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Title XVII AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS

Chapter 276

Effective - 01 Jan 2017, 2 histories, see footnote bottom

  276.421.  Financial statement to accompany application, how prepared — false statement, penalty — minimum net worth and assets required. — 1.  All applications shall be accompanied by a true and accurate financial statement of the applicant, prepared within six months of the date of application, setting forth all the assets, liabilities and net worth of the applicant.  In the event that the applicant has been engaged in business as a grain dealer for at least one year, the financial statement shall set forth the aggregate dollar amount paid for grain purchased in Missouri and those states with whom Missouri has entered into contracts or agreements as authorized by section 276.566 during the last completed fiscal period of the applicant.  In the event the applicant has been engaged in business for less than one year or has not previously engaged in business as a grain dealer, the financial statement shall set forth the estimated aggregate dollar amount to be paid for grain purchased in Missouri and those states with whom Missouri has entered into contracts or agreements as authorized by section 276.566 during the applicant's initial fiscal period.  All applications shall also be accompanied by a true and accurate statement of income and expenses for the applicant's most recently completed fiscal year.  The financial statements required by this chapter shall be prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles; except that the director may promulgate rules allowing for the valuation of assets by competent appraisal.

  2.  The financial statement required by subsection 1 of this section shall be audited or reviewed by a certified public accountant.  The financial statement may not be audited or reviewed by the applicant, or an employee of the applicant, if an individual, or, if the applicant is a corporation or partnership, by an officer, shareholder, partner, or a direct employee of the applicant.

  3.  The director may require any additional information or verification with respect to the financial resources of the applicant as he deems necessary for the effective administration of this chapter.  The director may promulgate rules setting forth minimum standards of acceptance for the various types of financial statements filed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.  The director may promulgate rules requiring a statement of retained earnings, a statement of changes in financial position, and notes and disclosures to the financial statements for all licensed grain dealers or all grain dealers required to be licensed.  The additional information or verification referred to herein may include, but is not limited to, requiring that the financial statement information be reviewed or audited in accordance with standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

  4.  All grain dealers shall provide the director with a copy of all financial statements and updates to financial statements utilized to secure the bonds required by sections 276.401 to 276.582.

  5.  All financial statements submitted to the director for the purposes of this chapter shall be accompanied by a certification by the applicant or the chief executive officer of the applicant, subject to the penalty provision set forth in subsection 4 of section 276.536, that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief the financial statement accurately reflects the financial condition of the applicant for the fiscal period covered in the statement.

  6.  Any person who knowingly prepares or assists in the preparation of an inaccurate or false financial statement which is submitted to the director for the purposes of this chapter, or who during the course of providing bookkeeping services or in reviewing or auditing a financial statement which is submitted to the director for the purposes of this chapter, becomes aware of false information in the financial statement and does not disclose in notes accompanying the financial statements that such false information exists, or does not disassociate himself from the financial statements prior to submission, is guilty of a class D felony.  Additionally, such persons are liable for any damages incurred by sellers of grain selling to a grain dealer who is licensed or allowed to maintain his or her license based upon inaccuracies or falsifications contained in the financial statement.

  7.  Any licensed grain dealer or applicant for a grain dealer's license shall maintain a minimum net worth equal to five percent of annual grain purchases as set forth in the financial statements required by this chapter.  If the dealer or applicant is deficient in meeting this net worth requirement, he or she must post additional bond as required in section 276.436.

  8.  (1)  Any licensed grain dealer or applicant for a grain dealer's license shall have and maintain current assets at least equal to one hundred percent of current liabilities.  The financial statement required by this chapter shall set forth positive working capital in the form of a current ratio of the total adjusted current assets to the total adjusted current liabilities of at least one to one.

  (2)  The director may allow applicants to offset negative working capital by increasing the grain dealer surety bond required by section 276.426 up to the total amount of negative working capital at the discretion of the director.

  (3)  Adjusted current assets shall be calculated by deducting from the stated current assets shown on the financial statement submitted by the applicant any current asset resulting from notes receivable from related persons, accounts receivable from related persons, stock subscriptions receivable, and any other related person receivables.

  (4)  A disallowed current asset shall be netted against any related liability and the net result, if an asset, shall be subtracted from the current assets.

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(L. 1980 H.B. 1627 § 5, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1578, A.L. 1987 H.B. 751, A.L. 1997 H.B. 211, A.L. 2011 H.B. 458 merged with S.B. 356, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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