STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-1001. Duties of controller. It is the duty of the state controller:
(1) To superintend the fiscal concerns of the state, with its accounting, informational, payroll, and related data processing services.
(2) To deliver to the governor and the legislative services office on or before the first day of January, a financial statement, which complies with generally accepted accounting principles, of the funds of the state, its revenues, and of the public expenditures during the preceding fiscal year.
(3) When requested, to give information in writing to either house of the legislature relating to the fiscal affairs of the state or the duties of his office.
(4) To suggest plans and provide internal control standards for the improvement and management of the public revenues, assets, expenditures and liabilities.
(5) To keep and state all accounts in which the state is interested.
(6) To keep an account of all warrants drawn upon the treasurer, and a separate account under the head of each specified appropriation, showing at all times the unexpended balance of such appropriation.
(7) To keep an account between the state and the treasurer, and therein charge the treasurer with the balance in the treasury when he came into office, and with all moneys received by him, and credit him with all warrants drawn on and paid by him.
(8) To keep a register of warrants, showing the fund or funds upon which they are drawn, the number, in whose favor, the appropriation applicable to the payment thereof, and when the liability accrued.
(9) To examine and settle the accounts of all persons indebted to the state.
(10) In his discretion to require any person presenting an account for settlement to be sworn before him, and to answer, orally or in writing, as to any facts relating to it.
(11) To require all persons who have received any moneys belonging to the state and have not accounted therefor to settle their accounts.
(12) To account for the collection of all moneys due the state, not the responsibility of any other agency and institute suits in its name for all official delinquencies in relation to assessment, collection and payment of the revenue, and against persons who by any means have become possessed of public money or property and fail to pay over or deliver the same, and against all debtors of the state, of which suits the courts of Ada County have jurisdiction, without regard to the residence of the defendants.
(13) To draw warrants on the treasurer for the payment of moneys directed by law to be paid out of the treasury; but no warrant must be drawn unless authorized by law.
(14) To furnish the state treasurer with a daily total dollar amount, by fund, and/or account when requested by the state treasurer, of warrants drawn upon the treasury.
(15) To authenticate with his signature, his electronic signature, or his facsimile signature all warrants drawn by him, and all copies of official documents issued from his office.
(16) To charge the state treasurer with money and evidences of indebtedness received from and credit him for money drawn by the state board of land commissioners in the moneys or accounts over which said board has control.
(17) To act ex officio as member of the board of canvassers and state board of land commissioners, secretary of the state board of examiners, and participant in other organizations in the performance of such duties as prescribed by law for such officer.
(18) To create and establish such divisions and other administrative units within the office as necessary.
[67-1001, added (See 1865, p. 190, sec. 3, 4) R.S., sec. 205; 1899, p. 254; 1903, p. 149 (R.C., sec. 279-281); 1905, p. 386 (R.C., sec. 170-188); first 17 subds. compiled and reen. R.C., sec. 102; reen. C.L., sec. 102. Eighteenth subd. based upon 1909, p. 360, especially sec. 3; compiled and reen. C.L., sec. 102, subd. 18. Nineteenth subd., 1913, ch. 15, sec. 1, p. 55; reen. C.L., sec. 102, subd. 19. Twentieth subd., 1913, ch. 111, sec. 1, p. 431; reen. C.L., sec. 102, subd. 20 repealed by 1919, ch. 8, p. 43; C.S., sec. 141; am. 1929, ch. 239, sec. 1, p. 463; I.C.A., sec. 65-901; am. 1976, ch. 42, sec. 7, p. 95; am. 1977, ch. 223, sec. 1, p. 667; am. 1978, ch. 68, sec. 1, p. 137; am. 1980, ch. 84, sec. 1, p. 184; am. 1994, ch. 181, sec. 7, p. 581; am. 2003; ch. 4, sec. 1, p. 7]