Title 35
Public Finance

Chapter 3
State Budget

R.I. Gen. Laws § 35-3-1

§ 35-3-1. Budget officer — General powers and duties.

(a) Within the office of management and budget there shall be a budget officer who shall be appointed by the director of administration with the approval of the governor. The budget officer shall be required to:

(1) Exercise budgetary control over all state departments and agencies and perform management analyses;

(2) Operate an appropriation allotment system;

(3) Prepare the annual budget of the receipts and expenditures of the state;

(4) Develop long term activity and financial programs, particularly capital improvement programs;

(5) Approve or disapprove all requests for new personnel and to investigate periodically the need of all existing positions in the state service and report thereon to the director of administration; and

(6) Prepare a five (5) year financial projection of anticipated general revenue receipts and expenditures, including detail of principal revenue sources and expenditures by major program areas, which projection shall be included in the budget submitted to the general assembly pursuant to § 35-3-7.

(b) The budget officer may approve or disapprove requisitions for equipment, materials, and supplies.

(c) The budget officer’s duties and powers relating to budgetary controls and personnel requests of the legislative and judicial departments shall be purely ministerial, concerned only with the availability of the funds, and in no event shall the budget officer interpose his or her judgment regarding the wisdom or expediency of items of expenditure.

History of Section.
P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 62; P.L. 1956, ch. 3696, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 35-3-1; P.L. 1968, ch. 99, § 3; P.L. 1980, ch. 146, art. xvi, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 167, art. 20, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 287, art. 23, § 2; P.L. 1991, ch. 44, art. 27, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 100, art. 11, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 595, art. 45, § 2; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 4, § 7.