2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

Item 4-1.01

Item 4-1.01



a. The State Comptroller shall not pay any money out of the state treasury except pursuant to appropriations in this act or in any other act of the General Assembly making an appropriation during the current biennium.

b. Moneys shall be spent solely for the purposes for which they were appropriated by the General Assembly, except as specifically provided otherwise by § 4-1.03 Appropriation Transfers, § 4-4.01 Capital Projects, or § 4-5.01 a. Settlement of Claims with Individuals. Should the Governor find that moneys are not being spent in accordance with provisions of the act appropriating them, he shall restrain the State Comptroller from making further disbursements, in whole or in part, from said appropriations. Further, should the Auditor of Public Accounts determine that a state or other agency is not spending moneys in accordance with provisions of the act appropriating them, he shall so advise the Governor or other governing authority, the State Comptroller, the Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, and Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees.

c. Exclusive of revenues paid into the general fund of the state treasury, all revenues earned or collected by an agency, and contained in an appropriation item to the agency shall be expended first during the fiscal year, prior to the expenditure of any general fund appropriation within that appropriation item, unless prohibited by statute or by the terms and conditions of any gift, grant or donation.