DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Appropriation for home energy assistance. Makes an annual appropriation from the state general fund to the office of the lieutenant governor (office) for the office's use in providing assistance to eligible households under the home energy assistance program. Provides that the amount of the annual appropriation equals the lesser of: (1) the difference between the amount needed to provide assistance to all eligible households during the program year and the amount of available funding for the program year; or (2) $1,000,000. Provides that the appropriated money does not revert to the state general fund at the end of any state fiscal year, but remains available to the office to make any remaining distributions to eligible households for the program year. Provides that after the office has made all distributions for a program year, any remaining amount of the appropriation reverts to the state general fund at the end of the program year.