2005 Interim Committees and Task Forces

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Biotechnology Task Force

Charge: To undertake and complete a study of the economic development opportunities relating to the biosciences, imaging, power and energy and nanoscience.

Sen. Gary Schroeder, Co-chair Rep. Doug Jones, Co-chair
Sen. Hal Bunderson Rep. Darrell Bolz
Sen. Chuck Coiner Rep. Ann Rydalch
Sen. Russell Fulcher Rep. Frank Henderson
Sen. Bert Marley Rep. Nicole LeFavour

Staff: Maureen Ingram, Toni Hobbs

Meeting Minutes:
July 27, 2005
September 7, 2005
September 29, 2005
November 1, 2005

Final Report

September 7 Meeting Materials:
Biotechnology and Biomedical Research - Charles R. Hatch, University of Idaho slide show | PDF file
Infectious Disease Biotechnology - Carolyn Hovde Bohach, Ph.D., University of Idaho slide show | PDF file
Bioscience/Biomedical Research - Robert A. Wharton, Ph.D., Idaho State University slide show | PDF file
Bioscience/Biomedical Research - Christopher Daniels, Ph.D., Idaho State University slide show | PDF file
Biosciences - Jack Pelton, Boise State University slide show | PDF file
An Emerging Research Presence - Dr. Julia Oxford, Boise State University slide show | PDF file
Academics at the Boise VA Medical Center - Dennis L. Stevens, Ph.D., M.D., VAMC slide show | PDF file
Biomedical Research in Idaho - Theodore A. Walters, M.D., St. Luke's MSTI slide show | PDF file
Research Assets and Opportunities - Timothy E. Sawyer, M.D., St. Alphonsus Cancer Care Center slide show | PDF file
Developing a Biotech Company in Idaho - Richard Olson, Ph.D., Gem Pharmaceuticals slide show | PDF file
Sapidyne Instruments, Inc. - David Smith slide show | PDF file
O.D.260 Biotech Co. - Xavier Danthinne, Ph.D., O.D.260, Inc. slide show | PDF file
Integrated Water Resources Program - John Tracy, University of Idaho - Idaho Water Center slide show | PDF file

September 29 Meeting Materials:
INL Technology Transfer: Nurturing Idaho’s Future - Ray Barnes, Idaho National Laboratory slide show | PDF file
Biological Sciences at Idaho National Laboratory - Melinda Hamilton, Idaho National Laboratory slide show
University Technology Transfer - Gene A. Merrell, University of Idaho slide show | PDF file
Bio-nanotechnology at the University of Idaho - James J. Nagler, University of Idaho slide show | PDF file
The Promise of Biotechnology and Idaho’s Role slide show | PDF file
Development of a Biodiesel Industry in Idaho - Jon Van Gerpen, University of Idaho slide show | PDF file
Statewide Agricultural Biotechnology at the University of Idaho - John Hammel, University of Idaho slide show
Opportunities for Research Collaborations Using Fish and UI Hagerman assets - Ronald W. Hardy, University of Idaho slide show
Technology Law Group - Testimony PDF file

If you have trouble with any of the links above, please contact the Legislative Services Office at 208/334-2475.


Capitol Restoration Task Force

Charge: To study the Capitol restoration master plan, development of related buildings and properties in the Capitol Mall, and possible enlargement of the existing Capitol Building; and to make recommendations to the Pro Tem and the Speaker so as to allow the 2006 Legislature to adopt the necessary concurrent resolution(s) to address the financing and implementation of the Capitol restoration.

Sen. Robert L. Geddes, Co-chair Rep. Bruce Newcomb, Co-chair
Sen. Bart Davis Rep. Lawerence Denney
Sen. Joe Stegner Rep. Mike Moyle
Sen. Brad Little Rep. Julie Ellsworth
Sen. Mike Burkett Rep. Wendy Jaquet
Pam Ahrens, Ad Hoc Nonvoting Member
Carl Bianchi, Ad Hoc Nonvoting Member

Staff: Jeff Youtz, Eric Milstead, Lisa Kauffman

Meeting Minutes:
May 24, 2005
August 22, 2005
October 5, 2005
November 9, 2005


Cervical Cancer Elimination Interim Committee -- SCR 110

Sen. Joyce Broadsword, Co-chair Rep. Bob Ring, Co-chair
Sen. Kate Kelly Rep. Donna Pence

Staff: Maureen Ingram, Paige Parker, Charmi Arregui

Meeting Minutes:
August 9, 2005
October 11, 2005
Final Report


Energy, Environment and Technology Interim Committee -- HCR 16

Sen. Brent Hill, Co-chair Rep. George Eskridge, Co-chair
Sen. Patti Anne Lodge Rep. Maxine Bell
Sen. Tom Gannon Rep. Steve Smylie
Sen. Curt McKenzie Rep. Joseph Cannon
Sen. Gerry Sweet Rep. Ken Andrus
Sen. Clint Stennett Rep. Bob Nonini
Sen. Elliot Werk Rep. Elaine Smith

Staff: Mike Nugent, Caralee Lambert, Toni Hobbs

Meeting Minutes:
June 13, 2005
August 8, 2005
October 5, 2005
November 15, 2005

Other Materials:
Energy Facility Siting Draft
Progress Report


Health Care Task Force/High-Risk Reinsurance Pool Oversight Committee -- Idaho Code, Section 41-5502

Charge: To ask and find answers for the unprecedented increases in health insurance premiums; to determine a method of limiting the assessments that may be imposed on carriers providing reinsurance by way of excess or stop-loss coverage and on carriers selling insurance in the individual market; to review options regarding initially limiting enrollment of the Individual High-Risk Reinsurance Pool in order to preserve the financial integrity of the pool.

Sen. Dean Cameron, Co-chair Rep. Bill Deal, Co-chair
Sen. Joe Stegner Rep. Max Black
Sen. John Goedde Rep. Kathie Garrett
Sen. Dick Compton Rep. Gary Collins
Sen. Tim Corder Rep. Sharon Block
Sen. Kate Kelly Rep. Margaret Henbest

Staff: Caralee Lambert, Paige Parker, Toni Hobbs

Meeting Minutes:
June 1, 2005
July 8, 2005
September 22, 2005
October 27, 2005
December 9, 2005
February 14, 2006


Human Trafficking Interim Committee -- HCR 18

Sen. Denton Darrington, Co-chair Rep. Debbie Field, Co-chair
Sen. Dick Compton Rep. Carlos Bilbao
Sen. Edgar Malepeai Rep. Donna Boe

Staff: Caralee Lambert, Paige Parker, Charmi Arregui

Meeting Minutes:
July 27, 2005
December 15, 2005

Final Report


Idaho Council on Indian Affairs -- Idaho Code, Section 67-4004

Sen. Michael Jorgenson, Chair Chief J. Allan, Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Vice-chair
Sen. Bert Marley Nancy Eschief Murillo, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Rep. Joseph Cannon Jennifer Porter, Kootenai Tribe
Rep. George Sayler Rebecca Miles, Nez Perce Tribe
Lance Giles, Office of the Governor Terry Gibson, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes

Staff: Paige Parker, Mike Nugent, Charmi Arregui

Council By-laws

Meeting Minutes:
November 30, 2005
January 18, 2006
February 21, 2006

March 8, 2006

 

Progress Report - January 4, 2006


FY 2007 Joint Millennium Fund Committee -- Idaho Code, Section 67-1804

Charge: To make recommendations to the Legislature regarding the use of moneys in the Idaho Millennium Income Fund

Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, Co-chair Rep. Dennis Lake, Co-chair
Sen. Denton Darrington Rep. Janice McGeachin
Sen. Dean Cameron Rep. Jim Clark
Sen. Elliot Werk Rep. Margaret Henbest
Sen. Kate Kelly Rep. John Rusche

Staff: Cathy Holland-Smith, Maureen Ingram, Lisa Kauffman

Meeting Minutes:
August 26, 2005
November 29, 2005


Medicaid Savings and Efficiencies Task Force (House Health and Welfare)

Charge: To study opportunities to reduce Medicaid expenses.

Rep. Sharon Block, Chair Rep. Kathie Garrett
Rep. Pete Nielsen Rep. Thomas Loertscher
Rep. Margaret Henbest Rep. John Rusche

Staff: Jennifer O'Kief

Meeting Minutes:
September 15, 2005
November 7, 2005
December 28, 2005
January 20, 2006
February 9, 2006
February 13, 2006


Natural Resources Interim Committee -- HCR 25

Sen. Don Burtenshaw, Co-chair Rep. Dell Raybould, Co-chair
Sen. Gary Schroeder Rep. Jim Clark
Sen. Stanley Williams Rep. Bert Stevenson
Sen. Chuck Coiner Rep. Scott Bedke
Sen. Clint Stennett Rep. Wendy Jaquet
Sen. Brad Little (Ad Hoc) Rep. Jack Barraclough (Ad Hoc)
Sen. Skip Brandt (Ad Hoc) Rep. Mike Moyle (Ad Hoc)
Rep. Pete Nielsen (Ad Hoc)
Rep. Donna Pence (Ad Hoc)

Staff: Katharine Gerrity, Caralee Lambert, Ray Houston, Jeff Youtz, Toni Hobbs

Meeting Minutes:
June 10, 2005
August 23, 2005 - Recharge Advisory Subcommittee
October 28, 2005
December 14, 2005* - Recharge Advisory Subcommittee
Progress Report

*The Lower Snake River Aquifer Recharge District's Position Statement, noted as being attached to the Dec. 14 minutes, is available in hard copy through Legislative Services.


Property Tax Interim Committee -- HCR 23

Sen. Shawn Keough, Co-chair Rep. Dennis Lake, Co-chair
Sen. Brad Little Rep. Bill Deal
Sen. Monty Pearce Rep. Mike Moyle
Sen. John Goedde Rep. Gary Collins
Sen. Tim Corder Rep. Eric Anderson
Sen. Elliot Werk Rep. Wendy Jaquet
Sen. David Langhorst Rep. George Sayler

Staff: Mike Nugent, Maureen Ingram, Jason Hancock, Toni Hobbs

Agenda - October 7

Meeting Minutes:
June 29, 2005
July 27, 2005 - Sandpoint Public Hearing
July 27, 2005 - Coeur d'Alene Public Hearing
July 28, 2005 - Moscow Public Hearing
July 28, 2005 - Lewiston Public Hearing
August 10, 2005 - Hailey Public Hearing
August 10, 2005 - Twin Falls Public Hearing
August 11, 2005 - Pocatello Public Hearing
August 11, 2005 - Rexburg Public Hearing
August 24, 2005 - McCall Public Hearing
August 24, 2005 - Emmett Public Hearing
August 25, 2005 - Boise Public Hearing
August 25, 2005 - Nampa Public Hearing
September 13, 2005
October 7, 2005
November 1, 2005

Final Report

Other Materials:
Explanation of Property Taxes in Idaho - Jason Hancock, Legislative Services Office slide show | PDF file
Idaho Property Taxes and the Idaho Tax Structure - Dan John, State Tax Commission slide show | PDF file
Constitutional Provisions Relating to Property Taxation - Ted Spangler, State Tax Commission slide show | PDF file
Property Taxes and Idaho's System - Randy Nelson, Associated Taxpayers of Idaho slide show | PDF file
Idaho Association of Realtors PDF file
Tax Levies for School Purposes 2004-2005 - Tim Hill, State Department of Education PDF file
School Funding Summary - Tim Hill, State Department of Education spreadsheet | PDF file
School Levies - Tim Hill, State Department of Education spreadsheet | PDF file
Supplemental Levies - Tim Hill, State Department of Education spreadsheet | PDF file


State Employee Compensation Interim Committee -- HCR 22

Sen. John Andreason, Co-chair Rep. Bob Schaefer, Co-chair
Sen. Joe Stegner Rep. Larry Bradford
Sen. Dick Compton Rep. Ken Roberts
Sen. Mike Jorgenson Rep. Rich Wills
Sen. John McGee Rep. Jana Kemp
Sen. Bert Marley Rep. Anne Pasley-Stuart
Sen. Kate Kelly Rep. Shirley Ringo

Staff: Matt Freeman, Maureen Ingram, Paige Parker, Charmi Arregui

Meeting Minutes:
July 25 & 26, 2005; Condensed: July 25, July 26
August 29, 2005
August 30, 2005
October 25, 2005
November 28, 2005
December 21, 2005
January 20, 2006

Final Report

Other Materials:
Appendix A - October 25 Meeting
Basic Compensation Statute Proposal - November 28 Meeting
Addendum - December 21 Meeting