(Senate Bill 55)
An Act to appropriate funds for the expansion of broadband infrastructure and to declare an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. There is hereby appropriated the sum of $50,000,000 in federal fund expenditure authority to the Governor's Office of Economic Development to be used for grants for the continued expansion of broadband in the state of South Dakota.
Section 2. The commissioner of the Governor's Office of Economic Development shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
Section 3. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.
Section 4. 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 23, 2022
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