H0069.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS APPROPRIATIONS - Appropriating an additional $14,500,000 to the Department of Lands for Forest and Range Fire Protection Program for fiscal year 2001. 01/19 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/22 Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg 01/23 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 01/25 3rd rdg - PASSED - 66-0-4 AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Collins, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood, Henbest, Higgins, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Langford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Raybould, Ridinger, Roberts, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stone, Swan, Trail, Wheeler, Young, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Crow, Kellogg, Tilman, Wood Floor Sponsor - Clark Title apvd - to Senate 01/26 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin 01/29 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 01/30 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/06 3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-1(1 vacant) AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch(Bartlett), Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee, Lodge, Noh, Richardson, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams, NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Risch Vacant -- Dist. #4 Floor Sponsor -- Boatright Title apvd - to House 02/07 To enrol 02/08 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 02/09 Pres signed 02/12 To Governor 02/16 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 10 Effective: 02/16/01
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 69 BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LANDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 3 2001; AUTHORIZING THE STATE CONTROLLER TO TRANSFER MONEYS TO THE FIRE SUP- 4 PRESSION DEFICIENCY FUND; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 SECTION 1. In addition to the appropriation made in Section 1, Chapter 7 449, Laws of 2000, there is hereby appropriated to the Department of Lands 8 $14,500,000 from the Fire Suppression Deficiency Fund to be expended for the 9 Forest and Range Fire Protection Program for the period July 1, 2000, through 10 June 30, 2001. 11 SECTION 2. The State Controller shall make cash transfers from the Gen- 12 eral Fund to the Fire Suppression Deficiency Fund, at the request of the 13 Director of the Department of Lands, not to exceed $9,500,000, for the period 14 July 1, 2000, through June 30, 2001. 15 SECTION 3. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 16 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its 17 passage and approval.
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This bill provides additional fiscal year 2001 funding in the amount of $9,500,000 from the General Fund and $5,000,000 from the Fire Suppression Deficiency Fund to the Idaho Department of Lands for fire suppression.
Idaho Code, 38-131 and 38-131A authorize the state board of land commissioners to approve deficiency warrants to cover the costs of fire suppression on state and private forest and rangelands under the protection of the Department of Lands and Timber Protective Associations. There were 302 fires which burned 82,909 acres during the 2000 fire season. This bill reimburses the deficiency warrant fund from the General Fund and provides spending authority for reimbursements received from other states or federal agencies for assistance Idaho provided to them.
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|Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note||Bill No. H69|