(a) There shall be established in the department of accounting and general services a revolving fund to be known as the public works project assessment fund for the purposes of defraying costs involved in carrying out construction projects managed by the department; managing funds representing accumulated vacation and sick leave credits and retirement benefits for non-general funded employees in the construction program in accordance with section 78-23; equitably collecting and distributing the costs of other current expenses associated with capital improvement, repairs and maintenance, and repairs and alterations projects; and managing the payments of employee transportation requirements such as car mileage reimbursements in accordance with applicable law and collective bargaining agreements.
(b) The comptroller shall make reasonable assessments on construction projects managed by the department of accounting and general services to carry out the program of centralized engineering services. The assessments shall be based on a logarithmic curve developed by the department for such services. All assessments collected shall be deposited into the public works project assessment fund.
(c) All expenditures from the public works project assessment fund shall be made by the comptroller in accordance with applicable law and rules. [L 1996, c 113, §1; am L 2002, c 148, §11]