17-8-304. Payment and registry. (1) The state treasurer shall, on the presentation of state warrants regularly issued, pay the warrants out of any funds available for the payments, and in the event that there are no funds available for the payment, the treasurer shall register each warrant in a book or register to be kept for that purpose, entering the date of issue, date of registration, name in whose favor the warrant is drawn, and the number and amount of the warrant and endorse on each warrant registered, on its face, "presented for payment and not paid for want of funds and registered in this office this .... day of ....", inserting the date of registration. The treasurer shall sign the book or register. All warrants must be redeemed and paid in the order of their registration.
(2) This section does not apply to any warrants issued on account of any land grant fund or by virtue of any special act authorizing the issuance of warrants.