Sponsors: Senator Williams, Senator Martinz Humenik, Representative Thurlow, Representative Singer
The bill specifies that a department, institution, or agency of the state, including any institution of higher education, may, may request permission to expend money differently from the authority granted by an appropriation for a capital construction budget item if the project for which the appropriation was made requires a nonmonetary adjustment for its timely continuation and the nonmonetary adjustment is due to unforeseen circumstances arising while the general assembly in not in session. This bill essentially updates statute to include new technology. The bill was passed unanimously in the Senate and with overwhelming bipartisan support in the House. The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature.