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Record Group Number: 000120
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Creator: Florida. State Board of Administration.
Title, Dates: State Board of Administration record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     The Florida Legislature created the State Board of Administration in 1929 (Chapter 14486, Laws of Florida; amended to the 1885 Constitution as Article IV, Section 16, 1942, Senate Joint Resolution 324, 1941; continued under Article XII, Section 9, 1968 Constitution and Ch. 69-106, Laws), and its members are the Governor, the Chief Financial Officer and the Attorney General. The Board's duties have included debt service administration of road and bridge bonds; managing the constitutional two-cent gasoline tax; supervising education bonds; approving the legal and fiscal sufficiency of all state and revenue bonds issued by state agencies, boards, commissions, and authorities prior to validation; and controlling the State Building and Outdoor Recreation bonds. The Board has also been responsible for administering all state and revenue bonds issued by the Division of Bond Finance and serving as the Division's governing board; investing various funds including bond sinking, local government surplus, and pension funds; approving interest rates in excess of legal limits; and designating bank depositories for any state monies deposited outside the state treasury. In 1969, the Board assumed the duties of the State Finance Committee, the Bond Review Board, and the Board of Appeals of County Budgets (Ch. 69-106, Laws).
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