TED DIEHL, CHAIRMAN 56th Idaho Legislature - 1st Session

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE April 24, 2001

(208) 342-2319 Norman M. Semanko & Gayle L. Batt, Editors

(208) 344-6690

BILL NO./

POSITION

TITLE AND SHORT DESCRIPTION

SENATE

ACTION

HOUSE

ACTION

FINAL

ACTION

H. 54

SUPPORT

APPROPRIATION-ELECTRIC UTILITY STUDY-Appropriation to retain a consultant to study the effects of restructuring the electric utility industry.

3/6

Passed

34-0-1

1/25

Passed

66-0-4

Law

H. 86

AMEND

TRANSFER DECISIONS-Jurisdiction over appeals; appeals shall not be heard in SRBA court.

 

Replaced w/H. 114

 

H. 114

SUPPORT

TRANSFER DECISIONS-Jurisdiction over appeals court review of an action by IDWR; appeals shall not be heard in the SRBA court.

2/20

Passed

30-0-5

2/5

Passed

68-0-2

Law

H. 142

SUPPORT

ELECTRIC SUPPLIER STABILIZATION ACT-Amends Electric Supplier Stabilization Act to prohibit pirating of customers.

2/26

Passed

34-0-1

2/15

Passed

69-0-1

Law

H. 179

SUPPORT

GALLOWAY DAM STUDY - Appropriates $200,000 to IDWR to conduct a feasibility study of Galloway Dam & Reservoir.

3/1

Finance Committee

2/28

Passed

55-14-1

 

H. 220

HOLD IN

COMM.

FORFEITURE EXEMPTIONS - Exclusion of land does not subject irrigation district water right to forfeiture; non-use by landowner does not cause forfeiture of irrigation district or canal company water right.

 

2/15

Res & Con

Committee

 

H. 221

SUPPORT

WATER MEASUREMENT DISTRICTS - Authorize annual charge of up to fifty dollars for each diversion measured in districts.

3/20

Passed

35-0-0

3/2

Passed

65-0-5

Law

H. 263a

SUPPORT

ICARE - Creates the Idaho Coalition for Agriculture, Rural Communities and the Environment.

 

3/12

Ag Affairs

 

H. 358

SUPPORT

LEMHI RIVER BASIN - Authorizes Water Resource Board to designate minimum stream flow and appoint local rental committee to operate water supply bank in Lemhi River Basin.

3/22

Passed

34-0-1

3/16

Passed

64-0-6

Law

H. 383

SUPPORT

FLOW AUGMENTATION - One-year renewal of 42-1763B, authorizing Bureau of Reclamation to rent available water from willing sellers, and recognizing drought conditions.

3/30

Passed

32-0-3

3/29

Passed

68-0-2

Law

HCR 2

SUPPORT

ELECTRIC UTILITY RESTRUCTURING STUDY - Appoints a committee to study restructuring of the electric utility industry.

1/26

Adopted

24-0-11

1/19

Adopted

52-0-18

Adopted

HCR 6

SUPPORT

NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES STUDY - Interim study committee to study natural resource issues.

1/26

Adopted

25-0-10

1/22

Adopted

60-0-10

Adopted

HJM 6

SUPPORT

PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS - Urge President of the United States to reiterate his support for private property rights, reaffirming Executive Order 12630.

2/28

Adopted

Voice Vote

2/19

Adopted

Voice Vote

Adopted

OPPOSE

OUTSTANDING RESOURCE WATERS-MIDDLE FORK OF THE SALMON RIVER-Designate the Middle Fork of the Salmon River an Outstanding Resource Water.

 

Voted not

to print

Res & Con

 

OPPOSE

OUTSTANDING RESOURCE WATERS-SELWAY RIVER-Designate the Selway River an Outstanding Resource Water.

 

Voted not

to print

Res & Con

 

S. 1003

AMEND

TEMPORARY EXCHANGES - Authorizes temporary exchanges of water rights during drought emergencies.

Replaced w/S. 1122

   

S. 1004

AMEND

IRRIGATION DISTRICT- BOUNDARIES - To be recorded in county of annexed lands.

Replaced

w/S. 1121

   

S. 1055

NEUTRAL

STATE WATER PLAN-NORTH FORK CLEAR WATER - Approves amendment to State Water Plan for North Fork Clearwater Basin.

2/23

Passed

34-0-1

3/16

Passed

62-0-8

Law

S. 1056

NEUTRAL

PERMIT FEES FOR PRIVATE PONDS - Deletes the permit fees for private ponds.

3/8

Passed

33-0-2

3/16

Passed

62-2-6

Law

S. 1066

OPPOSE

DAIRY FARMS-WATER DIVERSIONS - Requires dairy farms to have a permit or license to divert water or lose milking permit.

2/7

Ag Affairs

Committee

   

S. 1067aa

NO POSITION

DAIRY FARMS-WATER SUPPLIES - Evidence of adequate water supply required prior to issuance of milking permit for new or expanded dairy.

3/15

Passed

32-0-3

3/26

Passed

57-3-10

Law

S. 1088

OPPOSE AS

WRITTEN

OUTSTANDING RESOURCE WATER (ORW) DESIGNATION PROCESS - Amends the current ORW designation process.

2/9

Res & Env

Committee

   

S. 1121

SUPPORT

IRRIGATION DISTRICT- BOUNDARIES - Annexed and excluded lands to be recorded in the county in which the lands are situated.

2/23

Passed

35-0-0

3/16

Passed

60-0-10

Law

S. 1122

SUPPORT

TEMPORARY EXCHANGES IN DROUGHT - Authorizes temporary exchanges of water rights during drought emergency.

3/6

Passed

31-3-1

3/16

Passed

62-0-8

Law

S. 1140aa

SUPPORT

PENALTIES FOR FLOODING ROADS - Provides penalty for running water across public highways by flooding or sprinkler irrigation; provides for defenses.

3/8

Passed

29-4-2

3/28

Passed

44-25-1

Law

S. 1152aa

NO POSITION

FRANCHISES FOR WATER DELIVERY IN CITIES - Authorizes cities to grant exclusive or nonexclusive franchises.

3/6

Loc. Gov.

Committee

   

S. 1158a

NO POSITION

WATER & SEWER DISTRICT-SALE OF BONDS - Authorizes sale of bonds, notes & other obligations of public entities.

3/13

Passed

32-1-2

3/26

Passed

65-0-5

Law

SCR 111

SUPPORT

CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)-WETLANDS - Investigate state primacy for the CWA Section 404 Wetlands Programs.

2/13

Res & Env

Committee

   

SCR 113

NO

POSITION

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES - NEW STATE OFFICE - Authorizes IDWR to enter into agreement with State Building Authority to provide financing for new office building.

3/6

Adopted

29-6-0

3/7

Approps.

Committee

 

SJM 102

SUPPORT

OWYHEE-BRUNEAU CANYONLANDS - Urging the Secretary of Interior to refuse to designate Owyhee-Bruneau Canyonlands National Monument.

2/8

Adopted

Voice Vote

2/28

Adopted

67-0-3

Adopted

SJM 103

SUPPORT

MORATORIUM ON ROADLESS REGULATIONS - Request President Bush to impose a moratorium on roadless area regulations.

2/13

Adopted

33-2-0

3/6

Adopted

56-1-13

Adopted

OPPOSE

OUTSTANDING RESOURCE WATERS-BIG WOOD RIVER-Designate the Big Wood River as an Outstanding Resource Water.

Voted not

to print

Res & Env