The secretary shall keep a complete record of the proceedings of the annual meetings of the State Agricultural Society and all meetings of the board of managers and any committee of the board, keep all accounts of the society other than those kept by the treasurer of the society, and perform other duties as directed by the board of managers. On or before December 31 each year, the secretary shall report to the governor for the fiscal year ending October 31 all the proceedings of the society during the current year and its financial condition as appears from its books. This report must contain a full, detailed statement of all receipts and expenditures during the year.
The books and accounts of the society for the fiscal year must be examined and audited annually by an independent auditor, either a private auditor or the legislative auditor. If the audit is conducted by the legislative auditor, the cost of the examination must be paid by the society to the state and credited to the general fund.
A summary of this examination, certified by the auditor, must be appended to the secretary's report, along with the auditor's recommendations and the proceedings of the first annual meeting of the society held following the secretary's report, including addresses made at the meeting as directed by the board of managers. The summary, recommendations, and proceedings must be printed in the same manner as the reports of state officers. Copies of the report must be printed annually and distributed as follows: to each society or association entitled to membership in the society, to each newspaper in the state, and the remaining copies as directed by the board of managers.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes