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HOUSE BILL NO. 813 – Approp, Fish&Game Dept, add’l FTEs


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H0813.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS
APPROPRIATIONS - Appropriates $1,420,000 to the Fish and Game Department
for Enforcement and Wildlife programs for fiscal year 1999; and provides
four additional full-time equivalent positions.

03/12    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/13    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
03/16    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/16    Rls susp - PASSED 53-11-6
      AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Bivens,
      Black(15), Black(23), Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Clark, Crow,
      Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(20), Geddes, Gould, Henbest,
      Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones(22), Jones(20), Judd, Kellogg, Kempton,
      Kendell, Kjellander, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, McKague,
      Meyer, Miller, Mortensen, Newcomb, Pischner, Pomeroy, Richman,
      Robison, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Tippets, Trail, Watson,
      Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
      NAYS -- Boe, Chase, Crane, Hadley, Kunz, Marley, Ridinger, Sali,
      Schaefer, Taylor, Tilman
      Absent and excused -- Field(13), Gagner, Hansen, Jones(9), Reynolds,
    Floor Sponsor - Wood
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/16    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin
03/17    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/18    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/19    3rd rdg - PASSED - 22-8-5
      AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Bunderson, Cameron, Danielson,
      Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Geddes, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough,
      McLaughlin, Parry, Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder,
      Sorensen, Thorne
      NAYS--Branch, Burtenshaw, Crow, Frasure, King, Stennett, Wheeler,
      Absent and excused--Hansen, Lee, Noh, Sweeney, Twiggs
    Floor Sponsor - Hawkins
    Title apvd - to House
03/20    To enrol - rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/23    Pres signed - to Governor
03/24    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 319
         Effective: 07/01/98

Bill Text


 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 1998

                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                    HOUSE BILL NO. 813

                               BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

 1                                        AN ACT

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

 5        SECTION  1.  There  is  hereby  appropriated to the Department of Fish and
 6    Game the following amounts to be expended for the designated programs  accord-
 7    ing  to  the  designated standard classifications from the listed fund for the
 8    period July 1, 1998, through June 30, 1999:
 9                             FOR          FOR            FOR
10                          PERSONNEL    OPERATING       CAPITAL
11                            COSTS     EXPENDITURES     OUTLAY        TOTAL
13    FROM:
14    Fish and Game
15     Fund                $196,400        $107,000     $116,600   $  420,000
17    FROM:
18    Fish and Game
19     Fund                $216,200        $783,800                $1,000,000

20    GRAND TOTAL          $412,600        $890,800     $116,600   $1,420,000

21        SECTION 2.  In addition to the full-time  positions  authorized  in  House
22    Bill  No.  778,  Second Regular Session of the Fifty-fourth Idaho Legislature,
23    there is hereby authorized an additional four (4) full-time positions for  the
24    Department  of  Fish  and  Game  for the period July 1, 1998, through June 30,
25    1999.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
    This bill provides spending authority for the $1.4 million in fish and game revenues 
    raised by increasing tag fees as authorized by HB 629.
                           FISCAL IMPACT
    Enforcement Technicians: $345,000 and four FTP This money would be used to restore four 
    enforcement technicians who would be strategically placed to assist the enforcement officers 
    with some of the less critical tasks such as assisting with depredation, injured wildlife 
    responsibilities, and limited wrong class license investigations. These positions would free up 
    our enforcement officers to be able to spend more time on their main task of enforcing Fish & 
    Game rules and regulations.
    The backcountry patrol: $75,000 This would provide funds to restore backcountry 
    patrol dollars lost due to BPA cut backs.
    Restore Deer and Elk monitoring: $244,000 (includes seasonal help) Temporary wildlife 
    technicians would be assigned to assist with big game surveys, check stations, data 
    analysis, trapping/monitoring, winterfeeding/depredation, and herd compositions.
    Aerial surveys: $329 400
    Provides an additional 775 hours of aerial survey time which is up from the current level
    of 625 hours. These costs are based on a $425 per hour flying costs (includes OAS, per
    diem, insurance, etc.). This would allow F & G to do an additional 655 hours of aerial
    surveys on elk, and an additional 120 hours of aerial surveys on deer.
    Hunter report card: $287,800
    The bulk of these costs relate to the cost of the contractor collecting and compiling the
    information from the report cards into an electronic format for the Department. The
    balance of the costs are basically the costs to produce and distribute the report cars and
    the mailing costs incurred on the warnings sent to those who have not complied.
    Telephone survey: $118,200 These costs represent the restoration of the department's 
    telephone survey budget that had to be cut during FY 97.
      Jeff Youtz
      Legislative Services Office
    Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note
    H 813