15-36-326. Oil and natural gas accelerated tax fund. (1) The county commissioners of a county that receives tax distributions under 15-36-325, as that section read on December 31, 1999, shall establish an oil and natural gas accelerated tax fund for the deposit of the distributions. The county commissioners may retain the money in the fund for any time period considered appropriate by the commissioners. Money retained in the fund may not be considered as fund balance for the purpose of reducing mill levies.
(2) Money may be expended from the fund for any purpose allowed by law.
(3) Money in the fund must be invested as provided by law. Interest and income earned on the investment of money in the fund must be credited to the fund.
(4) The oil and natural gas accelerated tax fund must be financially administered as a nonbudgeted fund under the provisions of Title 7, chapter 6, part 23.