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H0731......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FUND III - Amends existing law to provide additional criteria to govern distributions from the Emergency Medical Services Fund III. 02/19 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/20 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel 03/03 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/04 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/09 3rd rdg - FAILED - 21-49-0 AYES -- Andersen, Boe, Douglas, Eberle, Ellsworth, Gagner, Garrett, Henbest, Kellogg, Langhorst, Martinez, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Pasley-Stuart, Robison, Rydalch, Sayler, Smith(30), Smylie NAYS -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Harwood, Jaquet, Jones, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Nielsen, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Sali, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Naccarato Filed in the Office of the Chief Clerk
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 731 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FUND III; AMENDING SECTION 3 56-1018B, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CRITERIA TO GOVERN DISTRIBU- 4 TIONS FROM THE FUND AND TO CORRECT SUBSECTION REFERENCES. 5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 SECTION 1. That Section 56-1018B, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 7 amended to read as follows: 8 56-1018B. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FUND III. (1) There is hereby cre- 9 ated in the dedicated fund of the state treasury a fund known as the emergency 10 medical services fund III. Subject to appropriation by the legislature, moneys 11 in the fund shall be used exclusively for the purpose of acquiring vehicles 12 and equipment for use by emergency medical services personnel in the perfor- 13 mance of their duties which include highway safety and emergency response to 14 motor vehicle accidents. 15 (2) The bureau of emergency medical services of the department of health 16 and welfare shall be responsible for distributing moneys from the fund to 17 qualifying nonprofit and governmental entities that submit an application for 18 a grant from the fund. The bureau shall approve grants based on the following 19 criteria: 20 (a) Of the amount appropriated annually by the legislature, fifty percent 21 (50%) shall be distributed to entities with an annual call volume greater 22 than one thousand (1,000) and fifty percent (50%) shall be distributed to 23 entities with an annual call volume less than one thousand (1,000); 24 (b) The requesting entity is a nonprofit or governmental entity which 25 holds a current license as an ambulance or nontransport service issued by 26 the state of Idaho; 27 (c) The requesting entity has submitted quarterly patient care records to 28 the bureau for the prior fiscal year; 29 ( bd) The requesting entity has demonstrated need based on criteria estab- 30 lished by the bureau; 31 ( ce) The requesting entity has provided verification that it has received 32 the approval and endorsement of a city or county within its service area; 33 ( df) The requesting entity has certified that the title to any vehicle 34 purchased with funds from the fund shall be in the name of the city or 35 county which endorsed the application and shall submit proof of titling as 36 soon as practicable; 37 ( eg) The state of Idaho shall retain a security interest in the vehicle 38 to secure the performance of the grant recipient to utilize the vehicle 39 consistent with the intent described in the application. 40 (3) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsections (2)( ce) and (2)( df) 41 of this section, the bureau of emergency medical services is authorized to 42 approve and issue a grant to an applicant in the absence of an endorsement if 43 the endorsement is withheld without adequate justification.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 13864C1 Amends existing Code to provide for a division in EMS III grant funds based on annual call volume. Currently, agencies in urban areas are unable to qualify for funding because of population, service area, and budget. This amendment would provide equal access to funding for rural and urban emergency medical service providers. Additionally, this measure provides a requirement that any agency requesting grant funds must provide quarterly patient records to the emergency medical services bureau. FISCAL IMPACT None. Contact Name: Rep. Mike Naccarato Rep. Elmer Martinez Phone: 208/332-1000 Karl Malott, Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho - 208/250-1933 Scott Long, Division Chief, Idaho Falls Fire Dept. 208/529-1173 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 731