§ 35-3-15. Unexpended and unencumbered balances of revenue appropriations.
(a) All unexpended or unencumbered balances of general revenue appropriations, whether regular or special appropriations, at the end of any fiscal year, shall revert to the surplus account in the general fund, and may be reappropriated by the governor to the ensuing fiscal year and made immediately available for the same purposes as the former appropriations; provided, that the disposition of unexpended or unencumbered appropriations for the general assembly and legislative agencies shall be determined by the joint committee on legislative affairs, and written notification given thereof to the state controller within twenty (20) days after the end of the fiscal year; and furthermore that the disposition of unexpended or unencumbered appropriations for the judiciary, shall be determined by the state court administrator, and written notification given thereof to the state controller within twenty (20) days after the end of the fiscal year.
(b) The governor shall submit a report of such reappropriations to the chairperson of the house finance committee and the chairperson of the senate finance committee of each reappropriation stating the general revenue appropriation, the unexpended or unencumbered balance, the amount reappropriated, and a explanation of the reappropriation and the reason for the reappropriation by August 15 of each year.
(P.L. 1935, ch. 2250, § 12; G.L. 1938, ch. 7, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 35-3-15; P.L. 1968, ch. 99, § 4; P.L. 1990, ch. 65, art. 79, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 16, § 11; P.L. 2003, ch. 376, art. 43, § 1.)