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Record Group Number: 000350
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Creator: Florida. Comptroller's Office.
Title, Dates: Comptroller's Office record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     The post of Comptroller was created in the 1838 Constitution and implemented with statehood in 1845.  The Comptroller succeeded the Territorial Auditor of Public Accounts and assumed his duties as the state's chief fiscal officer.  The Comptroller's Office examined, audited, and settled all accounts, claims, and demands against the state.  It supervised banking institutions, sale of securities, and collection of revenue and taxes.  The Comptroller wrote warrants for payment against the state treasury and compiled annual reports for the Governor and Legislature on state expenditures and trust funds.

    The duties of the Comptroller's Office were transferred to the Dept. of Banking and Finance in 1969 (Ch. 69-106, Laws), with the Comptroller serving as the head of the Department.    On January 7, 2003, the office of Comptroller was combined with the office of Treasurer to form a Chief Financial Officer position heading a new Department of Financial Services, consolidating the two offices and the departments of Banking and Finance and Insurance.
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