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Sen George K Munoz

Actions: SPREF [1] SIRC/SFC-SIRC [8] DP/a-SFC

Scheduled: Not Scheduled

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 Senate Bill 25 (SB 25) creates the Federal Infrastructure Matching Fund (FIMF) to assist tribal governments in meeting match requirements for grants, provides limitations, and makes an appropriation of $100,000,000. 
Legislation Overview:
 SB 25 appropriates one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) from the General Fund to a Federal Infrastructure Matching Fund (FIMD) created by the bill, to meet match requirements for federal tribal infrastructure grants. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of a fiscal year will not revert to the General Fund.

The Tribal Infrastructure Act is modified to establish the FIMF as a non-reverting fund in the state treasury, to be administered by the Department of Finance and Administration. The total amount that may be expended per year is $10,000,000. The Act outlines the process of application for obtaining matching funds. 
Current Law:
 If the bill does not pass, required matching funds for federal tribal infrastructure grants will need to be found elsewhere. 
 Amended February 9, 2023 in SIRC

SRICa / SB 25: The Indian, Rural and Cultural Affairs Committee makes the following modifications:

•	On page 3, line 7, strike "--EXPENDITURE LIMITATION". 
•	On page 3, line 16, after the period, strike the remainder of the line and strike lines 17 and 18 in their entirety.
Relates To:
 HB 49, County and Tribal Health Councils Funding