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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 120
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SCR120...............................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES
STATEMENTS OF PURPOSE - Stating findings of the Legislature and proposing
an amendment to the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives
to provide that a statement of purpose and fiscal note applies only to a
bill as introduced and is not a statement of legislative intent.
02/06 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/07 Rpt prt - to 10th Ord
02/09 10th Ord - ADOPTED - 34-1-0
AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burtenshaw,
Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon,
Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little,
Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson,
Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
NAYS -- Burkett
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsors - Davis & Stennett
Title apvd - to House
02/10 House intro - 1st rdg - to Jud
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE SENATE
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 120
BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO JOINT RULE 18 OF THE JOINT RULES OF THE SENATE AND
3 THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
4 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 WHEREAS, the Senate and the House of Representatives deem it necessary and
6 desirable to amend Joint Rule 18 of the Joint Rules of the Senate and the
7 House of Representatives.
8 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
9 sion of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Repre-
10 sentatives concurring therein, that Joint Rule 18 of the Joint Rules of the
11 Senate and the House of Representatives be amended to read as follows:
12 JOINT RULE 18
13 Statement of Purpose and Fiscal Notes.--No bill shall be introduced in
14 either house unless it shall have attached thereto a concise statement of pur-
15 pose and fiscal note. The contact person for the statement of purpose and fis-
16 cal note shall be identified on the document. The statement of purpose and
17 fiscal note applies only to a bill as introduced, and does not necessarily
18 reflect any amendment to the bill that may be adopted. A statement of purpose
19 or fiscal note is not a statement of legislative intent.
20 No bill making an appropriation, increasing or decreasing existing appro-
21 priations, or requiring a future appropriation, or increasing or decreasing
22 revenues of the state or any unit of local government, or requiring a signifi-
23 cant expenditure of funds by the state or a unit of local government, shall be
24 introduced unless it shall have attached thereto a fiscal note. This note
25 shall contain an estimate of the amount of such appropriation, expenditure, or
26 change under the bill. The fiscal note shall identify a full fiscal year's
27 impact of the legislation. Statements of purpose and fiscal notes may be com-
28 bined in the same statement.
29 All statements of purpose and fiscal notes shall be reviewed for compli-
30 ance with this rule by the committee to which the bill is assigned. A member
31 may challenge the sufficiency of a statement of purpose or fiscal note at any
32 time prior to passage, except upon introduction. Nothing in this rule shall
33 prohibit a statement of purpose or fiscal note from being corrected or modi-
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This concurrent resolution would amend Joint Rule 18 to clarify
that statements of purpose and fiscal notes apply only to a bill as it
is introduced, and not necessarily to the bill as it might later be
amended. The concurrent resolution would not prohibit a statement of
purpose or fiscal note from being corrected or modified, but would not
require doing so.
This concurrent resolution would also attempt to advise all
parties, including judicial bodies, that a statement of purpose or
fiscal note should not be treated as a statement of legislative intent
by the Legislature.
This resolution has no fiscal impact on the state general fund,
any other state funds or any local government funds.
Contact: Sen. Sart Davis, 332-1305
Sen. Clint Stennett, 332-1351
Rep. Lawerence Denny, 332-1120
Rep. Wendy Jaquet, 332-1130
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE SCR 120