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HF 1273

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/07/2019 07:28pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; appropriating money for emergency management readiness
grants for local planning and preparedness efforts; requiring a report.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of public safety for the director of the Homeland Security and Emergency
Management Division (HSEM) to award grants in equal amounts to emergency management
departments in the 87 counties, 11 federally recognized tribes, and four cities of the first
class for planning and preparedness activities including capital purchases. This amount is
added to the base appropriation for this purpose. Local emergency management departments
must make a request to HSEM for these grants. Current local funding for emergency
management and preparedness activities may not be supplanted by these additional state
funds.
new text end

new text begin (b) By March 15, 2020, the commissioner of public safety shall submit a report on the
grant awards to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives
and senate committees with jurisdiction over emergency management and preparedness
activities. At a minimum, the report must summarize grantee activities and identify grant
recipients.
new text end