Gubernatorial Appropriation Authority
Request to Revise Approved Budget / Authorized Employees
Authority for the B-11 process resides in subsections (b) and (g) of W.S. 9-2-1005, which reads as follows:
This information is necessary for preparation of the Governor's Report on "Flex Authority" for the Legislature and for preparation of the Authorization Column in your next budget.
Additional Steps on WOLFS System
B-11 Instructions for when funding for the B-11 comes from another fund.
In order to receive (collect) the revenue that is to fund the additional spending authority granted by a B-11 that is coming from another fund, an IET transaction with an event type of IP5 must be completed. The fund transferring the cash should do the IET-IP5. This will require that the transferring agency have budget capacity for the object class 800 and a valid object code of TXXX. The receiving agency will have to establish a revenue budget with a valid TR revenue code. These codes are generally in the 64XX or 66XX. The last two digits generally represent the transferring agency. The SAO will process the additional spending authority per the B-11 for the receiving agency.
B-11 Instructions for when funding for the B-11 comes from another program either intra-agency or inter-agency.
The transferring program will be required to do BGE90E documents with a decrease, which will free up spending authority to be transferred to the receiving agency/program. The BGE90E decrease documents need to be processed before the SAO can transfer the additional spending authority to the receiving agency. If the BGE90E documents are not processed, the BGE90A document the SAO must complette will not process and the receiving agency cannot receive its additional spending authority nor can it proceed to do BGE90E documents to budget the additional spending authority.
Executive Flex Authority - Section 309
The biennial appropriations bill historically includes language outlining the limits of gubernatorial authority with respect to B-11's, known as "flex" authority. In the 2012 appropriations bill, this language reads as follows: