STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-1075. uniform accounting practices and procedures — local governmental entities. (1) It is the duty of the state controller to ensure a uniform system of accounting for local governmental entities as defined in section 67-1076, Idaho Code, and to create and maintain a uniform accounting manual for local governmental entities that reflects best practices, with the assistance and approval of the committee on uniform accounting and transparency for local governmental entities pursuant to section 67-448, Idaho Code. The manual must define and classify the various funds, accounts, grants, and other financial structures by account title as necessary for the uniform reporting of accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting information, including estimated and actual revenues and expenditures. All local governmental entities as defined in section 67-1076, Idaho Code, shall comply with the reporting standards and requirements established under this section and section 67-1076, Idaho Code. The state controller is responsible for converting financial data from local governmental entities to the state controller’s online platform.
(2) The state controller must create a public website for the reporting of local governmental entities’ accounting, budgeting, and financial data in order to provide leaders, decision-makers, and citizens easy access to search, view, and compare data across the state. The state controller has the flexibility to create a staggered-phase project implementation schedule but must have the online program fully functional by January 1, 2025. The state controller must coordinate with local governmental entities as to the staggered implementation schedule. The state controller must provide a progress report on the implementation of the programs outlined in this section to the legislature on behalf of the committee on uniform accounting and transparency for local governmental entities annually until the project has been fully implemented.
(3) Until such time as otherwise directed by the state controller’s office, a local governmental entity shall continue to report financial data required under section 67-1076, Idaho Code, to the legislative services office.
(4) The public website created and maintained by the state controller pursuant to this section must additionally provide access to education provider financial information. Such data may be integrated with or maintained separately from the local governmental entity data, in the discretion of the state controller.
[67-1075, added 2021, ch. 89, sec. 3, p. 298.]