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Title XL ADDITIONAL EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

Chapter 620

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  620.3300.  Citation of law — definitions — program established, purpose — fund created, use of moneys — grants — rulemaking authority. — 1.  This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Missouri Military Community Reinvestment Program Act".

  2.  As used in this section, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Commission", the Missouri military preparedness and enhancement commission authorized under section 41.1010;

  (2)  "Community-based organization", a Missouri corporation in good standing with the state that is organized under chapter 355 and which has as its primary or substantial purposes the support and sustainment of a military installation or installations;

  (3)  "Department", the department of economic development;

  (4)  "Eligible applicant", any community-based organization or local government located in a military community;

  (5)  "Grantee", the recipient of a Missouri military community reinvestment program grant;

  (6)  "Local government", any Missouri county, city, town, or village;

  (7)  "Military community", any county, city, town, or village or defined combination thereof that is heavily dependent on military employment and economic activity provided by a military installation;

  (8)  "Military installation", a facility subject to the custody, jurisdiction, or administration of any United States Department of Defense component.  This term includes, but is not limited to, military reservations, installations, bases, posts, camps, stations, arsenals, vessels or ships, or laboratories where the Department of Defense or a component thereof has operation responsibility for facility security and defense;

  (9)  "Program", the Missouri military community reinvestment program created by this section.

  3.  There is hereby established the "Missouri Military Community Reinvestment Program" in the department of economic development.  Its purpose shall be to assist military communities in supporting and sustaining their installations, to encourage the communities to initiate coordinated response programs and action plans in advance of future federal government realignment and closure decisions, and to support community efforts to attract new or expanded military missions.

  4.  (1)  There is hereby created in the state treasury the "Missouri Military Community Reinvestment Grant Program Fund", which shall consist of moneys collected under this section.  The state treasurer shall be custodian of the fund.  In accordance with sections 30.170 and 30.180, the state treasurer may approve disbursements.  The fund shall be a dedicated fund and, upon appropriation, moneys in the fund shall be used solely for the administration of this section.  The amount in such fund shall not exceed three hundred thousand dollars.  Moneys in the fund in excess of three hundred thousand dollars shall be invested by the state treasurer and any income therefrom shall be deposited to the credit of the general revenue fund.

  (2)  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, any moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund.

  (3)  The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in the same manner as other funds are invested.  Any interest and moneys earned on such investments shall be credited to the fund.

  5.  The department shall implement the program as provided in this section.  The department and the commission shall invite public comments on how the program should be administered and shall jointly develop and establish procedures for the solicitation, evaluation, and approval of grant applications received from eligible applicants.

  6.  The department shall evaluate each application and make recommendations to the commission, which shall have the authority to approve or reject any application so recommended.  Upon approval by the commission, the department shall administer grant awards, including the tracking and monitoring of grantee administration of the grant funds and whether grantees have achieved the goals set forth in their grant applications.

  7.  Grants provided by this program shall not exceed three hundred thousand dollars per year.  The eligible amount for grants shall include the following match requirements:

  (1)  For an eligible applicant in operation for five or more years, one dollar of state grant funds may be provided for every one dollar of funds provided or raised by the eligible applicant, including the value of in-kind services, supplies, or equipment; or

  (2)  For an eligible applicant in operation for fewer than five years, two dollars of state grant funds may be provided for every one dollar of funds provided or raised by the eligible applicant, including the value of in-kind services, supplies, or equipment.

  8.  Applications for grants under this section shall include a coordinated program of work or a plan of action delineating how the project shall be administered and accomplished, which shall include a plan for ensuring close cooperation between civilian and military authorities in the conduct of the funded activities and a plan for public involvement.  Uses for the grants may include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  (1)  Developing and implementing public-to-public partnerships with military installations, including agreements that reduce installation costs and increase funding available for mission performance;

  (2)  Developing local or regional marketing plans, techniques, and activities, including those that communicate the nature and value of military installations and military service;

  (3)  Implementing programs to assist with diversification of the economy of the military installation community by increasing nondefense economic development and employment;

  (4)  Performing in-depth research and analysis regarding local or regional employment, housing, infrastructure, education, healthcare, and other factors that affect the attractiveness of the community for future military investments;

  (5)  Leading or participating in programs or activities to develop or improve the quality of life in military communities, including the areas of education, transportation, health care, and infrastructure development and transportation; and

  (6)  Developing plans for the reuse of closed or realigned military installations or facilities, including any plans necessary for infrastructure improvements needed to facilitate related marketing activities.

  9.  The department may promulgate rules to assist in the implementation of the provisions of this section, including rules on behalf of the commission, if necessary.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable, and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2018, shall be invalid and void.

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(L. 2018 S.B. 573)


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