Bill Text For HB2932 - Senate Floor Version

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  |BILL NO. 2932                        By: McCall, O'Donnell, Fugate,    |
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  |                                         Crosswhite Hader and Hill     |
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 7|                                         Treat and Bullard of the      |
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10|       An Act relating to public finance; making legislative           |
  |       findings related to federal funds allocated pursuant            |
11|       to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security           |
  |       Act (CARES); prohibiting entities within the                    |
12|       executive branch of state government from using CARES           |
  |       funds in certain manner; providing exception;                   |
13|       imposing prohibition with respect to federal funds              |
  |       allocated on or after designated date; providing for            |
14|       codification; providing for noncodification; and                |
  |       declaring an emergency.                                         |
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17|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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18|    SECTION 1.     NEW LAW     A new section of law not to be          |
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19|codified in the Oklahoma Statutes reads as follows:                    |
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20|    The Legislature finds that federal funds made available to the     |
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21|State of Oklahoma pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and         |
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22|Economic Security Act (CARES), P.L. 116-136, did not allow for         |
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23|direct participation by the Legislature, which is directly             |
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24|responsible for funding many of the agencies which received and        |
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 1|utilized much of these relief funds.  The Legislature further finds    |
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 2|that the legislative advisory group formed in May 2020, while          |
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 3|providing some level of review for agency spending decisions, did      |
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 4|not provide a method to analyze whether the expenditures were in       |
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 5|compliance with the CARES Act requirements or a method to prevent      |
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 6|such expenditures from causing increases in executive agency budgets   |
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 7|for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, or fiscal years              |
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 8|thereafter.                                                            |
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 9|    SECTION 2.     NEW LAW     A new section of law to be codified     |
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10|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 34.501 of Title 62, unless there   |
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11|is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:               |
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12|    A.  Unless expressly authorized by the Legislature pursuant to     |
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13|legislation enacted during or after the 1st Regular Session of the     |
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14|58th Oklahoma Legislature, no agency, board, commission, department,   |
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15|council, instrumentality or other entity organized within the          |
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16|executive branch of state government shall utilize the federal funds   |
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17|from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)    |
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18|allocated to it, in a manner that will or that will be likely to       |
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19|increase the demand for state-appropriated funds or any other state    |
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20|funds, however allocated, apportioned, directed or otherwise           |
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21|provided to any such entity, for the fiscal year ending June 30,       |
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22|2021, or any fiscal year thereafter.                                   |
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23|    B.  The provisions of subsection A of this section shall be        |
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24|applicable to any federal funds allocated or otherwise made            |
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 1|available for expenditure by an act of Congress or pursuant to         |
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 2|federal administrative rules or directives of an agency of the         |
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 3|federal government authorized by federal law on or after December 1,   |
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 4|2020.                                                                  |
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 5|    SECTION 3.  It being immediately necessary for the preservation    |
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 6|of the public peace, health or safety, an emergency is hereby          |
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 7|declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and    |
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 8|be in full force from and after its passage and approval.              |
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 9|COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON RULES                                |
  |April 7, 2021 - DO PASS                                                |
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