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THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
AUsTN 11, TEXAS
ArIORNEY GENiRAL January 4, 1960
Honorable Henry Wade Opinion No. WW-763
Records Building Re: Whether or not Senate
Dallas 2, Texas Bill 178, 56th Legis-
lature, Regular Session,
requires that the Com-
missioners' Court of
Dallas County provide
for an annual audit of
the Independent School
District of the City of
Dear Mr. Wade: Dallas.
We quote as follows from your recent letter:
"The question involved with Mr. Lynn in this
opinion is whether the independent school district
of the City of Dallas should be included in the
county audit. Mr. Lynn, the County Auditor, is not
fully satisfied from a legal standpoint whether the
independent school district of the City of Dallas
should be included in the audit. Owing to the fact
that the city schools in Dallas operate independently
of the Commissioners Court and the County of Dallas
officially we are not inclined to believe that the
district should be included in the county audit. How-
ever, the Auditor desires an opinion from your office
on the subject involved in House Bill 178 of the 56th
Legislature applicable to annual county audits."
Section 1 of Senate Bill 178, Acts of the 56th
Legislature, Regular Session, (Article 1641-d, Vernon's Civil
Statutes) provides as follows:
"In every county in the State of Texas having
a population of 350,000 inhabitants or more, accord-
ing to the last preceding Federal Census, an annual
independent audit shall be made of all books, records,
and accounts of the district, county and precinct of-
ficers, agents or employees, including regular auditors
of the counties and all governmental units of the county
hospitals, farms and other institutions of the county,
and all matters pertaining to the fiscal affairs of the
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: WW-763, text, January 4, 1960; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth267375/m1/1/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.