For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BUDGET.  A proposed plan for raising and spending money for specified programs, functions, activities, or objectives during a fiscal year.
   DEBT SERVICE.  The sum of money required to pay installments of principal and interest on bonds, notes, and other evidences of debt accruing within a fiscal year and to maintain sinking funds.
   ENCUMBRANCES.  Obligations in the form of purchase orders or contracts that are chargeable to an appropriation.  An obligation ceases to be an ENCUMBRANCE when paid or when the actual liability is recorded.
   FISCAL YEAR.  The accounting period for the administration of fiscal operations.
   GENERALLY ACCEPTED PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING.  Those standards and procedures promulgated and recognized by the National Council of Governmental Accounting, the Municipal Finance Officers of the United States and Canada, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
(KRS 91A.010) (Prior Code, § 3.04.010)