FY 2016 Appropriation

The State Auditor performs five main functions: Administration, Financial Audit, Performance Audit, Special Projects, and Local Government.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $6,309,500 from all sources for State Auditor. This is a 17.9 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $3,212,300 from the General/Education Funds, a reduction of 9.1 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:

DescriptionOngoingOne-Time Attorney General Dedicated Credit Adjustments$4,300$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$4,300$0General Fund
This item designates additional funding appropriated to an agency to pay higher costs for Attorney General services, due to statewide and AG-specific compensation increases.
Auditor Billings Technical Correction$57,500$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$57,500$0General Fund
With the shift of Auditor funding from General Fund to dedicated credits, $712,500 was shifted when only $655,000 should have been shifted. This technical correction returns the balance to the Auditor budget.
Auditor Staff$101,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$101,000$0General Fund
This is a reallocation from base budget reductions. The Auditor's Office will decide whether to hire a performance auditor or a waste, fraud, and abuse investigator.
Executive Compensation$39,500 ($39,500)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$20,900$0General Fund
$0 ($20,900)General Fund, One-time
$18,600 ($18,600)Dedicated Credits Revenue
H.B. 368 - Executive Office Compensation (Rep. Wilson) Increases Governor salary from $109,900 to $150,000 beginning Jan. 2017. Also adjusts salary for Lt. Governor, Attorney General, State Treasurer, and State Auditor (as a percentage of the Governor's salary). Fiscal note is $184,900 ongoing GF and $32,400 from dedicated credits, but due to the delayed implementation, 100% would be backed out one-time for FY 2016 and 50% would be backed out one-time for FY 2017.
Information Security Auditor$150,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$150,000$0General Fund
This is a reallocation from base budget reductions. An information security auditor would assess security risks in local government infrastructure.

In past fiscal years, the State Auditor line item consisted of three programs: Administration, Auditing, and State and Local Government. These functions were formerly organized as three programs within the State Auditor line item. With the passage of S.B. 2, "New Fiscal Year Supplemental Appropriations Act," 2013 General Session, Item 8, they are now rolled up into one program titled State Auditor. This action did not go before the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, but was voted on by the Legislature as a whole.

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 8

Under section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that appropriations provided to the State Auditor in Item 20, Chapter 14, Laws of Utah 2014 not lapse at the close of Fiscal Year 2015.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.