2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3210. Appropriations - Allocations - Allotments - Reports.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-3210 (2018)

(a) All appropriations made by the Legislature for state educational institutions of the State System shall be made to the State Regents in consolidated form, indicating the amount appropriated from the General Revenue Fund and each special fund, without reference to the amount appropriated to any particular institution. On April 1 of each year, or as soon thereafter as possible, but not later than June 15 of each year, the State Regents shall certify to the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services such portions of the consolidated appropriation as they shall have allocated to each institution from the General Revenue Fund and each special fund for the next fiscal year and the amount of the allocation for each institution which is to be reserved for the purpose authorized by subsection B of Section 34.53 of Title 62 of the Oklahoma Statutes. The Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall allocate the revenue deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the General Revenue Fund to a cash account for each institution or special appropriation, and to any unallocated portion of such consolidated appropriations, on a percentage basis in the same manner as provided by law for allocations of cash to Legislative appropriations for other departments and institutions.

(b) The State Regents may make additional allocations from the consolidated appropriation to any institution during the year but they shall not decrease the amount allocated to any institution during the year. Where an additional allocation is made to an institution, the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall make such adjustment by decreasing the consolidated appropriation balance and increasing the appropriation of the institution or institutions to which the additional allocation is made. At the same time he shall make an adjustment between the cash accounts by reducing the consolidated cash account and increasing the institution's cash account, giving the institution or institutions credit in cash for that portion of revenue which has already been allocated to that portion of the consolidated appropriation transferred, thereby transferring the percentage of cash which belongs to the additional allocation made from the consolidated appropriation. Thereafter, the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall increase the revenue allocations to each of the educational institutions which have received additional allocations so that such allocations shall take into consideration the original allocation plus the additional allocation from the consolidated appropriation. The State Regents may make additional allocations each month of the fiscal year but such allocations for all institutions shall be certified to the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services at the same time and shall not take effect until the first day of the month following the month in which such additional allocations are certified to the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. The cash allocated to all of the institutions shall never exceed the amount of revenue which would have been allocated to the consolidated appropriation had such consolidated appropriation never been divided. The division of cash among the several institutions shall be considered a division of the revenue which would have been allocated to the consolidated account.

(c) Both the cash allocations and the appropriation allotments shall be considered cumulative in that the balance unexpended or unencumbered at the end of any month of the fiscal year shall add to the amount allocated during the subsequent months so that the fiscal year shall be considered as a unit.

(d) The appropriations allocated by the State Regents to each institution for the year on June 15 shall be set up in the same manner as other departments and institutions for contractual purposes except as otherwise provided in this section.

(e) Financial documents arising from the appropriation allocations to each institution shall be filed with the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services in the same manner and at the same time as is now provided by law.

(f) Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to change existing laws relating to the apportionment of cash to Section 13 or New College Funds for each of the institutions which under present laws receive monies from such sources. Provided, that nothing herein shall be construed to give the State Regents authority to take money from the revolving fund of one institution and give it to another institution. Revolving funds of all of the constituent institutions shall operate as a continuing appropriation under the law creating each such revolving fund which allocates the revenue collected by each such institution to the revolving fund of that institution. None of such institutions shall incur obligations against such revolving fund in excess of the unencumbered balance of surplus cash on hand. Such revolving funds shall be nonfiscal year appropriations, and shall be disbursed by warrants issued by the State Treasurer.

(g) No expenditure from any of the revolving funds of the various institutions shall be made for any purpose, except that for which said portion of said fund was specifically collected; provided, that when any portion of any of such revolving funds shall not be needed for the purpose for which the same was collected, the State Regents may, upon the request of the Board of Regents of any institution, authorize such Board of Regents to expend such unneeded balance of such revolving fund for any other purpose which, in the opinion of the State Regents, shall be necessary or desirable in the conduct of such institution.

(h) The Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shall make monthly reports to the institutions and agencies comprising the State System indicating, by classification of funds, the amounts allotted by the State Regents, the cumulative expenditures at the end of each month, the unexpended balances, the encumbrances outstanding, and the unencumbered balances at the end of the month.

(i) The State Regents shall direct the disposition of such funds as the Legislature shall appropriate, which funds shall be allocated to the state educational institutions entitled thereto under the provisions of, and in accordance with, the Enabling Act and the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma, for the support of such state educational institutions.

Added by Laws 1965, c. 396, § 210, eff. July 1, 1965. Amended by Laws 1979, c. 47, § 80, emerg. eff. April 9, 1979; Laws 1999, c. 371, § 6, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 626.

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