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HCR025....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES - STUDY - Stating findings of the Legislature and authorizing the Legislative Council to appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of natural resource issues. 03/21 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/22 Rpt prt - to Res/Con 03/24 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg Rls susp - ADOPTED - 65-0-5 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson(Barker), Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Smith(30), Smith(24)(Frost), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wood NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Barrett, Ellsworth, Skippen Wills, Mr. Speaker Floor Sponsor - Raybould Title apvd - to Senate 03/25 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff 03/30 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord 03/31 10th Ord - ADOPTED - 34-0-1 AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Pearce Floor Sponsor - Burtenshaw Title apvd - to House 03/31 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed 04/01 Pres signed - To Secretary of State
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25 BY WAYS AND MEANS 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 NATURAL RESOURCE 4 ISSUES. 5 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 WHEREAS, the First Regular Session of the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature 7 adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 103 which authorized the appointment 8 of a committee to undertake and complete a two-year study of natural resource 9 issues, including issues relating to water, throughout the state of Idaho; and 10 WHEREAS, during the course of the committee's term, aquifers in many areas 11 of Idaho continued to suffer long-term declines, threatening the economic 12 well-being and creating legal conflicts and, based on associated concerns, the 13 Second Regular Session of the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature, adopted House 14 Concurrent Resolution No. 56, which authorized the expansion of the committee 15 for the purpose of attempting to stabilize the water delivery system through- 16 out the state of Idaho; and 17 WHEREAS, the committee's official term expired on November 30, 2004. 18 Numerous water and other natural resource-related issues that will have a 19 major impact upon the future of Idaho and the quality of life our citizens 20 enjoy continue to be subjects that require ongoing legislative scrutiny. 21 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session 22 of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the 23 Senate concurring therein, that the Legislative Council is authorized to 24 appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of various natural 25 resource issues. The committee shall consist of ten legislators with five from 26 the Senate and five from the House of Representatives. The Legislative Council 27 shall authorize the committee to receive input, advice and assistance from 28 interested and affected parties who are not members of the Legislature. 29 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Council is authorized, in the 30 event it deems necessary, to expand membership of the committee to continue to 31 study and evaluate ways to stabilize the water distribution system in Idaho. 32 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the cochairmen of the committee are authorized 33 to appoint advisors with technical expertise in the water supply arena and are 34 expected to receive input from stakeholders in the water rights system of 35 Idaho to attempt to stabilize the water delivery system in this state. 36 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any advisors to the committee who are not leg- 37 islative members shall not be reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, 38 mileage or other expenses and shall not have voting privileges regarding the 39 committee's recommendations and proposed legislation. 40 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall make a progress report to 41 the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature and shall 42 make a report detailing its findings, recommendations and proposed legisla- 43 tion, if any, to the First Regular Session of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legisla- 44 ture.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 15181 This resolution would authorize the Legislative Council to continue an interim committee to undertake and complete a study of natural resource issues. FISCAL NOTE If this resolution is adopted by the Legislature and the committee is continued 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 Name: Sen. Don Burtenshaw Rep. Dell Raybould Rep. John A. "Bert" Stevenson Phone: (208) 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HCR 25