Section 12-15-508

State Multiple Needs Children Fund established; use; limitations; accounting system to be maintained; provisions for yearly audit.

(a) There is established in the State Treasury a fund to be known as the State Multiple Needs Children Fund which shall be administered by the agency designated by the Executive Council of the State Team. This fund shall consist of all moneys appropriated for these purposes from the State General Fund , the Alabama Education Trust Fund, or the Children First Trust Fund, donations, grants, bequests, loans, or any other sources, either public or private, relating to providing services for children identified as multiple needs children.

(b) The State Multiple Needs Children Fund shall be used to provide services not otherwise provided by state departments or agencies for multiple needs children. Administrative costs connected with the expenditures of state multiple needs children funds shall not exceed a percentage amount established by the Executive Council of the State Team.

(c) All funds now or hereafter deposited to the credit of the State Multiple Needs Children Fund shall be expended for the purposes of carrying out this article; provided, however, that no funds shall be withdrawn nor expended for any purpose whatsoever unless the same shall have been allotted and budgeted in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 of Chapter 4 of Title 41, and only in the amounts and for the purposes provided by the Legislature in the general appropriations bill for any specific fiscal year.

(d) The Chief Examiner of the Department of Public Accounts shall develop a uniform accounting system for the State Multiple Needs Children Fund conforming to generally accepted accounting principles. County teams and programs shall establish and maintain the uniform accounting system.

(e) The annual reports and all records of accounts and financial records of all funds received by the State Multiple Needs Children Fund by grant, contract, or otherwise from state, local, or federal sources, shall be subject to audit annually by the Chief Examiner of the Department of Public Accounts. All audits shall be completed as soon as practicable after the end of the fiscal year of the team.

(Acts 1993, No. 93-256, p. 367, §6; §12-15-174; amended and renumbered by Act 2008-277, p. 441, §26.)