Gov't Code Section 403.092
Temporary Transfer of Surplus and Other Cash
(a)To allow efficient management of the cash flow of the general revenue fund and to avoid a temporary cash deficiency in that fund, the comptroller may transfer available cash, except constitutionally dedicated revenues, between funds that are managed by or in the custody of the comptroller. As soon as practicable the comptroller shall return the available cash to the fund from which it was transferred. The comptroller shall preserve the equity of the fund from which the cash was transferred and shall allocate the earned interest as if the transfer had not been made.
(b)If the comptroller submits a statement under Article III, Section 49a, of the Texas Constitution when available cash transferred under Subsection (a) is in the general revenue fund, the comptroller shall indicate in that statement that the transferred available cash is in the general revenue fund, is a liability of that fund, and is not available for appropriation by the legislature except as necessary to return cash to the fund from which it was transferred as required by Subsection (a).
(c)The comptroller may temporarily transfer cash from the general revenue fund to a special fund in the state treasury or to an account in the general revenue fund if:
(1)the transfer contributes toward minimizing the state’s interest liability under the Cash Management Improvement Act of 1990 (31 U.S.C. Section 6501 et seq.) by delaying the receipt of federal money;
(2)the amount transferred does not exceed the amount necessary for the comptroller to process a payroll claim that a state agency submits before the end of the payroll period under Section 403.072 (Payroll Claims);
(3)the comptroller determines before the transfer occurs that other money is not available to process the payroll claim;
(4)before the transfer occurs, the comptroller is notified by the state agency whose payroll claim will be processed that the federal government is legally required to provide by payday sufficient money to pay the claim;
(5)the transfer does not occur earlier than the 10th day before payday; and
(6)the amount transferred is returned to the general revenue fund as soon as possible after the federal money is received but not later than payday.
(c)(1) The comptroller may temporarily transfer cash from the general revenue fund to the petroleum storage tank remediation fund during the 1996-1997 biennium for the purpose of paying reimbursement claims against that fund that are filed with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission on or before August 31, 1995, and for paying the necessary expenses associated with the administration of that fund. The amount of cash to be transferred shall not exceed $120 million. The transfer shall be made on September 1, 1995, or as soon as practicable thereafter.
(2)Notwithstanding other law, $80 million of the fees collected under Section 26.3574 (Fee on Delivery of Certain Petroleum Products), Water Code, shall be deposited to the credit of the general revenue fund not later than August 31, 1996, and $40 million of those fees shall be deposited to the credit of that fund not later than May 31, 1997. The remaining fees collected under that section in excess of the amounts required by this subdivision to be deposited to the credit of the general revenue fund shall be deposited to the credit of the petroleum storage tank remediation fund.
(3)The amount transferred under Subdivision (1) is a receivable of the general revenue fund for the purpose of statements that the comptroller submits under Article III, Section 49a, of the Texas Constitution. The transferred amount is available for appropriation by the legislature.
(4)This subsection expires on the latter of August 31, 1997, or the date of full repayment to the general revenue fund of the amount required under Subdivision (2).
(d)The amount transferred under Subsection (c) is a receivable of the general revenue fund for the purposes of statements that the comptroller submits under Article III, Section 49a, of the Texas Constitution. The transferred amount is available for appropriation by the legislature.
(e)The comptroller may adopt procedures and rules to administer Subsections (c) and (d).
Section 403.092 — Temporary Transfer of Surplus and Other Cash,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.403.htm#403.092 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).