H0681.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS APPROPRIATIONS - OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES - Appropriates an additional $407,600 to the Office of the Governor for the Office of Energy Resources for fiscal year 2009. 03/25 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg 03/26 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/27 3rd rdg - PASSED - 67-0-3 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Bowers, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane, Durst, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, 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 -- Kren, Labrador, McGeachin Floor Sponsor - Eskridge Title apvd - to Senate 03/27 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/28 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/31 3rd rdg - PASSED - 32-0-3 AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon(Gannon), Geddes, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai(Sagness), McGee, McKague, Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Burkett, McKenzie, Pearce Floor Sponsor - Werk Title apvd - to House 04/01 To enrol/Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed 04/02 To Governor 04/09 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 394 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. 681 BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR FOR THE OFFICE 3 OF ENERGY RESOURCES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009. 4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 5 SECTION 1. In addition to the appropriation made in Section 1, Senate 6 Bill 1480, as enacted by the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-ninth Idaho 7 Legislature, there is hereby appropriated to the Office of the Governor for 8 the Office of Energy Resources the following amount to be expended from the 9 listed funds for the period July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009: 10 FROM: 11 Renewable Energy Resources Fund $400,000 12 Petroleum Price Violation Fund 7,600 13 TOTAL $407,600
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 18145
This is a trailer appropriation bill to the Office of the Governor for the Office of Energy Resources in the amount of $407,600 of which $400,000 is from the Renewable Energy Resources Fund and $7,600 is from the Petroleum Price Violation Fund.
Last fall the Department of Interior sent Idaho moneys received from two geothermal leases. Four parcels are located in the Raft River area of Cassia County and one parcel is located near Crane Creek in Washington County. The treasurer deposited the money, paid the counties their 10% share and held the remaining $2,577,023 in a suspense account. H432 amended the distribution of royalties paid on federal lands and deposited the money to a newly created “Renewable Energy Resources Fund” effective July 1, 2008.
The frequency of future renewable leases on federal land is uncertain. Although the fund retains its interest, this funding source could be limited and should be viewed as one-time.
The appropriation also includes $7,600 from the Petroleum Price Violation Fund to correct an error the analyst made in calculating the benefit costs for FY 2009. FISCAL IMPACT
FY 2009 Appropriation from the new dedicated fund:
$25,000 ongoing to reclassify existing position to fiscal officer
$35,000 ongoing for outside legal costs
$100,000 one-time to support the 25% renewable by 2025 Council
$240,000 one-time for moving costs to move employees, telephone, equipment, furnishings to a centralized location
(The budget request had also considered spending authority of $100,000 for a low interest loan program but no spending authority is necessary for loan programs. They don’t hit the appropriation file.)
$400,000 Total from the Renewable Energy Resources Fund
Also, $7,600 is appropriated from the Petroleum Price Violation Fund to correct an error the analyst made when calculating the changes in employer benefit costs for the FY 2009 budget.
The total fiscal impact is $407,600 in dedicated funds.
Contact: Ray Houston 334-4741
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 681