2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Government - State
Governor's Office
Article 37.3 - Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council
§ 24-37.3-105. Fund - acceptance of gifts, grants, or donations

CO Rev Stat ยง 24-37.3-105 (2016) What's This?

(1) For the purposes of carrying out the duties of the council, the council is authorized to seek and accept gifts, grants, or donations, including in-kind donations, from private or public sources for the purposes of this article; except that the council may not accept a gift, grant, or donation that is subject to conditions that are inconsistent with this article or any other law of the state. The council may accept in-kind donations of staff services from the private sector to staff the council. The council is also authorized to accept and expend federal funds available for food policy councils. All private and public moneys received through gifts, grants, or donations shall be transmitted to the state treasurer, who shall credit the same to the food systems advisory council fund, which fund is hereby created and referred to in this section as the "fund". The moneys in the fund must be continuously appropriated by the general assembly to the department of agriculture for allocation to the council for the direct and indirect costs associated with implementing this article. Any moneys in the fund not expended for the purpose of this article may be invested by the state treasurer as provided by law. All interest and income derived from the investment and deposit of moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund. Any unexpended and unencumbered moneys remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall remain in the fund and shall not revert or be credited or transferred to the general fund or another fund; except that, if, at the time this article is repealed pursuant to section 24-37.3-107, the fund contains a balance of unencumbered and unexpended moneys, those moneys shall revert to the general fund.

(2) Moneys in the fund may be used for the following purposes:

(a) The actual and necessary expenses incurred by members of the council for serving on the council;

(b) The costs of staffing the council; and

(c) The costs of preparing and submitting the annual report required by section 24-37.3-106.

(3) It is the intent of the general assembly that no moneys from the general fund be appropriated for the council. It is also the intent of the general assembly that no state employees be hired to implement this article and that the administrative costs of providing fiscal support to the council be absorbed by the department of agriculture.

(4) If the council does not receive sufficient moneys through gifts, grants, and donations pursuant to subsection (1) of this section to carry out the duties of the council, the council shall not meet and shall not prepare an annual report pursuant to section 24-37.3-106 until such time as sufficient moneys become available.

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