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HB 5403 — Trust Funds/Termination/Environmental Laboratory Trust Fund/DEP

by Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee and Rep. Harrison

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Appropriations Committee (AP)

The Environmental Laboratory Trust Fund is administered by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Over the past two fiscal years, all of the budget authority in this fund has been transferred to other DEP trust funds. Therefore, there is no longer a need for the DEP to keep the fund active. The bill terminates the Environmental Laboratory Trust Fund and transfers any balances in the fund to the DEP Grants and Donations Trust Fund.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2017.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 110-2