Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 098
Other Identifying Information:2001 Senate Bill 184
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning natural resources; creating the natural resources damages trust fund.
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CHAPTER 98

SENATE BILL No. 184


An Act concerning natural resources; creating the natural resources damages trust fund.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. (a) As used in this section:

(1) ``Department'' means the department of health and environment.

(2) ``Secretary'' means the secretary of health and environment.

(3) ``Fund'' means the natural resources damages trust fund.

(b) There is hereby created in the state treasury the natural resources

damages trust fund. All moneys received pursuant to subsections (d), (e)

and (f) shall be remitted to the state treasurer. Upon receipt of such

remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state

treasury and credit it to the natural resources damages trust fund.

(c) All moneys credited to the fund shall be used to pay the cost of:

(1) The design, review, implementation or oversight of the imple-

mentation of natural resources and environmental restoration plans;

(2) contracting for services needed to supplement the department's

staff expertise in natural resource restoration activities;

(3) mitigation of adverse environment impacts;

(4) emergency or long-term remedial activities;

(5) legal costs, including expert witness fees, incurred in the recovery

of fund expenditures;

(6) state cost share for restoration activities undertaken in conjunc-

tion with the federal government or others; and

(7) administrative costs necessary to administer the fund.

(d) There is hereby created the natural resources restoration activities

federal account in the natural resources damages trust fund. All moneys

received from the federal government that are designated for natural

resource restoration activities shall be credited to such account.

(e) There is hereby created the natural resources restoration activities

general account in the natural resources damages trust fund. All moneys

received solely by the state as cost recoveries, settlements, grants and

donations from other sources that are designated for natural resource

restoration activities shall be credited to such account. All moneys cred-

ited to such account shall be used for the purposes as designated in the

granting or collection document.

(f) There is hereby created the emergency response activities account

in the natural resources damages trust fund. All moneys received by the

secretary in the form of gifts, grants, reimbursements, appropriations, cost

recoveries or funds collected from other sources that are designated for

emergency response activities in accordance with this act shall be credited

to such account.

(g) All expenditures from the natural resources damages trust fund

shall be made in accordance with appropriations acts upon warrants of

the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved

by the secretary or by a person or persons designated by the secretary.

(h) On or before the 10th of each month, the director of accounts

and reports shall transfer from the state general fund to the natural re-

sources damages trust fund interest earnings based on:

(1) The average daily balance of moneys in the natural resources dam-

ages trust fund for the preceding month; and

(2) the net earnings of the pooled money investment portfolio for the

preceding month.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the Kansas register.

Approved April 10, 2000.

Published in the Kansas Register April 19, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001