SEC. 7-7-35. Issuance of warrants for payment of claims; exception for electronic transfer of funds.
(1) After the allowance of any claim which is payable out of the State Treasury under any of the provisions of Sections 7-7-1 through 7-7-65, a warrant shall be issued for the sum to be paid, except as otherwise provided in Section 7-9-14. A register of all warrants so issued shall be kept by the State Fiscal Officer and a duplicate register shall be kept for the State Treasurer, which duplicate register shall be duly attested to by the State Fiscal Officer, or the employees he may designate for that purpose, and be filed daily with the said Treasurer, or at such periods during the day as may be necessary. All warrants on the Treasurer shall be signed by the State Fiscal Officer, as required elsewhere in these statutes, or by such employees as he may designate for that purpose. Such signature may be made by means of such mechanical or electrical device as the State Fiscal Officer may select, after the same shall have been approved by the State Fiscal Officer. Such device shall be safely kept so that no one shall have access thereto except the State Fiscal Officer and such employees as may be authorized to sign warrants as herein provided. All such warrants shall be delivered by mail, or by messenger, or by personal service to the officer, department, institution or agency against which the claim involving the issuance of such warrant was made, and shall be delivered therefrom to the claimant.
(2) Periodically, such warrants of each department, institution or agency shall be mailed or handed directly to the claimant by someone other than the person preparing the requisition for payment in accordance with the control procedures established by the department, institution or agency. The State Fiscal Officer, at his discretion, may mail or deliver directly to the claimant the warrants for any department, institution or agency, or verify by some other means that delivery was made to the claimant.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 3852-18; Laws, 1962, ch. 483, Sec. 18; 1983, ch. 355, Sec. 2; 1984, ch. 488, Sec. 107; 1989, ch. 532, Sec. 16, eff from and after July 1, 1989. Laws, 1994, ch. 391, Sec. 5, eff from and after July 1, 1994