H0683.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS APPROPRIATIONS - AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT - Reducing certain appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for fiscal year 2009; and appropriating additional moneys to the Department of Agriculture for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 for specified purposes. 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 - 68-0-2 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, Kren, 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 -- Labrador, McGeachin Floor Sponsor - Brackett 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 - Bair 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 395 Effective: 04/09/08 Section 4; 07/01/08 All other sections
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 683 BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; REDUCING THE 3 APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009; 4 REDUCING THE APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR FISCAL 5 YEAR 2009; APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUL- 6 TURE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009; APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE DEPART- 7 MENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY FOR 8 SECTION 4 OF THIS ACT. 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 10 SECTION 1. The appropriation made in Section 1, House Bill 613, as 11 enacted by the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature, to 12 the Department of Agriculture is hereby reduced by the following amount for 13 the designated program according to the designated expense classes from the 14 listed funds for the period July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009: 15 FOR FOR 16 OPERATING TRUSTEE 17 EXPENDITURES AND BENEFIT TOTAL 18 PAYMENTS 19 ADMINISTRATION: 20 FROM: 21 General 22 Fund $25,300 $25,300 23 Agriculture in 24 the Classroom 25 Fund $38,500 38,500 26 TOTAL $38,500 $25,300 $63,800 27 SECTION 2. The appropriation made in Section 1, House Bill 613, as 28 enacted by the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature, to 29 the Department of Agriculture is hereby reduced by the following amount for 30 the designated program according to the designated expense classes from the 31 listed fund for the period July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009: 32 AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES: 33 FOR: 34 Personnel Costs $114,800 35 Operating Expenditures 106,100 36 TOTAL $220,900 37 FROM: 38 Agricultural Smoke Management Fund $220,900 39 SECTION 3. In addition to the appropriation made in Section 1, House Bill 40 613, as enacted by the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legis- 41 lature, there is hereby appropriated to the Department of Agriculture the fol- 42 lowing amount to be expended for the designated program according to the des- 2 1 ignated expense class from the listed fund for the period July 1, 2008, 2 through June 30, 2009: 3 MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT: 4 FOR: 5 Trustee and Benefit Payments $75,000 6 FROM: 7 Rural Economic Development Integrated Freight Transportation Fund $75,000 8 SECTION 4. In addition to the appropriation made in Section 1, Chapter 9 266, Laws of 2007, there is hereby appropriated to the Department of Agricul- 10 ture the following amount to be expended for the designated program to reim- 11 burse the Department of Fish and Game for costs related to the escape of 12 domestic elk according to the designated expense class from the listed fund 13 for the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008: 14 ADMINISTRATION: 15 FOR: 16 Operating Expenditures $60,800 17 FROM: 18 General Fund $60,800 19 SECTION 5. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 20 declared to exist, Section 4 of this act shall be in full force and effect on 21 and after passage and approval.
|Statement of Purpose|
This is a trailer appropriation to the Department of Agriculture for four purposes.
First, the bill provides a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $60,800 to reimburse the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for personnel costs, travel, and supplies authorized under Executive Order 2006-32 dated September 7, 2006 to respond to the escape of domestic elk from a ranch in Eastern Idaho. These costs were paid with sportsmen’s dollars and should have been paid by the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for administration of the domestic elk program.
Second, the FY 2009 Department of Agriculture budget was set with the Appropriation for the Ag in the Classroom program intact. Because H426 made the Ag in the Class Fund continuously appropriated and took the program off-budget, the Department of Agriculture has no use for the FY 2009 appropriation from that fund. This action cleans up the appropriation bill by removing $38,500 in spending authority from the Agriculture in the Classroom Fund and $25,300 General Fund that had also been approved for support of the program.
Third, the Department of Agriculture Budget was set with the appropriation for the Agricultural Smoke Management Fund intact. Because H557 transferred all remaining balances out of the fund at year end and repealed the fund, the Department of Agriculture has no use for the FY 2009 appropriation from the Smoke Management Fund. This action would clean up the appropriation bill by removing $114,800 from personnel costs and $106,100 from operating expenditures for a net reduction of $220,900.
Fourth, S1388 increased the grant amount available for planning and development of eligible intermodal commerce authorities from $25,000 per year to $100,000 per year. This grant will be paid from the interest generated from the $5 million loan program. This bill gives the Department of Agriculture $75,000 in additional spending authority to make a full award.
This appropriation bill impacts two fiscal years. The fiscal impact in FY 2008 is $60,800 one-time from the General Fund. The fiscal impact in FY 2009 is a reduction of $25,300 in General Fund moneys and $184,400 in dedicated funds for a total ongoing reduction of $209,700.
Contact: Ray Houston 334-4741
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis
|Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note||Bill No. H683|