126.15 Adjusting capital or operating budgets.

If the director of budget and management determines that adjustments to the capital or operating budgets are required because of the reorganization of administrative agencies, the transfer of programs, the creation of new funds, the modification of capital projects, or the consolidation of funds, as authorized by an act of the general assembly, the director may both require the head of the administering agency to certify the estimated amount of the cash balance to be transferred to the receiving fund and transfer the estimated amount to the receiving fund when needed to make payment. Not more than thirty days after certifying the estimated amount, the head of the administering agency shall certify to the director the final amount to be transferred. The director shall adjust the amount transferred to reflect any difference between the estimated amount transferred and the final amount.

The director of budget and management may cancel encumbrances and reestablish encumbrances or parts of encumbrances as needed in the appropriate funds and appropriation items for the same purposes and same vendors. The director may transfer appropriation authority necessary to reestablish such encumbrances in a different fund or appropriation item within an agency or between agencies as the director determines necessary. The director shall reduce each of the appropriation balances of each fiscal year by the amount of the encumbrances canceled in the respective funds or appropriation items.

The director also may transfer any unencumbered or unallotted balances to the appropriate line item to be used for the same purposes.

Cite as R.C. § 126.15

History. Effective Date: 03-18-1999