HOUSE BILL NO. 426

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H0426...............................................by AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS
IDAHO AG IN THE CLASSROOM - Amends existing law to provide for Idaho ag in
the classroom; and to provide for the Idaho ag in the classroom fund.

01/25    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/28    Rpt prt - to Agric Aff
02/19    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/20    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/21    3rd rdg - PASSED - 69-0-1
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black,
      Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Bowers, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon,
      Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane, Durst, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart,
      Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador,
      Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, Mortimer,
      Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould,
      Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(02),
      Shepherd(08), Shirley, Shively, Smith(24), Smith(30)(Stanek),
      Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Thomas, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills,
      Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- McGeachin
    Floor Sponsor - Bolz
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/22    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Agric Aff
03/12    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/13    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/14    3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2
      AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Broadsword, Burkett, Cameron,
      Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde,
      Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge,
      Malepeai(Sagness), McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson,
      Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Bilyeu, Jorgenson
    Floor Sponsor - Corder
    Title apvd - to House
03/17    To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/18    Pres signed - To Governor
03/19    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 205
         Effective: 07/01/08

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  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   Second Regular Session - 2008

                                                                       

                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 426

                             BY AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  1                                        AN ACT
  2    RELATING TO IDAHO AG IN THE CLASSROOM; AMENDING SECTION 57-815, IDAHO CODE, TO
  3        PROVIDE FOR IDAHO AG IN THE CLASSROOM, TO PROVIDE FOR THE IDAHO AG IN  THE
  4        CLASSROOM  FUND, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPROPRIATION AND USE OF MONEYS IN THE
  5        FUND, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE AUDIT OF FUNDS.

  6    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

  7        SECTION 1.  That Section 57-815, Idaho Code, be, and the  same  is  hereby
  8    amended to read as follows:

  9        57-815.  IDAHO  AG  IN  THE CLASSROOM -- IDAHO AG IN THE CLASSROOM ACCOUNT
 10    FUND. (1) There is hereby created in the agency asset fund in the state  trea-
 11    sury  the  Idaho  ag  in the classroom account. Moneys in the account shall be
 12    used only by the state department of agriculture to  provide  funding  for  an
 13    independent  body  corporate and politic to be known as Idaho ag in the class-
 14    room for the purpose of developing and presenting through the joint efforts of
 15    the United States department of agriculture, the state department of  agricul-
 16    ture,  educators  at all levels, and representatives of agricultural organiza-
 17    tions statewide and nationwide, an educational program that will provide  stu-
 18    dents in kindergarten through grade twelve (12) with a better understanding of
 19    the  crucial  role  of  agriculture in all aspects of society and of how Idaho
 20    agriculture relates to the rest of the world.
 21        (2)  There is hereby created in the state treasury the  Idaho  ag  in  the
 22    classroom  fund. Moneys in the fund shall be used by Idaho ag in the classroom
 23    for the purpose of developing and presenting educational programs pursuant  to
 24    subsection (1) of this section and all moneys so deposited are hereby continu-
 25    ously appropriated for this purpose. The state treasurer shall invest the idle
 26    moneys  in the account fund, and the interest earned on such investments shall
 27    be paid to the account fund. The right is reserved to the state  of  Idaho  to
 28    audit the funds of Idaho ag in the classroom at any time.

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                        STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                               RS 17588

The purpose of this legislation is to create Idaho Ag in the Classroom as
a separate entity.  The program has been supported in the past with
General Fund money and is now in a position to be funded without those
funds.  Funds from the Agricultural license plate will be deposited in a
fund in the State Treasury for distribution to the program.  The State
has the right to audit the funds at anytime.


                              FISCAL NOTE

The General Fund Expenditure will see a reduction of $25,300 which has
been allocated to the State Department of Agriculture to fund the Idaho
Ag in the Classroom program.





Contact
Name: Representtive Darrell Bolz 
Phone: (208) 332-1000
Rick Waitley


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                             H 426   


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