Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Act [See Title 16 Chapter 97 – The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

SECTION 16-57-6.5

§ 16-57-6.5. Annual audited financial report to the governor and general assembly.

(a) The treasurer shall submit to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, and the secretary of state an annual, audited financial report, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, on the operations of the tuition savings program by November 1 of each year. The annual audit shall be made either by the auditor general or by an independent, certified public accountant approved by the auditor general and shall include direct and indirect costs attributable to the use of outside consultants, independent contractors, and any other persons who are not state employees.

(b) The annual audited financial report shall be supplemented by the following information, to be submitted by April 1 of each year, on the operations of the program for the previous calendar year:

(1) A summary of the benefits provided by the tuition savings program including the number of participants and beneficiaries;

(2) Any other information that is relevant in order to make a full, fair, and effective disclosure of the assets and operations of the program; and

(3) The foregoing supplemental information shall be posted electronically on the general assembly's and the secretary of state's websites as prescribed in § 42-20-8.2 of the Rhode Island general laws. The treasurer shall be responsible for the enforcement of this provision.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1997, ch. 81, § 2; P.L. 1997, ch. 91, § 2; P.L. 2006, ch. 332, § 2; P.L. 2006, ch. 435, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 141, art. 7, § 6.)