(a) At any time, a watershed management authority's board of directors may file a petition with the Secretary of State, the joint boards of supervisors who authorized the establishment of the authority and the State Soil and Water Conservation Committee praying that the existence of the authority be discontinued. The petition shall state the reasons for discontinuance.
(b) The Examiners of Public Accounts shall specify as a part of said petition that all obligations of the authority can be properly satisfied by the use of the existing assets of the authority.
(c) If any watershed management authority petitions for discontinuance, the Director of the state Department of Finance or his designee shall have the same powers regarding the watershed management authority's assets, liabilities and functions as the board of directors of said watershed management authority. The state shall not be required to assume any debts or liabilities of the authority.
(d) All assets, including but not limited to real property, personal property, equipment and supplies, acquired, appropriated to or received, shall be deemed property of the state.