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Attorney General Opinion No. 05-14

The Legislature has authorized state agencies to enter into a multi-year lease-purchase contract so long as the contract contains a valid non-appropriation clause. However, the Legislature has not authorized school districts to enter into multi-year contracts containing non-appropriation clauses.  A school district contract extending beyond the fiscal year cannot be automatically renewed pursuant to the operation of a non-appropriation clause. A school district contract must contain a provision for mutual ratification of renewal, allowing the school and supplier to consider if they want to continue the contract for another year or terminate the contract at the end of a fiscal year.  See 74 O.S. §85.4.

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