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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XIV
Taxation And Finance
Chapter 216
Planning And Budgeting
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Section 216.301, Florida Statutes 2001

216.301  Appropriations; undisbursed balances.--

(1)(a)  Any balance of any appropriation, except an appropriation for fixed capital outlay, which is not disbursed but which is expended or contracted to be expended shall, at the end of each fiscal year, be certified by the head of the affected state agency or the judicial or legislative branches, on or before August 1 of each year, to the Executive Office of the Governor, showing in detail the obligees to whom obligated and the amounts of such obligations. On or before September 1 of each year, the Executive Office of the Governor shall review and approve or disapprove, consistent with legislative policy and intent, any or all of the items and amounts certified by the head of the affected state agency and shall approve all items and amounts certified by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for the judicial branch and by the legislative branch and shall furnish the Comptroller, the legislative appropriations committees, and the Auditor General a detailed listing of the items and amounts approved as legal encumbrances against the undisbursed balance of such appropriation. The review shall assure that trust funds have been fully maximized. Any such encumbered balance remaining undisbursed on December 31 of the same calendar year in which such certification was made shall revert to the fund from which appropriated and shall be available for reappropriation by the Legislature. In the event such certification is not made and an obligation is proven to be legal, due, and unpaid, then the obligation shall be paid and charged to the appropriation for the current fiscal year of the state agency or the legislative or judicial branch affected.

(b)  Any balance of any appropriation, except an appropriation for fixed capital outlay, for any given fiscal year remaining after charging against it any lawful expenditure shall revert to the fund from which appropriated and shall be available for reappropriation by the Legislature.

(c)  Each department and the judicial branch shall maintain the integrity of the General Revenue Fund. Appropriations from the General Revenue Fund contained in the original approved budget may be transferred to the proper trust fund for disbursement. Any reversion of appropriation balances from programs which receive funding from the General Revenue Fund and trust funds shall be transferred to the General Revenue Fund within 15 days after such reversion, unless otherwise provided by federal or state law, including the General Appropriations Act. The Executive Office of the Governor or the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall determine the state agency or judicial branch programs which are subject to this paragraph. This determination shall be subject to the legislative consultation and objection process in this chapter. The Education Enhancement Trust Fund shall not be subject to the provisions of this section.

(2)(a)  Any balance of any appropriation for fixed capital outlay not disbursed but expended or contracted or committed to be expended shall, at the end of each fiscal year, be certified by the head of the affected state agency or the legislative or judicial branch, on or before August 1 of each year, to the Executive Office of the Governor, showing in detail the commitment or to whom obligated and the amount of such commitment or obligation. On or before September 1 of each year, the Executive Office of the Governor shall review and approve or disapprove, consistent with legislative policy and intent, any or all of the items and amounts certified by the head of the affected state agency and shall approve all items and amounts certified by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and by the legislative branch and shall furnish the Comptroller, the legislative appropriations committees, and the Auditor General a detailed listing of the items and amounts approved as legal encumbrances against the undisbursed balances of such appropriations. In the event such certification is not made and the balance of the appropriation has reverted and the obligation is proven to be legal, due, and unpaid, then the same shall be presented to the Legislature for its consideration.

(b)  Such certification as herein required shall be in the form and on the date approved by the Executive Office of the Governor. Any balance not so certified shall revert to the fund from which appropriated and shall be available for reappropriation.

(3)  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (2), the unexpended balance of any appropriation for fixed capital outlay subject to but not under the terms of a binding contract or a general construction contract prior to February 1 of the second fiscal year, or the third fiscal year if it is for an educational facility as defined in chapter 235 or a construction project of the Board of Regents, of the appropriation shall revert on February 1 of such year to the fund from which appropriated and shall be available for reappropriation. The Executive Office of the Governor shall, not later than February 20 of each year, furnish the Comptroller, the legislative appropriations committees, and the Auditor General a report listing in detail the items and amounts reverting under the authority of this subsection, including the fund to which reverted and the agency affected.

History.--s. 31, ch. 69-106; s. 8, ch. 69-82; s. 19, ch. 71-354; s. 5, ch. 75-243; s. 19, ch. 77-352; s. 16, ch. 81-169; s. 22, ch. 83-49; s. 9, ch. 83-332; s. 65, ch. 87-548; s. 9, ch. 90-203; s. 89, ch. 91-45; s. 25, ch. 91-109; s. 73, ch. 92-142; s. 26, ch. 95-269.

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