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.
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.

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I certify that the attached Act originated in the

HOUSE as Bill No. 1050

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Chief Clerk
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Speaker of the House

Attest:

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Chief Clerk

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President of the Senate

Attest:

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Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1050
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______  
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Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,

20____ at ____________ M.


By _________________________
for the Governor
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The attached Act is hereby approved this ________ day of ______________ , A.D., 20___

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Governor
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
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Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.

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Secretary of State

By _________________________
Asst. Secretary of State