According to an analysis from the Associated Press, the code allows either the state Senate or House to pay its bills, including salaries through “a short-term agreement or other instrument executed with a lending institution.”
The Fiscal Code is collection of bills used to explain all the details of the spending and revenue bills.
Senate Republican lawyer Drew Crompton told the Associated Press lawmakers will not need to use the provision in the near future. It will not be needed this year as the spending plan has already been enacted.
The Fiscal Code is currently awaiting action in the state House, where its future is unclear. House Republican Leadership were vocally against increasing taxes during budget negotiations, while the Senate’s plan includes a mix of tax increases and expansions.