46A-1-13.10. Lewis and Clark Rural Water System authorized. Pursuant to §§ 46A-1-11 to 46A-1-13, inclusive, construction of the South Dakota project features of a two hundred seventy-two million eight hundred thousand dollar Lewis and Clark Rural Water System as generally described in the report "Feasibility Level Evaluation of a Missouri River Regional Water Supply for South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota" dated September 1993, is hereby authorized for the purposes of providing safe and adequate municipal, rural and industrial water supplies as well as mitigation of wetlands and water conservation in the counties of Union, Clay, Lincoln, Turner, Minnehaha, McCook, and Lake.
There is hereby authorized state grants in the amount of nineteen million six hundred eighty-five thousand dollars ($19,685,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to provide the State of South Dakota's portion of the nonfederal matching requirement for the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System. No disbursements may be made under the grant authorized by this section unless funds are appropriated by the Legislature. Grant terms and conditions shall be set by the Board of Water and Natural Resources.
The grant authorized by this section may be increased or decreased by such amounts as may be justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in development costs incurred after September 1993, as indicated by engineering costs indices applicable for the type of construction involved.
For purposes of § 1.103-1 of the federal income tax regulations, Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Inc. is hereby recognized as a corporation authorized to act on behalf of its members, including its South Dakota member governmental units, to provide drinking water to their communities, and to issue debt obligations in its own name on behalf of some or all of its members. However, no South Dakota member governmental unit is liable for the payment of principal of or interest on such obligations.
Source: SL 1993, ch 48, § 41; SL 2001, ch 242, § 6; SL 2003, ch 233, § 2; SL 2007, ch 256, § 2, eff. Feb. 28, 2007; SL 2008, ch 235, § 2, eff. Feb. 27, 2008.
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