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H0428.........................................by RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION AQUIFER PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT - Repeals and adds to existing law relating to water to provide for a statewide comprehensive aquifer planning and management effort. 01/28 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/29 Rpt prt - to Res/Con 01/30 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 01/31 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/06 3rd rdg - PASSED - 68-0-2 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Bowers, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane, Durst, 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, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(02), Shepherd(08), Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Thomas, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Black, Eskridge Floor Sponsor - Raybould Title apvd - to Senate 02/07 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Res/Env 02/28 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/29 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/05 3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2 AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett, Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai(Sagness), McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Gannon, Geddes Floor Sponsor - Cameron 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 134 Effective: 07/01/08
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 428 BY RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO WATER; REPEALING SECTION 42-620, IDAHO CODE, RELATING TO CERTAIN 3 WATER DISTRICT EXPENSES; AND AMENDING CHAPTER 17, TITLE 42, IDAHO CODE, BY 4 THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 42-1779, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR A STATE- 5 WIDE COMPREHENSIVE AQUIFER PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT EFFORT. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. That Section 42-620, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 8 repealed. 9 SECTION 2. That Chapter 17, Title 42, Idaho Code, be, and the same is 10 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des- 11 ignated as Section 42-1779, Idaho Code, and to read as follows: 12 42-1779. STATEWIDE COMPREHENSIVE AQUIFER PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT EFFORT. 13 Pursuant to the provisions of Idaho law and legislative funding approval, the 14 Idaho water resource board and the Idaho department of water resources shall 15 conduct a statewide comprehensive aquifer planning and management effort over 16 a ten (10) year period of time beginning in fiscal year 2009. Funding for the 17 statewide comprehensive aquifer planning and management effort shall be used 18 for technical studies, facilitation services, hydrologic monitoring, measure- 19 ment and comprehensive plan development as well as for personnel costs, oper- 20 ating expenses and capital outlay associated with the statewide comprehensive 21 aquifer planning and management effort.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 17715 The purpose of Section 1 of this legislation is to repeal Section 42-620, Idaho Code, that requires assessments to be made to all water users of water hydraulically connected to the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer to be collected by the Department of Water Resources. The funding of the completion of the planning effort underway for the ESPA is provided in new Section 42-1779. The new Section 42-1779 provides for a statewide comprehensive aquifer planning and management effort over a ten (10) year period. FISCAL NOTE The Department of Water Resources has requested and the Governor has recommended $20 million from the General Fund beginning in fiscal year 2009 to conduct a statewide comprehensive aquifer planning and management effort. The Department is requesting that $18.4 million be appropriated and transferred from the General Fund to the Water Resource Board Revolving Development Fund for technical studies, facilitation services, hydrologic monitoring, measurement and comprehensive plan development associated with the aquifer planning and management effort. The Water Resource Board Revolving Development Fund is established in 42-1752, Idaho Code. The Department of Water Resources is also requesting $1.6 million be appropriated and transferred from the General Fund to the Water Administration Fund for personnel costs, operating expenses, and capital purchases associated with the planning and management effort. The Water Administration Fund is established in 42-238a, Idaho Code. SPONSOR: Interim Committee on Natural Resources Senator Gary Schroder Rep. Dell Raybould Senator Charles Coiner Rep. John "Bert" Stevenson Senator Clint Stennett Rep. Mike Moyle Senator Jeff Siddoway Rep. Scott Bedke Rep. Donna Pence Phone: (208) 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 428