1. All moneys payable pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be collected by the division of professional registration who shall transmit them to the department of revenue for deposit in the state treasury to the credit of a fund to be known as the “State Board of Accountancy Fund” which is hereby created.
2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, money in the fund shall not be transferred and placed to the credit of general revenue until the amount in the fund at the end of the biennium exceeds two times the amount of the appropriation from the board’s funds for the preceding fiscal year or, if the board requires by rule certificate or permit renewal less frequently than yearly, then three times the appropriation from the board’s funds for the preceding fiscal year. The amount, if any, in the fund which shall lapse is that amount in the fund which exceeds the appropriate multiple of the appropriations from the board’s funds for the preceding fiscal year.
Terms Used In Missouri Laws 326.319
- Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
- Board: the Missouri state board of accountancy established under section Missouri Laws 326.256
- Certificate: a certificate issued under section Missouri Laws 326.256
- Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
- Licensee: the holder of a license as defined in this section. See Missouri Laws 326.256
- Permit: a permit to practice as a certified public accounting firm issued under section Missouri Laws 326.256
- Professional: arising out of or related to the specialized knowledge or skills associated with certified public accountants. See Missouri Laws 326.256
- Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
- State: any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U. See Missouri Laws 326.256
3. In any proceeding in which a remedy provided by subsection 1 or 2 of section 326.310 is imposed, the board may also require the respondent licensee to pay the costs of the proceeding if the board is a prevailing party or in settlement. The moneys shall be placed in the state treasury to the credit of the “Missouri State Board of Accountancy Investigation Fund”, which is hereby created, to be used solely for investigations as provided in this chapter. The moneys shall not be considered in calculating amounts to be transferred to general revenue as provided in subsection 2 of this section. The fund shall be used solely for board investigations.
4. The board shall set the amount of the fees which this chapter authorizes and requires by rule pursuant to chapter 536. The fees shall be set at a level to produce revenue which shall not substantially exceed the cost and expense of administering this chapter.