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04-147 Office of State Treasurer

The Department of the Treasury, Office of State Treasurer, is responsible for the receipt, custody, investment, and disbursement of public funds for the state. The State Treasurer, an elected official, is the chief investment officer and custodian of public funds.

The mission of the Department of the Treasury, Office of State Treasurer, is to manage state funds by promoting prudent cash management and investment strategies as well as monitoring, regulating, and coordinating state and local debt obligation as mandated by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana.

The goals of the Department of the Treasury, Office of State Treasurer, are:

  1. Effectively manage taxpayers' money in a prudent manner, which will provide for the safety of cash.
  2. Invest the funds on deposit in the Treasury in a manner that provides a reasonable return on investment.
  3. Disburse monies on deposit in the Treasury.
  4. Monitor, regulate, and coordinate state and local debt and provide for the issuance of debt and arrange for notice and sale of bonds by the State Bond Commission in a manner to obtain a reasonable rate of interest.

The Department of Treasury, Office of State Treasurer, has four programs: Administration; Financial Accountability and Control; Debt Management; and Investment Management.

BUDGET SUMMARY

This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.

This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:

State General Fund (Direct)

 

$  63,403

State General Fund by:

 

 

     Interagency Transfers

 

51,665

     Fees & Self-gen. Revenues

 

    141,095

 

 

 

Total

 

$256,163


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