Chapter 203

(Senate Bill 51)

An Act to make an appropriation to support firefighter training equipment and recruitment efforts 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 $2,000,000 to the Department of Public Safety, for the purposes of providing firefighter training equipment and recruitment efforts statewide.

Section 2. The appropriation provided in section 1 shall be used to:

(1) Purchase two mobile burn trailers and equipment for use by fire departments statewide;

(2) Assist with the construction of a fire tower and burn room for use by fire departments statewide; and

(3) Launch a statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment campaign.

Section 3. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.

Section 4. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.

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 March 15, 2022

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