HOUSE BILL NO. 572
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H0572......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
FOREST RESERVE FUNDS - Amends existing law to revise the distribution
formula for forest reserve funds received by school districts within a
county receiving forest reserve funds from the federal government.
02/07 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/08 Rpt prt - to St Aff
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 572
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO COUNTY APPORTIONMENT OF FOREST RESERVE FUNDS; AMENDING SECTION
3 57-1303, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE THE DISTRIBUTION FORMULA FOR FOREST RESERVE
4 FUNDS RECEIVED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN A COUNTY RECEIVING FOREST
5 RESERVE FUNDS, TO DELETE AN ARCHAIC TERM AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORREC-
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Section 57-1303, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
9 amended to read as follows:
10 57-1303. COUNTY APPORTIONMENT OF FOREST RESERVE FUNDS. The auditor of
11 each county receiving a portion of this fund shall within ten (10) days of
12 receipt of this money allot and distribute seventy per cent percent (70%) of
13 this money to the county general road fund and to the treasurer of the highway
14 districts and good road districts in the county in proportion to the mileage
15 of each within the county, to be expended for the construction and repair of
16 roads and bridges, and thirty per cent fifteen percent ( 3015%) to the various
17 school districts and joint county school districts within the county in pro-
18 portion to the number of pupils in average daily attendance in each district
19 in the year immediately prior to this distribution and fifteen percent (15%)
20 to the various school districts in the county in proportion to the amount of
21 U.S. forest service land the school district contains bears to the total
22 amount of the U.S. forest service land in all school districts of the county.
23 The distribution of such moneys to the respective school districts entitled
24 thereto shall be in addition to and without regard to any assistance to such
25 school districts from any and all other sources in maintaining the minimum
26 educational program and minimum transportation program.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation would change the distribution formula of Forest
Reserve Funds to school districts that have large areas of Forest
Service lands within their borders.
There will be no fiscal impact.
Name: Representative Tom Loertscher
Phone: (208) 332-1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 572