Current Amendment: 3700R056.ASM.DOCX to Bill 3700
Senators SHANE MARTIN, HUTTO, BRYANT and KNOTTS propose the following amendment (3700R056.ASM.DOCX):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 86, AID TO SUBDIVISIONS-STATE TREASURER, page 486, after line 23, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:
/ 86.__. (AS-TREAS: Transparency) (A) A political subdivision receiving aid from the Local Government Fund may not:
(1) appropriate money to any entity unless that appropriation appears as a separate and distinct line item in the political subdivision's budget or in an amendment to the political subdivision's budget; or
(2) except in cases of emergency or unforeseen circumstances, donate funds to a non-profit organization unless the amounts donated are appropriated on a separate and distinct line item in the political subdivision's budget or an amendment to the political subdivision's budget that includes the names of the entities to which the donations are being made. In the case of an emergency or unforeseen circumstances , a political subdivision may donate funds to a non-profit organization if the amount and purpose of the proposed donation and the nature of the emergency or unforeseen circumstances necessitating the donation are announced in open session at a public meeting held by the governing body of the political subdivision and the funds are not delivered to the organization for five days following the announced intent to make the donation.
(B) A political subdivision receiving aid from the Local Government Fund may not appropriate money to any entity without the requirement that the entity provides at the end of the fiscal year a detailed description of the purposes for which the money was used. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend sections, totals and title to conform.