Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 115.033
Audit by Finance Committee


On the request of the grand jury, at any term of the district court the district judge may appoint a finance committee to examine the financial condition of the county. The committee must be composed of three persons who are citizens of the county, are of good moral character and intelligence, and are experienced accountants.


The committee shall examine all of the books, accounts, reports, vouchers, and orders of the commissioners court relating to county finances that have not been examined and reported on by a previous committee.


The committee shall count all the money in the office of the county treasurer that belongs to the county and shall make any other examination that it considers necessary and proper to determine the true condition of the county finances.


If necessary, and on the application of the committee, the district court shall send for persons and evidence to help in the investigation.


On the earliest practicable day after its appointment, the committee shall make a detailed written report to the district court. The report must state whether the books and records required by law are correctly kept. The report must fully set out the financial condition of the county and the state of each officer’s account and must specify any irregularity, omission, or wrongdoing that the committee discovers.


The committee shall sign and swear to the report and file it in the office of the district clerk. The attention of the grand jury shall be called to the report as soon as practicable after the filing.


Each member of the committee is entitled to receive compensation for services performed under this section at a rate of $3 a day. The compensation shall be paid for a period not to exceed five days and shall be paid from the county treasury on the certificate of the district judge that states the number of days the member has served.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

Source: Section 115.033 — Audit by Finance Committee, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­115.­htm#115.­033 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 115.033’s source at texas​.gov