SB 309
Establishes the Cash Operating Expense Fund
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Last Action:
3/24/2021 - Hearing Conducted S Appropriations Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 309 - This act establishes the "Cash Operating Expense Fund", which shall consist of any funds appropriated to the Office of the Governor for expenses incident to emergency duties performed by the National Guard, matching funds for federal grants and emergency assistance, and expenses of any state agency responding during a declared emergency, as described in the act, that are unexpended at the end of a fiscal year, and moneys appropriated by the General Assembly.

The Governor may transfer moneys from the fund into the General Revenue Fund in any fiscal year in which actual revenues are less than the revenue estimates upon which appropriations were based or in which there is a budget need due to a natural disaster, as proclaimed by the Governor to be an emergency.

If the balance in the fund at the close of any fiscal year exceeds 2.5% of net General Revenue collections for the previous year, such excess shall be divided evenly between the State Road Fund and debt retirement related to bonds issued by or on behalf of the state, as described in the act.

This act is identical to SB 858 (2020) and is substantially similar to a provision contained in SB 287 (2021) and HB 593 (2021).



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