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SF 2272

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/25/2021 08:08am

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underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money for lawns to legumes grant


Section 1. new text beginLAWNS TO LEGUMES; APPROPRIATIONS.
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new text begin (a) $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2022 and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2023 are appropriated
from the general fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for demonstration projects
that provide grants or payments to plant residential lawns with native vegetation and
pollinator-friendly forbs and legumes to protect a diversity of pollinators. The board must
establish criteria for grants or payments awarded under this section. Grants or payments
awarded under this section may be made for up to 75 percent of the costs of the project,
except that in areas identified by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as areas where
there is a high potential for rusty patched bumble bees to be present, grants may be awarded
for up to 90 percent of the costs of the project.
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new text begin (b) The appropriations in this section are onetime and available until June 30, 2023.
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