State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013  

717U0048   SENATE BILL   NO.  2  

Introduced by:    Senators Sutton, Maher, Rampelberg, Rhoden, and Tieszen and Representatives Olson (Betty), Hawley, Hoffman, Magstadt, Rozum, Schrempp, and Solum at the request of the Interim Oil and Gas Study Committee
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to provide funding for unresolved surface depredation caused by oil and gas exploration and to make an appropriation therefor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. There is hereby appropriated from the petroleum release compensation fund the sum of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to establish a program to assist property owners with unresolved surface depredation issues resulting from oil and gas exploration bankruptcy or insolvency. No property owner may receive more than thirty thousand dollars through this program.
    Section 2. The secretary of environment and natural resources shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
    Section 3. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by June 30, 2016, shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.


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