Bill Detail: HB23-1273

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Title Creation Of Wildfire Resilient Homes Grant Program
Status Governor Signed (05/12/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors M. Snyder (D)
J. Joseph (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
House Committee Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 03/30/2023

The bill creates the wildfire resilient homes grant program
(program) within the division of fire prevention and control (division).
The program allows homeowners to apply to receive a grant for
retrofitting or improving a house or other structure on the homeowner's
property with strategies and technologies for structure hardening in order
to make the house or structure more resilient to the risk of wildfire.
The bill also creates the wildfire resilient homes grant program
cash fund (fund) for use by the division to award grants and to promote
best practices for structure hardening, and on August 15, 2023, the state
treasurer is required to transfer $2 million from the general fund to the
fund. The division is required to annually report to the wildfire matters
review committee on expenditures made from the fund and grants that are
awarded pursuant to the program.

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