S1218............................................................by FINANCE APPROPRIATIONS - CATASTROPHIC HEALTH CARE COST FUND - Appropriates an additional $4,000,000 to be deposited in the Catastrophic Health Care Cost Fund for fiscal year 2004. 01/22 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/23 Rpt prt - to Fin Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 01/26 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 01/28 3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2 AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little(Bilbao), Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk(Spindler), Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Brandt, Noh Floor Sponsor - Lodge Title apvd - to House 01/29 House intro - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg 01/30 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/02 3rd rdg - PASSED - 67-1-2 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Black, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, 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, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Harwood Absent and excused -- Block, Schaefer 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 02/12 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 7 Effective: 02/12/04
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1218 BY FINANCE COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE CATASTROPHIC HEALTH CARE COST FUND; FOR 3 FISCAL YEAR 2004; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 5 SECTION 1. In addition to the appropriation made in Section 1, Chapter 6 211, Laws of 2003, there is hereby appropriated $4,000,000 from the General 7 Fund to be deposited in the Catastrophic Health Care Cost Fund for the period 8 July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004. 9 SECTION 2. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 10 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its 11 passage and approval.
|Statement of Purpose|
This is a fiscal year 2004 supplemental appropriation to the Catastrophic Health Care Cost Fund in the amount of $4 million from the General Fund to cover costs that are expected to exceed available revenue. The appropriation is on a one-time basis.
According to the state’s accounting system, the Catastrophic Health Care Fund has a total of $9,384,800 that is available to the program for the current fiscal year. As of December 17, 2003, the program has already expended $6,522,100 leaving a positive balance of $2,862,700 for the remainder of the year. By comparison, expenditures totaled $13.9 in fiscal year 2002 and $13.7 in 2003. In addition to the CAT Fund, there is another $400,000 available from the Millennium Fund for general program purposes.
This legislation provides the Catastrophic Health Care Cost Fund an additional $4 million from the General Fund for fiscal year 2004. The appropriation is on a one-time basis and will be used to offset escalating costs.
Contact: Dick Burns 334-4742
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis
|Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note||Bill No. S1218|