How can I pay bills for goods/services received over a year ago and not paid before fiscal year end?
There is statutory authority to submit vendor’s claims that are more than one fiscal year, but less than four years old to the Legislature. Only appropriated funds are eligible for payment under the Relief Bill. There must be sufficient authority remaining in the lapsed appropriation for the fiscal year of the claim to be included in the Relief Bill which is approved by the Legislature for payment. (A.R.S. § 35-191, C.) As with administrative adjustments, line item integrity is not lost. Every December, the ADOA-GAO sends letters to all agencies requesting invoices that meet the General Relief Bill criteria. Agencies submitting items for inclusion in this bill should be ready to testify before the legislature regarding their request, if necessary.