SENATE BILL NO. 1035

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S1035.........................................by LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TAXATION
WATER/SEWER DISTRICTS - Amends existing law to increase the compensation for
board of director members of water and sewer districts.
                                                                        
01/28    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/29    Rpt prt - to Loc Gov
02/05    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/06    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/07    3rd rdg - PASSED - 32-1-2
      AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
      Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram,
      Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams,
      Noble, Noh, Pearce, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk,
      Williams
      NAYS -- Calabretta
      Absent and excused -- Burkett, Richardson
    Floor Sponsor - Ingram
    Title apvd - to House
02/10    House intro - 1st rdg - to Loc Gov
02/19    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/20    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/24    3rd rdg - PASSED - 57-2-11
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bedke, Bell, Black,
      Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow,
      Deal, Denney, Douglas, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(23), Gagner,
      Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Lake, Langford, Langhorst,
      Martinez, McGeachin, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen,
      Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Robison, Rydalch, Sayler, Shepherd, Shirley,
      Skippen, Smith(30), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Tilman, Trail, Wills,
      Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Eberle, Kulczyk
      Absent and excused -- Bieter, Cuddy, Field(18), Kellogg, McKague,
      Raybould, Roberts, Sali, Schaefer, Smith(24), Wood
    Floor Sponsor - Miller
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/25    To enrol
02/26    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
02/27    Sp signed
02/28    To Governor
03/05    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 36
         Effective: 07/01/03

Bill Text


                                                                        
                                                                        
  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 First Regular Session - 2003
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                                                        
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1035
                                                                        
                         BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    RELATING TO WATER AND SEWER DISTRICTS; AMENDING SECTION 42-3209,  IDAHO  CODE,
  3        TO  INCREASE  THE COMPENSATION FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS OF WATER AND
  4        SEWER DISTRICTS.
                                                                        
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 42-3209, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:
                                                                        
  8        42-3209.  ORGANIZATION  OF  BOARD -- ACCOUNTS OF TREASURER -- COMPENSATION
  9    OF MEMBERS -- ANNUAL AUDIT -- REMOVAL OF DIRECTORS. After taking oath and fil-
 10    ing bonds, the board shall choose one (1) of its members as  chairman  of  the
 11    board  and  president of the district, and shall elect a secretary and a trea-
 12    surer of the board and of the district, who may or may not be members  of  the
 13    board.  The  secretary  and  the treasurer may be one person. Such board shall
 14    adopt a seal and the secretary shall keep, in a well-bound book, a  record  of
 15    all  its  proceedings, minutes of all meetings, certificates, contracts, bonds
 16    given by employees and all corporate acts which shall be open to inspection of
 17    all owners of real property in the district, as well as to  all  other  inter-
 18    ested parties.
 19        The  treasurer  shall  keep  strict  and  accurate  accounts  of all money
 20    received by and disbursed for and on behalf  of  the  district,  in  permanent
 21    records. He shall file with the clerk of the court, at the expense of the dis-
 22    trict, a corporate fidelity bond in an amount not less than five thousand dol-
 23    lars  ($5,000),  conditioned  on the faithful performance of the duties of his
 24    office.
 25        Each member of the board shall receive as compensation for his  service  a
 26    sum  not in excess of fifty one hundred dollars ($50.100) per meeting, payable
 27    monthly. No member of the board shall receive any compensation as an  employee
 28    of  the  district or otherwise, other than that herein provided, and no member
 29    of the board shall be interested in any contract or transaction with the  dis-
 30    trict except in his official representative capacity.
 31        It  shall  be  the  duty of the board of directors to cause an audit to be
 32    made of all financial affairs of the district during each year ending November
 33    30th as required in section 67-450B, Idaho Code.
 34        The court having jurisdiction of the district  shall  have  the  power  to
 35    remove directors for cause shown, on petition, notice and hearing.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact



                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                             RS 12550
Under current law, water and sewer district board members receive as
compensation for his/her service's an amount not to exceed fifty dollars
($50.00) per meeting.  This legislation would increase that maximum amount to
one hundred dollars ($100) per meeting.

Water and sewer district issues are becoming more complex and meetings are
requiring more time to complete the intricate business of the districts.  It
is necessary to recruit qualified board members to conduct this business and
since they are not compensated for other expenses this legislation will help
off set those other expenses associated with being a board member.
                                 
                         FISCAL IMPACT

Since this legislation is permissive up to the maximum only those districts
experiencing need will increase the compensation and then the increase may be
less than the maximum.  This makes determination of the fiscal impact non-
determinable for the districts affected.



Contact
Name: Don Munkers, Idaho Rural Water Association 
Phone: 343-7001




STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                                  S1035