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. Speaker 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
|||| 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 2 APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LANDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 3 2002; PROVIDING TRANSFERS TO THE PEST CONTROL DEFICIENCY FUND; AND DECLAR- 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: 11 FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: 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|
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.
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|