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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 259.037, Florida Statutes 2004

259.037  Land Management Uniform Accounting Council.--

(1)  The Land Management Uniform Accounting Council is created within the Department of Environmental Protection and shall consist of the director of the Division of State Lands, the director of the Division of Recreation and Parks, the director of the Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, and the director of the Office of Greenways and Trails of the Department of Environmental Protection; the director of the Division of Forestry of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; the executive director of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; and the director of the Division of Historical Resources of the Department of State, or their respective designees. Each state agency represented on the council shall have one vote. The chair of the council shall rotate annually in the foregoing order of state agencies. The agency of the representative serving as chair of the council shall provide staff support for the council. The Division of State Lands shall serve as the recipient of and repository for the council's documents. The council shall meet at the request of the chair.

(2)  The Auditor General and the director of the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, or their designees, shall advise the council to ensure that appropriate accounting procedures are utilized and that a uniform method of collecting and reporting accurate costs of land management activities are created and can be used by all agencies.

(3)  All land management activities and costs must be assigned to a specific category, and any single activity or cost may not be assigned to more than one category. Administrative costs, such as planning or training, shall be segregated from other management activities. Specific management activities and costs must initially be grouped, at a minimum, within the following categories:

(a)  Resource management.

(b)  Administration.

(c)  New facility construction.

(d)  Facility maintenance.

Upon adoption of the initial list of land management categories by the council, agencies assigned to manage conservation or recreation lands shall, on July 1, 2000, begin to account for land management costs in accordance with the category to which an expenditure is assigned.

(4)  The council shall report agencies' expenditures pursuant to the adopted categories to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives annually, beginning July 1, 2001. The council shall also provide this report to the Acquisition and Restoration Council for inclusion in its annual report required pursuant to s. 259.105

(5)  Should the council determine that the list of land management categories needs to be revised, it shall meet upon the call of the chair.

History.--s. 25, ch. 2000-170; s. 46, ch. 2001-61.