Usa Alaska

USA Statutes : alaska
Title : Public Finance
Chapter : Chapter 25. Appropriations

Repealed or Renumbered

Repealed or Renumbered

An appropriation made for a capital project is valid for the life of the project and the unexpended balance shall be carried forward to subsequent fiscal years. Between July 1 and August 31 of each fiscal year, a statement supporting the amount of the unexpended balance required to complete the projects for which the initial appropriation was made and the amount that may be lapsed shall be recorded with the Department of Administration.

(a) The unexpended balance of a one-year appropriation authorized in an appropriation bill lapses on June 30 of the fiscal year for which appropriated. However, a valid obligation (encumbrance) existing on June 30 is automatically reappropriated for the fiscal year beginning on the succeeding July 1 if it is recorded with the Department of Administration by August 31 of the succeeding fiscal year.

(b) A valid approved claim arising from a prior year for which the appropriation has lapsed shall be paid from the current year's appropriations if this claim does not exceed the balance lapsed.

(c) University receipts received on or before June 30 of a fiscal year in excess of the amount expended for that year may be expended in the succeeding fiscal year if an appropriation of university receipts has been made for the succeeding fiscal year. The amount of university receipts expended in a fiscal year may not exceed the amount of university receipts appropriated for that year.

(d) The University of Alaska shall, in the report required under AS 14.40.190, report the amount of university receipts received in one year and expended in the succeeding fiscal year.

(e) In this section, 'university receipts' has the meaning given in AS 14.40.491.

(a) Except as provided in (b) of this section, unless federal law requires otherwise, a state agency may not disburse money unless the disbursement is made

(1) by an electronic funds transfer to an account in a financial institution; or

(2) from an account established by the state agency by contract with a financial institution under which a person uses an electronic payment card issued by the financial institution to access the money.

(b) A state agency is not required to use the disbursement methods described in (a) of the section if

(1) another state law or federal law requires that disbursement be made by another disbursement method;

(2) use of the disbursement methods would cause substantial hardship to the recipient of the disbursement;

(3) not more than five disbursements will be made to a recipient, or, on average, to each recipient entitled to disbursement under the program for which the disbursements are made;

(4) a vendor or grantee elects not to be paid by the disbursement methods;

(5) the disbursement is to a state employee and

(A) is the only disbursement that the state agency will make to the employee for the employment; or

(B) it is in the best interests of the state agency or the employee to use another disbursement method to pay the employee; or

(6) use of another disbursement method is in the best interests of the state agency.

(c) The commissioner of administration shall adopt regulations to implement (b) of this section.

(d) A state agency is not liable to pay a fee imposed by a recipient's financial institution for a disbursement made under (a) of this section.

(e) In this section,

(1) 'disbursement' includes wages and other employment benefits;

(2) 'state agency' means a department, institution, board, commission, division, authority, public corporation, committee, or other administrative unit of the executive branch of state government, including the University of Alaska.