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HOUSE BILL NO. 511 – Approp, Atty General, add’l


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H0511.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS
APPROPRIATIONS - Appropriates an additional $336,200 to the Office of the
Attorney General for fiscal year 2002; and expresses legislative intent
regarding moneys remitted to state agencies, as policyholders, in the form
of a dividend from the State Insurance Fund.
01/30    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/31    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
02/01    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/04    3rd rdg - PASSED - 66-0-4
      AYES -- Aikele, Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black,
      Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Bruneel, Campbell, Clark, Collins, Crow,
      Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13),
      Field(20), Gagner, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood, Henbest, Higgins,
      Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Langford,
      Mader, Martinez, McKague, Meyer, Mortensen, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner,
      Pomeroy, Raybould, Ridinger, Roberts, Robison, Sali, Schaefer,
      Sellman, Shepherd, Smith(33), Smith(23), Smylie, Stone, Tilman,
      Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Young, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Callister, Loertscher, Montgomery, Stevenson
    Floor Sponsor - Pischner
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/05    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin
02/06    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/07    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/11    3rd rdg - PASSED - 31-1-3
      AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch(Bartlett), Brandt, Bunderson,
      Burtenshaw, Cameron, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure,
      Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Ipsen, King-Barrutia, Little, Lodge, Marley,
      Noh, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sims, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett,
      Thorne, Wheeler, Williams
      NAYS -- Keough
      Absent and excused -- Geddes, Hawkins, Richardson
    Floor Sponsor - Cameron
    Title apvd - to House
02/12    To enrol
02/13    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
02/14    Pres signed
02/15    To Governor
02/19    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 43
         Effective: 02/19/02

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-sixth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2002
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 511
                                BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5        GENCY.
  6    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  7        SECTION 1.  In addition to the appropriation made in  Section  1,  Chapter
  8    228,  Laws  of  2001, there is hereby appropriated to the Attorney General the
  9    following amount to be expended for the Special Litigation  program  according
 10    to  the  designated  expense class from the listed fund for the period July 1,
 11    2001, through June 30, 2002:
 12    FOR:
 13    Operating Expenditures                                                $336,200
 14    FROM:
 15    General Fund                                                          $336,200
 16        SECTION 2.  It shall be the intent of the Legislature that  of  the  total
 17    remitted to state agencies as policyholders in the form of a dividend from the
 18    State  Insurance Fund, $336,200 shall be requested by the state of Idaho to be
 19    paid immediately and deposited with the Office of the State Treasurer  to  the
 20    General  Fund. A written request on behalf of the state of Idaho shall be com-
 21    municated to the Manager of the State Insurance Fund by the  Chairmen  of  the
 22    Joint  Finance-Appropriations  Committee upon passage of this act. The balance
 23    of the dividends shall be credited to each individual agency proportionally in
 24    accordance with Section 72-915, Idaho Code, as determined by the State  Insur-
 25    ance  Fund, and reported to the Office of the State Controller for a reduction
 26    in payroll costs during calendar year 2002.
 27        SECTION 3.  An emergency existing  therefor,  which  emergency  is  hereby
 28    declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
 29    passage and approval.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

Statement of Purpose

This is a FY 2002 Supplemental Appropriation to the Office of the Attorney General for the Special Litigation Program.


Fiscal Note

This bill appropriates an additional $336,200 from the General Fund to the Special Litigation Program to restore the funding used to defend the state’s interests in the lawsuit Hayden Lake Fire District vs. the State Insurance Fund. The original lawsuit was a class action lawsuit for which the Governor determined it was in the state’s best interest to obtain legal representation and officially side with the plaintiff (State Insurance Fund). Outside legal representation was necessary because the State Insurance Fund was already represented by the Office of the Attorney General.

The funding mechanism in this bill requests the State Insurance Fund to adjust the dividends that state agencies would normally receive in calendar year 2002 to pay for this defense, and leave the remaining credit to reduce personnel costs during the calendar year. Agencies are fully funded for workers’ compensation premiums, and dividends reduce those costs without a corresponding reduction in appropriations.

Contact: Cathy Holland-Smith 334-4731

Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. H511