2009 Legislation
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The status of each bill, resolution, proclamation, and memorial is updated when the offices of the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House publish the un-official daily journals and should not be deemed official. The official bill actions are located in the final journal, which are maintained by the offices of the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House.  The daily journals are published at the end of each legislative day.

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APPROPRIATIONS – DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY – Appropriates $71,429,500 to the Department of Environmental Quality for fiscal year 2010; limits the number of full-time equivalent positions to 382.05; transfers $1.5 million from the Water Pollution Control Fund to the Environmental Remediation Fund; requires an annual report of the superfund cleanup; expresses legislative intent regarding the Coeur d’Alene Lake Manangement plan; directs a 5% personnel cost reduction; and appropriates an additional $1,032,900 for fiscal year 2009.
  04/01 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing  
  04/02 Reported Printed; Filed for Second Reading  
  04/03 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading  
  Rules Suspended: Ayes 62 Nays 1 Abs/Excd 7, read three times – U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar until Monday, April 6, 2009  
  04/07 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 53-16-1
AYES – Anderson, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Burgoyne, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Collins, Crane, Cronin, Eskridge, Gibbs, Hagedorn, Hartgen, Henderson, Jaquet, Jarvis, Killen, King, Labrador, Lake, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Moyle, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Shepherd(02), Shirley, Simpson, Smith(30), Smith(24), Stevenson, Takasugi, Thompson, Trail, Wills, Wood(27), Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Andrus, Barrett, Boyle, Clark, Durst, Hart, Harwood, Higgins, Kren, Loertscher, Nielsen, Palmer, Schaefer, Shepherd(08), Thayn, Wood(35)
Absent and excused – Nonini
Floor Sponsor - Ringo
Title apvd - to Senate
  04/08 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading  
  Introduced, read first time; referred to: Finance  
  04/09 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading  
  04/10 Read second time; filed for Third Reading  
  04/16 Read third time in full – PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES – Andreason, Bair, Bilyeu, Bock, Brackett, Broadsword, Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, LeFavour, Lodge, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Mortimer, Sagness(Malepeai), Schroeder, Siddoway, Smyser, Stegner, Thorson(Stennett), Werk, Winder
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – Pearce
Floor Sponsor - Hammond
Title apvd - to House
  04/17 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling  
  04/20 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate  
  Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker  
  Signed by President; returned to House  
  04/21 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor  
  04/22 Delivered to Governor at 11:55 a.m. on April 21, 2009  
  04/23 Reported Signed by Governor on April 23, 2009
    Session Law Chapter 234
    Effective: 04/23/09 Sections 8, 9 & 10;
07/01/09 All other sections