An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19
Recent Legislation, Accounting Procedure
deficit spending authority COVID-19 FY21 monthly approval director July delayed delay budget
St. 2020, c. 53, s. 5
This Bulletin provides guidance to local officials regarding the procedures for obtaining deficit spending authority from the director of accounts for continued operation beginning July 1, 2020 as authorized by section 5 of An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19, Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, (the Act). Section 5 provides an option for towns and districts for expenditure without appropriation if the town’s or district’s annual budget is delayed beyond June 30, 2020 due to the current COVID-19 emergency (“emergency”).