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S1278.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
WASTEWATER/DRINKING WATER LOANS - Amends existing law to provide that the
Department of Environmental Quality may use a limited portion of interest
revenues from wastewater and drinking water loans for operation of the loan
programs, subject to annual appropriation.
02/05 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/06 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/13 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/16 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/20 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw,
Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, 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 -- Darrington
Floor Sponsor - Compton
Title apvd - to House
02/23 House intro - 1st rdg - to Env Aff
02/27 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/04 3rd rdg - PASSED - 65-0-5
AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Cuddy,
Denney, Douglas, Eberle, 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, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass,
Stevenson, Trail(Bennett), Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Bradford, Crow, Deal, Edmunson, Skippen
Floor Sponsor - Sayler
Title apvd - to Senate
03/05 To enrol
03/08 Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/09 Sp signed
03/10 To Governor
03/16 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 61
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1278
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; AMENDING SECTION 39-3626,
3 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY USE A LIMITED PORTION OF
4 INTEREST REVENUES FROM WASTEWATER AND DRINKING WATER LOANS FOR OPERATION
5 OF THE LOAN PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO ANNUAL APPROPRIATION.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 39-3626, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 39-3626. AUTHORIZATION OF GRANTS AND LOANS -- DESIGNATION OF ADMINISTER-
10 ING AGENCY -- RESERVATION OF FUNDS FOR OPERATIONS -- CRITERIA -- PRIORITY
11 PROJECTS -- ELIGIBLE PROJECTS. (1) The state of Idaho is hereby authorized to
12 make grants and loans at or below market interest rates, as funds are avail-
13 able, to any municipality to assist said municipality in the construction of
14 sewage treatment works, to community public water systems and nonprofit
15 noncommunity public water systems. The state of Idaho is hereby also autho-
16 rized to make loans at or below market interest rates for the implementation
17 of a management program established under section 319 of the federal water
18 pollution control act, as amended.
19 (2) The department of environmental quality may use a portion of the
20 interest revenues from wastewater and drinking water loans, in an amount not
21 to exceed one percent (1%) of loans outstanding, subject to annual appropria-
22 tion, for operation of the wastewater and drinking water loan programs.
23 (3) The Idaho board of environmental quality through the department of
24 environmental quality shall be the agency for administration of funds autho-
25 rized for grants or loans under this chapter, and may reserve up to four per-
26 cent (4%) of the moneys accruing annually to the water pollution control and
27 wastewater facility loan funds to be appropriated annually for the purpose of
28 operating the water quality programs established pursuant to this chapter. The
29 board may also reserve up to six percent (6%) of the moneys accruing annually
30 to the water pollution control fund to be appropriated annually for the pur-
31 pose of conducting water quality studies including monitoring.
32 ( 34) In allocating state construction grants and loans under this chap-
33 ter, the Idaho board of environmental quality shall give consideration to
34 water pollution control needs, protection of public health and provision of
35 safe drinking water.
36 ( 45) Pursuant to subsection ( 34) of this section, the Idaho board of
37 environmental quality shall establish an integrated list of priority municipal
38 sewage facility and nonpoint source pollution control projects and a list of
39 priority community and nonprofit noncommunity public water systems.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The proposed legislation allows the Department of Environmental
Quality (DEQ) to use a portion of the interest revenues from
wastewater (CWSRF) and drinking water (DWSRF) loans for operating
Currently, the programs are funded by 4% of the annual federal
contributions (approximately $13.8 million per year). This level
of federal contribution is expected to decrease and will not
provide sufficient resources for DEQ to manage the programs as
the total funds managed have increased to over $150 million. This
funding mechanism will allow the programs to be self supporting.
There is no fiscal impact to the general fund.
A reduction in the SRF funds available for future loans would be
in the amount of the funds used to administer the program.
DEQ envisions no increased cost to borrowers. The current "at or
below" market interest rate will continue.
Name: Jess Byrne
Agency: Department of Environmental Quality
Phone: 208-373-0114 S 1278