§ 22-12-4. Return of fiscal notes.
(a) Fiscal notes shall be returned to the chairperson of the committee having the bill or resolution under consideration and to the person making the request within ten (10) calendar days of when the request was made. All completed fiscal notes received by committee in compliance with this chapter shall be reviewed by the advisor of the committee on finance of the house or senate who shall note his or her approval as to accuracy and reliability of the dollar estimates or append his or her comments or exceptions.
(b) If the budget office fails to return a fiscal note within the timeframes set forth in subsection (a) of this section, the house fiscal advisor or the senate fiscal advisor may request any agency or department of state government which may be affected by the bill or resolution under consideration to provide any information that he or she may deem necessary for the preparation of an interim fiscal note. Any agency or department of which such a request is made shall respond in writing to the the fiscal advisor within five (5) business days. The house fiscal advisor or the senate fiscal advisor may prepare an interim fiscal note at any time after expiration of the time frame set forth in subsection (a) of this section.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of § 22-12-1, the house in which the bill or resolution originated may consider the bill or resolution if the fiscal note has not been returned within the timeframe set forth in subsection (a) of this section, provided an interim note has been prepared.
(P.L. 1965, ch. 204, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 248, § 1; P.L. 1981, ch. 291, art. 10, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 287, art. 16, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 126, art. 47, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 70, art. 33, § 1.)