2021 Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee

Members of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Appropriations Committee meet as the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee to analyze available revenue and state agency budget requests in order to set a balanced state budget each year. JFAC Materials and Audio can be found on the Session Record.


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JFAC Members

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Senator Steve Bair, Co-chair Representative Rick D. Youngblood, Co-chair
Senator Jeff Agenbroad Representative Caroline Nilsson Troy
Senator Carl Crabtree Representative Wendy Horman
Senator C. Scott Grow Representative Paul Amador
Senator Jim Woodward Representative Scott Syme
Senator Dave Lent Representative Matthew Bundy
Senator Peter Riggs Representative Priscilla Giddings
Senator Kevin Cook Representative Ron Nate
Senator Janie Ward-Engelking Representative Brooke Green
Senator Mark Nye Representative Colin Nash

Sen. Steve Bair, Co-chair
Blackfoot, ID
Republican
District 31
Statehouse (208) 332-1346 (Session Only)
SBair@senate.idaho.gov

Rep. Rick D. Youngblood, Co-chair
Nampa, ID
Republican
District 12, Seat B
Statehouse (208) 332-1059 (Session Only)
RYoungblood@house.idaho.gov

Sen. Jeff Agenbroad
Nampa, ID
Republican
District 13
Statehouse (208) 332-1329 (Session Only)
JAgenbroad@senate.idaho.gov

Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy
Genesee, ID
Republican
District 5, Seat B
Statehouse (208) 332-1035 (Session Only)
CNTroy@house.idaho.gov

Sen. Carl Crabtree
Grangeville, ID
Republican
District 7
Statehouse (208) 332-1355 (Session Only)
CCrabtree@senate.idaho.gov

Rep. Wendy Horman
Idaho Falls, ID
Republican
District 30, Seat B
Statehouse (208) 332-1071 (Session Only)
WendyHorman@house.idaho.gov

Sen. C. Scott Grow
Eagle, ID
Republican
District 14
Statehouse (208) 332-1334 (Session Only)
SGrow@senate.idaho.gov

Rep. Paul Amador
Coeur d’Alene, ID
Republican
District 4, Seat B
Statehouse (208) 332-1048 (Session Only)
PAmador@house.idaho.gov

Sen. Jim Woodward
Sagle, ID
Republican
District 1
Statehouse (208) 332-1349 (Session Only)
JWoodward@senate.idaho.gov

Rep. Scott Syme
Caldwell, ID
Republican
District 11, Seat A
Statehouse (208) 332-1047 (Session Only)
SSyme@house.idaho.gov

Sen. Dave Lent
Idaho Falls, ID
Republican
District 33
Statehouse (208) 332-1313 (Session Only)
DLent@senate.idaho.gov

Rep. Matthew Bundy
Mountain Home, ID
Republican
District 23, Seat A
Statehouse (208) 332-1181 (Session Only)
MBundy@house.idaho.gov

Sen. Peter Riggs
Post Falls, ID
Republican
District 3
Statehouse (208) 332-1338 (Session Only)
Riggs@senate.idaho.gov

Rep. Priscilla Giddings
White Bird, ID
Republican
District 7, Seat A
Statehouse (208) 332-1033 (Session Only)
PGiddings@house.idaho.gov

Sen. Kevin Cook
Idaho Falls, ID
Republican
District 30
Statehouse (208) 332-1358 (Session Only)
KCook@senate.idaho.gov

Rep. Ron Nate
Rexburg, ID
Republican
District 34, Seat B
Statehouse (208) 332-1173 (Session Only)
NateR@house.idaho.gov

Rep. Brooke Green
Boise, ID
Democrat
District 18, Seat B
Statehouse (208) 332-1080 (Session Only)
BGreen@house.idaho.gov

Sen. Mark Nye
Pocatello, ID
Democrat
District 29
Statehouse (208) 332-1406 (Session Only)
MNye@senate.idaho.gov

Rep. Colin Nash
Boise, ID
Democrat
District 16, Seat B
Statehouse (208) 332-1075 (Session Only)
CNash@house.idaho.gov

Budget Hearing:
Budget Hearing Schedule


WEEK 1

Tuesday, January 12

Wednesday, January 13

Thursday, January 14

Friday, January 15


WEEK 2

Monday, January 18

Tuesday, January 19

Wednesday, January 20

Thursday, January 21

Friday, January 22


WEEK 3

Monday, January 25

Tuesday, January 26

Wednesday, January 27

Thursday, January 28

Friday, January 29


WEEK 4

Monday, February 1

Tuesday, February 2

Wednesday, February 3

Thursday, February 4

Friday, February 5


WEEK 5

Monday, February 8

Tuesday, February 9

Wednesday, February 10

Thursday, February 11

Friday, February 12


WEEK 6

Monday, February 15

Tuesday, February 16

Wednesday, February 17

Rule 1

Rule Authority: Unless specific rules to the contrary are adopted by the Joint Committee, the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives will govern the proceedings in the Joint Committee, or in the absence of Joint Rules, Senate Rules will apply. In all cases not covered by rule, and in which they are not inconsistent with Joint Committee Rules, Joint Rules or Senate Rules, the general rules of parliamentary practice and procedure as set forth in Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure shall govern the proceedings of the Joint Committee.

Rule 2

Chairmanship: Chairmanship of the Joint Committee shall alternate between the Senate Finance Chairman and the House Appropriations Chairman from day to day. In the absence of both chairmen, the Vice-Chairman of the committee whose chairman was to chair the meeting will preside as Chairman.

Rule 3

Necessary Majority: All decisions shall be by simple majority of the quorum present, except decisions to reopen a budget, or to suspend the rules. (See Rules 12 and 16).

Rule 4

Roll Call Vote: A roll call vote is required on any motion authorizing expenditures of money. (See Rule 11). When a roll call is called for, the members will remain seated until the roll call is completed.

Rule 5

Motions: Only one main motion (original motion) can be pending at one time: however, the main motion (original motion) may be amended (substitute motion) and the amendment may be amended (amended substitute motion). Vote is taken first on the amended substitute motion; in the event such a motion fails, the vote is taken on the substitute motion; and in the event the substitute motion fails, vote is then taken on the original motion. Privileged motions as listed in Section 176, Mason’s Manual, take precedence over main motions before the committee, i.e. the motion to adjourn, recess, etc. Committee members shall be seated at their desk in order to vote.

Rule 6

Specificity of Motions: All motions considered by the Joint Committee shall specify the dollar amounts to be appropriated by agency or program and by source of funding (i.e. general, dedicated, other and federal). Specification of standard classes and/or FTP positions may also be included.

Rule 7

Bills Originating in Joint Committee: By majority vote or unanimous consent the Joint Committee may report an appropriation bill originating in the Joint Committee to either house “without recommendation” or with a “do pass recommendation.” Recommendations, once made, give authorization for a measure to be introduced in both houses, without being returned for further recommendation or consideration to the membership of the Joint Committee, the House Appropriations Committee or the Senate Finance Committee. In the event, however, an appropriation bill is amended on the floor to alter the action of the Joint Committee, then such amended bill, after transmittal to the house in which the action remains to be taken, and if referred by the presiding officer to the Joint Committee, the House Appropriations Committee or the Senate Finance Committee, shall not be automatically referred out of Committee.

Rule 8

Other Bills: An appropriation bill or any other bill originating in another committee and referred to the House Appropriations Committee or the Senate Finance Committee, and considered by the Joint Committee, may be reported by majority vote out of the Joint Committee to the appropriate house “without recommendation”, with a “do pass recommendation”, with a “do not pass recommendation”, with a recommendation that it “be amended”, or with a recommendation that it be “referred” to another committee.

Rule 9

Legislative/Committee Intent: Language may be included with any motion to provide directions, restrictions, and/or clarifications with regard to how certain moneys are used. Such language can be adopted as one of two types of intent:

(a) Intent Language in Committee Minutes: Intent language included in any motion shall be read back and explained to the committee by the maker of the motion prior to the vote. Language so adopted shall be set out in the written committee minutes.

(b) Intent Language in Appropriation Bills: Any intent language meant to be included as a part of the appropriation bill shall be submitted in writing to the committee at the time the motion is made.

(i) Such written language may be amended or changed by the committee prior to adoption.  Language so adopted shall be set out in the written committee minutes and noted that it is included in the appropriations bill.

(ii) Such written language may be edited after adoption to address non-substantive issues identified during the bill drafting process, such as technical, stylistic, grammatical, transposition, or typographical corrections, without committee action.

Rule 10

Motion to Hold: A Motion to Hold a bill in the Joint Committee, to hold consideration of a budget or to hold the vote on a motion or motions must specify a time certain to which such is to be held.

Rule 11

Alteration of Committee Action: With the exception of the provisions of Rule 9(b)(ii), an action formally taken by the Joint Committee may thereafter be altered only by formal action of the Joint Committee.

Rule 12

Reconsideration: Any member of the Joint Committee may move to reopen a budget previously established by the Joint Committee prior to the time an appropriation measure has been finally acted upon by the houses into which it is originally introduced, and any member may likewise move to reopen consideration of an appropriation request for which funding has been denied. A two-thirds affirmative roll call vote of the quorum present is necessary to reopen.

Rule 13

Supplemental Appropriations: Requests for supplemental appropriations shall first require unanimous consent, or a two-thirds affirmative roll call vote of the quorum present, to reopen the current year appropriation for that agency or institution requesting the supplemental appropriation. Once reopened for consideration, a simple majority shall be required for approval of the supplemental appropriation, or any other changes to the current year appropriation bill.

Rule 14

Reconsideration of Defeated Appropriation: In the event an appropriation bill originating in the Joint Committee is defeated in either house, reconsideration by the Joint Committee of an appropriation in replacement thereof shall be by majority vote.

Rule 15

Impacting Legislation: In the event legislation is enacted which changes the financial requirements of a program for which an appropriation has been established by the Joint Committee (i.e., statutory salary increases, elimination of a statutory duty, etc.), the appropriation may be increased or reduced by majority vote of a quorum present, for the substantive change made by the impacting legislation only.

Rule 16

Sine Die Adjournment: The Joint Committee shall adjourn sine die after consideration has been given to the funding requirement of ALL the statutorily- created departments, offices, programs and institutions of the state for which formal requests, made through established channels, have been made. Sine die adjournment shall require a majority of the membership present (there being a quorum) at the meeting. (Ref. Section 67-3514-3515, Idaho Code).

Rule 17

Suspension of Rules: Rules adopted by the Joint Committee may be suspended by a two-thirds vote of the membership (quorum present) of the Joint Committee. ADOPTED: January 12, 1999

Rules Commonly Operative in Joint Committee Meetings (from Senate Rules)

  1. Quorum: The Joint Committee shall not proceed to the transaction of business except upon a quorum being present when the committee convenes, nor thereafter if any member objects to a lack of a quorum. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the committee membership.
  2. Motions: No motion shall be debated or voted upon until the same is seconded, when required, and put by the Chair; and, if desired by the presiding officer or requested by any member, such motion shall be reduced to writing and read before the same is debated or voted upon.
  3. Withdrawal of Modification of Motion: Before a motion has been stated by the Chair, its maker may withdraw or modify the same without consent of the second. Once put by the Chair, however, and before amendment or being voted upon, it may be withdrawn or modified only with consent of the second.
  4. Roll Call Vote: Under no circumstances shall a roll call, once ordered, be interrupted except (a) to explain a vote under provisions of Mason’s Manual, Section 528, or (b) for a call to or for order from the Chair.
  5. Explanation of Vote: Any member may explain his or her vote when his or her name is called upon a roll call vote, provided such member has not participated in debate and provided further that such explanation shall not exceed one minute duration.
  6. Change of Vote: Any member may change his or her vote before the decision of a question shall have been announced by the Chair, but no explanation for such change shall be permitted.
  7. Buck Slips: Buck slips may be used for committee action on the instruction of or recommendations on bills, but only in instances where committee meetings are impractical. The objection to the use of a buck slip by one committee member shall preclude its use in that instance. All Committee members, who are not absent and excused from attendance on that day, shall be required to sign their names indicating their aye or nay vote on the matter being considered.

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Hearing Process

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December 18, 2019

Budget Hearing Orientation

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Public Testimony Overview

Idaho has an open legislative process.  All committee action on Administrative Rules and legislation that has been assigned a bill number is conducted in open session. Once one of the above items has been introduced, it is assigned to a standing committee for study and consideration.  The committee Chairman determines when it is scheduled for a hearing.  Public testimony is permitted at most committee meetings.

Legislative committee meetings are generally informal, but it is important that you follow the guidelines and protocols below.

Before a committee meeting

Find out which committee(s) will be hearing your bill(s). This information is found on the Senate and House committee agendas published to the legislative website.  Or by contacting Senate and House committee staff.

Be prepared. Plan your testimony, you will be more effective if you have prepared what you plan to say.

If the committee is having a meeting where they will allow remote testimony, then sign up on the public testimony registration tab of the committee web page ahead of time. The committee agenda will provide a link to the public testimony registration tab of the committee web page. There you will find a link to register to testify.  

During a committee meeting

Be on time. Meeting agendas will list the physical location of the meeting within the capitol.

The Chairman will announce when a specific bill is coming up for discussion. The bill sponsor will be the first person to speak.  Once that person is done the Chairman will open the floor to public testimony and will call on members of the public.  Often times the Chairman will alternate between a proponent and an opponent of a bill.

All testimony and all committee discussion must be addressed through the Chairman.

Begin your testimony by addressing the Chairman and committee members. State your name, address, and why you are there.  For example: “Mr. (or Madam) Chairman, members of the committee, my name is Pat Q. Public, I’m from Emmett.  I am/am not in favor of this bill because…”

Be courteous and brief in your language and address. Try not to repeat testimony offered by previous testifiers.  Be prepared to answer questions.  Respond to questions as best you can.  You need not be embarrassed if you do not have a specific answer.

Do not be nervous – there is no right or wrong way to testify. The Idaho legislature is made up of your friends, neighbors, and community members who have been elected to represent you.  They want to hear what you have to say.

Demonstrations, applause, clapping, and signage are prohibited during a committee meeting. You may be asked to leave by the committee Chairman if you participate in disruptive activities.

Legislators on the committee may enter and exit throughout the meeting as they fulfill other commitments, do not be offended if a member leaves when you are speaking.

Remember

Legislators want to hear from you. Your input is important to them and they appreciate your interest in Idaho’s legislative process.

This information has been provided by:

Office of the Secretary of the Senate
Idaho State Senate
(208) 332-1309

Office of the Chief Clerk
Idaho House of Representatives
(208) 332-1140

Office of Legislative Services
Idaho State Legislature
(208) 334-2475

Remote Testimony Registration

At the time of registration you will be required to provide the following information; please have this information available before starting the registration process.

  • First and last name.
  • Email and physical address
  • What organization you are representing, if any.
  • Whether you are testifying in-person or virtually.
  • Whether you are “For” or “Against” the legislation.

 

Information provided will be available to the public.  Please read our privacy policy at the following link:  https://legislature.idaho.gov/privacy-policy/

If testifying remotely by phone, please include the phone number you will be calling from when registering.

Written testimony is not required.  You may, however, submit written testimony if you desire to do so.

Opportunities to testify will be listed in the table below. Note: All meeting times listed are Mountain Time (MT).

Remote Testimony Help

If you are having difficulties registering or participating remotely, please email: RemoteTestimony@lso.idaho.gov or call (208) 334-4821

Registration Links will be added as legislation / administrative rules become available.

Meeting Date Meeting Time Subject Description  

Wed., April 14, 2021

8:00 A.M.

S 1204

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT MONEYS – Adds to existing law to provide that ARPA moneys are cognizable and to create governing principles and funds for their expenditure.

 

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(Remote or In-Person)

 

Remote Testimony Meeting Protocols

 
Those wishing to testify remotely must use the registration form. The committee chair may limit the amount of time allotted for each individual’s testimony as well as the time allotted for the testimony during the committee meeting. The chair will, however, make reasonable efforts to give individuals testifying remotely the same amount of time allotted to individuals testifying in-person.

Registering to testify does not constitute a guarantee that registrants will be permitted to testify if the committee chair determines that public testimony must be limited. The chair will, however, make reasonable efforts to provide equal opportunities for in-person and remote testimony, and remote testimony will be given the same weight as in-person testimony.

Registrants may not be able to testify if there are technical issues preventing communication between their remote location and the Statehouse. Due to this possibility, written testimony is recommended at the time of registration.

AT ALL TIMES, registrants and visitors are required to maintain proper committee protocols. Registrants who choose not to follow the rules for public testimony established by the committee chair will forfeit their opportunity to testify.

Committee meetings can often be delayed or rescheduled and there is no guarantee an item will be heard when originally scheduled. The committee chair will strive to prevent these circumstances; however, there are often situations beyond the chair’s control.

Demonstrations, applause, clapping, and signage are prohibited during a committee meeting. You may be asked to leave by the committee chairman if you participate in disruptive activities.

ASL interpreters are available via Zoom for assistance if needed, for scheduling please contact the Legislative Information Center by phone or email.
Local#: 208-332-1000,  Toll Free#: 800-626-0471,  Hearing Impaired#: 800-626-0471.  Email: idleginfo@lso.idaho.gov.  Please note 24 hours’ notice is required and is subject to availability via the contracted interpreter service.

For more information on testifying before a Legislative Committee and committee protocols – https://legislature.idaho.gov/resources/committeetestimony/

In Person Testimony

 
ASL interpreters are available when needed, please contact our Legislative Information Center to schedule. (24 hours’ notice is required to secure an interpreter and is subject to availability via the contracted interpreter service).

If a member of the public requires assistance navigating the building, or requires help with assistive technology aids while testifying in committee, staff located in the Legislative Information Center are available to help.

More information on testifying before a Legislative Committee and committee protocols can be found at the following link:
https://legislature.idaho.gov/resources/committeetestimony/

Other Available Assistance

 
Closed captioning is available, through a partnership with Idaho Public Television (“IPTV”). The Legislative Services Office provides a live stream of all Standing Committee meetings and Chamber sessions of the House and the Senate.  All of the streaming services and television broadcasts of the Legislative Session provide for closed captioning. Calendars for Chamber Sessions and Agendas for Committee Meetings can be found at the following link:
https://www.idahoptv.org/shows/idahoinsession/Legislature/

Written testimony is an alternative to in-person and remote testimony, please email your written testimony to the committee secretary. Committee secretary email addresses are available on the committee webpage at the following links:
Senate Committees https://legislature.idaho.gov/committees/senatecommittees/
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  • Accessible seating will be made available upon request at the committee room. Please make the request to security personnel or the committee page.
  • A wheelchair and electric scooter are available for public use and can be reserved at the Legislative Information Center.
  • Assisted Listening Devices are available at Capitol security stations located throughout the Capitol.
  • Screen readers and other adaptive technology are compatible with the Idaho Legislature’s website.

 

Legislative Information Center Contact:

 

E-mail: idleginfo@lso.idaho.gov

Phone Numbers:

Local: 208-332-1000
Toll Free: 800-626-0471
Hearing Impaired: 800-626-0471