1997 Regular Session
To: Fees, Salaries and Administration; Appropriations
By: Senator(s) Hall
Senate Bill 2344
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 27-104-4, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE FISCAL OFFICER TO DISTRIBUTE A CONDENSED VERSION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR, LEGISLATURE AND OTHER PERSONS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 27-104-4, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
27-104-4. (1) Each state agency shall prepare annual financial statements at such times as required by the State Fiscal Officer. The statements shall be in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The State Fiscal Officer, in consultation with the State Auditor, shall prescribe rules and regulations to implement and specify the records, procedures and accounting systems necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
(2) The State Fiscal Officer shall combine the financial statements of the various state agencies into a comprehensive annual financial report for the State of Mississippi and shall provide it to the State Auditor by September 30 of each year for postauditing. This report, together with the State Auditor's opinion on the financial statements, shall be published as the official financial statement of the state in accordance with Section 115 of the Mississippi Constitution, and it, or a comparable condensed version, shall be distributed to the Governor, other state officials, members of the Legislature and other interested persons. The comprehensive annual financial report shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, shall be audited by the State Auditor's office in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, and shall be published within six (6) months after the June 30 close of each fiscal year.
(3) Within twelve (12) months of the June 30 close of each fiscal year, the State Auditor's Office shall publish the State Auditor's statements on internal control systems and on compliance with federal grant requirements and with applicable state and federal laws that conforms to the requirements of the Single Audit Act of 1984 for audit coverage of state and federal funds received by all state agencies.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.