[30-3] Expenditures authorized; limitations. (a) The comptroller shall provide, upon request, to each governor-elect, for use in connection with the governor-elect's preparations for the assumption of official duties as governor, necessary services and facilities, including:

(1) Suitable office space appropriately equipped with furniture, furnishings, office machines and equipment, and office supplies as determined by the comptroller after consultation with the governor-elect, within the state capitol complex;

(2) Payment of the compensation of members of office staffs designated by the governor-elect at rates determined by the governor-elect; provided that any employee of any agency of the state government may be detailed to such staffs on a reimbursable or nonreimbursable basis; and while so detailed such employee shall be responsible only to the governor-elect for the performance of the employee's duties; and provided that any employee so detailed shall continue to receive the compensation provided pursuant to law for the employee's regular employment, and shall retain the rights and privileges of such employment without interruption. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, persons receiving compensation as members of office staffs under this paragraph, other than those detailed from agencies, shall not be held or considered to be employees of the state government except for purposes of the public employees retirement system;

(3) Payment of expenses for the procurement of services of experts or consultants or organizations thereof for the governor-elect at rates not to exceed $100 per diem for individuals;

(4) Payment of travel expenses and subsistence allowances, not to exceed that authorized for other state employees, including rental by the state government of hired motor vehicles, found necessary by the governor-elect, as authorized for persons employed intermittently or for persons serving without compensation, as may be appropriate;

(5) Communication services found necessary by the governor-elect;

(6) Payment of expenses for necessary printing and binding.

Each governor-elect shall be entitled to conveyance of all mail, including airmail, sent by the governor-elect in connection with the governor-elect's preparations for the assumption of official duties as governor.

(b) The comptroller shall expend no funds for the provision of services and facilities under this chapter in connection with any obligations incurred by the governor-elect before the day following the date of the general elections.

(c) In the case where the governor-elect is the incumbent governor, there shall be no expenditures of funds for the provision of services and facilities to such incumbent under this chapter, and any funds appropriated for such purposes shall be returned to the general fund of the State. [L 1972, c 126, pt of 1; gen ch 1993]



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