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(a)(1)(A) A state agency may pay carryover obligations of the state that were incurred on or before June 30 of the current fiscal year up to forty-five (45) days after the end of the current fiscal year.
(B) The carryover obligations must be supported by purchase documents with corresponding receipts for the goods or services that have been recorded as received in the state's financial management system by June 30 of the fiscal year previous to the fiscal year in which the carryover obligations are requested to be paid.
(2) The payments of the carryover obligations shall be charged against appropriations and fund cash balances of the fiscal year in which the obligations were incurred.
(3) Any payments for carryover obligations that are not supported by the documents as required in this subsection, or which are requested to be paid after forty-five (45) days following June 30 of the fiscal year previous to the fiscal year in which the carryover obligations are requested to be paid, shall be charged to the appropriations and fund cash balances of the then-current fiscal year.
(b) In the event such voucher or vouchers are approved for payment, the Auditor of State shall issue his or her warrants in payment of them not later than two (2) weeks following the receipt of the vouchers from the Department of Finance and Administration.
(c)(1) In the event of a just claim against any state agency, when the claim is submitted too late for payment in the manner prescribed in this section and the state agency affected has an appropriation for the same purpose for the fiscal period following that period in which the claim was incurred, then the disbursing agent may draw his or her voucher in the payment of the claim against the new appropriation, but only in the event there were sufficient funds and appropriations for the prior year to cover the claim.
(2) Otherwise, the claim must be submitted to the Arkansas State Claims Commission for payment.
(d)(1)(A) In the event a biweekly pay period for personal services, as defined in §§ 19-4-521 and 19-4-1607, commences in the closing period of one (1) fiscal period and either ends in the following fiscal year or is paid in the following fiscal year, then the payment of the obligation may be made in whole from the appropriation for either fiscal period, as determined by the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State.
(B) However, in no event shall any obligation be incurred unless there are funds on hand or estimated to become available to meet the obligation when it becomes due.
(2)(A) For purposes of wages and compensation, the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State may determine the starting date of authorized job classifications and positions to coincide with the payment of the obligation under subdivision (d)(1) of this section.
(B) However, the determination under subdivision (d)(2)(A) of this section shall not cause any state fiscal year to be charged with fewer than twenty-six (26) or more than twenty-seven (27) biweekly pay periods.
(e)(1) All state agencies may carry over from the first fiscal year of any biennium to the second fiscal year of the biennium any unexpended appropriations and funds to the extent necessary to pay for items or commodities ordered at least ninety (90) days prior to the end of the first fiscal year but not received until after the end of the first fiscal year, if the purchase of such items and commodities is substantiated by a written contract resulting from the receipt of a formal bid.
(2)(A) All state agencies may carry over from the first fiscal year of any biennium to the second fiscal year of the biennium any unexpended maintenance and operation appropriations and funds, as defined under § 19-4-522, to the extent necessary to pay for renovation and minor and major repairs under the jurisdiction of the Building Authority Division which were under contract at least ninety (90) days prior to the end of the first fiscal year but which will not be completed until after the end of the first fiscal year and are substantiated by written contracts.
(B) This carryover provision shall apply only to appropriations and funds involving maintenance and operations.
(3) This subsection shall be supplemental to any other authority granted any state agency by law to carry forward unexpended fund balances from one (1) fiscal year to another.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 19. Public Finance § 19-4-702. Time limits for presenting vouchers - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-19-public-finance/ar-code-sect-19-4-702.html
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