Gov't Code Section 403.021
(a)In this section, “state agency” has the meaning assigned by Section 403.013 (Report to Governor).
(b)A state agency that expends appropriated funds shall report into the uniform statewide accounting system all payables and binding encumbrances by appropriation account for the first three quarters of the current appropriation year within 30 days after the close of each quarter. A state agency shall report payables and binding encumbrances for all appropriation years annually to the comptroller and the Legislative Budget Board no later than October 30 of each year.
(c)Payables and binding encumbrances must be reported for all appropriations in the format that the comptroller prescribes.
(d)On November 1 of each fiscal year, the comptroller shall lapse all unencumbered nonconstruction appropriation balances for all prior appropriation years based on the payables and binding encumbrances reported.
(e)If a state agency submits a valid claim against a prior year’s appropriation 30 days or more after the reporting due date, the comptroller shall reinstate the agency’s appropriations to the extent of the claim.
(f)If a state agency submits a claim that is legally payable against an appropriation for an earlier year and the balance of the appropriation is insufficient to pay the claim, then the comptroller may reopen the appropriation to pay the claim. A claim is legally payable from an appropriation only if the appropriation was encumbered to pay the claim before the expiration of the appropriation.
(g)Each state agency shall reconcile all expenditures, binding encumbrances, payables, and accrued expenditures, as reported in the uniform statewide accounting system, with the state agency’s strategic planning and budget structure, as reported in the automated budget and evaluation system. Each state agency shall report in the automated budget and evaluation system a method of financing as provided in the General Appropriations Act. The Legislative Budget Board, after consultation with the comptroller, shall determine a schedule for the reconciliation required by this subsection.
(h)The comptroller may adopt rules to administer this section.
Section 403.021 — Encumbrance Reports,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.403.htm#403.021 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).