As of today, $100,000 has been appropriated to the Department of Revenue for implementation of the new law—only $80,000 of which is from General Revenue; no funds have yet been appropriated to the Secretary of State for implementation responsibilities; and no funds have been appropriated to any other agency of the state, to the courts, or to any political subdivision to implement the new law.And that, the lawsuit argues, will leave groups like the League of Women Voters and the NAACP picking up the slack: "As a result of the failure of the legislature to provide a sufficient appropriation of state funds from the general revenue for the purpose of paying the costs associated with implementation ..., Plaintiffs have been and will be required to shift their resources to do for their members and the public what [the new law] mandates that the state do."
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