SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 103

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SCR103............................................by RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT
NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES - STUDY - Stating findings of the Legislature and
authorizing the Legislative Council to appoint a committee to undertake and
complete a study of natural resource issues.
                                                                        
02/10    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/11    Rpt prt - to 10th Ord
02/12    10th Ord - ADOPTED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw,
      Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde,
      Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley,
      McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Noh, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder,
      Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Noh
    Title apvd - to House
02/13    House intro - 1st rdg - to W/M
03/24    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/25    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/28    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 67-0-3
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bedke, Bell, Bieter,
      Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins,
      Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Eskridge,
      Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest(Bray), Jaquet,
      Jones, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin,
      Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nacarrato, Nielsen, Raybould, Ridinger,
      Ring, Ringo, Robison, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd,
      Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson,
      Tilman, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Ellsworth, McKague, Roberts
    Floor Sponsor - Stevenson
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/31    To enrol
04/01    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
04/02    Sp signed
04/03    To Secretary of State

Bill Text


                                                                        
                                                                        
  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 First Regular Session - 2003
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                                                        
                            SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 103
                                                                        
                           BY RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  2    STATING LEGISLATIVE  FINDINGS  AND  AUTHORIZING  THE  LEGISLATIVE  COUNCIL  TO
  3        APPOINT  A COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE AND COMPLETE A STUDY OF NATURAL RESOURCE
  4        ISSUES.
                                                                        
  5    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
  6        WHEREAS, numerous water and natural resource related  issues  are  working
  7    their way through various forums and are all subjects that require legislative
  8    scrutiny; and
  9        WHEREAS,  these issues include the effort to negotiate a settlement of the
 10    Nez Perce tribal claims in the Snake River Basin Adjudication, the development
 11    of the biological opinion by the National Marine Fisheries Service for  salmon
 12    recovery,  the  limited  and  conditional authorization for the use of 427,000
 13    acre feet of Idaho water for salmon recovery,  evolving  water  rights  issues
 14    connected  to electric utility restructuring, and issues related to the impact
 15    of drought conditions in Idaho; and
 16        WHEREAS, these issues will all have a major  impact  upon  the  future  of
 17    Idaho and the quality of life our citizens enjoy.
 18        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
 19    of  the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Represen-
 20    tatives concurring therein, that the  Legislative  Council  is  authorized  to
 21    appoint  a  committee  to  undertake  and  complete a study of various natural
 22    resource issues including, but not limited to, the effort to negotiate a  set-
 23    tlement  of the Nez Perce tribal claims in the Snake River Basin Adjudication,
 24    the development of the biological opinion by  the  National  Marine  Fisheries
 25    Service for salmon recovery, the limited and conditional authorization for the
 26    use  of  427,000  acre feet of Idaho water for salmon recovery, evolving water
 27    rights issues connected to electric utility restructuring, and issues  related
 28    to  the  impact of drought conditions in Idaho. The committee shall consist of
 29    ten legislators with five from the Senate and five from the House of Represen-
 30    tatives. The Legislative Council shall  authorize  the  committee  to  receive
 31    input,  advice and assistance from interested and affected parties who are not
 32    members of the Legislature.
 33        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the cochairmen of this committee shall consult
 34    and  coordinate  with  cochairmen  of  the  committee  on   Electric   Utility
 35    Restructuring, if appointed.
 36        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee may be
 37    appointed by the cochairmen of the committee who are appointed by the Legisla-
 38    tive  Council. Nonlegislative members of the committee shall not be reimbursed
 39    from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses and  shall  not
 40    have  voting  privileges regarding the committee's recommendations or proposed
 41    legislation.
 42        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall make a progress report  to
 43    the  Second  Regular  Session of the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature and shall
 44    make a report detailing its findings, recommendations  and  proposed  legisla-
                                                                        
                                           2
                                                                        
  1    tion,  if any, to the First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legisla-
  2    ture.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact



                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                             RS 12920
     This resolution would authorize the Legislative Council to
appoint an interim study committee to undertake and complete a
study of natural resource issues. A number of interrelated major
water and natural resource issues could soon have major impacts
upon the state and its citizens.

                          FISCAL IMPACT 
     If this resolution is adopted by the Legislature and the
committee is appointed by Legislative Council, any necessary
legislator travel and per diem expense would be paid from the
existing legislative appropriation to the Senate and the House of
Representatives. Funding for staff support and expenses would be
provided from the existing appropriation to the Legislative
Council for the Legislative Services Office. There would be no
additional impact upon the state general fund as a result of this
resolution. 
Contact:
Name: Senator Laird Noh 
Phone: 208-332-1333




STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                    SCR 103