For the State to better monitor outside accounts, the Legislature should consider requiring the state controller to expand its reporting on outside accounts to include information on accounts opened during the last fiscal year. Reported details should include the authority, name, and balance of the new outside accounts.
Assembly Bill 1583 (Allen, Chapter 230, Statutes of 2014) requires the Controller to include the following information on bank accounts and savings and loan association accounts outside the treasury system in the budgetary-legal basis annual report, submitted pursuant to existing statute: (1) the name of the account; (2) the source of authorization for establishing the account; and (3) the account balance. The bill also requires a state agency that receives revenues for state costs under a cost recovery statute to account for those revenues to the Controller for deposit into the State Treasury.
Assembly Bill 1583 (Chapter 230, Statues of 2014)