Faust Comments On Disaster Relief Special Session (Audio)
On Monday the Minnesota Legislature convened for a one-day Special Session to approve $4.5 million in disaster relief refunding for 18 southern and central Minnesota counties damaged by storms in June. In addition, lawmakers re-appropriated funds to counties impacted by the 2013 ice storm.
The 2013 Disaster Relief Bill does not appropriate any new funds and has zero impact on the General Fund. The bill also does not provide additional funding for counties not included in a declaration area. The disaster relief bill passed in the House after initially moving through the Senate.
State Rep. Tim Faust commented: