H0869.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS APPROPRIATIONS - Directing the State Controller to transfer funds; appropriating an additional $4,000,000 to the Department of Agriculture for the Plant Industries Program for eradication of Eurasian Watermilfoil for fiscal years 2007 and 2008; authorizing one additional full-time equivalent position; and providing legislative intent regarding the future funding of the Eurasian Watermilfoil Control Program. 04/04 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg 04/05 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg Rls susp - PASSED - 61-3-6 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Collins, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henderson, Jaquet, Kemp, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Barrett, Crow, McGeachin Absent and excused -- Cannon, Clark, Deal, Henbest, Lake, Roberts Floor Sponsor - Bolz Title apvd - to Senate 04/05 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin 04/06 Rpt out - w/o rec - to 2nd rdg Rls susp - PASSED - 32-0-3 AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Malepeai, Pearce, Williams Floor Sponsor - Keough Title apvd - to House 04/07 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed 04/10 Pres signed - To Governor 04/12 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 428 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. 869 BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 DIRECTING THE STATE CONTROLLER TO TRANSFER MONEYS FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE 3 ECONOMIC RECOVERY RESERVE FUND; APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE 4 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007 THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 2008; 5 AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT POSITION; AND EXPRESSING 6 LEGISLATIVE INTENT WITH REGARD TO FUTURE FUNDING. 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 8 SECTION 1. On July 1, 2006, or as soon thereafter as possible, the State 9 Controller shall transfer the sum of $4,000,000 from the General Fund to the 10 Economic Recovery Reserve Fund. 11 SECTION 2. In addition to any other appropriation provided by law, there 12 is hereby appropriated to the Department of Agriculture $4,000,000 from the 13 Economic Recovery Reserve Fund for the Plant Industries Program to be expended 14 to eradicate Eurasian Watermilfoil for the period July 1, 2006, through June 15 30, 2008. 16 SECTION 3. In addition to any other authorization provided by law, the 17 Department of Agriculture is authorized one (1) full-time equivalent position 18 during the period July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2008, for the purpose of 19 eradicating Eurasian Watermilfoil. 20 SECTION 4. It is the intent of the Legislature that the Idaho State 21 Department of Agriculture investigate funding through grants, fees, and other 22 sources of revenue to maintain the Eurasian Watermilfoil control program in 23 future years.
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This appropriation to the Idaho State Department of Agriculture is for grants to Cooperative Weed Management Areas to combat Eurasian Watermilfoil statewide. Treatment costs are estimated at $1,000 per acre for about 4,048 acres. The Department estimates administrative costs at 10% for personnel and operating costs including education efforts.
This bill transfers $4 million from the General Fund to the Economic Recovery Reserve Fund. It then appropriates $4 million to the Department of Agriculture and authorizes an additional full-time limited service position for a two year period to eradicate Eurasian Watermilfoil. The bill includes legislative intent that the Department of Agriculture pursue grants, fees, and other sources of revenue to develop an ongoing control program.
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