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HCR046.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS IDAHO STATE VETERANS CEMETERY - Stating findings of the Legislature and expressing support for the establishment and perpetual maintenance and operation of an Idaho state veterans cemetery. 02/23 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/24 Rpt prt - to Transp 02/29 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/02 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 65-0-5 AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Schaefer(Tiegs), Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Gould, Hansen(29), Judd, Kellogg, Mr Speaker Floor Sponsors - McKague, Zimmermann Title apvd - to Senate 03/03 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff 03/16 Rpt out - to 10th Ord 03/17 10th ord - ADOPTED - voice vote Title apvd - to House 03/20 To enrol 03/21 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/22 Pres signed 03/23 To Secretary of State
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 46 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE ESTABLISH- 3 MENT AND PERPETUAL MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF AN IDAHO STATE VETERANS 4 CEMETERY. 5 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 WHEREAS, Idaho is the only state in the nation without a state or 7 federally-supported cemetery for its wartime veterans; and 8 WHEREAS, thirty-two states currently have, or are planning, the construc- 9 tion of a state cemetery; and 10 WHEREAS, Idaho World War II veterans are dying at an alarming rate and 11 deserve to be laid to rest in a field of honor befitting their sacrifices; and 12 WHEREAS, the federal government will commit funding for one hundred per- 13 cent of planning, construction and support equipment costs for the establish- 14 ment of a state veterans cemetery for Idaho; and 15 WHEREAS, the state of Idaho is obligated to provide the land and perpetual 16 funding for operation and maintenance of the cemetery; and 17 WHEREAS, a land donor has committed sufficient acreage in the Hidden Hol- 18 low subdivision of Boise, Idaho, located north of Dry Creek Cemetery, west of 19 old Highway 55; and for the purposes of applicable taxes, the real property, 20 when accepted by the state of Idaho, shall be considered a gift with the 21 understanding that the property shall revert to the donor if a veterans ceme- 22 tery is not constructed on such property; and 23 WHEREAS, funding for the continued operation and maintenance of the state 24 veterans cemetery shall be derived from veterans motor vehicle license plates; 25 and 26 WHEREAS, preliminary estimates gained through proposed bids for operation 27 and maintenance of the cemetery are less than one hundred thousand dollars 28 annually. 29 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses- 30 sion of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and 31 the Senate concurring therein, that we support the establishment and perpetual 32 maintenance and operation of an Idaho state veterans cemetery. 33 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the intent of the Legislature that two 34 hundred thousand dollars be appropriated for fiscal year 2001 for cemetery 35 design, and that such amount be reimbursed to the state of Idaho by the fed- 36 eral Veterans Administration. 37 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa- 38 tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this 39 resolution to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Rep- 40 resentatives of Congress, and the congressional delegation representing the 41 state of Idaho in the Congress of the United States.
REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 10071C1 A concurrent resolution stating finding of the legislature and expressing support for the establishment and perpetual maintenance and operation of an Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. FISCAL IMPACT This legislation has no impact on the taxpayers of Idaho. The initial startup costs of $200,000 provided for in the Governor's budget request for the Department of Health and Welfare are identified within the Division of Veteran Services. These funds will be expended to develop a preliminary design for the cemetery to be reviewed by the Veterans Administration. When the design review is accepted by the Veterans Administration, those funds will be reimbursed to the State of Idaho general fund. Contact Name: Representative McKague Representative Zimmermann Phone: 208/332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE Bill No. HCR 46