New York Consolidated Laws, State Finance Law - STF § 24. Budget bills

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1. The budget submitted annually by the governor shall be simultaneously accompanied by a bill or bills for all proposed appropriations and reappropriations and for the proposed measures of taxation or other legislation, if any, recommended therein.  Such bills shall be submitted by the governor and shall be known as budget bills.

(a) For all non-federal state operations appropriations, such bill or bills shall only contain itemized appropriations and shall be made, where practicable, by agency and within each agency by program and within each program at the following level of detail and in the following order:

(i) by fund type, which at a minimum shall include general fund, special revenue-other funds, capital projects funds, and debt service funds;

(ii) for personal service appropriations, separate appropriations shall be made for regular personal service, temporary personal service, and holiday and overtime pay;

(iii) for nonpersonal service appropriations, separate appropriations shall be made for supplies and materials, travel, contractual services, equipment, and fringe benefits, as appropriate.

(b) Any appropriation for temporary assistance for needy families, the environmental protection fund, and the medical assistance program, shall only contain itemized appropriations which shall not be in the form of lump sum appropriations, provided, however, for the purposes of the medical assistance program, itemized appropriations shall consist of categories-of-service with separate appropriations for hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient and emergency room, clinic, nursing home, other long-term care, managed care, pharmacy, dental, transportation, and other non-institutional services.

2. (a) On or after January first, nineteen hundred eighty-four, no budget bill submitted by the governor may include any proposed appropriation or reappropriation for any capital project which is not included in the capital plan presented as part of the budget submitted pursuant to section twenty-two of this article.  Each proposed appropriation or reappropriation for a capital project shall bear the capital plan project reference number or numbers to which it shall pertain, and shall be classified into the same category as the associated capital project or projects have been classified in such capital plan.  Reappropriations of appropriations effective for fiscal years beginning prior to April first, nineteen hundred eighty-four may be presented by the categories of appropriation contained in the bill originally enacting such appropriation.

(b) On or after January first, two thousand ten, any budget bill submitted by the governor containing a proposed appropriation from the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund shall be itemized to show the following information for each such appropriation:

(i) each amount appropriated from the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund for capital purposes;

(ii) the amount of each such appropriation to be used for personal service expenses;  and

(iii) the amount of each such appropriation to be used for non-personal service expenses.

3. Any appropriation for maintenance undistributed shall be shown as apportioned among the items covered to the extent practicable.

4. Any appropriation added to such budget bills, pursuant to section four of article seven of the constitution , shall only contain itemized appropriations which shall not be in the form of lump sum appropriations, and provided further that for all non-federal state operations appropriations, such bill or bills shall only contain itemized appropriations and shall be made, where practicable, by agency, and within each agency by program and within each program at the following level of detail and in the following order:

(a) by fund type, which at a minimum shall include general fund, special revenue-other funds, capital projects funds and debt service funds;

(b) for personal service appropriations, separate appropriations shall be made for regular personal service, temporary personal service, and holiday and overtime pay;

(c) for nonpersonal service appropriations, separate appropriations shall be made for supplies and materials, travel, contractual services, equipment and fringe benefits, as appropriate.

5. Any appropriation added pursuant to section four of article seven of the constitution without designating a grantee shall be allocated only pursuant to a plan setting forth an itemized list of grantees with the amount to be received by each, or the methodology for allocating such appropriation.  Such plan shall be subject to the approval of the chair of the senate finance committee, the chair of the assembly ways and means committee, and the director of the budget, and thereafter shall be included in a concurrent resolution calling for the expenditure of such monies, which resolution must be approved by a majority vote of all members elected to each house upon a roll call vote.

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