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H0564.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE OPTOMETRISTS - Amends and repeals existing law relating to optometrists to provide for the deposit and distribution of fees; to increase the annual fee for license renewal; to repeal language applicable to additional license fees; and to remove language referencing the compensation of Board of Optometry members from certain moneys. 02/07 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/08 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel 02/17 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/20 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/23 3rd rdg - PASSED - 65-1-4 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, 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, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie(Luker), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills NAYS -- Loertscher Absent and excused -- Brackett, Field(23), Wood, Mr. Speaker Floor Sponsor - Nielsen Title apvd - to Senate 02/24 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel 02/28 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/07 3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2 AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, 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 -- Burtenshaw, Pearce Floor Sponsor - Werk Title apvd - to House 03/08 To enrol 03/09 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/10 Pres signed 03/13 To Governor 03/14 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 54 Effective: 07/01/06
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 564 BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO OPTOMETRISTS; AMENDING SECTION 54-1506, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE 3 DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DEPOSIT AND DISTRIBUTION OF FEES 4 AND TO INCREASE THE ANNUAL FEE FOR LICENSE RENEWAL; REPEALING SECTION 5 54-1507, IDAHO CODE, RELATING TO ADDITIONAL LICENSE FEES; AND AMENDING 6 SECTION 54-1508, IDAHO CODE, TO REMOVE LANGUAGE REFERENCING THE COMPENSA- 7 TION OF BOARD MEMBERS FROM CERTAIN MONEYS. 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 9 SECTION 1. That Section 54-1506, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 10 amended to read as follows: 11 54-1506. STATE BOARD OF OPTOMETRY FUND -- CREATIONLICENSE FEES. (1) All 12 fees of any kind collected under the provisions of this act and all fees col-13 lected from optometrists in or out of the state of Idaho by law, except those14 fees required by subsection (2) of this section and section 54-1523, Idaho15 Code, shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of a separate16 fund to be known as the state board of optometry fund and all such moneys17 deposited into such fund are hereby appropriated to carrying out the purpose18 and objects of this act and to pay salaries, fees, costs and expenses incurred19 in connection with the purpose and objects of this act. The funds collected20 shall remain perpetually in the state board of optometry fund from one bien-21 nium to the next. The moneys and funds in the state board of optometry fund22 shall be paid out upon warrants drawn by the state controller upon presenta-23 tion of proper vouchers approved by the state board of optometry or its execu-24 tive secretary acting within his delegated authority. Moneys paid from this25 fund are expressly exempted from the provisions of sections 67-2007 and26 67-2008, Idaho Code (Standard Travel Pay and Allowance Act of 1949)chapter 27 shall be paid to the bureau of occupational licenses and deposited in the 28 state treasury to the credit of the occupational licenses fund and all costs 29 and expenses incurred under the provisions of this chapter shall be a charge 30 against and paid from said fund. 31 (2) The annual fee for renewal of a license shall be established by board 32 rule, not to exceed one hundred seventy-five dollars ($1 0075) , which shall be33 paid to the bureau of occupational licenses, and to pay salaries, fees, costs34 and expenses incurred in connection with the purposes and objects of this act. 35 SECTION 2. That Section 54-1507, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 36 repealed. 37 SECTION 3. That Section 54-1508, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 38 amended to read as follows: 39 54-1508. STATE BOARD OF OPTOMETRY -- ORGANIZATION -- MEETINGS -- 40 EXPENSES. The board of optometry shall meet on or before September 15 of each 2 1 year and select from its members a chairman and a secretary who shall serve at 2 the pleasure of the board. The secretary shall keep the minutes of the meet- 3 ings of the board, maintain the files and records of the board, maintain a 4 roster of all persons licensed as optometrists under this act and on or before 5 October 1 of each year, forward to the bureau of occupational licenses a cer- 6 tified list of those persons who have paid the fees required by this act. 7 The board of optometry may meet at stated times and places and shall meet 8 upon the call of its chairman or upon written request of a majority of its 9 members. Three (3) members shall constitute a quorum and a majority of the 10 members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall determine the 11 action of the board. Each member of the board shall be notified of any meeting 12 called for any purpose. 13 Out of the moneys appropriated to the bureau from fees paid under section 14 54-1506(2), Idaho Code, or otherwise appropriated from fees paid under section 15 54-1506(2), Idaho Code, and deposited in the occupational license account 16 established by section 67-2605, Idaho Code, the members of the board of optom- 17 etry shall be compensated as provided by section 59-509(h), Idaho Code. 18 Out of moneys appropriated from fees paid under section 54-1507, Idaho19 Code, tThe members of the board of optometry shall be compensated as provided 20 by section 59-509(h), Idaho Code , not otherwise paid from moneys appropriated21 by the legislature.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 15377 Amend sections 54-1506 and 54-1508, Idaho Code, to delete the state board of optometry fund. Repeal section 54-1507, Idaho Code, and incorporate the license fee into 54-1506. The change would allow funds to be paid directly into the account for the Bureau of Occupational Licenses as requested by the Idaho State Treasurers office as are the other boards administered under the Bureau. These amendments would provide that all fees received by the Board would be deposited into one account. This is not an increase in fees or the cap. FISCAL NOTE There is no fiscal impact on general funds. There would be a benefit to dedicated funds by eliminating fees for transferring amounts from the special account to the bureau account. The benefit to the boards dedicated fund would be approximately $2000.00 per year. CONTACT Name: Rayola Jacobsen Agency: Occupational License, Bureau Phone: 334-3233 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 564