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HOUSE BILL NO. 681<br /> – Approp/Energy Resources Office/addl


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H0681.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS
$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

Bill Text

  ]]]]              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

  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 / Fiscal Impact

                  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