As required by Section 403.0143, Government Code, the table in the report lists the General Revenue Dedicated accounts and the balances that are used for budget certification purposes.
Each legislative session, the Comptroller's office provides the Legislature with revenue and balance estimates as prescribed by Section 403.121, Government Code.
When the Legislature does not appropriate all of an account's revenue stream, or when revenue exceeds the estimate, a balance will accumulate in the account. If the Legislature appropriates more than the estimated biennial revenue for an account, in some cases the balance of that account is used to fund the appropriations.
The balances in General Revenue Dedicated accounts are available for certification of General Revenue appropriations according to the provisions of Section 403.095.