§4-11-1. Legislative findings and purpose.
The Legislature finds and declares that in order to carry out
its responsibility for the enactment of all appropriations needed
for the operation of state government, the Legislature needs
continuous and accurate accounts of the amounts and purposes of all
federal funds being requested, received or expended by the various
agencies and departments of the state. The Legislature further
finds and declares that the increased availability of and reliance
on federal financial assistance has a substantial impact upon the
programs, priorities and fiscal affairs of the state. It is the
purpose of this article to clarify and specify the role of the
Legislature in appropriating federal funds received by the state
and in prescribing, by general law, the required form and detail of
the itemization and classification of proposed appropriations to
assure that state purposes are served and legislative priorities
are adhered to by the acceptance and use of such funds.