CASPER, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon signed Home Invoice 04 into legislation Tuesday, March 10, making a “Wyoming coal advertising program.”
$ 1 million is put aside to fund this system beneath the invoice, which can be utilized in Gordon’s course.
“The aim of this system is to guard and develop Wyoming’s coal markets and coal services and to handle the impacts cities, cities and counties have skilled or will expertise as a consequence of modifications within the coal market,” the invoice reads.
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The brand new legislation comes into power on July 1, 2020. The governor is liable for the administration of the advertising program.
Funds might solely be used for the next sorts of initiatives:
- Initiatives with a public profit related to increasing and defending Wyoming’s coal markets and coal services
- Initiatives with a public profit that keep in mind the affect of cities, cities and counties, have skilled or will expertise as a consequence of modifications within the coal market
The State Lawyer Basic needed to situation a written opinion “confirming the legality of the transaction and all associated paperwork” earlier than the expenditure on funds might be accredited.
The governor ought to report back to the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Minerals, Enterprise and Financial Improvement Interim Committee by October 1 of every yr on any initiatives beneath this system.
Along with the $ 1 million that will be added to the advertising account, donation and grants is also added.
“The governor might settle for and deposit into the account any presents, donations, donations, grants or federal funds particularly designated for the good thing about the Wyoming coal advertising program or any undertaking funded beneath this system,” the proposed invoice reads.
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