AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR DISASTER RELIEF FROM HURRICANE DORIAN AND OTHER NAMED STORMS, FUNDS FOR RESILIENCY MEASURES AGAINST FUTURE STORMS, AND FUNDING FOR THE RURAL HEALTH CARE STABILIZATION FUND; TO MAKE CORRECTIONS TO VARIOUS BUDGET RELATED BILLS; AND TO ENACT CERTAIN BUDGET PROVISIONS FROM HOUSE BILL 966, 2019 REGULAR SESSION.
Senate amendment #1 to the 3rd edition make the following changes.
Appropriates $17.6 million for 2019-20 from the General Fund to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to match additional federal funds recently made available for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
Amends Section 5.8 of SL 2018-136, as amended, to require the Office of Recovery and Resiliency (Office) to also provide separate quarterly reports on the use of disaster recovery and assistance funds expended from funds appropriated for disaster relief for Hurricanes Michael and Dorian, with specified content, in addition to the separate quarterly reports the Office must provide for funds expended from the Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund and the State Emergency Response and Disaster Relief Fund, beginning January 1, 2019. Makes conforming changes.
Effective May 16, 2019, amends Section 3 of SL 2019-15 (Highway Storm Recovery Act) to specify that the reporting requirements contained in SL 2018-136 (2018 Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Act) and 2018-138 (Hurricane Florence/Supplemental Act) apply to the funds allocated to the Department of Transportation in Section 4.1 of SL 2018-136 and any other funds, whether state or federal, DOT receives or expends for the purposes of disaster recovery, relief, or resiliency.
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