H0090........................................................by APPROPRIATIONS APPROPRIATIONS - LANDS DEPARTMENT - Appropriating an additional $5,085,000 to the Department of Lands for the Forest and Range Fire Protection Program for fiscal year 2003; and providing for a transfer of funds by the State Controller. 01/21 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/22 Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg 01/23 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 01/27 3rd rdg - PASSED - 68-0-2 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black, Block, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nacarrato, Nielsen, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Robison, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Tilman, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Boe, Jones Floor Sponsor - Meyer Title apvd - to Senate 01/28 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin 02/04 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/05 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/07 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1 AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Noh, Pearce, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Richardson Floor Sponsor - Burtenshaw Title apvd - to House 02/10 To enrol 02/11 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 02/12 Pres signed 02/13 To Governor 02/18 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 23 Effective: 02/18/03
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session - 2003 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 90 BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LANDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 3 2003; PROVIDING TRANSFERS TO THE FIRE SUPPRESSION DEFICIENCY FUND; AND 4 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 7 165, Laws of 2002, there is hereby appropriated to the Department of Lands 8 $5,085,000 from the Fire Suppression Deficiency Fund to be expended for the 9 Forest and Range Fire Protection Program for the period July 1, 2002, through 10 June 30, 2003. 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 $3,835,000 for the period 14 July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003. 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.
|Statement of Purpose|
This supplemental appropriation to the Department of Lands provides funding to reimburse deficiency warrants for the costs of fire suppression for the 2002 fire season. The department participates in cooperative fire fighting agreements with federal, local and other state agencies. The state is then responsible for the costs incurred for fire suppression on about 6.2 million acres of lands protected by the state regardless of ownership.
The bill includes $3,835,000 from the General Fund and $1,250,000 in dedicated spending authority for a total of $5,085,000. The department estimates personnel costs at $3.6 to $3.8 million and operating expenditures at $1.2 to $1.4 million for costs of fighting fires during the 2002 season. The dedicated funds represent spending authority for receipts received from federal agencies or other states for costs the department incurred to fight their fires. The appropriation is provided as lump-sum to allow the department to pay the actual costs from the correct standard object as those bills are finalized.
Contact: Ray Houston 334-4741
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis
|Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note||Bill No. H90|