SB 192

Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Agriculture and Conservation Development Commission, allocation of funds to soil and water conservation districts, minimum deleted, Sec. 9-8A-5 am'd.
Description

Under existing law, the Agricultural and Conservation Development Commission is authorized to spend its revolving fund for the operation of the commission and related purposes. Any remaining funds may be allocated to the local soil and water conservation districts, with a minimum base allocation of one percent of available funds for each district

This bill would delete the minimum allocation provision and would provide for the consideration of the soil and water conservation needs in the districts in the use of the funds

Relating to the Agricultural and Conservation Development Commission; to amend Section 9-8A-5 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to further specify the allocation of funds to the soil and water conservation districts and to delete the minimum allocation.

Subjects
Agriculture
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Under existing law, the Agricultural and Conservation Development Commission is authorized to spend its revolving fund for the operation of the commission and related purposes. Any remaining funds may be allocated to the local soil and water conservation districts, with a minimum base allocation of one percent of available funds for each district

This bill would delete the minimum allocation provision and would provide for the consideration of the soil and water conservation needs in the districts in the use of the funds

Relating to the Agricultural and Conservation Development Commission; to amend Section 9-8A-5 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to further specify the allocation of funds to the soil and water conservation districts and to delete the minimum allocation.

Section 1

Section 9-8A-5 of the Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows:

§9-8A-5.

(a) Funds allocated to the soil and water conservation districts by the commission shall be used only to pay the costs of installing soil and water conservation practices of the types listed in Section 9-8A-7. Soil and water conservation district supervisors shall designate which soil and water conservation practices will be eligible for cost-share grants in their district, subject to approval by the Agricultural and Conservation Development Commission. The commission will, through the State Soil and Water Conservation Committee, may allocate any available appropriations and other moneys received by the commission for cost-share grants to the soil and water conservation districts in steps identified as original allocation, reversion of allocated funds, and reallocation of reverted funds.

(b) Original allocation. The commission will may allocate funds to the state's 67 soil and water conservation districts at the beginning of each a fiscal year following June 4, 1985, in accordance with formulas established by the commission taking into account the percentage of the state's highly erosive areas in, the reforestation needs and other soil and water conservation needs of, and the agricultural water pollution problems of, each soil and water conservation district in the state, subject to a minimum base allocation of percent of available funds for each soil and water conservation district. The minimum is imposed to assure that each district receives an allocation that will allow a workable program.

(c) Reversion of allocated funds. Any allocated funds allocated in a fiscal year that the soil and water conservation districts have not obligated by March 1 of that fiscal year, and any allocated funds that were obligated during the previous year for projects respecting which disbursements have not been begun by March 1 will revert to the commission for reallocation.

(d) Reallocation of reverted funds. The soil and water conservation districts shall submit requests for reallocation of reverted funds identifying valid applications and cost estimates, if any, to the commission by February 1 of each year. The allocation to any district will be the lesser of:

(1) The amount of available moneys less reserve fund divided by the number of districts applying for a reallocation, or

(2) The amount requested.

(e) Reserve funds. The commission shall administer a reserve fund for each program year that shall not exceed $10,000.00 ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to be set aside and used only to meet contingencies that occur in the districts or within the commission. Each time a reallocation is made to the districts an allocation will be made to the reserve fund if necessary to return the reserve fund balance to the appropriate level."

Section 2

This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 8, 2018SAssigned Act No. 2018-250.
March 8, 2018HSignature Requested
March 8, 2018SEnrolled
March 6, 2018SPassed Second House
March 6, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 615
March 6, 2018HThird Reading Passed
February 8, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 30, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Agriculture and Forestry
January 30, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 199
January 30, 2018SThird Reading Passed
January 25, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 18, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry
2018-03-06
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-01-30
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed