Veterans' Cemetery Department of Public Safety Gifts Grants Donations
Currently, the division of veterans affairs (division) is authorized to accept gifts, grants, contributions, and donations to the western slope military veterans' cemetery fund, but is not authorized to expend such gifts, grants, contributions, or donations. Section 1 of the bill gives the division such authority to expend.
Current law also allows certain programs housed within the department of public safety (department) to accept and expend gifts, grants, and donations for each program's specific purpose. However, the department does not have authority to accept or expend gifts, grants, or donations generally. Section 2 authorizes the department to accept and expend gifts, grants, and donations for the purposes of the department and creates the department of public safety gifts, grants, and donations fund. The bill does not affect existing programs within the department that are authorized to accept and expend gifts, grants, and donations for their specific purposes.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)