COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS ACT
31-4818. Idaho emergency communications fund — Establishment and administration. (1) There is hereby created within the treasury of the state of Idaho a separate fund known as the Idaho emergency communications fund, which shall consist of moneys received from counties, cities, consolidated emergency communications operations, the fee imposed pursuant to the provisions of section 31-4813, Idaho Code, grants, donations, gifts and revenues from any other source to support the delivery of consolidated emergency communications systems.
(2) Moneys in the fund are hereby continuously appropriated and shall be utilized exclusively for the purposes set forth in this chapter as determined by the commission.
(3) Annually, at the direction of the commission, not more than one percent (1%) of the total emergency communications fees collected in the state of Idaho is hereby dedicated for and shall be placed in the fund on a quarterly basis by county, city or consolidated emergency communications systems. The commission, on an annual basis, shall prepare a budget indicating that portion of the fee necessary for the continuous operation of the commission to achieve the purposes of this chapter.
(4) The commission shall authorize disbursement of moneys in the fund to eligible entities.
(5) The state treasurer shall invest idle moneys in the fund and interest earned from such investments shall be returned to the fund.
(6) Funds received from the fee imposed pursuant to the provisions of section 31-4813, Idaho Code, shall be distributed quarterly to each governing board based upon population served, excluding one percent (1%) to be used for administration of the emergency communications commission as described in this section.
(7) This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety or support of the state government and its existing public institutions and takes effect January 1, 2014.
[31-4818, added 2004, ch. 325, sec. 2, p. 976; am. 2008, ch. 379, sec. 1, p. 1048; am. 2013, ch. 224, sec. 3, p. 528.]