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SCR132.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - STUDY - Stating findings of the Legislature and authorizing the Legislative Council to appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of public transportation and related air quality issues in Idaho. 03/02 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/03 Rpt prt - to 10th Ord 03/04 10th Ord - ADOPTED - 26-6-3 AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Calabretta, Cameron, Compton(Duncan), Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Marley, McWilliams, Noh, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stennett, Werk, Williams NAYS -- Little, Lodge, McKenzie, Noble, Pearce, Sweet Absent and excused -- Burkett, Malepeai, Stegner Floor Sponsor - Ingram Title apvd - to House 03/05 House intro - 1st rdg - to W/M 03/18 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/19 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg Rls susp - ADOPTED - 57-7-6 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Bayer, Bell, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Denney, Douglas, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Robison, Sayler, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Barrett, Eberle, Kulczyk, McGeachin, Roberts, Rydalch, Sali Absent and excused -- Bauer, Bedke, Deal, Schaefer, Smith(24), Trail Floor Sponsor - Langhorst Title apvd - to Senate 03/19 To enrol 03/20 Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed 03/22 To Secretary of State
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE SENATE SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 132 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO 3 APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE AND COMPLETE A STUDY OF PUBLIC TRANSPOR- 4 TATION AND RELATED AIR QUALITY ISSUES IN IDAHO. 5 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 WHEREAS, public transportation currently is a significant component of 7 Idaho's transportation system in both urban and rural areas; and 8 WHEREAS, six metropolitan areas in Idaho were designated urbanized by the 9 U.S. Census Bureau following the 2000 Census, making them eligible for federal 10 transit funds; and 11 WHEREAS, substantial population growth in several of these metropolitan 12 areas has resulted in an increase in the use of motor vehicles in such areas 13 so that the air quality in such areas may be deteriorating, including deterio- 14 ration resulting in the potential for the federal government to designate such 15 areas as nonattainment areas pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act; and 16 WHEREAS, nonattainment designation could result in a substantial reduction 17 in federal transportation funds as well as significantly reducing economic 18 development opportunities in areas so designated; and 19 WHEREAS, public transportation necessarily will play a more significant 20 role in the future because it can significantly alleviate congestion on road- 21 ways, providing for more efficient use of energy, extending the useful life of 22 roadways, and reducing air quality problems associated with an increase in the 23 number of private vehicles traveling on roadways; and 24 WHEREAS, existing public transportation systems within the state may not 25 be adequate to meet existing and future demand; and 26 WHEREAS, there is a need to analyze both the wide variety of methods to 27 coordinate and enhance public transportation as well as the methods to protect 28 and enhance air quality in various regions of the state; and 29 WHEREAS, there is a need to examine the various federal programs and 30 related funding sources designed to support public transportation as well as 31 to protect and enhance air quality; and 32 WHEREAS, the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature 33 considered legislation to require motor vehicle emissions control programs in 34 densely-populated counties where emissions from all sources, including vehi- 35 cles, threaten to exceed ambient air quality standards; and 36 WHEREAS, the Idaho Task Force on Public Transportation provided to the 37 Second Regular Session of the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature a comprehensive 38 report that: 39 (1) Documents private and all public, federal, state and local funds 40 expended on public transportation in Idaho; and 41 (2) Documents an inventory of existing public transportation services; 42 and 43 (3) Recommends strategies for methods to coordinate public transportation 44 services; and 2 1 (4) Recommends strategies for providing private and public funding of 2 public transportation services; and 3 WHEREAS, there is a need for the Legislature to further study and analyze 4 these issues during the interim between sessions of the Legislature. 5 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses- 6 sion of the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Rep- 7 resentatives concurring therein, that the Legislative Council is authorized to 8 appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of public transportation 9 and related air quality issues. The Legislative Council shall determine the 10 number of legislators and membership from each house appointed to the commit- 11 tee and shall authorize the committee to receive input, advice and assistance 12 from interested and affected parties who are not members of the legislature. 13 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee will: 14 (1) Review the report of the Idaho Task Force on Public Transportation; 15 (2) Identify transportation links such as park and ride, rail, transit, 16 commuter services and air services, within the state of Idaho; 17 (3) Identify overlapping and duplicative public transportation services; 18 (4) Recommend strategies for methods to coordinate public transportation 19 services; 20 (5) Recommend strategies for providing private and public funding of pub- 21 lic transportation services; 22 (6) Recommend strategies for maintaining and enhancing air quality in the 23 regions of the state of Idaho threatened by potential federal Clean Air 24 Act nonattainment designations; and 25 (7) Develop any legislation related to these matters as the committee 26 deems appropriate. 27 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall request that the Idaho 28 Transportation Department, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the 29 Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, the Idaho Commission on Aging and 30 all other state agencies necessary for completion of the committee's assign- 31 ments assist the committee as requested. 32 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall request that the Inter- 33 agency Working Group on Public Transportation created in Section 40-514, Idaho 34 Code, be a collaborator with the committee to provide input and advice. The 35 committee will not duplicate the duties or obligations of the Interagency 36 Working Group. 37 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee may be 38 appointed by the cochairs of the committee who are appointed by the Legisla- 39 tive Council. Nonlegislative members of the advisory committee shall not be 40 reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses and 41 shall not have voting privileges regarding the committee's recommendations or 42 proposed legislation. 43 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report its findings, rec- 44 ommendations and proposed legislation, if any, to the First Regular Session of 45 the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS14215 This resolution directs Legislative Council to appoint an interim committee to analyze public transportation and related air quality issues. The committee is to deliver a report and any recommended legislation to the next session of the legislature. FISCAL NOTE If this resolution is adopted by the Legislature and the committee is appointed by Legislative Council, any necessary legislator travel and per diem expense would be paid from the existing legislative appropriation to the Senate and the House of Representatives. Funding for staff support and expenses would be provided from the existing appropriation to the Legislative Council for the Legislative Services Office. There would be no additional impact upon the state general fund as a result of this resolution. CONTACT: Senator Cecil Ingram (332-1315) STATEMENT OF PURPOSE SCR 132