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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XIX
PUBLIC BUSINESS
Chapter 288
COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
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F.S. 288.8018
288.8018 Gulf Coast audits.
(1) The scope of a financial audit conducted pursuant to s. 218.39 shall include funds related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill for any year in which a local government entity receives or expends funds related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including any funds under s. 288.8017 or under 33 U.S.C. s. 1321(t). The scope of review for these funds shall include, but is not limited to, compliance with state and federal laws related to the receipt and expenditure of these funds.
(2) Every 2 years, the Auditor General shall conduct an operational audit, as defined in s. 11.45, of a local government entity’s funds related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to evaluate the local government entity’s performance in administering laws, policies, and procedures governing the expenditure of funds related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in an efficient and effective manner. The scope of review shall include, but is not limited to, evaluating internal controls, internal audit functions, reporting and performance requirements required for use of the funds, and compliance with state and federal law. The audit shall include any funds the local government entity receives or expends related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including any funds under s. 288.8017 or under 33 U.S.C. s. 1321(t).
(3) In addition to the rules of the Auditor General adopted under s. 11.45(8), the Auditor General shall adopt rules for the form and conduct of all financial audits performed by independent certified public accountants and for audits of local government entities conducted under this section for funds received under 33 U.S.C. s. 1321(t). Such rules shall take into account the rules for such audits set forth by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to 33 U.S.C s. 1321(t).
(4) The Auditor General may report findings to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States in addition to the reporting requirements under state law.
History.s. 59, ch. 2013-39.