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North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 143C: State Budget Act.

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Article 1 - General Provisions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-1-1 143C-1-1. Purpose and definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-1-2 143C-1-2. Appropriations: constitutional requirement; reversions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-1-3 143C-1-3. Fund types.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-1-4 143C-1-4. Interest earnings credited to the General Fund; interest earnings on Highway Fund and Highway Trust Fund credited to those funds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-1-5 143C-1-5. Chapter is applicable to The University of North Carolina.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - Director of the Budget. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-2-1 143C-2-1. Governor is Director of the Budget.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-2-2 143C-2-2. Collection of State Budget Statistics.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-2-3 143C-2-3. Fiscal analysis required for any State agency bill that affects the budget.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-2-4 143C-2-4. Director of the Budget may direct State Treasurer to borrow money for certain payments.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-2-5 143C-2-5. Grants and contracts database.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-2-6 143C-2-6. Contents of database and Web site.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Development of the Governor's Recommended Budget. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-3-1 143C-3-1. Budget estimate for the legislative branch.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-3-2 143C-3-2. Budget estimate for the judicial branch.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-3-3 143C-3-3. Budget requests from State agencies in the executive branch.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-3-4 143C-3-4. Budget requests from non-State entities.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-3-5 143C-3-5. Budget recommendations and budget message.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - Budget Requirements. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-4-1 143C-4-1. Annual balanced budget.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-4-2 143C-4-2. Savings Reserve Account and appropriation of General Fund unreserved fund balance.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-4-3 143C-4-3. Repairs and Renovations Reserve.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-4-4 143C-4-4. Contingency and Emergency Fund.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-4-5 143C-4-5. Non-State match restrictions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-4-6 143C-4-6. General Fund operating budget size limited.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-4-7 143C-4-7. Limit on number of permanent positions budgeted.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 5 - Enactment of the Budget. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-5-1 143C-5-1. Rules for the introduction of the Governor's appropriations bills.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-5-2 143C-5-2. Order of appropriations bills.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-5-3 143C-5-3. Availability statement required.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-5-4 143C-5-4. Enactment deadline; procedures to be followed when the Current Operations Appropriations Act does not become law prior to the end of certain fiscal years.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-5-5 143C-5-5. Committee report used to construe intent of budget acts.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 6 - Administration of the Budget. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-1 143C-6-1. Budget enacted by the General Assembly; certified budgets of State agencies.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-2 143C-6-2. Methods to avoid deficit.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-3 143C-6-3. Allotments.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-4 143C-6-4. Budget Adjustments Authorized.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-5 143C-6-5. No expenditures for purposes for which the General Assembly has considered but not enacted an appropriation; no fee increases that the General Assembly has rejected.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-5.5 143C-6-5.5. Limitation on use of State funds for abortions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-6 143C-6-6. Positions included in the State Payroll.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-7 143C-6-7. Compliance with Chapter and appropriations acts by State agencies.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-8 143C-6-8. State agencies may incur financial obligations only if authorized by the Director of the Budget and subject to the availability of appropriated funds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-9 143C-6-9. Use of lapsed salary savings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-10 143C-6-10. Flexible compensation plan.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-11 143C-6-11. Highway appropriation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-12 143C-6-12. Quarterly report on State agency reorganizations and movements of positions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-13 143C-6-13: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-14 143C-6-14: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-15 143C-6-15: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-16 143C-6-16: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-17 143C-6-17: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-18 143C-6-18: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-19 143C-6-19: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-20 143C-6-20: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-21 143C-6-21. Payments to nonprofits.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-22 143C-6-22. Use of State funds by non-State entities.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-6-23 143C-6-23. State grant funds: administration; oversight and reporting requirements.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 7 - Federal and Other Receipts. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-7-1 143C-7-1. Funds creating an obligation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-7-2 143C-7-2. Federal Block Grants.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 8 - Budgeting Capital Improvement Projects. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-8-1 143C-8-1. Legislative intent; purpose.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-8-2 143C-8-2: Repealed by Session Laws 2016-119, s. 2(b), effective July 28, 2016.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-8-3 143C-8-3. Capital improvement needs criteria.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-8-4 143C-8-4. Agency capital improvement needs estimates.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-8-5 143C-8-5. Six-year capital improvements plan.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-8-6 143C-8-6. Recommendations for capital improvements set forth in the Recommended State Budget.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-8-7 143C-8-7. When a State agency may begin a capital improvement project.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-8-8 143C-8-8. When a State agency may increase the cost of a capital improvement project.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-8-9 143C-8-9. When a State agency may change the scope of a capital improvement project.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-8-10 143C-8-10. Project Reserve Account.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-8-11 143C-8-11. Reversion of appropriation; lapse of project authorization; transfer of funds remaining after project completion.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-8-12 143C-8-12. Capital improvement projects from sources other than the General Fund.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 9 - Special Funds and Fee Reports. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-9-1 143C-9-1. Medicaid Special Fund; transfers to Department of Health and Human Services.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-9-2 143C-9-2. Trust Fund for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services and Bridge Funding Needs.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-9-3 143C-9-3. Settlement Reserve Fund.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-9-4 143C-9-4. Biennial fee report.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-9-5 143C-9-5. Assignment to the State of rights to tobacco manufacturer escrow funds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-9-6 143C-9-6: Repealed by Session Laws 2016-94, s. 15.2(e), effective July 1, 2016.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-9-7 143C-9-7. Indian Gaming Education Revenue Fund.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-9-8 143C-9-8: Repealed by Session Laws 2016-94, s. 15.2(e), effective July 1, 2016.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 10 - Penalties. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-10-1 143C-10-1. Offenses for violation of Chapter.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-10-2 143C-10-2. Civil liability for violation of Chapter.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 143C-10-3 143C-10-3. Suspension from office or impeachment for refusal to comply with Chapter.[HTML] [RTF]