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

400U0392   SENATE APPROPRIATIONS ENGROSSED    NO.  HB 1050 -  02/27/2013  

Introduced by:    The Committee on Appropriations at the request of the Department of Agriculture
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to make an appropriation for costs related to the suppression of mountain pine beetles, to establish a cost share program with the counties in the state, and to declare an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of two million dollars ($2,000,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the state fire suppression special revenue fund for costs related to the suppression of mountain pine beetles in South Dakota.
    Section 2. The Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry within the Department of Agriculture shall design and administer a cost-share program to grant funds to counties for the suppression of mountain pine beetle. The general funds expended may not exceed two dollars for every one dollar in new county expenditures directly related to the suppression of mountain pine beetle. A county need not pay its cost share before receiving funds pursuant to this section. However, any county that receives such funds shall pay its cost share amount during the period beginning January 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2014.
    Section 3. No one county may receive more than fifty-five percent of the total general funds allocated for this program.
    Section 4. The secretary of agriculture shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
    Section 5. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by June 30, 2014, shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.
    Section 6. Whereas, this Act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.