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HF 1988

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/04/2019 02:05pm

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underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; clarifying the application of certain laws governing
audits of counties by the state auditor; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
6.481, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 6.481, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Powers and duties.

new text begin(a) new text endAll the powers and duties conferred and imposed
upon the state auditor shall be exercised and performed by the state auditor in respect to the
offices, institutions, public property, and improvements of several counties of the state. The
state auditor may visit, without previous notice, each county and examine all accounts and
records relating to the receipt and disbursement of the public funds and the custody of the
public funds and other property. The state auditor shall prescribe and install systems of
accounts and financial reports that shall be uniform, so far as practicable, for the same class
of offices.

new text begin (b) As used in this section, "county" includes a special district consisting exclusively of
counties operating under a joint powers agreement under section 471.59.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies retroactively to audits and examinations covering fiscal year 2018 and thereafter.
new text end