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
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.
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.
I certify that the attached Act
originated in the
HOUSE as Bill No. 1050
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
House Bill No. 1050
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State