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SECTION 24
Budget bills
State Finance (STF) CHAPTER 56, ARTICLE 3
§ 24. Budget bills. 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.