Relief Bill items are due to the GAO no later than December 11, 2020.
During the next regular session of the legislature, any unpaid claims for goods or services received from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019 (FY17 through FY19) will be considered for inclusion in the Relief Bill. A.R.S. § 35-191.C. provides the statutory authority for submission to the legislature of unpaid claims that are more than one fiscal year old, but less than four fiscal years old.
The appropriation line item from which the claim is to be paid must have a reverted balance sufficient to pay the claim. Claims will not be considered for inclusion in the Relief Bill by the GAO unless there is sufficient reversion. If the reverted balance is insufficient or if there was no reversion in the appropriation line item, the agency may present the claim to the legislature as a supplemental appropriation request.
Claims that meet Relief Bill criteria should be clearly identified as Relief Bill items and attached to a BGA90 document along with any other supporting documentation. The BGA90 document must be submitted electronically to the GAO no later than December 11, 2020. Agencies must provide an explanation of why the claim(s) was/were not paid in a timely manner to be considered for inclusion in the Relief Bill. Supporting documentation should be sufficient to verify the order date and receipt date of merchandise or services. Please submit BGA90s with supporting documents as soon as possible, but not later than December 11, 2020.
For Relief Bill Instructions and Procedures, please go on the GAO website in the AFIS Information webpage at: https://gao.az.gov/afis/afis-information
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the GAO Budget Team at [email protected].