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HF 2119

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 01:57pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 03/06/2017

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; modifying the disaster assistance account; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 12.221, subdivision 6.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 12.221, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Disaster assistance contingency account; appropriation.

(a) A disaster
assistance contingency account is created in the special revenue fund in the state treasury.
Money in the disaster assistance contingency account is appropriated to the commissioner
of public safety to provide:

(1) cost-share for federal assistance under section 12A.15, subdivision 1;

(2) state public disaster assistance to eligible applicants under chapter 12B;

(3) cost-share for federal assistance from the Federal Highway Administration emergency
relief program under United States Code, title 23, section 125; and

(4) cost-share for federal assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture,
Natural Resources Conservation Service emergency watershed protection program under
United States Code, title 16, sections 2203 to 2205.

(b) For appropriations under paragraph (a), clause (1), the amount appropriated is 100
percent of any nonfederal share for state agencies deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end local governmentsnew text begin, and utility
cooperatives
new text end. Money appropriated under paragraph (a), clause (1), may be used to pay all
or a portion of the nonfederal share for publicly owned capital improvement projects.

(c) For appropriations under paragraph (a), clause (2), the amount appropriated is the
amount required to pay eligible claims under chapter 12B, as certified by the commissioner
of public safety.

(d) By January 15 of each year, the commissioner of management and budget shall
submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives
Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee detailing state disaster
assistance appropriations and expenditures under this subdivision during the previous
calendar year.

(e) The governor's budget proposal submitted to the legislature under section 16A.11
must include recommended appropriations to the disaster assistance contingency account.
The governor's appropriation recommendations must be informed by the commissioner of
public safety's estimate of the amount of money that will be necessary to:

(1) provide 100 percent of the nonfederal share for state agencies and local governments
that will receive federal financial assistance from FEMA during the next biennium; and

(2) fully pay all eligible claims under chapter 12B.

(f) Notwithstanding section 16A.28:

(1) funds appropriated or transferred to the disaster assistance contingency account do
not lapse but remain in the account until appropriated; and

(2) funds appropriated from the disaster assistance contingency account do not lapse
and are available until expended.