TITLE 2
Agriculture and Forestry

CHAPTER 2-3
Cooperative Extension District Associations and the Rhode Island Agricultural Council

SECTION 2-3-6


§ 2-3-6 Raising of local funds – Amount of state contributions – Local matching funds.

(a) Each district association shall raise funds for the purposes provided in this chapter. Each city or town within its respective district is authorized to appropriate and turn over to the treasurer of the association serving that district any sums that the city or town may approve.

(b) For the purpose of paying the state's share of the annual expenses of the cooperative educational work provided for in §§ 2-3-1 – 2-3-6, the general assembly shall annually appropriate any sum that it deems necessary. Any district association not raising within the district covered by the district association, exclusive of funds received from any agency of the United States, an amount equal to the sum appropriated by the state for use by that district association shall draw from the state appropriation during the fiscal year only a sum equal to the amount raised by that district association, exclusive of funds received from any agency of the United States, and expended during the fiscal year as shown by a certificate filed in the office of the state controller, sworn to by the president and treasurer of the district association. The state controller is authorized and directed to draw orders upon the general treasurer for the payment of any sums authorized upon the presentation of the certificates and vouchers signed respectively by the president and treasurer of the district association.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 553, § 2.)