Siehe Vorlage 1.
Kapitel III Art. 9:
a) The governor shall submit to the legislature a proposed annual balanced budget
for the following fiscal year. The proposed balanced budget shall describe
anticipated revenues of the Commonwealth and recommend expenditures of Commonwealth
funds. The anticipated revenues may not be increased by the legislature without
the consent of the governor. In preparing the proposed balanced budget, the
governor shall consider submissions made by the mayors of Rota, Saipan, Tinian and
Aguiguan, and the islands north of Saipan as to the budgetary needs of those islands
and by the executive assistant appointed under section 18 of this article. The
governor's submission to the legislature with respect to the budget shall state
the governor's disposition of the budgetary requests contained in these submissions
and may include recommended legislation with respect to taxation. If a balanced
budget is approved by the legislature, the governor may not reallocate appropriated
funds except as provided by law. If a balanced budget is not approved before the
first day of the fiscal year, appropriations for government operations and
obligations shall be at the level for the previous fiscal year.
b) The governor shall report at least annually to the legislature regarding the
affairs of the Commonwealth and new measures that are necessary or desirable. The
report shall include a comprehensive annual financial report prepared in
accordance with generally accepted governmental accounting principles."