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HJM008..............................................by REVENUE AND TAXATION ETHANOL - Stating findings of the Legislature and requesting that the Congress of the United States include the language from the 2004 Senate Bill regarding a blending bias for ethanol derived from agricultural byproducts for future consideration in any proposed energy bill or other legislation that could further this cause. 03/14 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/15 Rpt prt - to Agric Aff 03/23 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/24 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg Rls susp - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Roberts Title apvd - to Senate 03/25 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Transp 03/29 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord 03/30 10th Ord - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Richardson 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 JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 8 BY REVENUE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE 1 A JOINT MEMORIAL 2 TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS 3 ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE STATE OF 4 IDAHO IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES. 5 We, your Memorialists, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 6 State of Idaho assembled in the First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth 7 Idaho Legislature, do hereby respectfully represent that: 8 WHEREAS, Idaho has abundant supplies of agricultural residues and the Leg- 9 islature would like to signal that this industry is welcome in the state of 10 Idaho; and 11 WHEREAS, there is a high probability that Idaho will be the site of the 12 first commercial cellulose ethanol production in the United States; and 13 WHEREAS, the national blending bias would favor a locally produced product 14 and support rural farmers in this state; and 15 WHEREAS, a national blending bias would create another option for the 16 petroleum industry; and 17 WHEREAS, both cellulose and corn ethanol offer the same benefits for local 18 air quality when blended with gasoline; and 19 WHEREAS, this national blending bias reflects the improved carbon dioxide 20 reduction qualities of the production of cellulose ethanol over the production 21 of corn based ethanol; and 22 WHEREAS, supporting breakthroughs such as cellulose ethanol technology 23 could help the United States to minimize its dependence on foreign oil; and 24 WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the Idaho Legislature endorse the language 25 presented in the Congress of the United States regarding a blending bias for 26 ethanol derived from agricultural byproducts (biomass), specifically the lan- 27 guage contained in Section 1501 of Senate Bill 2095, dated February 12, 2004: 28 "(5) Equivalency--For the purpose of paragraph (2), 1 gallon of either 29 cellulosic biomass ethanol or waste derived ethanol-- 30 (A) shall be considered to be the equivalent of 1.5 gallon of renew- 31 able fuel; or 32 (B) if the cellulosic biomass ethanol or waste derived ethanol is 33 derived from agricultural residue or is an agricultural byproduct (as 34 that term is used in section 919 of the Energy Policy Act of 2003), 35 shall be considered to be the equivalent of 2.5 gallons of renewable 36 fuel." 37 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session 38 of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the 39 Senate concurring therein, that we request that the Congress of the United 40 States include the language from the 2004 Senate Bill, cited herein, for 41 future consideration in any proposed Energy Bill or other legislation that 42 could further this cause. 43 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa- 44 tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this 2 1 Memorial to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Repre- 2 sentatives of Congress, and the congressional delegation representing the 3 State of Idaho in the Congress of the United States.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS15143 The purpose of this memorial is to endorse the language presented in the Congress of the United States regarding a blending bias for ethanol derived from agricultural byproducts. If this proposal passes Congress, Idaho's agricultural community will stand to benefit. FISCAL NOTE There is no fiscal impact to the general fund. Contact: Name: Representative Janice McGeachin Phone: 332-1000 Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, Russ Hendricks Phone: 342-2688 Grow Idaho Falls, Inc.-Kipp Hicks Phone: 522-3824 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HJM 8