H0554aa.............................................by AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS HORSE OWNERS - ASSESSMENT - Amends existing law to provide for a referendum to determine whether horse owners support an increase from one dollar to three dollars in the per head assessment for funding the Idaho Horse Board; to provide requirements for a referendum to determine whether the assessment should continue; to provide a three dollar assessment per horse; and to provide that the assessment shall revert to one dollar if so voted at the referendum. 02/11 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/14 Rpt prt - to Agric Aff 02/25 Rpt out - to Gen Ord 02/29 Rpt out amen - to engros 03/01 Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen 03/02 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen 03/07 3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 59-8-3 AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough(Barraclough), Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman, Trail, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker NAYS -- Barrett, Geddes, Gould, Judd, McKague, Pearce, Ridinger, Schaefer Absent and excused -- Kempton, Pischner, Wheeler Floor Sponsor - Montgomery Title apvd - to Senate 03/08 Senate intro - 1st rdg as amen - to Agric Aff 03/14 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg as amen 03/15 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen 03/29 3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 27-3-5 AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Ingram, Ipsen, King-Barrutia, Lee, McLaughlin, Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Thorne, Wheeler, Williams NAYS--Hawkins, Stegner, Whitworth Absent and excused--Geddes, Keough, Noh, Parry, Stennett Floor Sponsor - Deide Title apvd - to House 03/30 To enrol 03/31 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 04/03 Pres signed - to Governor 04/14 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 312 Effective: 07/01/00
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 554, As Amended BY AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO HORSE OWNERS; AMENDING SECTION 25-2510, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR 3 A REFERENDUM TO DETERMINE WHETHER HORSE OWNERS SUPPORT AN INCREASE FROM 4 ONE DOLLAR TO THREE DOLLARS IN THE PER HEAD ASSESSMENT FOR FUNDING THE 5 IDAHO HORSE BOARD, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR A REFERENDUM TO DETERMINE 6 WHETHER THE ASSESSMENT TO FUND THE IDAHO HORSE BOARD SHOULD CONTINUE AND 7 TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AND AMENDING SECTION 25-2505, IDAHO CODE, 8 TO PROVIDE THE ASSESSMENT PER HORSE SHALL BE THREE DOLLARS AND TO PROVIDE 9 THAT THE ASSESSMENT SHALL REVERT TO ONE DOLLAR IF SO VOTED AT THE REFEREN- 10 DUM. 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 12 SECTION 1. That Section 25-2510, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 13 amended to read as follows: 14 25-2510. REFERENDUM FOR HORSE OWNERS. (1) After five (5)Within three (3) 15 years from the effective date of this sectionJuly 1, 2000, a referendum shall 16 be held to determine if horse owners favor an increase from one dollar ($1.00) 17 to three dollars ($3.00) in the continuation of themandatory provisions18 assessment prescribed in section 25-2505, Idaho Code. The question shall be 19 submitted to all horse owners who had a brand inspection the year prior to the 20 referendum. The brand board shall provide a ballot at the time of the brand21 inspection.Horse owners who have been issued a lifetime brand inspection sub-22 sequent to the effective date of this amendmentafter July 1, 2000, are also 23 eligible to participate in the referendum and may do so by requesting a ballot 24 from the Idaho horse board. Voting shall be by secret ballots upon which the 25 words "Do you favor the continuation of athe increase from one dollar ($1.00) 26 to three dollars ($3.00) in the mandatory assessment to fund the Idaho Horse 27 Board?" are printed with a square before each of the printed words "YES" and 28 "NO" with directions to insert an "X" mark in the square before the proposi- 29 tion which the voter favors. If a majority of the referendum vote is in favor 30 of continuingthe mandatory programassessment of three dollars ($3.00), the 31 provisions of section 25-2505, Idaho Code, shall be extended indefinitely or 32 until such time that the horse board deems it necessary to hold another refer- 33 endum on the issue. If a majority of the referendum vote is against the three 34 dollar ($3.00) assessment provided in section 25-2505, Idaho Code, the assess- 35 ment shall revert to one dollar ($1.00) on the date the director of the 36 department of agriculture announces the results of the referendum. 37 (2) After five (5) years from the effective date of the referendum 38 required in the provisions ofsubsection (1) of this section, and every five 39 (5) years thereafter, a referendum on the continuation of the mandatory 40 assessment to fund the Idaho horse board may be held at the petition of horse 41 owners, or at the request of the Idaho horse board. The question shall be sub- 42 mitted to all horse owners who paid an assessment the year before the referen- 43 dum and by owners who hold a lifetime brand inspection issued since July 1, 2 1 1993. The question shall be submitted by secret ballots upon which the words, 2 "Do you favor the continuation of a mandatory assessment to fund the Idaho 3 Horse Board?" are printed with a square before each of the printed words "YES" 4 and "NO" with directions to insert an "X" mark in the square before the ques- 5 tion which the voter favors. If a majority of the referendum vote is in favor 6 of continuing the mandatory assessment, all of the provisions of chapter 25, 7 title 25, Idaho Code, shall continue. If a majority of the referendum vote is 8 against continuing the mandatory assessment, the assessment imposed in section 9 25-2505, Idaho Code, shall cease to be mandatory on the date the director of 10 the department of agriculture announces the results of the referendum vote. 11 The procedures necessary to initiate a referendum under the provisions ofthis 12 subsection are as follows: 13 (a) A referendum shall be held if the Idaho department of agriculture 14 receives a petition requesting such a referendum signed by ten percent 15 (10%) or more of horse owners who have had a brand inspection, in either 16 of the two (2) immediate past years; or 17 (b) A referendum shall be held if the Idaho department of agriculture 18 receives a written request for such referendum from the Idaho horse board. 19 (3) (a)Any referendum shall be conducted only among owners who paid an20 assessment the year prior to the referendum and by owners who hold a lifetime21 brand inspection issued since 1993.held pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) 22 of this section shall be conducted as follows: 23 ( ba) Any referendum must be supervised by the Idaho department of agri- 24 culture. 25 ( cb) Any referendum shall be held, and the result determined and declared 26 by the director of the department of agriculture, and recorded in the 27 office of the secretary of state. 28 ( dc) Notice of any referendum must be given by the Idaho horse board in a 29 manner determined by it. The ballots must be prepared by the Idaho horse 30 board and forwarded to eligible owners. as prescribed in subsection (1) of31 this section.Returned ballots shall be delivered to the Idaho department 32 of agriculture, main office, Boise, Idaho , on or before July 20 of the33 year of the referendum. 34 ( ed) The Idaho horse board shall pay the costs of any referendum. 35 SECTION 2. That Section 25-2505, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 36 amended to read as follows: 37 25-2505. ASSESSMENTS -- COLLECTION. (1) There is hereby levied and 38 imposed upon all horses an assessment of not more than onethree dollars 39 ($ 13.00) per head to be paid by the owner. The assessment shall revert to one 40 dollar ($1.00) if the referendum held as provided in section 25-2510(1), Idaho 41 Code, results in a majority vote opposing the three dollar ($3.00) assessment. 42 A reversion to a one dollar ($1.00) assessment shall be effective on the date 43 the director of the department of agriculture announces, as provided in sec- 44 tion 25-2510, Idaho Code, that the referendum resulted in a majority vote 45 opposing the three dollar ($3.00) assessment. 46 (2) The assessment levied and imposed in this section shall be collected 47 on all brand inspections completed on horses in the state of Idaho. 48 (3) The state brand inspector shall collect the assessment in addition 49 to, at the same time, and in the same manner as the fee charged for state 50 brand inspections. The assessment so collected belongs to and shall be paid to 51 the Idaho horse board, either directly or later by remittance together with a 52 report detailing collection of the assessment. The board shall reimburse the 53 state brand inspector for the reasonable and necessary expenses incurred for 3 1 such collection, in an amount determined by the board and the inspector.
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 Moved by Jones Seconded by Montgomery IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE AMENDMENT TO H.B. NO. 554 1 AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1 2 On page 1 of the printed bill, in line 14, delete "Within five (5)" and 3 insert: " five (5)Within three (3)".
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 09805 The purpose of this proposed legislation is to raise the mandatory check-off for horse owners in the state of Idaho from one ($1.00) to three ($3.00) dollars per head. The assessment is collected at the time the horse is brand inspected. The monies are utilized by the Idaho Horse Board for promotion, research, and education purposes. The increase in the check-off must be approved by horse owners through a referendum that must be held before July 1, 2005. FISCAL IMPACT Annual inspections by the Department of Brands for horses in the state of Idaho are between 18,000-20,000 head per year. Therefore, this proposed legislation would have an impact on the equine industry of approximately $36,000-$40,000 per year. Contact: Earl Lilley, Idaho Horse Council 365-3176 Stan Boyd 344-2271 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE H 554