SENATE BILL 334
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
Crystal R. Diamond and Siah Correa Hemphill
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION FOR BLACK FIRE RECOVERY EFFORTS; REQUIRING REPORTS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. TEMPORARY PROVISION--RECOVERY EFFORTS FOR DAMAGES FROM THE BLACK FIRE--REPORTS.--On or before May 1, 2023 and every three months thereafter, the local government division of the department of finance and administration shall provide a report to the legislative finance committee and the governor regarding the efforts by the state for damage caused by the Black fire, including the actions taken, the cost of those actions, projections of remaining fire recovery needs and the remaining balances of the appropriation provided in Section 2 of this act. Reports pursuant to this section shall cease after the division reports that no more recovery efforts are needed.
SECTION 2. APPROPRIATION.--Three million dollars ($3,000,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the department of finance and administration for expenditure in fiscal years 2023 through 2025 for Black fire recovery efforts; provided that up to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) of the appropriated funds may be used for staff and related administration costs for the efforts. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2025 shall revert to the general fund.
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