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SENATE BILL NO. 1519 – Approp, Attorney General, add’l


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S1519............................................................by FINANCE
APPROPRIATIONS - Appropriating an additional $900,000 to the Attorney
General for Special Litigation for fiscal year 1998.

02/25    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/26    Rpt prt - to Fin
02/26    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/27    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/03    3rd rdg - PASSED - 32-1-2
      AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
      Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Hansen,
      Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry, Richardson,
      Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Stennett, Thorne, Twiggs, Wheeler,
      Absent and excused--Sorensen, Sweeney
    Floor Sponsor - Hansen
    Title apvd - to House
03/04    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg
03/05    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/09    3rd rdg - PASSED - 66-0-4
      AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black(15),
      Black(23), Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Crane, Crow,
      Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould,
      Hadley, Hansen, Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones(9), Jones(22),
      Jones(20), Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kjellander, Kunz, Lake,
      Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Mortensen,
      Newcomb, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Richman, Ridinger, Robison,
      Sali, Schaefer, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Stubbs, Taylor, Tilman,
      Tippets, Trail, Watson, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Bivens, Boe, Field(13), Miller,
    Floor Sponsor - Bell
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/10    To enrol
03/11    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/11    Sp signed
03/12    To Governor
03/13    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 27
         Effective: 03/13/98

Bill Text


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

                                      IN THE SENATE

                                   SENATE BILL NO. 1519

                                   BY FINANCE COMMITTEE

 1                                        AN ACT

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

 5        SECTION  1.  In  addition  to the appropriation made in Section 1, Chapter
 6    292, Laws of 1997, there is hereby appropriated to the  Attorney  General  the
 7    following  amount  to  be expended for the designated program according to the
 8    designated standard classification from the listed fund for the period July 1,
 9    1997, through June 30, 1998:
11    FOR:
12    Operating Costs                                                       $900,000
13    FROM:
14    General Fund                                                          $900,000

15        SECTION 2.  An emergency existing  therefor,  which  emergency  is  hereby
16    declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
17    passage and approval.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                                         STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                                                SB 1519

This is a supplemental appropriation for fiscal year 1998 for the Special Litigation Program in the
Office of the Attorney General.

                                              FISCAL NOTE

                                       FTP        General      Ded/Other         Federal          Total 

 FY 1998 Original Approp            171.90      4,462,700      6,709,500         287,400     11,459,600 
 FY 1997 Reappropriation              0.00        700,300              0               0        700,300 
 Snake River Basin Adjudication       0.00        900,000              0               0        900,000 
 FY 1998 Total Approp               171.90      6,063,000      6,709,500         287,400     13,059,900 
 %Change from Original Approp.          .0%          35.9%            .0%            .0%          14.0% 

Expenses for the Snake River Basin Adjudication are funded through the special litigation program, and
are the primary reason for this $900,000 one-time supplemental.  Critical cases with the federal
government are scheduled to be heard this Fall, and it is necessary to pay for expert witnesses in
preparation of these court cases.

Funds in the special litigation program are used to engage private legal representation when required
due to ethical conflict between governmental entities, provide technical experts when the Attorney
General's staff does not possess the necessary expertise, and to cover the cost of extraordinary
unanticipated litigation.

Cathy Holland-Smith
Legislative Services Office
Budget & Policy Analysis
Telephone:  334-4731