SEC. 73-5-5. Money received by board to be deposited in special fund; regulation of fund; audit; suspension of board members. [Repealed effective July 1, 2008].
(1) All fees and any other monies received by the board shall be deposited in a special fund that is created in the State Treasury and shall be used for the implementation and administration of this chapter when appropriated by the Legislature for such purpose. The monies in the special fund shall be subject to all provisions of the state budget laws that are applicable to special fund agencies, and disbursements from the special fund shall be made by the State Treasurer only upon warrants issued by the State Fiscal Officer upon requisitions signed by the president of the board and countersigned by the secretary of the board. Any interest earned on this special fund shall be credited by the State Treasurer to the fund and shall not be paid into the State General Fund. Any unexpended monies remaining in the special fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not lapse into the State General Fund.
(2) The State Auditor shall audit the financial affairs of the board and the transactions involving the special fund at least once a year in the same manner as for other special fund agencies. In addition, the Governor, in his discretion, shall have the power from time to time to require an audit of the financial affairs of the board, the same to be made by the State Auditor upon request of the Governor. The Governor shall have the power to suspend any member of the board who shall be found short in any account until such time as it shall be definitely determined whether such shortage was the result of an act of dishonesty on the part of the member.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 8727; Laws, 1932, ch. 118; 1938, ch. 176; 1983, ch. 489, Sec. 3; reenacted, 1991, ch. 508, Sec. 3; 1992, ch. 502, Sec. 1, eff from and after January 1, 1993.; 1997 Laws, Chapter 511, Sec 3, HB263; Laws, 2002, ch. 558, § 3, SB 2326; Reenacted without change, Laws, 2004, ch. 309, § 3, SB 2102, eff from and after June 30, 2004.
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