The director of agriculture may assess the operating funds of the department of agriculture to pay a share of the department's central support and administrative costs. The assessments shall be based on a plan that the director develops and submits to the director of budget and management not later than the fifteenth day of July of the fiscal year in which the assessments are to be made. If the director of budget and management determines that the assessments proposed in the plan are appropriate, the director shall approve the plan. Assessments shall be paid from the funds designated in the plan and credited by means of intrastate transfer voucher to the department of agriculture central support indirect costs fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. The fund shall be administered by the director of agriculture and used to pay central support and administrative costs of the department of agriculture.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.