Legislative Claims are claims against the Commonwealth submitted by vendors for goods and services provided to agencies, but not received on a timely basis or purchased without proper authority. Agencies with legislative claims submit a Legislative Claim Request form to the Finance and Administration Cabinet, Office of the Controller, Office of Statewide Accounting Services (SAS), Financial Reporting Branch, along with all supporting documentation.

Legislative Claims include:

  1. Purchases prior to the two preceding fiscal years, but invoices not received during the fiscal year of purchase or the fiscal year after the purchase;
  2. Charges for services provided when personal service contracts were required but not negotiated, regardless of time occurrence;
  3. Requests for payment of personal service contracts after the end of the contract period; and
  4. Requests for payment of unauthorized purchases, regardless of time occurrence.

The Legislative Claim process is covered in KRS 45.231.