Report 2012-110 Recommendation 15 Responses

Report 2012-110: Special Interest License Plate Funds: The State Has Foregone Certain Revenues Related to Special Interest License Plates and Some Expenditures Were Unallowable or Unsupported (Release Date: April 2013)

Recommendation #15 To: Natural Resources Agency, California

To make certain that money from the special plate funds pay only for allowable and supportable activities, Resources should use all appropriate funding sources to pay for any expenses that benefit multiple programs in proportion to the benefits these programs actually receive. Further, it should ensure that its allocation of such expenses to different funds is equitable and supported.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2016

Will not implement. The statute does not require allocation of administrative costs in the manner described by the report. Expenditures will continue to be used in a manner consistent with the statute and as specified in the budget appropriated by the Legislature

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2015

Will not implement. The statute does not require allocation of administrative costs in the manner described by the report. Expenditures will continue to be used in a manner consistent with the statute and as specified in the budget appropriated by the Legislature

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


1-Year Agency Response

Will not implement. The statute does not require allocation of administrative costs in the manner described by the report. Expenditures will continue to be used in a manner consistent with the statute and as specified in the budget appropriated by the Legislature.

  • Response Date: April 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Will Not Implement

As we stated in our report, Resources could not provide a rationale supporting the proportion of costs it charged to the Environmental License Plate Fund. We believe that it is a good government practice for a state agency to have support to justify the costs it allocates to various funding sources.


6-Month Agency Response

Will not implement. The statute does not require allocation of administrative costs in the manner described by the report. Expenditures will continue to be used in a manner consistent with the statute and as specified in the budget appropriated by the Legislature.

  • Estimated Completion Date:
  • Response Date: November 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Will Not Implement

As we stated in our report, Resources could not provide a rationale supporting the proportion of costs it charged to the Environmental License Plate Fund. We believe that it is a good government practice for a state agency to have support to justify the costs it allocates to various funding sources.


60-Day Agency Response

Will not implement. The statute does not require allocation of administrative costs in the manner described by the report. Expenditures will continue to be used in a manner consistent with the statute and as specified in the budget appropriated by the Legislature.

  • Estimated Completion Date:
  • Response Date: June 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Will Not Implement

As we stated in our report, Resources could not provide a rantionale supporting the proportion of costs it charged to the Environmental License Plate Fund. We believe that it is a good government practice for a state agency to have support to justify the costs it allocates to various funding sources.


All Recommendations in 2012-110

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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