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To audit claims against the state.
Section 17.03, Florida Statutes 2009

17.03  To audit claims against the state.--

(1)  The Chief Financial Officer of this state, using generally accepted auditing procedures for testing or sampling, shall examine, audit, and settle all accounts, claims, and demands, whatsoever, against the state, arising under any law or resolution of the Legislature, and issue a warrant directing the payment out of the State Treasury of such amount as he or she allows thereon.

(2)  The Chief Financial Officer may establish dollar thresholds applicable to each invoice amount and other criteria for testing or sampling invoices on a preaudit and postaudit basis. The Chief Financial Officer may revise such thresholds and other criteria for an agency or the unit of any agency as he or she deems appropriate.

(3)  The Chief Financial Officer may adopt and disseminate to the agencies procedural and documentation standards for payment requests and may provide training and technical assistance to the agencies for these standards.

(4)  The Chief Financial Officer shall have the legal duty of delivering all state warrants and shall be charged with the official responsibility of the protection and security of the state warrants while in his or her custody. The Chief Financial Officer may delegate this authority to other state agencies or officers.

History.--s. 1, ch. 146, 1848; RS 95; GS 99; RGS 112; CGL 142; s. 1, ch. 71-173; s. 1, ch. 79-95; s. 1, ch. 83-132; s. 54, ch. 95-147; s. 1, ch. 95-312; s. 1, ch. 97-96; s. 16, ch. 2003-261.