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HOUSE BILL NO. 308 – Legislative Acct, funds transfer


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H0308.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS
LEGISLATIVE ACCOUNT - Amends existing law to increase the amount of
transfers from the General Fund to the Legislative Account.
03/13    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/14    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
03/15    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
    Rls susp - PASSED - 68-0-2
      AYES -- Anderson, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block,
      Bock, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins,
      Crane, Durst, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood, Henbest,
      Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake, LeFavour,
      Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle,
      Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ring,
      Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2),
      Shepherd(8), Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass,
      Stevenson, Thayn, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr.
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Andrus, Bradford
    Floor Sponsor - Bell
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/15    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin
03/16    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/19    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/21    3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett,
      Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes,
      Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst,
      Little, Lodge, Malepeai, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce,
      Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Cameron
    Title apvd - to House
03/22    To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/23    Pres signed
03/26    To Governor
03/30    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 273
         Effective: 01/01/08

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2007
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 308
                                BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 67-451, Idaho Code, be, and the  same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:
  9    MENTS FROM ACCOUNT -- REPORT OF DISBURSEMENTS. (1) There is hereby created  in
 10    the state treasury the legislative account. The legislative account shall con-
 11    sist of such moneys as are placed into it by other appropriations, by receipts
 12    paid into the legislative account, and the moneys appropriated and transferred
 13    into it according to the provisions of this act.
 14        (2)  There  is hereby appropriated out of the general fund and transferred
 15    into the legislative account, and commencing June 1,  2001  January  1,  2008,
 16    the  state controller is authorized and directed to make such transfers in the
 17    amounts shown on each of the following dates in each year:
 18             January 1                                         $1,520,0001,825,000
 19             March 1                                           $1,520,0001,825,000
 20             June 1                                            $1,175,0001,445,000
 21             September 1                                       $1,385,0001,660,000
 22        (3)  The president pro tempore of the senate and the speaker of the  house
 23    of  representatives are hereby authorized to make expenditures out of the leg-
 24    islative account for any necessary expenses of the legislature and the  legis-
 25    lative  account  is hereby perpetually appropriated for any necessary expenses
 26    of the legislature. Necessary expenses of the legislature shall  include,  but
 27    are  not  necessarily limited to, salaries and wages of officers, members, and
 28    employees of the legislature, consultants and  other  expert  or  professional
 29    personnel, travel expenses of officers, members, and employees of the legisla-
 30    ture, other current expenses incurred in any operation or function of the leg-
 31    islature,  premiums  for  life,  accidental death and dismemberment, hospital,
 32    medical, surgical and major medical insurance for members of  the  legislature
 33    during  their terms of office, and for employees of the legislature during the
 34    period of their employment, and capital outlay items necessary for any  opera-
 35    tion  or  function of the legislature. The signature of the president pro tem-
 36    pore of the senate or the speaker of  the  house  of  representatives  on  any
 37    voucher  or claim for payment shall be sufficient authority for the state con-
 38    troller to pay the same. Expenses for any interim activity of the  legislature
 39    or legislators shall be paid in the same manner. Expenses for any interim leg-
 40    islative committees shall be paid in the same manner, if previously authorized
 41    by concurrent resolution.
 42        (4)  The  state  controller  is  hereby directed to devise and implement a
 43    financial reporting and control system for  the  purposes  of  this  act  that
  1    exempts legislative expenditures from any other provision of law, and the leg-
  2    islative  account  shall be specifically exempt from the provisions of chapter
  3    35, title 67, Idaho Code, and shall be specifically exempt from the provisions
  4    of chapter 36, title 67, Idaho Code. Such system must produce a report  as  of
  5    the  end  of  each calendar month that clearly shows additions to the account,
  6    the unexpended balance in the account,  the  expenditures  to  date,  and  the
  7    expenditures  for the month reported,  suitably detailed in such manner as the
  8    presiding officers may instruct the state controller. A copy  of  such  report
  9    must  be  delivered to the president pro tempore of the senate and the speaker
 10    of the house of representatives and to the governor by no later than the fifth
 11    working day of the following month.
 12        SECTION 2.  This act shall be in full force and effect on and after  Janu-
 13    ary 1, 2008.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

Statement of Purpose

This bill increases the amount transferred from the General Fund to the Senate and House legislative accounts in accordance with Section 67-451, Idaho Code. These transfers occur each January 1, March 1, June 1, and September 1. Currently the amount transferred each year is $5,600,000, split 40:60 between the Senate and the House of Representatives. This change impacts the transfer beginning on January 1, 2008. The new annual transfer will total $6,755,000 in FY 2009 and will result in a 37:63 split which is a reflection of current needs related to personnel, benefits, and per diem costs.

The last statutory change to the funding level for the Legislature was in 2001. The Legislature did reduce it’s transfer on a temporary basis during budget holdbacks in FY 2003 and FY 2004.


Fiscal Note

The impact to the General Fund is $880,000 in FY 2008, and $1,155,000 in future years. The total amount of the legislative transfer will be $6,755,000 each year.

Contact: Sen. Dean Cameron 332-4735
Rep. Maxine Bell 332-4736
Cathy Holland-Smith 334-4731

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. H308