2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1093.2 - Auditing; regional district reporting; report to legislative auditor; misuse of funds

§1093.2. Auditing; regional district reporting; report to legislative auditor; misuse of funds

A.(1) In addition to the requirements provided for in R.S. 24:513 et seq., each regional juvenile justice district provided for in the provisions of this Part shall provide to the legislative auditor sworn annual financial statements.

(2) The sworn annual financial statements required pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted governmental accounting principles and shall include such disclosures required by state and federal regulations. The statements required pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall include a recital that the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the entity; that the entity has maintained a system of internal control structure sufficient to safeguard assets and comply with laws and regulations; and that the entity has complied with all laws and regulations, or shall acknowledge exceptions thereto. The information contained in the sworn annual financial statement shall include but shall not be limited to the following:

(a) The amount of all state revenue provided by the legislature from general or special appropriations, or revenue passed through by state agencies.

(b) The amount of all revenue provided by local governments from general or special appropriations, appropriations required by law, and revenue generated from special court costs.

(c) The amount of grant funding from federal pass-through or categorical grants, grants from nonprofit organizations, and private and corporate foundations.

(d) The amount of funding received from any self-generated revenue.

(e) Any other source of revenue not covered by Subparagraphs (a) through (d) of this Paragraph.

B.(1) The sworn annual financial statements required by the provisions of this Section shall be furnished to the legislative auditor between the first and the ninetieth day following the close of the entity's fiscal year.

(2) At any time after a disaster or emergency is declared pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 29:724(B)(1), which prevents a regional district from furnishing to the legislative auditor the sworn annual financial statements within the time period provided for in this Subsection, the district may ask the legislative auditor in writing for an extension of time to complete the financial statements. The legislative auditor may approve the request at his discretion.

C.(1) All regional juvenile districts governed by a board of commissioners shall include with the financial statements required by the provisions of this Section a sworn notarized affidavit from the president of the board of commissioners stating that he has viewed the financial statements and declares that the information provided therein is true and correct to the best of his knowledge.

(2) All regional juvenile districts governed by the governing authority of each participating parish shall include with the financial statements required by the provisions of this Section a sworn notarized affidavit from the parish president or the parish financial director of one of the participating parishes stating that he has viewed the financial statements and declares that the information provided therein is true and correct to the best of his knowledge.

(3) All regional juvenile districts governed by a board of directors shall include with the financial statements required by the provisions of this Section a sworn notarized affidavit from the chairman of the board of directors stating that he has viewed the financial statements and declares that the information provided therein is true and correct to the best of his knowledge.

D. In addition to the requirements provided in R.S. 24:523, if, on the basis of a report or audit pursuant to R.S. 24:513, or on the basis of sworn annual financial statements, the legislative auditor determines that there may have been a misuse of funds by a regional juvenile district or that a regional juvenile district may have failed to comply with state and federal laws and regulations, the legislative auditor shall report to the Legislative Audit Advisory Council who shall then, after independent determination, provide notification of this possible misuse or failure to comply to the following persons:

(1) For all regional juvenile districts governed by a board of commissioners or board of directors, notification shall be provided to the district attorney and governing authority of each parish within the jurisdiction of the regional juvenile district.

(2) For all regional juvenile districts governed by the governing authority of each participating parish of the regional juvenile district, notification shall be provided to the district attorney and the governing authority of each participating parish.

Acts 2011, No. 178, §1.

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