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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 121
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LIQUOR SALES - PRIVATIZE - Stating findings of the legislature and
authorizing the Legislative Council to appoint a committee to draft
legislation which provides for the privatization of liquor sales in Idaho
and eliminates the State Liquor Dispensary.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE SENATE
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 121
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO
3 APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO DRAFT LEGISLATION WHICH PROVIDES FOR PRIVATIZATION
4 OF LIQUOR SALES IN IDAHO AND ELIMINATES THE STATE LIQUOR DISPENSARY.
5 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 WHEREAS, the state of Idaho supports the growth of private enterprise by
7 not placing itself in competition with the private sector; and
8 WHEREAS, privatization of certain government services can result in a cost
9 savings to the taxpayer when the performance of selected services transfers
10 from the public sector to the private sector; and
11 WHEREAS, such transfers relieve pressure on tight state budgets; and
12 WHEREAS, divesting government of performing selected services does not
13 necessarily result in loss of state control over those services.
14 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
15 sion of the Fifty-fourth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Repre-
16 sentatives concurring therein, that the Legislative Council is authorized to
17 appoint a committee to draft legislation which provides for privatization of
18 liquor sales in Idaho and eliminates the state liquor dispensary. The commit-
19 tee is authorized to recommend revenue-raising options including an increase
20 in the liquor tax and a local option liquor tax. The Legislative Council shall
21 determine the number of legislators and membership from each house appointed
22 to the committee and shall authorize the committee to receive input, advice
23 and assistance from interested and affected parties who are not members of the
25 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee may be
26 appointed by the cochairs of the committee who are appointed by the Legisla-
27 tive Council. Nonlegislative members of the advisory committee shall not be
28 reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses and
29 shall not have voting privileges regarding the committee's recommendations or
30 proposed legislation.
31 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report its findings, rec-
32 ommendations and proposed legislation to the First Regular Session of the
33 Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to authorize a Legislative Interim
Committee to draft legislation which provides for privatization of liquor
sales in Idaho and eliminates the state liquor dispensary.
The committee expenses are estimated at approximately $10,000.
Contact: Senator Gary J. Schroeder
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