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S.F. No. 511 - State Auditor Enterprise Fund Repeal; General Fund Appropriation to State Auditor Establishment - First Engrossment
Author: Senator Mary Kiffmeyer
Prepared By: Stephanie James, Senate Counsel (651/296-0103)
Date: April 18, 2017


In 2013, the legislature enacted a law that provided for fees collected by the State Auditor for audit services to be placed into an enterprise fund.  That law also appropriated the money in that fund to the auditor.  This bill repeals that fund and the standing appropriation from that fund.

Section 1 [Payments to state auditor] and Section 2 [Billings by state auditor] make conforming changes so that payments to the state auditor for audit services will be deposited into the general fund. 

Section 3 [Reports to the legislature] makes a conforming change and clarifies the auditor’s reporting requirement for expenditures.

Section 4 [Transition] requires receipts collected by the auditor on or after July 1, 2017, to be deposited into the general fund.  This section transfers money in the state auditor enterprise fund as of June 30, 2017, into the general fund.

Section 5 [Appropriation] appropriates $6,502,000 for each fiscal year 2018 and 2019 from the general fund to the State Auditor.

Section 6 [Repealer] of this bill repeals the enterprise audit fund and the standing appropriation to the auditor from that fund.

Section 7 [Effective date] makes all sections effective July 1, 2017.

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