Section 2-8-59

Annual audit of association; examination by Department of Examiners of Public Accounts; publication of statement.

The approved and certified association receiving and disbursing funds as authorized in this article shall, following the close of its fiscal year every two years, cause an audit of its books and accounts for the two-year period to be conducted by a certified public accountant, disclosing receipts, disbursements, expenditures, and other information related thereto, and a copy thereof shall be forwarded to the State Board of Agriculture and Industries for inspection and review. The Department of Examiners of Public Accounts may audit, review, and otherwise investigate the receipts and disbursements of the funds in the same manner that those duties are performed for examination and audits of agencies and departments of the state. An examination or audit required by this section and submitted to the State Board of Agriculture and Industries shall be open to public inspection. Within 90 days following the close of a certified association's fiscal year, if it has received any funds from assessments levied and collected pursuant to this article, the association shall forward a copy of a financial statement to the state board showing the amount received and collected and the amount spent for each project and item. The statement shall be available for public inspection.

(Acts 1973, No. 463, p. 653, §20; Act 2010-257, p. 448, §1.)