(1) The commission may enter into contracts with public or private entities which provide a benefit for both parties for purposes of performing audit or examination work. The commission shall conduct the work as time permits and shall not allow the work to conflict with the commission's primary responsibility of performing grain warehouse examinations within the prescribed statutory time.
(2) Fees from audit or examination contracts shall be remitted by the commission to the State Treasurer for credit to the Grain Warehouse Auditing Fund which is created. The fund shall be available to the commission to buy material and equipment for performing audits and examinations or to offset the cost of performing audits and examinations. Transfers may be made from the fund to the General Fund at the direction of the Legislature. Any money in the Grain Warehouse Auditing Fund available for investment shall be invested by the state investment officer pursuant to the Nebraska Capital Expansion Act and the Nebraska State Funds Investment Act.