North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 143C State Budget Act

Article 1 - General Provisions.

Article 2 - Director of the Budget.

Article 3 - Development of the Governor's Recommended Budget.

  • § 143C-3-1   Budget estimate for the legislative branch
    The Legislative Services Officer shall give the Director an estimate of the financial needs of the legislative branch for the upcoming fiscal period in accordance...
  • § 143C-3-2   Budget estimate for the judicial branch
    The Administrative Officer of the Courts shall give the Director an estimate of the financial needs of the judicial branch for the upcoming fiscal period...
  • § 143C-3-3   Budget requests from State agencies in the executive branch
    (a) General Provisions. A State agency that is not in the legislative or judicial branch of government shall submit its budget requests for the upcoming...
  • § 143C-3-4   Budget requests from non-State entities
    Unless otherwise provided by law, budget requests from non‑State entities shall be submitted to the Director or to a State agency designated by the Director....
  • § 143C-3-5   Budget recommendations and budget message
    (a) Budget Proposals. The Governor shall present budget recommendations, consistent with G.S. 143C‑3‑1, 143C‑3‑2, and 143C‑3‑3 to each regular session of the General Assembly at...

Article 4 - Budget Requirements.

  • § 143C-4-1   Annual balanced budget
    The budget recommended by the Governor and the budget enacted by the General Assembly shall be balanced and shall include two fiscal years beginning on...
  • § 143C-4-2   Savings Reserve Account and appropriation of General Fund unreserved fund balance
    (a) Creation and Source of Funds. The Savings Reserve Account is established as a reserve in the General Fund. The Controller shall reserve to the...
  • § 143C-4-3   Repairs and Renovations Reserve Account
    (a) Creation and Source of Funds. The Repairs and Renovations Reserve Account is established as a reserve in the General Fund. The State Controller shall...
  • § 143C-4-4   Contingency and Emergency Fund
    (a) Creation. The Contingency and Emergency Fund is established within the General Fund. The General Assembly shall appropriate a specific amount to this fund for...
  • § 143C-4-5   Non-State match restrictions
    Whenever money is required to match an appropriation made for a specific purpose by the State of North Carolina, the recipient of the appropriation shall...
  • § 143C-4-6   General Fund operating budget size limited
    (a) Size Limitation. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the General Fund operating budget each fiscal year shall not be greater than seven percent...
  • § 143C-4-7   Limit on number of permanent positions budgeted
    The total number of permanent budgeted positions established in State agencies shall not be increased by the end of any State fiscal year by a...

Article 5 - Enactment of the Budget.

  • § 143C-5-1   Rules for the introduction of the Governor's appropriations bills
    The Current Operations Appropriations Act recommended by the Governor and the Capital Improvements Appropriations Act recommended by the Governor shall be introduced by the chairs...
  • § 143C-5-2   Order of appropriations bills
    Each house of the General Assembly shall first pass its version of the Current Operations Appropriations Act on third reading and order it sent to...
  • § 143C-5-3   Availability statement required
    The Current Operations Appropriations Act enacted by the General Assembly shall state the General Fund, Highway Fund, and Highway Trust Fund availability used as basis...
  • § 143C-5-4   Enactment deadline
    The General Assembly shall enact the Current Operations Appropriations Act by June 15 of odd‑numbered years and by June 30 of even‑numbered years in which...
  • § 143C-5-5   Committee report used to construe intent of budget acts
    A committee report incorporated by reference in the Current Operations Appropriations Act or the Capital Improvements Appropriations Act and distributed on the floor of the...

Article 6 - Administration of the Budget.

Article 7 - Federal and Other Receipts.

  • § 143C-7-1   Funds creating an obligation
    (a) Report to Director. A State agency, other than the judicial branch, that submits to the federal government or to any other party an application...
  • § 143C-7-2   Federal Block Grants
    (a) Plans Submitted and Reviewed. The Secretary of each State agency that receives and administers federal Block Grant funds shall prepare and submit the agency's...

Article 8 - Budgeting Capital Improvement Projects.

Article 9 - Special Funds and Fee Reports.

Article 10 - Penalties.