HOUSE BILL NO. 768

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H0768.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS
APPROPRIATIONS - COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES - Appropriates $341,294,500 to
the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of
Idaho for Boise State University, Idaho State University, the University of
Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, and the Office of the State Board of
Education for fiscal year 2005; provides legislative intent that $75,000 of
the amount appropriated be used by the Office of the State Board of
Education for system-wide needs; provides legislative intent that
$1,600,000 be used for matching awards, research centers and
infrastructure; provides legislative intent that $1,750,000 be used for
competitive technology grants, the Idaho electronic campus and for
participation in the Western Governors' Association's Virtual University;
provides intent that $500,000 be used for teacher preparation activities;
provides intent that $1,300,000 be used for the Governor's College and
University Excellence Initiative; requires a tracking and reporting system
for faculty; expresses the Legislature's continued belief regarding funding
equity among Idaho's four year institutions of higher education; and
reappropriates unexpended and unencumbered fund balances.
                                                                        
02/26    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/27    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
03/01    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/03    3rd rdg - PASSED - 38-31-1
      AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Block, Bolz,
      Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Eberle,
      Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(23), Harwood, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford,
      McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Moyle, Nielsen, Raybould, Ring, Roberts,
      Rydalch, Schaefer, Skippen, Stevenson, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Andersen, Black, Boe, Clark, Cuddy, Douglas, Edmunson,
      Field(18), Gagner, Garrett, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg,
      Langhorst, Martinez, Miller, Mitchell, Naccarato, Pasley-Stuart,
      Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Sayler, Shirley, Smith(30),
      Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Trail(Bennett)
      Absent and excused -- Shepherd
    Floor Sponsor - Meyer
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/04    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin
03/05    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/08    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/16    3rd rdg - PASSED - 18-16-1
      AYES -- Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Darrington,
      Davis, Geddes, Hill, Ingram, Keough, Little, Lodge, McKenzie,
      Richardson, Sorensen, Sweet, Williams
      NAYS -- Andreason, Burkett, Calabretta, Compton, Gannon, Goedde,
      Kennedy, Malepeai, Marley, McWilliams, Noble, Noh, Schroeder,
      Stegner, Stennett, Werk
      Absent and excused -- Pearce
    Floor Sponsor - Keough
    Title apvd - to House
03/17    To enrol
03/18    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/19    Pres signed - To Governor
04/01    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 363
         Effective: 07/01/04

Bill Text


                                                                        
                                                                        
  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                Second Regular Session - 2004
                                                                        
                                                                        
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                        
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 768
                                                                        
                                BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    APPROPRIATING MONEYS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY,
  3        IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY, LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE, THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
  4        AND FOR THE OFFICE OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR FISCAL  YEAR  2005;
  5        LIMITING  THE  AMOUNT  OF THE GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION TO BE USED BY THE
  6        OFFICE OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION; ESTABLISHING AN AMOUNT OF THE GEN-
  7        ERAL FUND APPROPRIATION THAT IS TO BE EXPENDED FOR RESEARCH;  ESTABLISHING
  8        AN AMOUNT OF THE GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION TO BE EXPENDED FOR COMPETITIVE
  9        TECHNOLOGY  GRANTS,  AND  FOR  PARTICIPATION  IN  THE  WESTERN  GOVERNORS'
 10        ASSOCIATION'S  VIRTUAL  UNIVERSITY AND THE IDAHO ELECTRONIC CAMPUS; ESTAB-
 11        LISHING AN AMOUNT OF THE GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION  TO  BE  EXPENDED  FOR
 12        TEACHER PREPARATION ACTIVITIES; ESTABLISHING AN AMOUNT OF THE GENERAL FUND
 13        APPROPRIATION  TO  BE  EXPENDED  FOR THE GOVERNOR'S COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY
 14        EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE; REQUIRING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO TRACK AND
 15        REPORT FACULTY, NONFACULTY EXEMPT AND CLASSIFIED STAFF TURNOVER;  EXPRESS-
 16        ING  THE  BELIEF OF THE LEGISLATURE REGARDING FUNDING EQUITY AMONG IDAHO'S
 17        FOUR YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; REAPPROPRIATING ANY UNEXPENDED
 18        AND UNENCUMBERED BALANCES; AND SETTING FORTH THE CONDITIONS  FOR  REAPPRO-
 19        PRIATION.
                                                                        
 20    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
 21        SECTION  1.  There  is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education
 22    and the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho for  Boise  State  Univer-
 23    sity,  Idaho  State  University,  Lewis-Clark State College, the University of
 24    Idaho, and the Office of the State Board of Education the following amount  to
 25    be  expended  for the designated programs from the listed funds for the period
 26    July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005:
 27    FOR:
 28    General Education Programs                                        $341,294,500
 29    FROM:
 30    General Fund                                                      $223,366,200
 31    Agricultural College Endowment Fund                                    760,800
 32    Charitable Institutions Endowment Earnings Fund                        750,600
 33    Normal School Endowment Earnings Fund                                2,741,300
 34    Science School Endowment Fund                                        3,136,900
 35    University Endowment Fund                                            2,630,900
 36    Unrestricted Current Fund                                           34,700,100
 37    Restricted Current Fund                                             73,207,700
 38      TOTAL                                                           $341,294,500
                                                                        
 39        SECTION 2.  Of the amount appropriated from the General Fund in Section  1
 40    of  this  act,  an amount not to exceed $75,000 shall be used by the Office of
 41    the State Board of Education for system-wide needs.
                                                                        
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  1        SECTION 3.  Of the amount appropriated from the General Fund in Section  1
  2    of  this  act,  an  amount  not  to exceed $1,600,000 may be used for matching
  3    awards, research centers, and infrastructure, with commercial application as a
  4    goal. The expenditure of these funds shall conform to the mission and goals of
  5    the Higher Education Research Council.
                                                                        
  6        SECTION 4.  Of the amount appropriated from the General Fund in Section  1
  7    of  this  act, an amount not to exceed $1,750,000 may be used for the competi-
  8    tive Idaho Technology Incentive Grant Program to  foster  innovative  learning
  9    approaches  using  technology.  These  moneys  shall  also be used to develop,
 10    enhance and promote the Idaho Electronic Campus, and for Idaho's participation
 11    in the Western Governors' Association's Virtual University.
                                                                        
 12        SECTION 5.  Of the amount appropriated from the General Fund in Section  1
 13    of this act, an amount not to exceed $500,000 may be used for teacher prepara-
 14    tion  activities  associated  with  Idaho's Comprehensive Literacy Act as pre-
 15    scribed in Section 33-1207A, Idaho Code.
                                                                        
 16        SECTION 6.  Of the amount appropriated from the General Fund in Section  1
 17    of this act, an amount not to exceed $1,300,000 may be used for the Governor's
 18    College and University Excellence Initiative.
                                                                        
 19        SECTION  7.  The  State  Board of Education shall establish a standardized
 20    system for tracking and reporting meaningful data  about  faculty,  nonfaculty
 21    exempt,  and  classified  staff turnover at the state's institutions of higher
 22    education. These statistics shall be included with each year's  higher  educa-
 23    tion appropriation request.
                                                                        
 24        SECTION 8.  The Legislature continues to believe that funding equity among
 25    Idaho's four year institutions of higher education, as identified by the State
 26    Board of Education, is an important issue. Further, the Legislature encourages
 27    the State Board of Education to begin the process of gradually achieving fund-
 28    ing equity within existing and future resources in a manner that is beneficial
 29    to the institutions.
                                                                        
 30        SECTION 9.  There is hereby reappropriated to the State Board of Education
 31    and  the  Board  of Regents of the University of Idaho for Boise State Univer-
 32    sity, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State  Col-
 33    lege,  and  the  Office of the State Board of Education, subject to the provi-
 34    sions of Section 10 of this act, the unexpended and  unencumbered  balance  of
 35    any  appropriation  contained  in  Section 1, Chapter 367, Laws of 2003, to be
 36    used for nonrecurring expenditures, for the period July 1, 2004, through  June
 37    30, 2005.
                                                                        
 38        SECTION 10.  The reappropriation for the General Fund granted in Section 9
 39    of this act shall be subject to the following provisions:
 40        (1)  If  the  unexpended  and  unencumbered balance in the General Fund on
 41    June 30, 2004, is zero, the reappropriation for the General Fund in Section  9
 42    of this act is hereby declared to be null and void.
 43        (2)  If  the  unexpended  and  unencumbered balance in the General Fund on
 44    June 30, 2004, is greater than zero but less than the total General  Fund  re-
 45    appropriation authority granted to all state agencies, that amount reappropri-
 46    ated in Section 9 of this act shall be in the proportion that the reappropria-
 47    tion  for  Boise  State  University, Idaho State University, the University of
 48    Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, and the Office of the State Board of  Educa-
                                                                        
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  1    tion  bears to the total General Fund reappropriation authority granted to all
  2    state agencies.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


Statement of Purpose
RS13384

This is the FY 2005 appropriation to fund the general education programs for Idaho's higher educational system. The institutions that comprise this system are the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University and Lewis-Clark State College.

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Fiscal Note
FTP  Gen  Ded  Fed  Total 
FY 2004 Original Appropriation 3,590.51  218,000,000  109,172,400  327,172,400 
Reappropriations 0.00  5,300  32,228,300  32,233,600 
Other Approp Adjustments 0.00 
FY 2004 Total Appropriation 3,590.51  218,005,300  141,400,700  359,406,000 
Non-Cognizable Funds and Transfers 41.04  66,600  66,600 
FY 2004 Estimated Expenditures 3,631.55  218,005,300  141,467,300  359,472,600 
Removal of One-Time Expenditures 0.00  (5,300)  (32,294,900)  (32,300,200) 
Base Adjustments 0.00 
FY 2005 Base 3,631.55  218,000,000  109,172,400  327,172,400 
Personnel Cost Rollups 0.00 
Inflationary Adjustments 0.00 
Nonstandard Adjustments 0.00 
Change in Employee Compensation 0.00 
Fund Shifts 0.00 
FY 2005 Program Maintenance 3,631.55  218,000,000  109,172,400  327,172,400 
Enhancements          
College and Universities          
 1. Funding Equity 0.00 
Lump Sum or Other Adjustments 0.00  5,366,200  8,755,900  14,122,100 
FY 2005 Total 3,631.55  223,366,200  117,928,300  341,294,500 
Chg from FY 2004 Orig Approp 41.04  5,366,200  8,755,900  14,122,100 
% Chg from FY 2004 Orig Approp. 1.1%   2.5%   8.0%     4.3%  

This is a lump sum appropriation. Intent language is included to: limit the amount of money that may be spent for system-wide needs to $75,000; limit the amount that may be used for Higher Education Research Council grants to not more than $1.6 million; limit the amount that may be used for the Idaho Technology Incentive Grant Program and related items to $1.75 million; limit the amount that may be used for activities associated with Idaho's Comprehensive Literacy Act to $500,000; limit the amount that may be used for the Governor's College and University Excellence Initiative to $1.3 million; require the tracking and reporting of faculty and staff turnover statistics by the higher education institutions; convey the Legislature's position on funding equity; and provide carryover authority into FY 2005 for any unexpended and unencumbered FY 2004 moneys.

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Contact: Ross Borden 334-4745
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. H768