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March 15, 2002

COMPTROLLER'S MEMORANDUM NO. 06 (2001-02)

SUBJECT: STATE AGENCY AS HOLDER FOR UNCLAIMED PROPERTY INQUIRIES

In the past, the Bureau of Accounting has been designated as the point of contact (holder) for uncashed state warrants and has performed the reporting and remitting requirements of Chapter 717, Florida Statutes. Beginning April 1, 2002, each state agency will assume the holder responsibilities as set forth in Chapter 717, Florida Statutes, and shall designate an individual to coordinate this effort with the Bureau of Unclaimed Property.

The Bureau of Accounting will continue to report state warrant information and remit the applicable monies to the Bureau of Unclaimed Property on behalf of state agencies. Reports reflecting what was sent to Unclaimed Property will continue to be produced. However, maintaining records and performing the research responsibilities will now vest with the agency from whose account the warrant was drawn.

To ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities to agency personnel, the Bureau of Unclaimed Property and the Bureau of Accounting have scheduled training sessions for agency accounting and/or administrative support staff as announced in Agency Addressed (No.10, 2001-02) dated February 20, 2002.

Please provide the Bureau of Unclaimed Property with the name, address and telephone number of your designated agency representative.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Duine Henry by phone at (850) 410-9921, Suncom 210-9921 or by email at dhenry@mail.dbf.state.fl.us.