Colorado Avalanche Information Center Fund Appropriations
Concerning the manner in which money is appropriated from the Colorado avalanche information center fund.
2021 Regular Session
State Revenue & Budget
Joint Budget Committee. Currently, all money in the Colorado avalanche information center fund (CAIC fund) is subject to annual appropriation by the general assembly to the department of natural resources (DNR) for the direct and indirect costs associated with the Colorado avalanche information center (CAIC). Pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement between the DNR and the Colorado department of transportation (CDOT), state highway fund money that is continuously appropriated to CDOT is credited to the CAIC fund to provide funding to the CAIC for work associated with the highway avalanche safety program that reduces avalanche risk on state highways. Beginning with state fiscal year 2021-22, the bill continuously appropriates to the DNR for CAIC's costs associated with the highway avalanche safety program all money that is credited to the CAIC fund from the state highway fund and all interest or income derived from the deposit and investment of that money. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)