The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 705. Allotment of appropriations
(a) With the approval of the Governor, the Secretary of Administration, through the Commissioner of Finance and Management or such divisions of the Agency of Administration as the Commissioner may designate, shall have the following powers, duties, and functions:
(1) The authority to allot from time to time to each department, institution, and State agency the appropriation made by the General Assembly for the department, institution, or State agency. The allotment may be made on a monthly basis or as the work of the department, institution, and agency may progress.
(2) The keeping of such controlling accounts as may be necessary in order to determine the accuracy and limit of the expenditures made under the allotments.
(b) The departments, institutions, and agencies shall be governed by the allotments made as provided in this section and shall not at any time exceed the sums thus allotted.
(c) The authority conferred by this section is granted solely for the ministerial purpose of managing the State’s financial accounts. Nothing contained in this section shall authorize any decrease in any such appropriation. If allotments have been made, the Secretary shall report to the Joint Fiscal Committee on or before the 15th day of each quarter, identifying and describing the allotments made pursuant to the authority granted by this section during the preceding quarter. The provisions of 2 V.S.A. § 20(d) (expiration of required reports) shall not apply to the report to be made under this subsection. (Added 1959, No. 328 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; amended 1987, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 62, eff. June 13, 1988; 1995, No. 178 (Adj. Sess.), § 283; 2011, No. 3, § 89, eff. Feb. 17, 2011; 2013, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), § 64.)