Fuel tax temporarily increased.
be amended to read as follows:
The fuel excise tax rates for the tax imposed by this chapter are as follows:
The effective date of sections 1 and 2 of this Act is May 1, 1997, and sections 1 and
2 of this Act are repealed on October 1, 1998.
There is hereby appropriated from the state highway fund the sum of eight million
dollars ($8,000,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Office of the Governor to
assist counties, municipalities, and townships in matching of funds made available by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency for the period of time which was declared a disaster for the
blizzard of 1997 and the flood of 1997. Moneys received by counties, municipalities, and
townships under this Act may only be used for maintenance and repair of roads and bridges.
Funds appropriated by this Act shall be made available to counties, municipalities,
or townships on a proportionate basis to the extent that funds have been allocated for use by those
The Governor shall set a deadline for counties, municipalities, and townships to
submit copies of Federal Emergency Management Agency eligible bills to the state for
reimbursement from the funds made available to counties, municipalities, and townships under
The Governor shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to
pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
Any amounts appropriated by this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by
1998, shall revert in accordance with
Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its
existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full
force and effect from and after its passage and approval.
Signed April 4, 1997.