2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lindsey
DEQ Stormwater Local Assistance Fund

Item 370 #2h

Item 370 #2h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Quality FY2017 $50,000,000 FY2018 $0 GF

Page 318, line 50, strike "$62,013,511" and insert "$112,013,511".

Page 319, after line 43, insert:

"3. In addition to the appropriations referenced in paragraphs C.1. of this item, $50,000,000 in the first year shall be provided to the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund.  These amounts shall be distributed for activities as described in paragraphs C.2 and D. of this item."


(This amendment provides $50.0 million in the first year to the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund administered by the Department of Environmental Quality. No funding as included for this fund in House Bill 30 as introduced. State financial assistance is needed for localities to meet state and federal permit requirements. Construction and other costs exceed the fiscal capacity of almost all local governments. State funding assistance has steadily declined since $35.0 million in bond proceeds were authorized by the 2013 General Assembly.)