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HOUSE BILL NO. 422 – Approp, Public Broadcasting


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H0422.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS
APPROPRIATIONS - PUBLIC BROADCASTING - Appropriates $2,348,400 to the State
Board of Education for the Idaho Educational Public Broadcasting System for
fiscal year 2004; limits the number of authorized full-time equivalent
positions to 35; and provides legislative intent with regard to digital
broadcasting upgrades.
04/16    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
04/17    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
04/18    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
04/21    3rd rdg - PASSED - 62-8-0
      AYES -- Andersen, Bauer, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black, Block, Boe,
      Bolz, Bradford(Larsen), Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow,
      Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
      Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet,
      Jones, Kellogg, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin,
      Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato(Alldredge), Nielsen,
      Raybould, Ridinger, Ring(Roberge), Ringo(Cooke), Roberts, Robison,
      Rydalch, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30),
      Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail(Young), Wills, Mr.
      NAYS -- Barraclough(Schanz), Barrett, Eberle, Kulczyk, McKague, Sali,
      Tilman, Wood
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Harwood
    Title apvd - to Senate
04/22    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin
04/23    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
04/24    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
04/25    3rd rdg - PASSED - 31-0-4
      AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw,
      Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes,
      Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, McKenzie, Noble, Noh,
      Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet,
      Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Goedde, Keough, Marley, McWilliams
    Floor Sponsor - Pearce
    Title apvd - to House
04/25    To enrol
04/28    Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed
    To Governor
04/30    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 338
         Effective: 07/01/03

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 First Regular Session - 2003
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 422
                                BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5        UPGRADES.
  6    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  7        SECTION  1.  There  is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education
  8    for the Idaho Educational Public Broadcasting System the following amounts  to
  9    be  expended according to the designated expense classes from the listed funds
 10    for the period July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004:
 11                                  FOR               FOR
 12                               PERSONNEL         OPERATING
 13                                 COSTS          EXPENDITURES       TOTAL
 14    FROM:
 15    General Fund               $  845,000         $683,200        $1,528,200
 16    Miscellaneous
 17     Revenue
 18     Fund                         820,200                            820,200
 19      TOTAL                    $1,665,200         $683,200        $2,348,400
 20        SECTION 2.  In accordance with Section 67-3519, Idaho Code, the Idaho Edu-
 21    cational Public Broadcasting System is authorized  no  more  than  thirty-five
 22    (35)  full-time equivalent positions to be funded by the appropriation in Sec-
 23    tion 1 of this act, at any point during the period July 1, 2003, through  June
 24    30,  2004,  unless specifically authorized by the Governor. The Joint Finance-
 25    Appropriations Committee will be notified promptly of any increased  positions
 26    so authorized.
 27        SECTION  3.  Any  unspent  moneys  appropriated  for  digital broadcasting
 28    upgrades during the period July 1, 2001,  through  June  30,  2003,  shall  be
 29    encumbered  for  the purposes of upgrading broadcast equipment and translators
 30    to digital broadcast standards, during the period July 1, 2003,  through  June
 31    30,  2004.  Highest  priority  shall  be  given  to  upgrading  the  broadcast
 32    translator  station  at Sandpoint, Idaho. This appropriation acknowledges that
 33    additional grant funds may become available to  support  digital  broadcasting
 34    and  equipment upgrades. It is legislative intent that Idaho Public Television
 35    seek such funds to supplement  General  Fund  moneys  encumbered  for  digital
 36    broadcasting and equipment upgrades by this act.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

Statement of Purpose

This is the Fiscal Year 2004 appropriation for Idaho Public Television.



Fiscal Note

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The Fiscal Year 2004 appropriation for Idaho Public Television (IPTV) includes an initial 3.5% General Fund budget reduction, plus funding for personnel benefit cost increases and Non-Standard Adjustments, which include $44,900 in interagency billings, $10,300 for increased rent costs, $25,100 for increased electricity costs, and $4,300 for a ground lease from the Idaho Department of Lands at the Twin Falls transmitter site.

This bill also includes language that will allow IPTV to utilize any savings left from current digital transmission upgrade projects for further digital equipment upgrades in Fiscal Year 2004, beginning with the translator station in Sandpoint, Idaho.


Contact: Jason Hancock 334-4739

Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. H422