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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 46 – Idaho state veterans cemetery


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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

Bill Text

  ||||              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
  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.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                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. 
     Name:  Representative McKague 
          Representative Zimmermann 
     Phone:  208/332-1000 
                                        STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                    Bill No. HCR 46