2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Continue Stakeholder Group (language only)

Item 360 #4s

Item 360 #4s

Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of

Page 318, line 46, after "a" insert "continuing".
Page 319, line 2, strike "make" and insert "publish a report making".
Page 319, line 4, strike ", 2012" and insert "of each year".
Page 319, after line 19, insert:
"4.  The Department shall provide a quarterly report to the Secretary of Natural Resources and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on the amount of funds dispersed during the preceding quarter and the amount planned to be expended for the upcoming quarter to each soil and water conservation district for each of the following programs:
a.  Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP);
b.  Agricultural Best Management Practices for TMDL Expenditures;
c.  Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost Share Program; and
d.  Technical Assistance to districts."

(This amendment continues the stakeholder group established by the 2012 General Assembly to continue the evaluation of funding needs for soil and water conservation districts and implementation of agricultural best management practices, and establishes the requirement for a quarterly report of related expenditures.)