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S1069......................................by LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TAXATION PORT DISTRICTS - Amends existing law to include the provision of economic development facilities among the purposes for which port districts are authorized; to provide that a port district may finance, construct, condemn, purchase, acquire, add to, equip, maintain and operate certain facilities incident to the operation of a port together with industrial and economic development facilities which maintain or increase employment opportunities in a port district; and to include industrial and economic development facilities and port properties and facilities within the purposes for which port district revenue bonds may be issued. 02/06 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/07 Rpt prt - to Loc Gov 02/22 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/23 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/26 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1 AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch(Bartlett), Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Danielson, Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee, Lodge, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sims, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams, NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Davis Floor Sponsor -- Stegner Title apvd - to House 02/27 House intro - 1st rdg - to Loc Gov 03/13 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/14 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/15 3rd rdg - PASSED - 61-0-9 AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood, Henbest, Higgins, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Kellogg, Kendell, Lake, Langford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Raybould, Ridinger, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stone, Swan, Tilman, Wheeler, Wood, Young, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Black, Deal, Gagner, Jones, Kunz, Meyer, Moyle, Roberts, Trail Floor Sponsor -- Mader Title apvd - to Senate 03/16 To enrol 03/19 Rpt enrol - Pres signed 03/20 Sp signed 03/21 To Governor 03/26 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 189 Effective: 01/01/01
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1069 BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TAXATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO PORT DISTRICTS; AMENDING SECTION 70-1101, IDAHO CODE, TO INCLUDE 3 THE PROVISION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES AMONG THE PURPOSES FOR 4 WHICH PORT DISTRICTS ARE AUTHORIZED; AMENDING SECTION 70-1501, IDAHO CODE, 5 TO PROVIDE THAT A PORT DISTRICT MAY FINANCE, CONSTRUCT, CONDEMN, PURCHASE, 6 ACQUIRE, ADD TO, EQUIP, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE CERTAIN FACILITIES INCIDENT 7 TO THE OPERATION OF A PORT TOGETHER WITH INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOP- 8 MENT FACILITIES WHICH MAINTAIN OR INCREASE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN A 9 PORT DISTRICT; AMENDING SECTION 70-1802, IDAHO CODE, TO INCLUDE INDUSTRIAL 10 AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES AND PORT PROPERTIES AND FACILITIES 11 WITHIN THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH PORT DISTRICT REVENUE BONDS MAY BE ISSUED; 12 DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND PROVIDING RETROACTIVE APPLICATION. 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 14 SECTION 1. That Section 70-1101, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 15 amended to read as follows: 16 70-1101. PORT DISTRICTS AUTHORIZED -- OBJECTS AND PURPOSES. Port dis- 17 tricts are hereby authorized for the acquirement, construction, maintenance, 18 operation, development and regulation of harbor improvements, land and water 19 transfer and terminal facilities, industrial and economic development, and 20 other development, facilities, and services, reasonably incident to a modern, 21 efficient and competitive port, and may be established under this act in any 22 county bordering upon any continuous waterway system, limited to the port 23 area, which will float commercial tug and barge vehicles to ports handling 24 transoceanic traffic, as in this act provided. 25 SECTION 2. That Section 70-1501, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 26 amended to read as follows: 27 70-1501. ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY AND FACILITIES -- OPERATION. A port dis- 28 trict may finance, construct, condemn, purchase, acquire, add to, equip, main- 29 tain and operate any and all facilities and services reasonably incident to 30 the operation of a modern, efficient and competitive port, including by way of31 illustration and not of limitation, sea walls, jetties, piers, wharves, docks,32 marinas, boat landings and other harbor improvements, public park facilities,33 recreation facilities or areas, warehouses, storehouses, elevators, grain34 bins, coal storage plant, terminals, icing plants, bunkers, oil tanks, fer-35 ries, dredges, tugs and other waterborne vehicles, canals, locks, tidal36 basins, bridges, subways, tramways, cableways, conveyors, belt line railroads,37 administration buildings, fishing terminals, facilities for the freezing or38 processing of goods, agricultural products, meats or perishable commodities,39 rail and motor vehicle transfer and terminal facilities, water transfer and40 terminal facilities, improvements relating to industry and manufacturing and41 to commercial transportation, together with all modern appliances and facili-2 1 ties for the economical handling, packaging, storing and transportation of2 freight and passengers, and/or any combination thereoftogether with indus- 3 trial and economic development facilities of any kind or nature which maintain 4 or increase employment opportunities in a port district. In connection with 5 its operations, a port district may perform all customary services including, 6 but not limited to, the handling, weighing, measuring, reconditioning and 7 storage for hire, processing and/or holding for transshipment of all commodi- 8 ties. 9 SECTION 3. That Section 70-1802, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 10 amended to read as follows: 11 70-1802. REVENUE BONDS -- PURPOSES. All such revenue bonds authorized 12 under the terms of this act may be issued and sold by the port district from 13 time to time and in such amounts as is deemed necessary by the port commission 14 to provide sufficient funds for the carrying out of all port district powers 15 and, without limiting the generality thereof, shall include the following: 16 acquisition, construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair and operation 17 of industrial and economic development facilities and port properties and 18 facilities, including the cost thereof, engineering, inspection, accounting, 19 fiscal and legal expenses, the cost of issuance of bonds, including printing, 20 engraving and advertising and other similar expenses, the establishment of 21 bond reserves, and the payment of interest on bonds issued for any project 22 during the period of actual construction and for not exceeding twelve (12) 23 months after the completion thereof. 24 SECTION 4. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 25 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its 26 passage and approval, and retroactively to January 1, 2001.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 10939 This legislation would broaden the authorized purposes of a port district to include economic development and would change the definition of the activities that port districts may undertake. The legislation allows port districts to finance and participate in activities that stimulate economic development and foster job creation and retention. FISCAL IMPACT No fiscal impact Contact Name: Joe Stegner Phone: 334 1340 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1069