CHAPTER 177

(SB 152)

National Guard armory construction appropriation.


         ENTITLED, An Act to  appropriate money for the design and construction of National Guard armories 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 one million seven hundred eighty-nine thousand dollars ($ 1,789,000 ), or so much thereof as may be necessary, and twenty-one million one hundred twenty thousand dollars ($ 21,120,000 ), or so much thereof as may be necessary, of federal funds authority available to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for the design and construction of an armory in Watertown.

     Section  2.  The amounts appropriated in section 1 of this Act are for the following purposes:

             (1)    Armory design, one hundred seventy-eight thousand nine hundred dollars ($178,900) from the general fund and one million nine hundred twenty thousand dollars ($1,920,000) from federal funds available to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs;

             (2)    Armory construction, one million six hundred ten thousand one hundred dollars ($1,610,100) from the general fund and nineteen million two hundred thousand dollars ($19,200,000) from federal funds available to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

     Section  3.  There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of five hundred fifty thousand dollars ($ 550,000 ), or so much thereof as may be necessary, and three million three hundred thousand dollars ($ 3,300,000 ), or so much thereof as may be necessary, of federal funds authority available to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for the design and construction of an armory in Mobridge.

     Section  4.  The amounts appropriated in section 3 of this Act are for the following purposes:

             (1)    Armory design, fifty-five thousand dollars ($55,000) from the general fund and three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) from federal funds available to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs;

             (2)    Armory construction, four hundred ninety-five thousand dollars ($495,000) from the general fund and three million dollars ($3,000,000) from federal funds available to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

     Section  5.  In addition to the amounts appropriated in sections 1 and 3 of this Act, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs may accept and expend for the purpose of this Act any funds obtained from gifts, contributions, or any other source if the acceptance and expenditure is approved in accordance with §  4-8B-10.

     Section  6.  The design and construction of this project shall be under the general charge and supervision of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The money appropriated in sections 1 and 3 of this Act shall be paid on warrants drawn by the state auditor on vouchers approved by the adjutant general of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs or the state engineer.

     Section  7.  Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated shall revert in accordance with §  4-8-21.

     Section  8.  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 22, 2006
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