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SB21-054

Transfers For Wildfire Mitigation And Response

Concerning transfers from the general fund to cash funds to be used to address wildland fires, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subjects:
Natural Resources & Environment
State Revenue & Budget
Bill Summary

Joint Budget Committee. Section 1 of the bill requires the state treasurer to transfer $6 million from the general fund to the forest restoration and wildfire risk mitigation grant program cash fund.Section 2 requires the state treasurer to transfer $3 million from the general fund to the wildfire preparedness fund. The division of homeland security and emergency management in the department of public safety is required to use this money:

  • As the state match for federal hazard mitigation assistance grants to local governments that are used to mitigate wildland fire hazards; and
  • To provide local governments that are eligible to receive the federal grants with strategic planning assistance for wildland fire hazard mitigation.

Section 3 requires the state treasurer to transfer $4 million from the general fund to the Colorado water conservation board construction fund. This money is appropriated to the board for the watershed restoration program to support post-fire recovery and mitigation efforts.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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