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HOUSE BILL NO. 434 – Approp, Lands Dept, Add’l


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H0434.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS
APPROPRIATIONS - LANDS DEPARTMENT - Appropriating an additional $2,775,100
to the Department of Lands for the Forest Resources Management Program for
fiscal year 2002.
01/16    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/17    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
01/18    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
01/23    3rd rdg - PASSED - 61-7-2
      AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block, Bolz,
      Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy,
      Deal, Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20),
      Gagner, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood, Higgins, Hornbeck, Jaquet,
      Jones, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Langford, Loertscher, Mader, McKague,
      Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy,
      Raybould, Ridinger, Roberts, Sali, Schaefer, Shepherd, Smith(23),
      Smylie, Stevenson, Stone, Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Young, Mr.
      NAYS -- Aikele, Bieter, Boe, Henbest, Martinez, Robison, Smith(33)
      Absent and excused -- Kellogg, Sellman
    Floor Sponsor - Pischner
    Title apvd - to Senate
01/24    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin
01/29    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
01/30    3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1
      AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw,
      Cameron, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins,
      Hill, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Little, Lodge, Marley,
      Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sims, Sorensen, Stegner,
      Stennett, Thorne(Thorne), Wheeler, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Frasure
    Floor Sponsor - Keough
    Title apvd - to House
01/31    To enrol
02/01    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
02/04    Pres signed
02/05    To Governor
02/05    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 10
         Effective: 02/05/02

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-sixth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2002
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 434
                                BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  4        ING 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    230, Laws of 2001, there is hereby appropriated to the Department of Lands the
  8    following amounts to be expended for the designated program according  to  the
  9    designated  expense  classes from the listed fund for the period July 1, 2001,
 10    through June 30, 2002:
 12    FOR:
 13    Personnel Costs                                                     $  229,700
 14    Operating Expenditures                                               2,545,400
 15      TOTAL                                                             $2,775,100
 16    FROM:
 17    Pest Control Deficiency Fund                                        $2,775,100
 18        SECTION 2.  The State Controller shall make cash transfers from  the  Gen-
 19    eral  Fund to the Pest Control Deficiency Fund, at the request of the Director
 20    of the Department of Lands, not to exceed $2,685,900 for the  period  July  1,
 21    2001, through June 30, 2002.
 22        SECTION  3.  An  emergency  existing  therefor,  which emergency is hereby
 23    declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
 24    passage and approval.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

Statement of Purpose

This bill provides additional fiscal year 2002 funding in the amount of $2,685,900 from the General Fund and $89,200 from the Pest Control Deficiency Fund (spending authority of landowner payments) to the Idaho Department of Lands for tussock moth control. Total spending authority of $2,775,100 is authorized.



Fiscal Note

Idaho Code, 38-602 authorizes the state board of land commissioners to approve deficiency warrants to cover the costs of pest control on state and private forest lands. In the fall of 2000, the Director of the Idaho Department of Lands declared a zone of tussock moth infestation encompassing 162,000 acres in the Moscow Mountain area. Because cost estimates varied widely and the likelihood of federal participation was unlikely, JFAC chose to increase from $250,000 to $4,000,000 the amount of deficiency warrants available for pest suppression and left the match rate to the Land Board. Taking into account the economic condition of the timber industry and the need for broad participation, the Land Board approved a 5% match rate. After extensive field surveys to identify the areas most at risk, 484 landowners covering a total of 76,500 acres elected to participate. The total cost of the project is $2,951,500 of which $177,100 is paid from Forest Pest funds previously collected from landowners statewide, $89,200 is paid by impacted landowners, and the remainder is paid by the general taxpayer. This bill also includes $700 for gypsy moth monitoring costs incurred by the Department in excess of those included in the base budget.



Contact: Ray Houston 334-4741

Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. H434