CHAPTER 58

(HB 1076)

An appropriation to cover inmate medical expenses.


         ENTITLED, An Act to  make an appropriation to cover certain inmate medical expenses 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 four hundred thousand dollars ($2,400,000) to the Department of Corrections, or so much thereof as may be necessary, and in other fund expenditure authority the sum of two million four hundred thousand dollars ($2,400,000) to the Department of Health, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to cover the shortfall for the provision of inmate medical expenses.

     Section  2.  The Department of Corrections and the Department of Health shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.

     Section  3.  The general funds authorized under section 1 of this Act may be used as matching funds for federal sources of revenue.

     Section  4.  Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by June   30, 2004, shall revert in accordance with §   4-8-21.

     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.

     Signed February 25, 2004.
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