Appropriations Bill Law and Legal Definition

Appropriations bill refer to those bills that gives legal authority to spend or obligate money from the Treasury.

The following is an example of a state law on appropriations bill:

The legislature may not alter an appropriation bill submitted by the governor except to strike out or reduce items therein, but it may add thereto items of appropriation provided that such additions are stated separately and distinctly from the original items of the bill and refer each to a single object or purpose. [NY CLS Const Art VII, § 4].