THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF SAN ANDREAS DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
CHAPTER I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION I. TITLE
This title shall be known and may be cited as the "SAN ANDREAS TREASURY ACT OF 2022."
SECTION II. FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS
(a) "San Andreas State Treasurer", also known as the "Treasurer", shall refer to the State Officer as defined in the San Andreas Constitution - Article V.
(b) "Office of the State Treasurer" shall refer to the office under the executive power of the San Andreas State Treasurer.
(c) "Treasury Department" manages important public programs needed for the State's future. This department is under the executive power of the San Andreas State Treasurer.
(d) "Office of Contracting and Procurement" within the Treasury Department, manages partnerships with vendors and agencies to purchase quality goods and services in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost while ensuring that all purchasing actions are conducted fairly and impartially.
CHAPTER II. DUTIES
SECTION I. ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
(a) The Treasurer shall be responsible for managing the Treasury Department and Office of the State Treasurer.
(b) The Treasurer shall keep an account of all money received and disbursed.
(c) Notwithstanding any general or specific law to the contrary, whenever any law or whenever any state agency or officer requires that a pledge of money be made to secure the performance of an act or duty, the pledges shall first be approved by the governing or administrating state agency or officer and, upon the written order of the state agency or officer, shall be deposited with the Treasurer.
All money deposited with the Treasurer pursuant to this section shall be held by the Treasurer subject to law and the written order or instructions of the state agency or official making or authorizing the deposit and the state shall be responsible for the safe return thereof.
(d) The Treasurer shall superintend the fiscal concerns of the state. The Treasurer shall audit all claims against the state, and may audit the disbursement of any state money, for correctness, legality, and for sufficient provisions of law for payment. Whenever, in his/her opinion, the audit is not adequate, the Treasurer may make such field or other audit of any claim or disbursement of state money as may be appropriate to such determination.
(e) The Treasurer shall suggest plans for the improvement and management of the public revenues.
(f) The Treasurer may require all persons who have received money or securities, or have had the disposition or management of any property of the State of which an account is kept in his office to render statements thereof to him; and all such persons shall render such statement at such times and in such form as he may require.
SECTION II. REPORTING REQUIREMENT
(a) When the Senate is in session, the State Treasurer shall liaise with State executive departments to compile and submit monthly budget requests for government salaries and authorized programs to the State Senate.
(b) The State Treasurer shall submit an overview of all government expenditures and investments to the State Senate each month.
(c) The State Senate may vote to freeze funds directed to the State Treasurer at any time with a simple majority vote.