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Creation Of Urgent Incident Response Fund

Concerning the creation of the urgent incident response fund for the purpose of reimbursing certain governmental entities for the costs of responding to urgent incidents, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2023 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

The act creates the urgent incident response fund (fund). Money in the fund is annually appropriated to the division of homeland security and emergency management (division) in the department of public safety (department) to reimburse state agencies and local governments for the costs of responding to urgent incidents that do not rise to the level of disasters or emergencies.

The act requires the division to:

  • Publish certain information on its website regarding reimbursements made to state agencies or local governments for the costs of responding to urgent incidents; and
  • Promulgate rules to establish a process for local governments and state agencies to receive reimbursements.

For the 2023-24 state fiscal year, $1,000,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the fund and reappropriated from the fund to the department for use by the division for urgent incident response. The department is responsible for the accounting related to this appropriation.

APPROVED by Governor June 1, 2023

EFFECTIVE June 1, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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