HB1135 Establishes a grant program for equipment and improvements for volunteer fire departments and certain other fire districts.
Sponsor: Ward, Dan (107) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: Selby, Harold R. (105) LR Number: 3054L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND RELATED MATTERS
02/29/2000 - Executive Session Held (H)
VOTED DO PASS
HB1135
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COMMITTEE

HB 1135 -- FIRE PROTECTION GRANTS

CO-SPONSORS:  Ward, Selby

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Local
Government and Related Matters by a vote of 19 to 0.

This bill requires the Department of Economic Development to
establish a grant program for volunteer fire protection
associations and fire protection districts which collected or
received less than $10,000 local tax revenue in the preceding
year.  The grants are to be awarded for the purchase of
equipment and the construction of fire stations.  The department
will award the grants from moneys appropriated by the General
Assembly for that purpose.

FISCAL NOTE:  Estimated Net Cost to General Revenue Fund of $0
in FY 2001, $0 to Unknown in FY 2002, and $0 to Unknown in FY
2003.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that this bill will bring better
fire protection to rural areas that don't have the money to buy
adequate equipment.  This will also allow for lower insurance
premiums because the fire protection rating will increase.

Testifying for the bill were Representatives Ward and Selby.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Steve Bauer, Legislative Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 1135 -- Fire Protection Grants

Co-Sponsors:  Ward, Shelby

This bill requires the Department of Economic Development to
establish a grant program for volunteer fire protection
associations and fire protection districts which collected or
received less than $10,000 local tax revenue in the preceding
year.  The grants are to be awarded for the purchase of
equipment and the construction of fire stations.  The department
will award the grants from moneys appropriated by the General
Assembly for that purpose.


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