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H0698...............................................by REVENUE AND TAXATION COUNTY HIGHWAY DISTRICTS - Amends existing law to provide a procedure for Idaho residents owning property within a portion of a county to petition for the creation of a subdistrict of the county highway system for the construction, improvement, maintenance or repair of highways within the subdistrict; to provide a maximum tax levy; and to provide for what purpose the tax moneys may be utilized. 02/28 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/29 Rpt prt - to Transp 03/09 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/10 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/15 3rd rdg - PASSED - 64-3-3 AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker NAYS -- Barrett, Clark, Smith Absent and excused -- Crow, Geddes, Trail Floor Sponsor - Cuddy Title apvd - to Senate 03/16 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Loc Gov
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 698 BY REVENUE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO HIGHWAY DISTRICTS; AMENDING SECTION 40-601, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE 3 A PROCEDURE FOR IDAHO RESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY WITHIN A PORTION OF A 4 COUNTY TO PETITION FOR THE CREATION OF A SUBDISTRICT OF THE COUNTY HIGHWAY 5 SYSTEM FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENT, MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR OF HIGH- 6 WAYS WITHIN THE SUBDISTRICT, TO PROVIDE A MAXIMUM TAX LEVY AND TO PROVIDE 7 FOR THE USE OF THE TAX MONEYS. 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 9 SECTION 1. That Section 40-601, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 10 amended to read as follows: 11 40-601. DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED BY COMMISSIONERS. (1) Whenever the commis- 12 sioners of any county shall have caused to be described by an order made and 13 entered upon its records any defined portion of contiguous territory, located 14 wholly within the county, for the construction, improvement or repair of high- 15 ways pursuant to the provisions of law, each defined portion of contiguous 16 territory is recognized as a legal taxing district and body politic of this 17 state and as a highway district for highway purposes. 18 (2) Upon the petition of a majority of the Idaho residents owning prop- 19 erty within a defined portion of contiguous territory, located wholly within 20 the county, seeking the creation of a subdistrict of the county highway system 21 for the construction, improvement, maintenance or repair of highways within 22 such subdistrict or providing access to it, the county commissioners shall by 23 order made and entered upon its records declare the establishment of such sub- 24 district, and shall thereafter levy a fee or assessment in an amount suffi- 25 cient to cover the costs of construction, improvement, maintenance, including 26 snow removal, or repair as set forth in the petition and order, but not to 27 exceed one-half of one percent (0.5%) per year of the assessed valuation on 28 all taxable real property within the district, allocated among the lots and 29 lands benefited by such expenditures in proportion to the benefits derived by 30 them, as the commissioners may deem fit. All payments made pursuant to such 31 levy shall be applied to the benefit of the highways within the subdistrict or 32 providing access to it, as set forth in the petition and order. Any assess- 33 ments or fees made pursuant to this section shall be in addition and not in 34 lieu of any other fees, levies, charges or assessments otherwise provided for 35 or authorized by other sections of Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 10097 This legislation would allow land owners who maintain public roads and access to resort areas to tax themselves for construction and maintenance of roads that the county currently is not interested in maintaining. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact to the state general fund. There may be a minimal impact to the county for the costs associated with procedures establishing a taxing sub-district. CONTACT: Rep. Charles Cuddy 332-1000 Kermit Kiebert 208-264-6402 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 698