A state House bill to create a drought relief fund is advancing at the State Capitol.
The bill to create the Emergency Drought Relief Fund, under supervision of the State Treasurer, passed a Senate subcommittee, Wednesday morning.
It would allow for financial assistance for watering livestock, rural firefighting, soil conservation and other matters.
Under terms of the bill, the governor would first have to declare a drought emergency.
The bill is run by Representatives Dale DeWitt, Don Armes, Tom Newell, Mike Sanders, Scott Biggs and Josh Cockroft. Senator Ron Justice is sponsoring the bill in the Senate.
It now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee.