TITLE 35
Public Finance

CHAPTER 35-6
Accounts and Control

SECTION 35-6-4


§ 35-6-4 Uniform system of accounting – Enforcing compliance by state departments.

(a) If any state department or agency fails to install and maintain the uniform system of accounting, or to keep its accounts and interdepartmental records, or refuses or neglects to make the reports and to furnish the information in accordance with the method prescribed by the department of administration, or hinders or prevents the examination of accounts and financial records, or hinders or prevents the visits and inspections provided for in this chapter, the department may make a report to the governor in writing, specifying the nature and extent of the failure, refusal, neglect, hindrance, or prevention, and the governor is hereby authorized and directed to review the matter so reported. If the governor shall find that failure, refusal, neglect, hindrance, or prevention exists and that the state department or agency should properly comply in the matter so reported, the governor shall direct the state department or agency, in writing, to so comply. If the failure, refusal, neglect, hindrance, or prevention shall continue for a period of ten (10) days following the written direction, the governor shall notify the controller that he or she shall not, and the controller shall not, draw any order upon the general treasurer for the payment of the salary of any executive officer of the state department or agency until the prohibition is removed.

(b) Upon compliance with the provisions of this section by any state department or agency which has failed, refused, neglected, hindered, or prevented compliance, the department of administration shall forthwith notify the governor of compliance and the governor shall notify the controller that the prohibition of the payment of salary is removed, and the controller shall thereupon proceed to draw his or her orders on the general treasurer for the salary of the officer in accordance with law.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1935, ch. 2187, § 10; G.L. 1938, ch. 7, § 37; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 65; impl. am. P.L. 1951, ch. 2727, art. 1, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 35-6-4.)