by Paul Blest
Here's the relevant section of the "technical corrections" bill:
Those budget technical corrections were tacked onto an unrelated bill, House Bill 805, Thursday morning in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Among the dozens of provisions, it transfers $500,000 from the state's Emergency Response and Disaster Relief Fund to Gov. Pat McCrory's office in order to handle litigation over House Bill 2.
"The governor asked for it," Senate Budget Chairman Harry Brown, R-Onslow, said.
Lawmakers, he said, didn't know exactly how much the state might have to spend defending the controversial law.
If House Bill 1030, 2015 Regular Session, becomes law, then of the funds appropriated in that act to the State Emergency Response and Disaster Relief Fund (Budget 48 Code 19930), the sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) in nonrecurring funds for the 2016-2017 fiscal year shall be transferred to the Governor's Office (Account Code 13000) to be used to fund costs incurred from litigation related to S.L. 2016-3.The budget, as it stands now, earmarks $10 million total for the Emergency Response and Disaster Relief Fund, meaning that 5 percent of the money would go towards litigation defending HB 2. Thanks Pat!