TED DIEHL, CHAIRMAN

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

April 19, 1999

SHERL L. CHAPMAN

EDITOR

BILL NO./

POSITION

TITLE AND SHORT DESCRIPTION

HOUSE

ACTION

SENATE

ACTION

FINAL

STATUS

SB-1027

Oppose

PAYETTE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. Adds to the existing Payette River Basin Plan additional protected river reach designations.

 

Res. & Env. Comm.

 

SB-1087

Supports

LIMITATIONS ON TORT LIABILITY. Adds to existing law to limit the liability of an employer for the tortious acts of an employee.

Judiciary, Rules & Admin. Comm.

2/25

Passed

32-2-1

 

SB-1128

Supports

ELECTRICAL SPECIALTY LICENSES. Authorizes for the registration of specialty electrical contractors, trainees and apprentices for connecting special pumps and motors.

3/16

Passed

60-0-10

2/23

Passed

34-0-1

Signed by

Gov.

SB-1151

Supports

COMPREHENSIVE PAYETTE RIVER PLAN. Approving the State Comprehensive Plan for the Payette River system as adopted by the Idaho Water Resource Board.

3/17

Passed

60-0-10

3/4

Passed

27-0-8

Signed by

Gov.

SCR-106

Supports

ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS COMMITTEE. Authorizing Legislative Council to appoint a committee to study governmental processes for resolving environmental problems.

Ways & Means Comm.

2/2

Passed

34-0-1

 

SCR-107

Supports

NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE. Authorizing Legislative Council to appoint a committee to study natural resource issues confronting the State of Idaho.

3rd Reading Calendar

2/4

Passed

32-0-4

 

HB-99

Neutral

COMBINES CHEMIGATION AND PESTICIDE STATUTES. Adds to existing law to combine the chemigation law with the pesticide law and to provide definitions for chemigation licensing.

2/9

Passed

65-0-5

3/9

Passed

31-1-3

Signed by

Gov.

HB-168a

Supports

DIRECTOR ELECTIONS/QUALIFICATIONS. This legislation allows a landowner to serve as a board member of an irrigation district and allows him to live within 15 miles of his present district.

3/17

Passed

66-0-4

3/12

Passed

25-6-4

Signed by

Gov.

HB-243

Neutral

SMOKE MANAGEMENT AND CROP RESIDUE. This legislation will allow for the establishment of voluntary smoke management and crop residue burning program. The bill provides an exemption for ditch and canal burning.

3/1

Passed

59-10-1

3/11

Passed

34-0-1

Signed by

Gov.

HB-263

Supports

LATERAL MANAGER. Allows the Director of IDWR to appoint a lateral ditch manager on an interim period if certain conditions are met.

3/5

Passed

65-0-5

3/16

Passed

30-0-5

Signed by Gov.

HB-307

No Position

OFFICE OF THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES. This legislation creates an Office of Threatened and Endangered Species within the Office of the Governor.

Replaced by HB-353

Res. & Con. Comm.

 

 

HB-353

Supports

OFFICE OF THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES. Creates an Office of Threatened and Endangered Species in the Office of the Governor. The new office develops ESA plans and policies and requires agencies to implement such plans and/or projects.

3/15

Passed

54-14-2

Res. & Env. Comm.

 

HCR-2

Supports

INTERIM COMMITTEE - ELECTRICAL RESTRUCTURING. Authorizes Legislative Council to appoint a committee to study electric restructuring.

1/18

Passed

66-0-4

2/4

Passed

33-0-2

Adopted

HCR-14

Supports

INTERIM COMMITTEE - WATER QUALITY AND WATER QUANTITY IN A SINGLE AGENCY. Authorizing Legislative Council to appoint a committee to study combining water quality and water quantity planning and administration within a single agency.

2/3

Passed

59-6-5

State Affairs Comm.

 

HCR-17

Supports

DAM BREACHING/FLOW AUGMENTATION. A resolution stating support of healthy stocks of anadromous fish and opposing flow augmentation and dam removal.

3/4

Passed

59-6-5

3/12

Adopted Voice Vote

Adopted

 

HCR-25

Supports

SEEKING CONGRESSIONAL AFFIRMATION OF SUPPORT FOR STATE SOVEREIGNTY OVER WATER AND FISH AND GAME. The purpose of this legislation is to request Congressional reaffirmation of support for Idaho's water, fish and wildlife resources.

3/17

Passed

Voice Vote

3/12

Passed

Voice Vote

Adopted

HCR-31

Supports

NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE. Authorizing Legislative Council to appoint a committee to study natural resource issues. It will address the SRBA and ESA issue including legislation that may be necessary for consideration during the 2000 Legislature on flow augmentation.

3/12

Passed

57-0-13

3/17

Passed

29-0-6

Adopted