22.825.11 97th Legislative Session 280

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1227


This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be

consistent with the original intention of the sponsor.

Introduced by: Representative Karr

An Act to make an appropriation for stormwater infrastructure improvements in South Dakota and to declare an emergency.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. Terms used in this Act mean:

(1) "County population," the population of the county based on the most recent estimate available from the U.S. Census Bureau;

(2) "Population adjustment factor," if the county population is:

(a) Greater than one hundred and fifty thousand, it equals 0.65;

(b) Less than one hundred and fifty thousand and greater than or equal to one hundred thousand, it equals 0.70;

(c) Less than one hundred thousand and greater than or equal to fifty thousand, it equals 0.80;

(d) Less than fifty thousand and greater than twenty-five thousand, it equals 0.90; and

(e) Less than twenty-five thousand, it equals 1.0; and

(3) "Adjusted total population," the total population of all counties after applying the population adjustment factor.

Section 2. There is hereby appropriated the sum of $30,000,000 in federal fund expenditure authority for Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund moneys authorized by Public Law 117-2, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, for the purpose of providing grant moneys to counties to make stormwater infrastructure improvements eligible under Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund guidance, to the Department of Revenue to be distributed to each county in an amount equal to the value of the county population multiplied by the population adjustment factor divided by the adjusted total population.

Section 3. The secretary of the Department of Revenue shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.

Section 4. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by June 30, 2026, shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.

Section 5. Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

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