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Division Director

Paul Whitfield

Assistant Director

Mark Merry

Accounting and Auditing
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318

(850) 413-5510
July 7, 1981



The General Appropriations Act for the 1982 Fiscal Year (Chapter 81-206, Laws of Florida) restricts the expenditure of funds appropriated to the various agencies of the Executive Branch for contracted legal services without prior approval of the Attorney General.

We have been advised that agencies should submit their requests for approval to Mr. Ken Tucker, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs, The Capitol, Tallahassee 32301. Evidence of approval must be submitted as supporting documentation on the initial payment from current year funds regardless of whether it is a new agreement or a continuation of an existing contract.

It is our opinion that this restriction does not apply to the payment of court awarded legal fees.

Questions regarding this memorandum should be directed to the Bureau of Auditing at 410-9194, Suncom 210-9194.