§ 9-4-217. Uniform state accounting system; uniform statewide payment processing.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the legislative, the judiciary and each executive branch agency as defined by W.S. 9-2-1002(a)(i), including the University of Wyoming, the game and fish department and the Wyoming department of transportation, shall use the uniform state accounting system designated by the state auditor.
(b) All state agencies are required to use the uniform state accounting system to account for all revenue, budget and expenditure transactions. Procedures for the use of this system shall be prescribed by the state auditor.
(c) The state auditor shall promulgate reasonable rules and regulations necessary to carry out this section.
(d) The state auditor shall prescribe what accounts shall be kept by each state agency in addition to the uniform state accounting system maintained in the state auditor’s office. In prescribing what accounts shall be kept by each state agency, the state auditor shall take care that there shall be no unnecessary duplication.
(e) The state auditor, with assistance from the department of audit, the state budget department, and the state treasurer shall prescribe such internal control procedures for any state agency as he deems necessary to assure assets are properly safeguarded, accounting entries are accurate and reliable, and assets and resources are being utilized consistent with the requirements of the law and duly established managerial policies in an effective, economical and efficient manner.
(f) and (g) Repealed by Laws 1999, ch. 22, § 2.
(h) The department of enterprise technology services shall contract with a payment processor for uniform statewide payment processing services that each agency shall utilize, except as specifically prohibited by law or as otherwise provided in this subsection, to allow any tax, assessment, license, permit, fee, fine, or other money owing to the state or collectible by the state on behalf of another unit of government to be paid by negotiable paper, or in payment of any bail deposit or other trust deposit. The statewide payment processor contract shall establish a uniform rate or uniform fee for the costs of processing payment transactions for all agencies. If the administrative head of a division within an agency determines that it is not feasible to utilize the statewide payment processor contract, the administrative head may request a waiver from the state chief information officer. If the waiver is granted, the agency may, except as otherwise prohibited by law, contract with a payment processor for the purposes specified in this subsection and as reasonably limited by the waiver. The University of Wyoming, Wyoming community colleges and the judicial and legislative departments of state government may, except as otherwise prohibited by law, contract with a payment processor or utilize the statewide payment processor contract for the purposes specified in this subsection. The acceptance of negotiable paper by the state or any of its agencies under this subsection shall be in accordance with and subject to the same terms and conditions provided by W.S. 18-3-505. Any fees assessed for processing a payment under this subsection shall be borne by the person tendering payment. Any fees borne by the person tendering payment pursuant to this subsection shall only be used by the collecting agency to pay the processing costs of rendering the payment transaction. The collecting agency shall clearly and conspicuously disclose any debit or credit card fees assessed for processing payment transactions under this subsection at the time the fees are collected, which shall include disclosure on any website used by the agency to accept payments. As used in this subsection:
(i) “Agency” means as defined by W.S. 9-2-1002(a)(i);
(ii) “Negotiable paper” means money orders, paper arising from the use of a lender credit card as defined in W.S. 40-14-140(a)(ix), checks and drafts, including, without limitation, sales drafts and checks and drafts signed by a holder of a lender credit card issued by a bank maintaining a revolving loan account as defined in W.S. 40-14-308, for lender credit card holders.