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– Soil/plant amendments, tonnage fee
HOUSE BILL NO. 394
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H0394...............................................by AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS
SOIL AND PLANT AMENDMENTS - Amends existing law to increase the minimum
tonnage fee for soil and plant amendments.
01/23 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/24 Rpt prt - to Agric Aff
02/05 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/06 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/13 3rd rdg - PASSED - 45-23-2
AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bock, Boe,
Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark, Durst,
Eskridge, Hagedorn, Henbest, Henderson, Killen, King, Lake, LeFavour,
Luker, Marriott, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Ringo,
Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Shepherd(02), Shirley, Shively,
Smith(30), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thomas, Trail, Wills, Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bowers, Collins, Crane, Hart, Harwood,
Kren, Labrador, Loertscher, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle,
Nielsen, Raybould, Schaefer, Shepherd(08), Thayn, Vander Woude,
Absent and excused -- Jaquet, Smith(24)
Floor Sponsor - Durst
Title apvd - to Senate
02/14 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Agric Aff
02/27 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/28 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/05 3rd rdg - PASSED - 29-2-4
AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett,
Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill,
Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge,
Malepeai(Sagness), McGee, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder,
Siddoway, Stennett, Werk
NAYS -- Fulcher, McKague
Absent and excused -- Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Stegner
Floor Sponsor - McGee
Title apvd - to House
03/06 To enrol
03/07 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/10 Pres signed
03/11 To Governor
03/17 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 132
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 394
BY AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO SOIL AND PLANT AMENDMENTS; AMENDING SECTION 22-2208, IDAHO CODE,
3 TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM TONNAGE FEE FOR SOIL AND PLANT AMENDMENTS.
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 22-2208, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 22-2208. TONNAGE FEE. (1) The registrant of soil amendments or plant
8 amendments distributed for sale or other remuneration in this state shall pay
9 to the department a tonnage fee of fifteen cents (15¢) per ton, on a dry
10 weight basis. For liquid formulations or ingredients, the tonnage fee shall be
11 based on weight per gallon basis.
12 (2) Semiannual tonnage fee reporting periods shall be January 1 to June
13 30 and July 1 to December 31 of each year.
14 (3) Every registrant who distributes soil amendments or plant amendments
15 in the state shall file with the department a semiannual statement for the
16 reporting period setting forth the number of net tons of each soil amendment
17 or plant amendment distributed in this state during the reporting period. The
18 statement is due on or before thirty (30) days following the close of the fil-
19 ing period and upon filing the statement the registrant shall pay the tonnage
20 fee at the rate stated in this section. If the tonnage report is not filed
21 and the tonnage fees are not paid within thirty (30) days after the end of the
22 specified filing period, a collection fee of ten percent (10%) of the amount
23 due, or twenty-five dollars ($25.00), whichever is greater, shall be assessed
24 against the registrant and added to the amount due.
25 (4) The registrant is ultimately responsible for paying tonnage fees.
26 When more than one (1) person is involved in the distribution of a soil amend-
27 ment or plant amendment, the last person who has the soil amendment or plant
28 amendment registered or who has distributed a soil amendment or plant amend-
29 ment to a nonregistrant, dealer or consumer is responsible for reporting the
30 tonnage and paying the tonnage fee, unless the report and payment are made by
31 a prior distributor of the soil amendment or plant amendment.
32 (5) A minimum tonnage fee shall be five fifteen dollars ($15.00) per
33 reporting period.
34 (6) Records of the number of net tons of each soil amendment or plant
35 amendment distributed in this state shall be maintained for a period of five
36 (5) years. The director may examine the records to verify the reported ton-
37 nage of plant amendments and soil amendments distributed in this state.
38 (7) Collected tonnage fees shall be used to pay the costs of inspection,
39 sampling and analysis, and other expenses necessary for the administration of
40 this chapter.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Idaho Soil and Plant Amendment Law requires that all
companies distributing soil and plant amendments within or into
Idaho to file biannual reports of all tonnage distributed and
pay a .15 cent per ton inspection fee or a minimum a $5 filing
fee which ever is greater. The current minimum fee does not
cover the cost of processing those reports. We proposed to amend
Section 22-2208, Idaho Code to raise the minimum filing fee from
$5 to $15 to cover the cost of reviewing and processing the
The additional $10.00 is expected to raise an additional $5,000
in revenue to the commercial feed and fertilizer fund.
Name: Michael Cooper
Agency: Agriculture, Dept. of
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 394