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48-619. Unemployment Trust Fund; withdrawals.Money shall be requisitioned from this state's account in the Unemployment Trust Fund solely for the payment of benefits in accordance with lawful rules and regulations prescribed by the Commissioner of Labor, except that subject to the limitations therein contained, money credited to this fund pursuant to section 903 of the federal Social Security Act, as amended, may upon an appropriation duly made by the Legislature, be used for the administration of the Employment Security Law and shall for such purposes and to the extent required be transferred to the Employment Security Administration Fund established in subdivision (1)(a) of section 48-621. The commissioner shall from time to time requisition from the Unemployment Trust Fund such amounts, not exceeding the amounts standing to this state's account therein, as he or she deems necessary for the payment of benefits for a reasonable future period. Upon receipt thereof the treasurer shall deposit such money in the benefit account and shall issue his or her warrants as aforesaid and as provided by law for the payment of benefits solely from such benefit account. Expenditures of such money in the benefit account and refunds from the clearing account shall not be subject to any provisions of law requiring specific appropriations. Any balance of money requisitioned from the Unemployment Trust Fund, which remains unclaimed or unpaid in the benefit account after the expiration of the period for which such sums were requisitioned, shall either be deducted from estimates for, and may be utilized for the payment of, benefits during succeeding periods or, in the discretion of the commissioner, shall be redeposited with the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States of America, to the credit of this state's account in the Unemployment Trust Fund, as provided in section 48-618. As used in this section, the term warrant shall include a signature negotiable instrument, electronic funds transfer system, telephonic funds transfer system, electric funds transfer system, funds transfers as provided for in article 4A, Uniform Commercial Code, mechanical funds transfer system, or other funds transfer system established by the treasurer. The warrant, when it is a dual signature negotiable instrument, shall affect the state's cash balance in the bank when redeemed by the treasurer, not when cashed by a financial institution. SourceLaws 1937, c. 108, § 9, p. 388; Laws 1939, c. 56, § 7, p. 244; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 48-709; R.S.1943, § 48-619; Laws 1957, c. 208, § 2, p. 728; Laws 1985, LB 339, § 16; Laws 1995, LB 1, § 4; Laws 2000, LB 953, § 5; Laws 2005, LB 484, § 4.