Title 17, Chapter 11, Section 23
(a)(1) Reimbursement payments for eligible capital felony expenses
under this article will be made to the governing authority of each
county incurring capital felony expenses. The payments will be
made during the second quarter of a calendar year for capital
felony expenses eligible for reimbursement during the immediately
preceding calendar year; provided, however, that, if a county is
reimbursed during the second quarter of a calendar year and has
additional capital felony expenses eligible for reimbursement
during the remainder of such calendar year resulting from the same
case or cases, payments will be made during the fourth quarter of
such calendar year for the additional capital felony expenses
eligible for reimbursement.
(2) Reimbursement payments shall be made from funds appropriated for such purpose pursuant to subsection (a) of Code Section 17-11-24, and no payments are required to be made if funds are not available or have not been appropriated.
(b)(1) In the event that requests for reimbursement exceed the
amount appropriated for this article, the commissioner shall have
the right to reduce each request proportionally so that the total
amount of requests shall not exceed the total amount of funds
available for reimbursement payments at the time of the request.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Code section,
during the first payment cycle of a state fiscal year (fourth
quarter of a calendar year) not more than one-half of the funds
available for reimbursement will be expended for reimbursement