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Prompt Payment – Comptroller Policy
Warrant Hold

Agencies must follow Reporting of State Debts and Hold Offset Procedures (APS 028) (FPP E.037). The prompt payment law also applies to vendors on warrant hold:

  • A late payment to a vendor on hold automatically includes interest computed through the payment’s distribution date.
  • Distribution date means the date the Comptroller’s office would have made a warrant available for mailing or for pickup by the paying state agency if the vendor had not been on hold.
  • Interest does not accrue while the warrant is held.

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Texas Government Code Sections 2251.001(1)(C)-(D) and 2251.025(e)(2)

Definitions

Payment
Money owed to a vendor.
Prompt payment law
Chapter 2251, Government Code.
State agency
  • A board, commission, department, office or other agency in the executive branch of state government created by the constitution or a statute of this state, including an institution of higher education as defined by Texas Education Code Section 61.003.
  • The Legislature or a legislative agency.
  • The Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, a court of appeals, a state judicial agency or the State Bar of Texas.
Vendor
A person who supplies goods or a service to a state agency or another person directed by the agency. The term does not include a state agency, except for Texas Correctional Industries. The term includes an officer or employee of a state agency when acting in a private capacity to supply goods or a service.
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.texas.gov
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