(a) Any funds deposited in the state treasury by the department by mistake of fact
or mistake of law shall be refunded by warrant issued against the fund and credited
against the account in the state treasury into which the money was deposited. Refunds necessary to make the proper correction shall be appropriated by the general
(b) The comptroller may require written evidence from the director of the department
to indicate the reason for the mistake of fact or law before issuing the refund warrant
authorized in Subsection (a) of this section.
(c) This section does not apply to any funds that have been deposited under a written
contract or to any funds on deposit as of June 8, 1971, which are the subject of litigation
in any of the courts of this state or the United States.
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