HCR038aa...................................................by STATE AFFAIRS DISABLED - UNEMPLOYMENT RATE - Stating findings of the Legislature and authorizing the Legislative Council to appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of the excessive unemployment rate among persons with disabilities. 02/09 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/10 Rpt prt - to St Aff 02/16 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/17 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/29 To 14th Ord 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 03/06 3rd rdg as amen - ADOPTED - 48-15-7 AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Callister, Campbell, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kunz, Linford, Loertscher, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Schaefer(Tiegs), Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Trail, Mr Speaker NAYS -- Barrett, Bruneel, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Geddes, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Kendell, Lake, Pischner, Wood, Zimmermann Absent and excused -- Cuddy, Jones, Mader, Marley, McKague, Tilman, Wheeler Floor Sponsor - Stone Title apvd - to Senate 03/07 Senate intro - 1st rdg as amen - to St Aff
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 38, As Amended BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO 3 APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE AND COMPLETE A STUDY OF THE EXCESSIVE 4 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AMONG PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. 5 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 WHEREAS, sixty percent of Idahoans with disabilities between sixteen and 7 sixty-four years of age are unemployed; and 8 WHEREAS, this alarming statistic represents approximately 150,000 of 9 Idaho's citizens; and 10 WHEREAS, many of the disabled are willing and able to become employed, but 11 once they do so are faced with the dilemma of losing certain federal and 12 state benefits which their earnings cannot sufficiently replace; and 13 WHEREAS, insufficient training programs and an absence of adequate trans- 14 portation and affordable housing to accommodate the working disabled are also 15 contributing factors; and 16 WHEREAS, the causes of this excessive unemployment rate are complex, 17 involving an interplay of state and federal programs, goals and incentives 18 which contradict and frustrate the efforts of the disabled to become employed 19 and maintain a reasonable standard of living; and 20 WHEREAS, empowering the disabled to become members of the work force, 21 achieve personal financial independence and become taxpayers enhances the 22 self-esteem of the individual and benefits society as a whole by reducing the 23 strain on government resources needed to provide for their financial support 24 and medical care; and 25 WHEREAS, it is essential to the welfare of the state of Idaho that reme- 26 dies be identified to address the employment issues confronting this signifi- 27 cant segment of Idaho's population. 28 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses- 29 sion of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and 30 the Senate concurring therein, that the Legislative Council is authorized to 31 appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of the causes of and 32 remedies for the excessive unemployment rate among persons with disabilities 33 in Idaho. The Legislative Council shall determine the number of legislators 34 and membership from each house appointed to the committee and shall authorize 35 the committee to receive input, advice and assistance from interested and 36 affected parties who are not members of the legislature, including without 37 limitation, representatives of the disabled, the Department of Health and Wel- 38 fare, Vocational Rehabilitation, Education, the Idaho Association of Community 39 Rehabilitation Programs, and the Commission for the Blind and Visually 40 Impaired. 41 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee may be 42 appointed by the cochairs of the committee who are appointed by the Legisla- 43 tive Council. Nonlegislative members of the advisory committee shall not be 44 reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses and 2 1 shall not have voting privileges regarding the committee's recommendations or 2 proposed legislation. 3 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report its findings, rec- 4 ommendations and proposed legislation, if any, to the First Regular Session of 5 the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legislature.
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 Moved by Gagner Seconded by Stone IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE AMENDMENT TO H.C.R. NO. 38 1 AMENDMENT TO THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 On page 1 of the resolution, in line 38, following "Education," insert: 3 "the Idaho Association of Community Rehabilitation Programs,".
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS09849 To establish a committee to research the reasons for the 60 percent unemployment rate of persons with disabilities. The multiple reasons creating unemployment do not allow the disabled to enjoy the benefits of working. Such high unemployment is a considerable drain on the taxpayers; creating employment for persons with disabilities will make them tax payers. FISCAL NOTE Based on a hypothetical committee of 6 legislators from around Idaho an estimate of travel expenses and per them would be approximately $6000. CONTACT: Representative Ruby Stone (208) 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE HCR 38