§5-1A-1. Legislative findings and purposes.
The Legislature finds and declares that section fifty-one,
article six of the constitution, known as the "modern budget
amendment," authorizes the Legislature to prescribe by law the form
and detail of the itemization and classification of the proposed
appropriations of the budget bill submitted to it by the governor,
and that said section further authorizes the Legislature to enact
such laws, not inconsistent with said section, as may be necessary
and proper to carry out its provisions. The Legislature further
finds and declares that said section makes the Legislature solely
responsible for enacting all appropriations needed for the
operation of state government, and that in carrying out such
responsibility, the Legislature requires a continuous and timely
flow of accurate information relative to the financial condition of
the state, the needs and operations of the various agencies and
departments of the state, and the amounts and purposes of all
funds, including federal funds, being requested, received or
expended by such agencies and departments from sources other than
the revenues of the state.
Therefore, it is the purpose of this article to implement the
aforementioned provisions of the constitution, to enable the
Legislature to carry out its constitutional responsibility by
prescribing the form and detail of the itemization and
classification of the proposed appropriations of the budget bill
submitted to the Legislature by the governor, and in conjunction with the provisions of this act amending certain sections of
articles one and two, chapter five-a, and section three, article
four, chapter twelve, to ensure that the Legislature will be
furnished the information needed to discharge such responsibility.
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