SENATE BILL NO. 1218

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S1218............................................................by FINANCE
APPROPRIATIONS - CATASTROPHIC HEALTH CARE COST FUND  - Appropriates an
additional $4,000,000 to be deposited in the Catastrophic Health Care Cost
Fund for fiscal year 2004.
                                                                        
01/22    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/23    Rpt prt - to Fin
    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
01/26    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
01/28    3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2
      AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw,
      Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes,
      Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little(Bilbao), Lodge,
      Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Pearce, Richardson,
      Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk(Spindler),
      Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Brandt, Noh
    Floor Sponsor - Lodge
    Title apvd - to House
01/29    House intro - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg
01/30    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/02    3rd rdg - PASSED - 67-1-2
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
      Black, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow,
      Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
      Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones,
      Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin,
      McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen,
      Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Robison,
      Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30),
      Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr.
      Speaker
      NAYS -- Harwood
      Absent and excused -- Block, Schaefer
    Floor Sponsor - Field(23)
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/03    To enrol
02/04    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
02/05    Sp signed
02/06    To Governor
02/12    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 7
         Effective: 02/12/04

Bill Text


                                                                        
                                                                        
  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2004
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                                                        
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1218
                                                                        
                                    BY FINANCE COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE CATASTROPHIC HEALTH CARE COST FUND; FOR
  3        FISCAL YEAR 2004; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
                                                                        
  4    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
  5        SECTION 1.  In addition to the appropriation made in  Section  1,  Chapter
  6    211,  Laws  of  2003, there is hereby appropriated $4,000,000 from the General
  7    Fund to be deposited in the Catastrophic Health Care Cost Fund for the  period
  8    July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004.
                                                                        
  9        SECTION  2.  An  emergency  existing  therefor,  which emergency is hereby
 10    declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
 11    passage and approval.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


Statement of Purpose
RS13685

This is a fiscal year 2004 supplemental appropriation to the Catastrophic Health Care Cost Fund in the amount of $4 million from the General Fund to cover costs that are expected to exceed available revenue. The appropriation is on a one-time basis.

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Fiscal Note

According to the state's accounting system, the Catastrophic Health Care Fund has a total of $9,384,800 that is available to the program for the current fiscal year. As of December 17, 2003, the program has already expended $6,522,100 leaving a positive balance of $2,862,700 for the remainder of the year. By comparison, expenditures totaled $13.9 in fiscal year 2002 and $13.7 in 2003. In addition to the CAT Fund, there is another $400,000 available from the Millennium Fund for general program purposes.

This legislation provides the Catastrophic Health Care Cost Fund an additional $4 million from the General Fund for fiscal year 2004. The appropriation is on a one-time basis and will be used to offset escalating costs.

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Contact: Dick Burns 334-4742
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. S1218