be credited to the account and fund on which it was earned, and all interest shall be computed and credited quarterly.
History.—s. 5, ch. 6932, 1915; RGS 1562; s. 2, ch. 8527, 1921; CGL 2407; s. 3, ch. 59-23; s. 6, ch. 81-285.
136.05 County board to keep set of books; overdrawing prohibited.—The board of county commissioners shall keep an accurate and complete set of books showing the amount on hand, amount received, amount expended and the balances thereof at the end of each month for each and every fund carried by said board, and no check or warrant shall ever be drawn in excess of the known balances to the credit of that fund as kept by the said board.
136.06 Withdrawal of funds from depositories; direct deposit; transfer of funds.—
(1) All money drawn from any depository qualified under the provisions of this chapter shall be upon a check or warrant issued by the board or officer drawing the same, said check or warrant, both as to number and amount, person to whom drawn and purpose for which drawn shall be recorded in the minutes of the board having ordered the same drawn, and each check or warrant so drawn shall be signed by the chair of said board, attested by the clerk or secretary of said board with the corporate seal thereof affixed; however, money under the control of any school board may be withdrawn as may be otherwise provided by law.
(2) For the purpose of providing for the direct deposit of funds under the circumstances herein specified, each board or county officer authorized by law to issue checks or warrants for the withdrawal of money from a depository qualified under the provisions of this chapter is authorized to establish the form or forms of warrants for the withdrawal, payment, or disbursement of money out of such qualified depository and to change the form thereof from time to time as such board or officer deems appropriate. If authorized in writing by the payee, such warrants may provide for direct deposit of the funds to the account of the payee in any financial institution which is designated in writing by the payee and which has lawful authority to accept such deposits. The written authorization of the payee shall be filed with the appropriate board or county officer. Direct deposit of funds may be by any electronic or other medium approved by such board or officer for such purpose.
(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, each board or county officer who has the authority to deposit or withdraw funds is authorized to transfer funds from one depository to another or within a depository or to another institution, and may transfer funds wherein the transfer does not represent an expenditure, advance, or reduction of cash assets. Such transfer may be made by electronic, telephonic, or other medium; and each transfer shall be confirmed in writing and signed by the designee of the board or officer.
History.—s. 7, ch. 6932, 1915; RGS 1564; CGL 2409; s. 4, ch. 59-23; s. 1, ch. 69-300; s. 6, ch. 78-406; s. 1, ch. 82-104; s. 835, ch. 95-147.
136.08 Accounts subject to examination by authorized persons.—The accounts of each and every board and the county accounts of each and every depository, mentioned or provided for in this chapter, shall at all times be subject to the inspection and examination by the county auditor and by the Auditor General.
History.—s. 9, ch. 6932, 1915; RGS 1566; CGL 2411; s. 8, ch. 69-82; ss. 12, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 79-309; s. 7, ch. 81-285.
136.091 Exemption for county self-insurance programs.—A board of county commissioners is authorized to contract with an approved service organization to provide self-insurance services, including, but not limited to, the evaluation, settlement, and payment of self-insurance claims on behalf of the board. Pursuant to such contract, the board may advance money to the service organization to be deposited in a special checking account for paying claims against the board under its self-insurance program. The special checking account shall be maintained in a county depository pursuant to this chapter. The board may replenish such account as often as necessary upon the presentation by the service organization of documentation for claims paid equal to the amount of the requested reimbursement. Such replenishment shall be made by a warrant signed by the chair of the board and attested by the clerk or secretary of the board.