2006 Interim Committees and Task Forces

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Bioscience Tax Incentives Task Force -- HCR 54

Charge: To investigate the feasibility of incentives for development in the biosciences in Idaho.

Phil Syrdal, Co-chair Steve Simpson, Co-chair
Sen. Russ Fulcher Rep. Dell Raybould
Sen. Chuck Coiner Rep. Margaret Henbest
Dave Cooper Walt Sinclair
Phil Bradley Dave Zanecki
Shelby Kerns

Meeting Minutes:
July 18, 2006 | HCR 54 (attachment)
August 1, 2006
August 15, 2006

Advisory Committee to Provide Legislative Space Allocation and
Design Recommendations to the Capitol Commission

Sen. Joe Stegner, Co-chair Rep. Lawerence Denney, Co-chair
Sen. Robert Geddes Rep. Bill Deal
Sen. Dean Cameron Rep. Max Black
Sen. Elliot Werk Rep. Wendy Jaquet

Staff: Jeff Youtz, Eric Milstead

Meeting Minutes:
April 4, 2006
April 28, 2006
May 19, 2006
August 24, 2006
February 8, 2007

Advisory Committee on Relocation and 2008 & 2009 Legislative Sessions

Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, Co-chair Rep. Mike Moyle, Co-chair
Sen. Bart Davis Rep. Debbie Field
Sen. Denton Darrington Rep. Ken Roberts
Sen. David Langhorst Rep. Margaret Henbest

Staff: Jeff Youtz, Eric Milstead

Meeting Minutes:
May 5, 2006
May 25, 2006
August 24, 2006

Community Colleges Interim Committee -- SCR 132

Sen. John Goedde, Co-chair Rep. Darrell Bolz, Co-chair
Sen. Dean Cameron Rep. Jim Clark
Sen. John Andreason Rep. Julie Ellsworth
Sen. Joe Stegner Rep. Leon Smith
Sen. Bart Davis Rep. Larry Bradford
Sen. Patti Anne Lodge Rep. Ann Rydalch
Sen. Brad Little Rep. Marge Chadderdon
Sen. David Langhorst Rep. Donna Boe
Sen. Edgar Malepeai Rep. John Rusche

Staff: Maureen Ingram, Matt Freeman, Charmi Arregui

Final Recommendations

Final Report

Meeting Minutes:
June 19, 2006
July 7, 2006
July 25, 2006
September 11, 2006
October 3, 2006
November 10, 2006
- Agenda 11-10-06 *Reference for Drafts in 11-10-06 Minutes

Early Childhood Education Task Force

Charge: To study existing state, federal and private resources devoted to early childhood education and development; to identify options the state of Idaho could consider to impact early childhood education and development; and to make recommendations to advance kindergarten readiness of Idaho children entering the state K-12 education system.

Sen. Tom Gannon, Co-chair Rep. Jack Barraclough, Co-chair
Sen. Mel Richardson Rep. Jana Kemp
Sen. Tim Corder Rep. Mack Shirley
Sen. Gary Schroeder Rep. Mark Snodgrass
Sen. Mike Burkett Rep. John Rusche
Sen. Kate Kelly Rep. Donna Pence

Staff: Paige Parker, Charmi Arregui

Meeting Minutes:
August 24, 2006

Energy, Environment and Technology Interim Committee -- HCR 16 (2005)

Sen. Curt McKenzie, Co-chair Rep. George Eskridge, Co-chair
Sen. Patti Anne Lodge Rep. Maxine Bell
Sen. Tom Gannon Rep. Bert Stevenson
Sen. Mike Jorgenson Rep. Bob Nonini
Sen. Russell Fulcher Rep. Ken Andrus
Sen. Elliot Werk Rep. Eric Anderson
Sen. Kate Kelly Rep. Elaine Smith
Rep. Mark Snodgrass (Ad Hoc)
Rep. Wendy Jaquet (Ad Hoc)

Staff: Mike Nugent, Paige Parker, Toni Hobbs

Meeting Minutes:
March 30, 2006
April 19 & 20, 2006
May 17 & 18, 2006
June 12 & 13, 2006
July 11, 2006
August 24, 2006
October 6, 2006
November 15, 2006
January 25, 2007

2007 Idaho Energy Plan - January 26, 2007

Draft 2007 Idaho Energy Plan - January 19, 2007

Other Materials:

Request for Information

RFI Questions and Answers

Federal Land Corridor Preliminary Map

Idaho's Current Energy Picture - Energy & Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3) slide show | pdf file

An Idaho Energy Plan - Bill Chisholm

Clean Energy, A Strong Economy and a Healthy Environment - Western Governor's Association

Draft Energy Plan Recommendations - October 30

Draft Energy Plan Recommendations - November 9

Draft Energy Plan Recommendations - November 15

Proposed Amendments to the Idaho Energy Resources Authority Act

Joint Facilities Draft Legislation

RFI Submittals:

  • Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc., 353 Sacramento Street, Suite 1700, San Francisco, CA, 94111, (415) 391-5100
  • Greystone Envronmental Consultants, Inc., an ARCADIS Company, 5231 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, Colorado, 80111, (303) 850-0930
  • ICF International, 60 Broadway, San Francisco, CA, 94111-1429, (415) 677-7100
  • Ben Johnson Associates, Inc. and Utility Regulation, 6070 West Hill Road, Boise, Idaho, 83703, (208) 342-1700, and 2252 Killearn Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida, 32309, (850) 668-2731
  • KEMA, 2001 W. Beltline Highway, Suite 200, Madison, WI, 53713, (608) 277-9696
  • Jerome S. Paige & Associates, LLC, (In association with State Service Program; Stateline Energy, LLC; and InterEnergy Solutions), 1691 Tamarack Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20012-1005, (202) 726-3081
  • Washington Policy & Analysis, Inc., Boise, ID (In association with The Gallatin Group, Boise, ID; CH2M Hill, Boise, ID; and Energy Policy Institute, Center for Advanced Energy Studies, 1910 University Drive, Boise State University, Boise, ID, 83725-1935, (208) 426-3931

1982 Idaho Energy Plan

The Fifth Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Plan

C.C. Warnick, "Methodology and Criteria for Siting Energy Plants in Idaho" IWRRI (1976)

Idaho Energy Options - INL Report

Idaho Division of Environmental Quality

Idaho Public Utilities Commission

Idaho Dept. of Water Resources

Energy Division, Dept. of Water Resources

Avista Utilities IRP

Idaho Power Company IRP

Utah Power and Light (Pacificorp) IRP

Examples of recent state energy plans:

Energy Plan Proposal Presentations:

Ben Johnson Associates, Inc. slideshow | pdf file
CH2MHILL, et al slideshow | pdf file
Energy & Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3) slideshow | pdf file
Energy Policy Institute (EPI) slideshow | pdf file

  • BSU Idaho Public Policy Survey pdf file
  • Idaho Energy Plan Consulting Services Proposal pdf file
  • Strategic Startup Plan pdf file

Greystone slideshow | pdf file
Jerome S. Paige & Associates, LLC slideshow | pdf file
KEMA pdf file

Biofuel Links:

Energy Subcommittees:

Generation Involving Renewables and Conventional Energy Sources

Sen. Tom Gannon, Co-chair Rep. Eric Anderson, Co-chair
Sen. Mike Jorgenson Rep. Bob Nonini
Sen. Elliot Werk Rep. Wendy Jaquet
Bob Neilson, Idaho Falls Neil Bradshaw, Ketchum
Courtney Washburn, Boise Dave Barnaby, Twin Falls
Ralph Williams, Rupert David Hawk, Boise

Meeting Minutes:
August 10, 2006
September 18, 2006

Other Materials:
Generation Options for Idaho's Energy Plan, E3 slideshow | pdf file
Public Power Utilities in Idaho, IDEA & ICUA slideshow | pdf file
Idaho's Water Energy Resources & Hydroelectric Potential, INL slideshow | pdf file
"Strawman" Policy Statements for Idaho slideshow | pdf file
September 18 Presentation, E3 slideshow | pdf file
Energy Policy Levers, E3 slideshow | pdf file

Conservation and Demand-Side Management

Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, Co-chair Rep. Maxine Bell, Co-chair
Sen. Tom Gannon Rep. Ken Andrus
Sen. Kate Kelly Rep. Elaine Smith
Harold Heydt, Idaho Falls Corrie Hugaboom, Boise
Paul Aston, Minidonka Co. Randy Purser, Lost River Electric, Moore
Lynn Tominaga, Boise Ken Baker, Boise
David Hawk, Boise

Meeting Minutes:
August 23, 2006
September 6, 2006

Demand-Side Management -- AVISTA
Demand-Side Management and Conservation -- E3
Clean and Diversified Energy -- WGA

Siting Generation and Transmission

Sen. Russell Fulcher, Co-chair Rep. Mark Snodgrass, Co-chair
Sen. Patti Anne Lodge Rep. Eric Anderson
Sen. Elliot Werk Rep. Elaine Smith
Bill Beck, St. Anthony Ken Estep, American Falls
Russ Westerberg, Boise Ken Miller, Boise
Jim Kempton, Albion Gary Seifert, Idaho Falls

Meeting Minutes:
August 21, 2006

Energy Facility Siting Options for Idaho
Possible Points of Consensus

Transportation Fuels, Natural Gas Used for Heating and Distribution and Liquified Natural Gas

Sen. Mike Jorgenson, Co-chair Rep. Bert Stevenson, Co-chair
Sen. Russell Fulcher Rep. Ken Andrus
Sen. Kate Kelly Rep. Wendy Jaquet
Russ Hendricks, Nampa Suzanne Schaefer/Dennis Campo, Fruitland
Mike Hunnington, Boise Bruce Wilding, Idaho Falls
Paul Martin, Boise Hillary Sinnamon, Hailey
Steve Thomas, Boise

Meeting Minutes:
August 2, 2006
September 7, 2006

E3 Presentation slide show | pdf file
Natural Gas and Transportation Fuels slide show
Transportation and Air Quality in the Treasure Valley slide show
Federal Biofuels Incentives, State Incentives & Current Idaho Activities slide show

Health Care Task Force/High-Risk Reinsurance Pool Oversight Committee --
Idaho Code, Section 41-5502

Charge: To ask and find answers for the unprecedented increases in health insurance premiums; to determine a method of limiting the assessments that may be imposed on carriers providing reinsurance by way of excess or stop-loss coverage and on carriers selling insurance in the individual market; to review options regarding initially limiting enrollment of the Individual High-Risk Reinsurance Pool in order to preserve the financial integrity of the pool.

Sen. Dean Cameron, Co-chair Rep. Bill Deal, Co-chair
Sen. Joe Stegner Rep. Max Black
Sen. John Goedde Rep. Kathie Garrett
Sen. Dick Compton Rep. Gary Collins
Sen. Tim Corder Rep. Sharon Block
Sen. Kate Kelly Rep. Margaret Henbest

Staff: Caralee Lambert, Paige Parker, Toni Hobbs

Meeting Minutes:
February 14, 2006
September 12, 2006
November 1, 2006

Idaho Council on Indian Affairs -- Idaho Code, Section 67-4004

Sen. Michael Jorgenson, Chair Chief J. Allan, Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Vice-chair
Sen. Bert Marley Jennifer Porter, Kootenai Tribe
Rep. Bob Nonini Rebecca Miles, Nez Perce Tribe
Rep. George Sayler Alonso Coby, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Paula Landon, Office of the Governor Kyle Prior, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes

Staff: Paige Parker, Mike Nugent, Charmi Arregui

Council By-laws

Progress Report - January 4, 2006

Meeting Minutes:
January 18, 2006
February 21, 2006
- Addendum 1: Presentation by Rebecca Miles
- Addendum 2: Law Review Article Referred to by Ms. Miles
March 8, 2006
April 26, 2006
June 6, 2006
June 6, 2006 - Fuels Tax Task Force
December 5, 2006
December 5, 2006 - Fuels Tax Task Force

Idaho Liquor Laws Task Force

Members: Yet to be appointed

Staff: Katharine Gerrity, Mike Nugent, Toni Hobbs

Meeting Minutes:

FY 2008 Joint Millennium Fund Committee -- Idaho Code, Section 67-1804

Charge: To make recommendations to the Legislature regarding the use of moneys in the Idaho Millennium Income Fund.

Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, Co-chair Rep. Dennis Lake, Co-chair
Sen. Denton Darrington Rep. Janice McGeachin
Sen. Dean Cameron Rep. Jim Clark
Sen. Elliot Werk Rep. Margaret Henbest
Sen. Kate Kelly Rep. John Rusche

Staff: Julie Swanson, Maureen Ingram, Lisa Kauffman

Meeting Minutes:
January 18, 2006

Millennium Fund Recommendations - January 31, 2007

2008 Millennium Fund Recommendations

Millennium Fund Overview Presentation - January 3, 2007
Boys & Girls Clubs
Community Council of Idaho
Family Care Center
Health & Welfare, Department of
Idaho Drug Free Youth
Idaho Supreme Court
Idaho Tobacco Project
Medical Education in Idaho
Public Health Districts

All Things New
American Lung Association
Benewah Medical Center
Boys & Girls Clubs
Community Council of Idaho
Family Care Center
Health & Welfare, Department of
Idaho Drug Free Youth
Idaho Supreme Court
Idaho State Police
Miracle Valley Ministry
Public Health Districts

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Delivery Systems Interim Committee -- HCR 63

Sen. Joe Stegner, Co-chair Rep. Kathy Skippen, Co-chair
Sen. Dick Compton Rep. JoAn Wood
Sen. Chuck Coiner Rep. Sharon Block
Sen. Joyce Broadsword Rep. Kathie Garrett
Sen. Elliot Werk Rep. Margaret Henbest

Staff: Caralee Lambert, Cathy Holland-Smith, Charmi Arregui

Final Report

Meeting Minutes:
June 27, 2006
August 15, 2006
September 19, 2006
October 31, 2006

Medicaid Mental Health Benefits
Comparison of Medicaid Expenditures
State Hospital North
Local Public Health in Idaho - Carol Moehrle
Mental Health Facilities Development Plan - Health and Welfare
Division of Behavioral Health - Kathleen Allyn Presentation
Kathleen Allyn Testimony
Judge John Bradbury Testimony
Mental Health Services County Responsibility - Teresa Wolf
State Hospital North Presentation
State Hospitals & Secure Mental Health Treatment - Working Document
Chapter 13, Title 66 - Idaho Code
Health & Welfare Flow Chart
Health & Welfare Adult Flow Chart
Health & Welfare Juvenile Flow Chart
District 7 Pilot Project - Rep. JoAn Wood
Idaho Secure Mental Health Facility - Department of Correction

Other Materials:

Natural Resources Interim Committee -- HCR 25 (2005)

Sen. Don Burtenshaw, Co-chair Rep. Dell Raybould, Co-chair
Sen. Gary Schroeder Rep. Bert Stevenson
Sen. Stanley Williams Rep. Scott Bedke
Sen. Chuck Coiner Rep. Mike Moyle
Sen. Clint Stennett Rep. Wendy Jaquet
Sen. Brad Little (Ad Hoc) Rep. Jim Clark (Ad Hoc)
Sen. Skip Brandt (Ad Hoc) Rep. Pete Nielsen (Ad Hoc)
Rep. Jack Barraclough (Ad Hoc)
Rep. Donna Pence (Ad Hoc)

Staff: Katharine Gerrity, Caralee Lambert, Ray Houston, Toni Hobbs

Final Report

Meeting Minutes:
July 12, 2006