Section 216.241, Florida Statutes 2004
216.241 Initiation or commencement of new programs; approval; expenditure of certain revenues.--
(1) A state agency or the judicial branch may not initiate or commence any new program, including any new federal program or initiative, or make changes in its current programs, as provided for in the appropriations act, that require additional financing unless funds have been specifically appropriated by the Legislature or unless the commission or the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court expressly approves such new program or changes. The commission and the Chief Justice shall give notice as provided in s. 216.177 prior to approving such new program or changes.
(2) No changes which are inconsistent with the approved operating budget shall be made to existing programs. The provisions of this subsection are subject to the notice, review, and objection procedures set forth in s. 216.177.
(3) Any revenues generated by any tax or fee imposed by amendment to the State Constitution after October 1, 1999, shall not be expended by any agency, as defined in s. 120.52(1), except pursuant to appropriation by the Legislature.
History.--s. 31, ch. 69-106; s. 18, ch. 79-190; s. 19, ch. 83-49; s. 12, ch. 89-51; s. 66, ch. 92-142; s. 4, ch. 99-377.