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S.F. No. 708 - Soil and Water Conservation District Budget and Audits
Author: Senator Tony Lourey
Prepared By: Greg Knopff, Senate Analyst (651/296-9399)
Date: February 25, 2015


Section 1 [SWCD budget] requires a county board to levy an annual tax to pay for the budget submitted by a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).  The county board may appeal the budget amount to the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR).

Section 2 [BWSR audits of SWCD budgets] allows BWSR to audit budgets of SWCDs to:  determine if the SWCD has adequate funding to comply with statewide programs and policies; and to review county board appeals of SWCD noncompliance with statewide programs and policies.

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