2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Committee Approved)

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Computerizing Agricultural BMP Implementation (language only)

Item 358 #1h

Item 358 #1h

Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of

Page 388, after line 31, insert:
"L. The Department of Conservation and Recreation is authorized to use up to $500,000 the second year from interest accrued on the balances in the Water Quality Improvement Fund to modernize, simplify, and improve the computerized system used by local soil and water conservation districts to administer and report on implementation of the state agricultural best management practices and other district matters.  The funds may be used to conduct an independent analysis of the department's existing system and for improvements to or replacement of the current system."

(This amendment provides for the use of interest on the balances maintained in the Water Quality Improvement Fund to modernize the analysis, reporting, and data management system used by soil and water conservation districts to implement the Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-Share Assistance Program, which was established to reduce nonpoint source pollution through the voluntary implementation of conservation management practices by farmers, other land owners, and local governments.)