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HOUSE BILL NO. 615 – Seed Indemnity Comm, compensation


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H0615...............................................by AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS
SEED INDEMNITY FUND COMMISSION - Amends existing law to revise compensation
provisions for members of the Seed Indemnity Fund Advisory Committee.
02/05    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/06    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
02/09    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/11    3rd rdg - PASSED - 70-0-0
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
      Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins,
      Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth,
      Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest,
      Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez,
      McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato,
      Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts,
      Robison, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen,
      Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills,
      Wood, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Field(23)
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/12    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Agric Aff
02/27    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/01    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/15    3rd rdg - PASSED - 29-0-6
      AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw,
      Calabretta, Compton, Darrington, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill,
      Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie,
      McWilliams, Noble, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner,
      Sweet, Werk
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Brandt, Cameron, Davis, Noh, Stennett, Williams
    Floor Sponsor - Kennedy
    Title apvd - to House
03/16    To enrol
03/17    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/18    Pres signed - To Governor
03/23    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 173
         Effective: 07/01/04

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2004
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 615
                             BY AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 22-5124, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:
  8        22-5124.  ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (1) There is hereby created a seed indemnity
  9    fund  advisory committee appointed by the director consisting of nine (9) mem-
 10    bers representing the diversity of the industry. Appointments shall be for  up
 11    to three (3) year terms, each term ending on the same day of the same month as
 12    did  the  term  preceding it. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring
 13    prior to the expiration of the term for which  the  member's  predecessor  was
 14    appointed, shall hold office for the remainder of the predecessor's term.
 15        (2)  The  committee  shall  be  composed of seven (7) producers engaged in
 16    producing seed crops and two (2) seed buyers or seed buyer representatives.
 17        (3)  The terms of  the  appointees  will  be  staggered  and  the  initial
 18    appointments  shall  be three (3) producers and one (1) seed buyer for one (1)
 19    year terms, two (2) producers for two (2) year terms, and  two  (2)  producers
 20    and one (1) seed buyer for three (3) year terms.
 21        (4)  The committee shall meet annually at such place and time as it deter-
 22    mines  and may meet as often as necessary to discharge the duties imposed upon
 23    it. Each committee member shall be  compensated  in  accordance  with  section
 24    59-509(io),  Idaho  Code,  for travel and subsistence expense. The expenses of
 25    the committee and its operation shall be paid from the seed indemnity fund.
 26        (5)  The committee shall have the power and duty to  advise  the  director
 27    concerning assessments, administration of the seed indemnity fund, and payment
 28    of  claims  from  the  fund. Every two (2) years the committee will review the
 29    maximum limits of the fund and give advice to the director.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                             RS 13830
Amend Title 22, Chapter 51, Idaho Code, to compensate members of 

the Seed Indemnity Fund Advisory Committee in accordance with 

section 59-509(o), Idaho Code, rather than section 59-509(i), Idaho 

Code. The advisory committee member's honorarium will no longer be 

considered salary as defined in section 59-1302(31), Idaho Code.

On October 10, 2003, the Seed Indemnity Fund Advisory Committee 

voted unanimously to be compensated in accordance with section 59-

509(o), Idaho Code, rather than section 59-509(i), Idaho Code. 

                         FISCAL IMPACT
There will be no fiscal impact to the general fund. 


Name: Representative Douglas R. Jones
Phone: 208-332-1000

Name: Russ Dapasuski, Warehouse Control Program Manager, Idaho
State Department of Agriculture 
Phone: 208-332-8612

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                        H 615