ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the permissible costs payable from the fire suppression special revenue fund.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 41-20-5 be amended to read as follows:
41-20-5. There is hereby established a fund in the state treasury to be known as the state fire suppression special revenue fund which is hereby appropriated for the payment of costs incurred by the state wildland fire coordinator in suppressing and extinguishing forest fires and emergency rangeland fires; for the payment of costs incurred by the Governor in authorizing fire prevention measures; and for the payment of costs incurred by the secretary of agriculture in hiring a fire suppression force to assist any other fire suppression agency, regardless of whether the fire being suppressed is within the territorial jurisdiction of the State of South Dakota. The fire suppression agency shall either execute or have an existing cooperative fire suppression agreement with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.
As used in this section, emergency rangeland fires, includes fires outside the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District that the Governor declares as an emergency and the state wildland fire division assists with fire suppression and extinguishment.
Any damages paid from judgments or settlements in civil actions taken under § 41-20-4 and reimbursements or contributions from other sources for suppressing forest fires may be deposited into the fund.
An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the permissible costs payable from the fire suppression special revenue fund.
I certify that the attached Act originated in the
HOUSE as Bill No. 1071
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
House Bill No. 1071
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby approved this ________ day of ______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State