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2013 Minnesota Session Laws

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CHAPTER 1--S.F.No. 1

An act

relating to disaster assistance; appropriating money to match federal disaster aid for the June 2013 severe storms and flooding; appropriating money for the April 2013 winter storms; reducing prior appropriations.

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

Section 1.

DISASTER RELIEF APPROPRIATION.

$4,500,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of public safety to provide the state and local match for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance to state agencies and political subdivisions under Minnesota Statutes, section 12.221, for disaster recovery work in the area designated under Presidential Declaration of Major Disaster FEMA-4131-DR, whether included in the original declaration or added later by federal government action, as a result of the severe storms and flooding that occurred between June 20, 2013, and June 26, 2013. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2017, notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28.

Sec. 2.

REDUCTION OF PREVIOUS APPROPRIATIONS.

(a) The general fund appropriation in Laws 2012, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 3, subdivision 2, is reduced by $800,000.

(b) The appropriation in Laws 2012, First Special Session chapter 1, article 1, section 5, is reduced by $1,700,000.

(c) The appropriation in Laws 2012, First Special Session chapter 1, article 2, section 3, is reduced by $2,000,000.

Sec. 3.

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA WINTER STORM AID.

Subdivision 1.

Appropriation.

(a) $219,141 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of employment and economic development for grants to local units of government as provided in paragraph (b), for the cost of debris clearance and other disaster costs resulting from damage caused by the severe winter storm that occurred April 9, 2013, through April 11, 2013. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2017, notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28.

(b)(1) $60,000 of this appropriation is for a grant to Nobles County;

(2) $60,000 of this appropriation is for a grant to Rock County; and

(3) $99,141 of this appropriation is for a grant to the city of Worthington.

Subd. 2.

Reduction of previous appropriation.

The appropriation in Laws 2013, chapter 141, section 1, paragraph (b), is reduced by $219,141.

Sec. 4.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This act is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor September 9, 2013

Signed by the governor September 9, 2013, 4:04 p.m.

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