§12-3-12. Expiration of unexpended appropriations.

Every appropriation which is payable out of the general revenue, or so much thereof as may remain undrawn at the end of the year for which made, shall be deemed to have expired at the end of the year for which it is made, and no warrant shall thereafter be issued upon it: Provided, That warrants may be drawn through the thirty-first day of July after the end of the year for which the appropriation is made if the warrants are in payment of bills for such year and have been encumbered by the budget office prior to July first; but appropriations for buildings and land or capital outlay shall remain in effect, and shall not be deemed to have expired until the end of three years after the passage of the act by which such appropriations are made: Provided, however, That if such thirty-first day of July is on Saturday, then warrants may only be drawn through the Friday immediately preceding such Saturday, but if such thirty-first day of July is on Sunday, the warrants may be drawn through the Monday immediately following such Sunday.

The Legislature may expire or provide for the expiration of any appropriation prior to the end of the fiscal year for which it is made.