S1022...............................................................by FINANCE APPROPRIATIONS - LANDS DEPARTMENT - Appropriating an additional $1,245,000 to the Department of Lands for Forest Resources Management for fiscal year 2003; and providing for a transfer of funds by the State Controller. 01/22 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/23 Rpt prt - to Fin Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 01/24 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 01/28 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0 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, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor -- Keough Title apvd - to House 01/28 House intro - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg 01/29 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 01/31 3rd rdg - PASSED - 65-0-5 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Bauer, Bell, Bieter, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Harwood, Henbest, Jones, 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 -- Barrett, Bedke, Crow, Garrett, Jaquet Floor Sponsor - Field(23) Title apvd - to Senate 02/03 To enrol 02/04 Rpt enrol - Pres signed 02/05 Sp signed 02/06 To Governor 02/11 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 12 Effective: 02/11/03
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session - 2003 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1022 BY FINANCE COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LANDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 3 2003; 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 7 165, Laws of 2002, 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 funds for the period July 1, 2002, 10 through June 30, 2003: 11 FOR FOR 12 PERSONNEL OPERATING 13 COSTS EXPENDITURES TOTAL 14 I. FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: 15 FROM: 16 Pest Control 17 Deficiency Fund $148,900 $ 496,100 $ 645,000 18 Federal Grant Fund 600,000 600,000 19 TOTAL $148,900 $1,096,100 $1,245,000 20 SECTION 2. The State Controller shall make cash transfers from the Gen- 21 eral Fund to the Pest Control Deficiency Fund, at the request of the Director 22 of the Department of Lands, not to exceed $485,000 for the period July 1, 23 2002, through June 30, 2003. 24 SECTION 3. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 25 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its 26 passage and approval.
|Statement of Purpose|
This fiscal year 2003 supplemental appropriation provides funding to pay the costs to treat a zone of tussock moth infestation in the Moscow Mountain Area. Last session JFAC included a section in the department’s appropriation bill to raise the cap on the Land Board’s use of forest pest deficiency warrants from $250,000 to $500,000 for 2002 and stipulated that costs for treatments other than to state lands were to be reimbursed according to cooperative agreements approved by the State Board of Land Commissioners. JFAC recommended cooperating owners pay 12.5% of the total costs of treatments to their properties. The Land Board ultimately approved that match rate. The IDL treated 30,107 acres of which 21,769 were industry owned (72%), 3,820 were non-industrial private owners (13%), 150 acres were owned by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe (.5%), and 4,368 acres were owned by the state endowments (14.5%).
Total costs of the 2002 project were $1,245,000 of which $600,000 (48%) was covered by a USFS grant. Landowners contributed $160,000 (12.5% with a few adjustments) leaving $485,000 (39%) in deficiency to be covered by the General Fund. This bill includes $148,900 for personnel costs to cover seasonal employee wages and permanent employee overtime costs and $1,096,100 in operating expenditures to pay for contract helicopter spraying, meals, lodging, supplies and miscellaneous expenses.
Contact: Ray Houston 334-4741
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis
|Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note||Bill No. S1022|