383A.50 Administration of budget.
Subdivision 1. Repealed, 1991 c 51 s 6
Subd. 2. Warrant-check. (a) On each warrant that Ramsey County draws on the county treasury, the county shall state the purpose for which it is issued. The warrant may be so designed that it becomes a check on the county depository and may be known as a "warrant-check."
(b) The warrant-check need not show the fund from which drawn.
Subd. 3. Repealed, 1991 c 51 s 6
Subd. 4. Illegal expenditure; gross misdemeanor. A county commissioner who knowingly authorizes or makes a payment or incurs an obligation in violation of the provisions of this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
Subd. 5. Lapse of appropriations. (a) Each appropriation, except an appropriation for a capital expenditure, lapses at the close of the fiscal year to the extent that it has not been expended or encumbered.
(b) An appropriation for a capital expenditure continues in force until the purpose for which it was made has been accomplished or abandoned; the purpose of appropriation of this kind is abandoned if three years pass without a disbursement from or encumbrance of the appropriation.
Subd. 6. Joint city-county liabilities. The city of Saint Paul and the county of Ramsey may agree to provide for a mutually satisfactory method of paying for services, materials or supplies for which they are jointly charged under law. Either the city or the county may pay for these services made from a joint fund established under the exclusive control of either the city or the county. If the agreement provides that one subdivision of government shall pay a joint obligation in full, it may provide that the other subdivision shall discharge its part of the joint obligation by paying its share of the obligation to the subdivision first paying the obligation in full.