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S.F. No. 914 - Appropriation Required to Spend Volkswagen Settlement Funds
Author: Senator Thomas M. Bakk
Prepared By: Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
Date: March 20, 2017


Section 1.  Clean Air Act settlement money.  The Commissioner of Management and Budget must establish the Clean Air Act settlement account in the environmental fund.  The commissioner must deposit the settlement money into this account.  Clean Air Act settlement money must not be spent until specifically appropriated by law. Once all funds are expended, the commissioner must eliminate the account. The Clean Air Act settlement refers to the settlement in a lawsuit against Volkswagen for violations of the federal Clean Air Act.  Settlement money will be placed in a trust and distributed to the states.


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