Traveling expenses; receipted bills; per diem
Sec. 2. In all accounts rendered for traveling expenses, receipted bills for each item, except railroad fare, shall be submitted. However, the budget agency, in cooperation with the department of administration, is authorized to fix per diem or per diems in lieu of traveling expenses, other than transportation, in such amounts as they deem proper and equitable but in no case shall such per diem exceed the amount established in the appropriation act. When per diem is fixed receipted bills for each item are not necessary. Per diem when fixed may include meals, lodging, and all other traveling expenses except transportation. It will be sufficient in items covering railroad fare to verify same, if advisable, by referring to published tariff rates, and auto transportation shall be at the rate not to exceed the rate provided in the appropriation act. Constructive charges shall be eliminated from all vouchers, and under no circumstances shall the appropriation of the succeeding fiscal year be anticipated by predecessor.
(Formerly: Acts 1897, c.115, s.2; Acts 1941, c.59, s.1; Acts 1947, c.292, s.1.) As amended by Acts 1977, P.L.28, SEC.18; P.L.18-1991, SEC.1.
Expense and salary per diems; minimum adjustment
Sec. 2.1. (a) Notwithstanding any other laws to the contrary, any per diem that is paid from state funds for travel, lodging, or meals and that is authorized by statute in an amount that is less than the
amount prescribed, pursuant to section 2 of this chapter, by the state
budget agency for that particular per diem is hereby set at that
amount prescribed by the state budget agency.
(b) Notwithstanding any other laws to the contrary, any salary per diem that is paid from state funds and that is authorized by statute in an amount that is less than thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per day is hereby set at thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per day or at any other amount as may be established by the general assembly after July 1, 1977.
As added by Acts 1977, P.L.27, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.3-2008, SEC.4.
Literal following of items of appropriation act; diversion of appropriations
Sec. 3. In the accounting for moneys expended, the items of the appropriation act shall be literally followed and in no case shall moneys appropriated for one (1) specific purpose be diverted for the purposes of another.
(Formerly: Acts 1897, c.115, s.3.)
State auditor; refusal to issue warrants; charging back deficient vouchers
Sec. 4. The auditor of state is hereby authorized and empowered, where the provisions of sections 1, 2, and 3 of this chapter are not literally and specifically followed, and where the terms of the appropriation act have been violated, to refuse issue of warrants, and if, in the examination of vouchers rendered by any departments of state government, any violations of any sections 1, 2, and 3 of this chapter are found to have been made where warrant has been issued, then he shall charge back to the proper department the deficient vouchers, and refuse further issue of warrants until the state has been given the proper credit for the amounts held to be irregular and void.
(Formerly: Acts 1897, c.115, s.4.) As amended by P.L.5-1984, SEC.36.