SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 130

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SCR130.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
REGIONAL WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES - Stating findings of the
Legislature and requesting that the Department of Environmental Quality
study, with the input from cities, counties, water and sewer districts and
other relevant entities, methods to encourage and provide incentives for
the development and operation of regional water and wastewater services;
and to submit a report of its findings to the Legislature by December 31,
2006.
                                                                        
03/07    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/08    Rpt prt - to 10th Ord
03/09    Ref'd to St Aff
03/14    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
03/15    10th Ord - ADOPTED - voice vote
    Floor Sponsor - Bunderson
    Title apvd - to House
03/16    House intro - 1st rdg - to Env
03/21    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/22    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/24    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 63-3-4
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bedke, Bell,
      Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Cannon,
      Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Denney, Edmunson, Eskridge,
      Field(18), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Kemp,
      Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague,
      Miller, Mitchell, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould,
      Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2),
      Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie,
      Snodgrass, Stevenson, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Ellsworth, Moyle, Sali
      Absent and excused -- Bayer, Deal, Field(23), Trail
    Floor Sponsor - Barraclough
    Title apvd - To Senate
03/27    To enrol
03/28    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/29    Sp signed
03/30    To Secretary of State

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  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   Second Regular Session - 2006
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                                                        
                            SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 130
                                                                        
                                 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  2    STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND  REQUESTING  THAT  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
  3        ENVIRONMENTAL  QUALITY  STUDY  AND  PREPARE  A REPORT REGARDING METHODS TO
  4        ENCOURAGE REGIONAL WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES.
                                                                        
  5    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
  6        WHEREAS, it is in the public interest to promote the effective  and  effi-
  7    cient provision of water and wastewater services to communities in Idaho; and
  8        WHEREAS,  the  regionalization of water and wastewater infrastructure will
  9    allow for more efficient and cost-effective provision of water and  wastewater
 10    services; and
 11        WHEREAS,  well-designed  regional  approaches  to  the provision of public
 12    water and wastewater services benefit the environment by helping to reduce the
 13    amount of pollutants reaching Idaho rivers and lakes; and
 14        WHEREAS, regionalization of water and wastewater infrastructure  helps  to
 15    create a long-term sustainable and reliable source of clean and safe water for
 16    Idaho communities; and
 17        WHEREAS,  regionalization  encourages  local  government officials to find
 18    innovative, cost-effective solutions to the provision of water and  wastewater
 19    services and strengthens the partnership between local governments; and
 20        WHEREAS,  the  Department  of  Environmental Quality, with its role in the
 21    regulation and  funding  of  drinking  water  and  wastewater  facilities,  is
 22    uniquely suited to work with cities, counties and other entities to find meth-
 23    ods of encouraging the regional provision of water and wastewater services.
 24        NOW,  THEREFORE,  BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
 25    sion of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Repre-
 26    sentatives concurring therein, that the Department of Environmental Quality is
 27    requested to study, with the input from cities, counties, water and sewer dis-
 28    tricts and other relevant entities, methods to encourage  and  provide  incen-
 29    tives  for the development and operation of regional water and wastewater ser-
 30    vices, and to prepare a report and submit its findings to the  Legislature  by
 31    December 31, 2006.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 16192

This resolution comes from the joint Legislative Environmental
Common Sense Committee.  It authorizes the Department of
Environmental Quality (DEQ) to lead a study to evaluate the need
for regional planning of municipal wastewater and drainage
treatment systems and make recommendations.  

Those participating in the study will be DEQ, representatives of
affected state agencies, cities, counties and other local
governments and districts.

DEQ will report their findings to the 2007 legislature.
                                



                         Fiscal Impact

No significant fiscal impact.  The work of DEQ and participating
entities will be paid out of their respective appropriations.





Contact
Name: Senator Hal Bunderson 
Phone: (208) 332-1320
Name: Senator Robert L. Geddes
Phone: (208) 332-1300
Representative Jack Barraclough
Phone: (208) 332-1213


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                       SCR 130