(a) An appropriation made to or for any state board or institution shall be drawn from the Treasury upon the requisition of an appropriate officer thereof to the Auditor at such times and in such amounts as is necessary for the purposes for which the appropriation is made. The Auditor shall pay the amount named in the requisition at such times and in such installments as are necessary for the purposes for which the appropriation is made.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a requisition for appropriation for new buildings and substantial betterments shall be accompanied by the architect's estimate that the amount named in the requisition is needed for immediate use.
(c) The provisions of subsection (b) of this section do not apply to a requisition from:
(1) An institution from which the Auditor is required to accept an electronic requisition. Such an institution is not required to submit the documentation required in subsection (b) of this section, but shall maintain the documentation for inspection at the Auditor's request; and
(2) The Commissioner of Corrections.
(d) The Auditor may issue a warrant to pay money out of the state Treasury only if the money is needed for the present use.