Appropriation Process Flow Chart and Bill Example
Figure 1 - Appropriation Flowchart example
The legislature determines how much an agency can spend within different Funds and “programs" (Budget Units) in Appropriation bills. The following is an example of a bill.
LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO
First Regular Session – 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 346
BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
APPROPRIATING MONEYS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000; EXPRESSING LEGISLATIVE INTENT WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN EXPENDITURES; REAPPROPRIATING CERTAIN UNEXPENDED AND UNENCUMBERED BALANCES; SETTING CONDITIONS FOR REAPPROPRIATIONS; AND LIMITING THE NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT POSITIONS.
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated to the Department of Correction the following amounts, to be expended for the designated programs according to the standard classifications from the listed funds for the period July 1, 1999, through June 30, 2000:
FOR FOR FOR TRUSTEE AND
PERSONNEL OPERATING CAPITAL BENEFIT
COSTS EXPENDITURES OUTLAY PAYMENTS TOTAL
General Fund $ 2,944,500 $ 2,235,000 $ 200,000 $ 5,059,300 $10,438,800
Federal Grant Fund 180,500 1,544,500 1,725,000
Miscellaneous Rev Fund 800 7,200 8,000
TOTAL $ 2,945,300 $ 2,422,700 $ 200,000 $ 6,603,800 $ 12,171,800
II. IDAHO STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION:
Penitentiary Endowment Fund $ 2,362,000 $ 8,578,800 $ 23,300 $ 272,700 $ 11,236,800
TOTAL $ 5,577,300 $11,001,500 $ 223,300 $ 6,876,500 $ 23,408,600
SECTION 2. There is hereby reappropriated to the Department of Correction, the unexpended and unencumbered balance of any appropriation made to the Idaho State Correctional Institution program for the period July 1, 1998, through June 30, 1999, to be used for nonrecurring expenditures only for the period July 1, 1999, through June 30, 2000.
SECTION 3. The reappropriation granted in Section 3 of this act shall be subject to the following provisions: (1) If the unexpended and unencumbered balance in the General Fund on June 30, 1999, is zero, the reappropriation of General Funds in Section 3 of this act is hereby declared to be null and void. (2) If the unexpended and unencumbered balance in the General Fund on June 30, 1999, is greater than zero but less than the total General Fund re-appropriation authority granted to all state agencies, the amount of General Funds reappropriated in Section 3 of this act shall be in the proportion that the reappropriation for the State Agency bears to the total General Fund reappropriation authority granted to all state agencies.
SECTION 4. In accordance with Section 67-3519, Idaho Code, the Department of Correction is authorized no more than one thousand three hundred fifty-two and sixty-nine hundredths (1,352.69) full-time equivalent positions at any point during the period July 1, 1999, through June 30, 2000, for the programs specified in Section 1 of this act, unless specifically authorized by the Governor. The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee will be notified promptly of any increased positions so authorized.