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HOUSE BILL NO. 320 – Approp, Water Management Fund


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Bill Status

H0320.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS
$849,936.99 to the Water Management Fund and provides intent regarding use
of the moneys.

03/14    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/15    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
03/16    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
    Rls susp - PASSED - 65-0-5
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bock,
      Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark,
      Collins, Crane, Durst, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood,
      Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, LeFavour, Loertscher,
      Luker, Marriott, Mathews, 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. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Bayer, Bedke, Labrador, Lake, McGeachin
    Floor Sponsor - Brackett
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/19    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin
03/20    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/21    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/22    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 - Bair
    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 303
         Effective: 07/01/07

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                  First Regular Session - 2007
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 320
                                BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  3        FUND.
  4    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        SECTION  1.  On July 2, 2007, or as soon thereafter as possible, the State
  6    Controller shall transfer $638,000 from the General Fund to the Water  Manage-
  7    ment  Fund. On July 2, 2007, or as soon thereafter as possible, the State Con-
  8    troller, with the cooperation of the  Department  of  Water  Resources,  shall
  9    transfer  $211,936.99  from the Department's Miscellaneous Revenue Fund to the
 10    Water Management Fund. It is legislative intent that the Idaho Water  Resource
 11    Board use the sum of such moneys for technical studies, facilitation services,
 12    and  interim  measures as described in the Eastern Snake Comprehensive Manage-
 13    ment Plan Framework.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

Statement of Purpose

This is a trailer appropriation bill to HCR28. HCR28 recommends approval of funding to the Idaho Water Resource Board for technical studies, facilitation services and interim measures as described in the Eastern Snake River Plain Comprehensive Aquifer Management Plan Framework. Costs are estimated at $400,000 for facilitation services and $450,000 for seventeen interim measure studies.

Fiscal Note

This bill transfers $638,000 from the General Fund and $212,000 in dedicated funds for a total of $850,000 to the Water Board’s Water Management Fund to be used for the purposes stated in HCR28.

The source of the dedicated funds is the remainder of the $300,000 appropriated, in Section 11 of H843 of 2004, to develop and implement a long-term aquifer management plan. That $300,000 was transferred back from Water District 01 to the Department from encumbered moneys originally appropriated for aquifer recharge in 1995. The other $88,000 was expended for technical assistance to the Natural Resource Legislative Interim Committee in 2004. That appropriation has expired so that $212,000 remains.

The Water Management Fund is continuously appropriated to the Water Board pursuant to Section 42-1760, Idaho Code. Appropriations do not lapse. Interest accrues to the General Fund.

Contact: Ray Houston 334-4741
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. H320