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Chapter 444

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  444.730.  Mined land reclamation fund created — purpose. — 1.  All sums received through the payment of fees or the forfeiture of bonds pursuant to sections 444.500 to 444.970 shall be placed in the state treasury and credited to the "Mined Land Reclamation Fund" which is hereby created.

  2.  After appropriation by the general assembly, the money in this fund shall be expended for the administration and enforcement of sections 444.500 to 444.970 and for reclamation of land affected by strip mine and surface mine and for no other purpose.  Any portion of the fund not immediately needed for the purposes authorized shall be invested by the state treasurer as provided by the constitution and laws of this state.  All income from such investments shall, unless otherwise prohibited by the constitution of this state, be deposited in the mined land reclamation fund.  The provisions of section 33.080 relating to the transfer of unexpended balances in various funds to the general revenue fund at the end of each biennium shall not apply to funds in the mined land reclamation fund.  However, any amount in the fund in excess of three million dollars, exclusive of interest and security forfeiture proceeds, shall lapse to general revenue at the end of each biennium.

  3.  The moneys collected from any bond forfeiture shall be expended upon the lands for which the permit was issued and for which the bond was given.

  4.  General revenue of the state may be appropriated or expended for the administration or enforcement of sections 444.500 to 444.970.


(L. 1971 S.B. 1 § 26, A.L. 1983 S.B. 241, A.L. 1987 H.B. 669, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1584)

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