§12-3-15. Expenditures for institutions in excess of
appropriations; unauthorized debts; use in part
payment of appropriation for whole payment.
It shall be unlawful for any such officer, board, body or
person to expend for the erection, improvement or repair of any
building or structure, or for the purchase of any real estate or
other property, or upon any contract or undertaking whatsoever to
be performed in whole or in part by the state, any sum exceeding
that which shall have been appropriated or authorized therefor by
the Legislature, nor shall they incur any debt or obligation on
any such account not expressly authorized by the Legislature, nor
use in part payment only upon the purchase or construction of any
land or structure any sum which shall have been appropriated or
authorized by the Legislature in full payment for such object.