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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title IV
Executive Branch
Chapter 17
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Section 17.03, Florida Statutes 2001

17.03  To audit claims against the state.--

(1)  The Comptroller of this state, using generally accepted auditing procedures for testing or sampling, shall examine, audit, and settle all accounts, claims, and demands, whatsoever, against the state, arising under any law or resolution of the Legislature, and issue a warrant to the Treasurer directing the Treasurer to pay out of the State Treasury such amount as shall be allowed by the Comptroller thereon.

(2)  The Comptroller may establish dollar thresholds applicable to each invoice amount and other criteria for testing or sampling invoices on a preaudit and postaudit basis. The Comptroller may revise such thresholds and other criteria for an agency or the unit of any agency as he or she deems appropriate.

(3)  The Comptroller may adopt and disseminate to the agencies procedural and documentation standards for payment requests and may provide training and technical assistance to the agencies for these standards.

(4)  The Comptroller shall have the legal duty of delivering all state warrants and shall be charged with the official responsibility of the protection and security of the state warrants while in his or her custody. The Comptroller may delegate this authority to other state agencies or officers.

History.--s. 1, ch. 146, 1848; RS 95; GS 99; RGS 112; CGL 142; s. 1, ch. 71-173; s. 1, ch. 79-95; s. 1, ch. 83-132; s. 54, ch. 95-147; s. 1, ch. 95-312; s. 1, ch. 97-96.

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