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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 12 – Natural resources issues, study


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HCR012........................................by RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES - STUDY - Stating findings of the Legislature and
authorizing the Legislative Council to appoint a committee to undertake and
complete a study of natural resource issues.
02/08    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/09    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
02/12    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/14    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 70-0-0
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, 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, 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. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Raybould
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/15    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Res/Env
02/27    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
02/28    10th Ord - ADOPTED - 34-0-1
      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, Stennett, Werk
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Stegner
    Floor Sponsor - President Pro Tempore Geddes
    Title apvd - to House
03/01    To enrol
03/02    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/05    Pres signed
03/06    To Secretary of State

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2007
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                             HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 12
  1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  4        ISSUES.
  5    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        WHEREAS,  the  First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature
  7    adopted House Concurrent Resolution No. 25 which authorized the appointment of
  8    a committee to undertake and complete a two-year  study  of  natural  resource
  9    issues, including issues relating to water, throughout the state of Idaho; and
 10        WHEREAS,  the  committee's official term expired on November 30, 2006, and
 11    numerous natural resource-related issues continue to  pose  concerns  for  the
 12    future  of Idaho and the quality of life our citizens enjoy including, but not
 13    limited to, the stabilization of the water distribution system.
 14        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
 15    of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature, the House  of  Representatives  and  the
 16    Senate  concurring  therein,  that  the  Legislative  Council is authorized to
 17    appoint a committee to undertake and complete  a  study  of  natural  resource
 18    issues of importance to the state of Idaho. The committee shall consist of ten
 19    legislators,  with five from the Senate and five from the House of Representa-
 20    tives. The Legislative Council shall authorize the committee to receive input,
 21    advice and assistance from interested and affected parties who are not members
 22    of the Legislature.
 23        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Council is authorized, in  the
 24    event it deems necessary, to expand membership of the committee to continue to
 25    study and evaluate ways to stabilize the water distribution system in Idaho.
 26        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the cochairmen of the committee are authorized
 27    to appoint advisors with technical expertise in the water supply arena and are
 28    expected  to  receive  input  from  stakeholders in the water rights system of
 29    Idaho to attempt to stabilize the water delivery system in this state.
 30        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any advisors to the committee who are not leg-
 31    islative members shall not be reimbursed from legislative funds for per  diem,
 32    mileage  or  other expenses and shall not have voting privileges regarding the
 33    committee's recommendations and proposed legislation.
 34        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall make a progress report  to
 35    the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature and shall make
 36    a  report detailing its findings, recommendations and proposed legislation, if
 37    any, to the First Regular Session of the Sixtieth Idaho Legislature.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 16891

This resolution would authorize the Legislative Council to
continue an interim committee to undertake studies of natural
resource issues, particularly those water resources of the state.

                           FISCAL NOTE

If this resolution is adopted by the Legislature and the
committee is continued by Legislative Council, any necessary
legislator travel and per diem expense would be paid from the
existing legislative appropriation to the Senate and the House of
Representatives. Funding for staff support and expenses would be
provided from the existing appropriation to the Legislative
Council for the Legislative Services office. There would be no
additional impact upon the state general fund as a result of this

Name:  Senator Robert Geddes 
Phone: 208-332-1000
Representative Lawerence Denney

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                        HCR 12