126.08 Director of budget and management - powers and duties.

The director of budget and management may exercise control over the financial transactions of state agencies, including approving, disapproving, voiding, or invalidating encumbrances or transactions, except those in the judicial and legislative branches, by:

(A) Requiring encumbrancing documents or any other financial information to be submitted to the director to evaluate the legality of an expenditure, except that the director shall not disapprove any encumbrancing document submitted by the attorney general, auditor of state, secretary of state, or treasurer of state unless there is an insufficient unobligated balance in the appropriation or the encumbrance does not meet all other legal requirements. Those portions of an appropriation that are encumbered are not available for expenditure for any purpose other than that indicated on the encumbrancing document. If any requirements of the director regarding the submission of encumbrancing documents or other financial information are not complied with, or if any encumbrancing document is disapproved in whole or in part, the director shall notify the submitting agency thereof and shall not authorize payment unless the reasons for disapproval are corrected.

(B) Requiring the allocation and allotment of any appropriation by quarter or by any other period of time.

(C) Reporting to the attorney general for such action, civil or criminal, as the attorney general considers necessary, all facts showing improper payment of public money or misappropriation of public property;

(D) By adopting rules for carrying into effect any powers granted by this chapter.

Cite as R.C. § 126.08

History. Effective Date: 07-01-1985; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007