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H0744.....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS
AGRICULTURAL FIELD BURNING - Amends existing law to increase fees relating
to the registration of fields for agricultural burning in designated
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 744
BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BURNING; AMENDING SECTION 22-4804, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 INCREASE FEES RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF FIELDS FOR AGRICULTURAL
4 BURNING IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 22-4804, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 22-4804. REGISTERED COUNTIES -- AGRICULTURAL BURNING FEES -- ACCOUNT --
9 RULES -- RESEARCH -- MANAGEMENT PROGRAM. (1) Any person who registers a field
10 for agricultural burning in Kootenai, Benewah, Boundary, Bonner, Shoshone, La-
11 tah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis or Idaho counties shall pay to the depart-
12 ment a fee of one two dollars ($ 12.00) per acre of cropland to be burned. The
13 department shall remit all fees monthly to the state treasurer, who shall
14 deposit the moneys in the state agricultural smoke management account which is
15 hereby created.
16 (2) The department may use moneys from the agricultural smoke management
17 account as appropriated annually by the legislature for:
18 (a) Research to:
19 (i) Develop alternative crops which do not require burning;
20 (ii) Improve burning and cultural practices for crops which may
21 require burning;
22 (iii) Explore alternatives to burning; and
23 (iv) If appropriate, study and evaluate any public health impacts of
24 burning; and
25 (b) Supplementation of appropriated general account moneys for implemen-
26 tation of agricultural smoke management programs referenced in section
27 22-4801, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation will amend Section 11-4804, Idaho Code, to
increase fees relating to the registration of fields for
agricultural burning in designated counties.
Approximately $75,000.00 will go to the Idaho State Department of
Agriculture to be placed in a dedicated fund.
Name: Rep. Wayne Meyer
Phone: (208) 332-1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 744