This Statement amends Statement No. 21, Accounting for Escheat Property, and Statement No. 34, Basic Financial Statements—and Management’s Discussion and Analysis—for State and Local Governments.
The amendments to Statement 21 are necessary because of the changes to the fiduciary fund structure required by Statement 34. Generally, escheat property that was reported in an expendable trust fund in the previous model should be reported in a private-purpose trust fund under Statement 34. This Statement explains the effects of that change.
The amendments to Statement 34 either (1) clarify certain provisions that, in retrospect, may not be sufficiently clear for consistent application or (2) modify other provisions that the Board believes may have unintended consequences in some circumstances.
The provisions clarified by this Statement include:
Modifications to the requirements of Statement 34 include:
The provisions of this Statement should be simultaneously implemented with Statement 34. For governments that implemented Statement 34 prior to the issuance of this Statement, this Statement’s requirements are effective for financial statements for periods beginning after June 15, 2000.
Unless otherwise specified, pronouncements of the GASB apply to financial reports of all state and local governmental entities, including general purpose governments; public benefit corporations and authorities; public employee retirement systems; and public utilities, hospitals and other healthcare providers, and colleges and universities. Paragraph 2 discusses the applicability of this Statement.