56th Idaho Legislature - 2nd Session

TED DIEHL, CHAIRMAN LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE - (208) 324-2319

April 1, 2002

Norman M. Semanko & Gayle L. Batt, Editors

(208) 344-6690

BILL NO./

POSITION

TITLE AND SHORT DESCRIPTION

SENATE

ACTION

HOUSE

ACTION

FINAL

ACTION

H. 415

Support

SRBA - DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES - Shorten deadline for filing responses to objections in the SRBA.

2/1

32-0-3

1/18

59-0-11

Law

H. 416

Support

SRBA - Unobjected-to recommendations may be decreed 60 days after the objection deadline.

2/1

32-0-3

1/23

67-0-3

Law

H. 424

Neutral

WATER & SEWER DISTRICTS Increase pay for Board from $50 to $150 per meeting.

2/28 Failed

 16-17-2

1/28

40-28-2

 

H. 445

Oppose

CROP RESIDUE BURNING - PENALTIES - Provides monetary penalties for crop residue burning.

 

Ag. Affairs Comm.

 

H. 458

Support

IDWR - ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 2002 - $49,700 supplemental for IDWR

2/1

30-1-4

1/23

62-6-2

Law

H. 506

SUPPORT

IRRIGATION DISTRICTS - Increase level for competitive bidding from $15,000 to $25,000.

3/12

35-0-0

2/15

61-1-8

Law

H. 538

Neutral

LITTLE SALMON RIVER BASIN - STATE WATER PLAN - Approves amendment to State Water Plan.

3/12

35-0-0

2/21

62-2-6

Law

H. 555a

SUPPORT W/AMEND.

SOIL CONSERVATION COMMISSION & DISTRICTS - POWERS & DUTIES - Updates Legislative Intent and clarifies powers and duties.

3/14

35-0-0

3/4

63-1-6

VETOED

H. 565a

support w/amend.

DITCHES, CANAL, LATERALS AND DRAINS - RECREATION PROHIBITED - Provides misdemeanor for recreational use.

14th Order

3/6

60-6-4

 

H. 566a

SUPPORT

DITCHES, CANALS, LATERALS, DRAINS AND PIPES - INTERFERENCE, INJURIES, CHANGES - Clarifies that misdemeanors for interference, injuries and unauthorized changes apply to all types of irrigation conduits. Further clarifies need for written permission from irrigation conduit owner to authorize changes.

3/13

34-1-0

2/15

61-0-9

3/15

66-0-4

Law

H. 568

oppose

UNDERGROUND FACILITIES - Provides increased civil penalties for excavation which injures underground facilities when excavator fails to call one-number locator service.

 

State Affairs

 

H. 569

SUPPORT

FORFEITURE OF WATER RIGHTS - DEFENSES - Recognizes defenses to forfeiture for rental of water rights and for non-use that results from circumstances beyond the control of the water right holder.

3/13

33-0-2

2/26

68-0-2

Law

H. 582

Clarify Intent

NEW CONSTRUCTION ROLL - ELECTRICITY GENERATING EQUIPMENT - Would allow non-utility facilities used for or in conjunction with the generation of electricity to be included in the new construction roll.

3/11

33-0-2

2/25

42-27-1

Law

H. 617

OPPOSE

UNDERGROUND FACILITIES - EXCAVATION DAMAGE - PENALTIES Replaces H. 568.

 

State Affairs

 

h. 658

support

DEQ RULES - STRINGENCY - Procedures for DEQ rules that are more stringent than federal law.

3/13

34-0-1

2/27

67-0-3

Law

h. 666

support

FLOW AUGMENTATION - Three (3) year extension of I.C. Section 42-1763B, providing authority for the Bureau of Reclamation to rent up to 427,000 acre-feet for flow augmentation from willing sellers.

3/15

35-0-0

3/3

62-2-6

Law

h. 678a

NEUTRAL

UNDERGROUND FACILITIES Replaces H. 617.

3/15

34-1-0

3/5

63-4-3

Law

h. 690

oppose

LANDOWNERS LEGAL LIABILITY RECREATIONAL TRESPASS Limits coverage to private lands.

 

Judiciary Comm.

 

h. 697

support

IDWR FY2003 APPROPRIATIONS Appropriates $21,240,900 to IDWR, including Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer Model enhancements.

3/13

31-1-3

3/4

66-0-4

Law

h.c.r. 60

support

IDAHO WATER CENTER Provides for construction of Idaho Water Center in Boise through issuance of bonds.

3/13

27-8-0

3/7

61-7-2

Adopted

H.J.R. 3

Hold

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - TAKING OF PRIVATE PROPERTY - Constitutional Amendment on 2002 ballot, providing for just compensation for takings of real property, in part or in whole, temporarily or permanently.

 

State Affairs

Held

 

h.j.r. 4

oppose as written

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - HUNTING & FISHING RIGHTS Guarantees right to fish and hunt.

 

Res. & Con.

Comm.

 

H.J.M. 18

SUPPORT

DRAFT WATER TEMPERATURE GUIDANCE - Request EPA suspend draft in favor of more open process, best available scientific information and economic analysis.

3/8

Adopted

2/27

Adopted

Adopted

S. 1332

SUPPORT

INTERFERENCE WITH AG RESEARCH - Establishes penalties for interference with agricultural research.

2/11

33-0-2

3/12

66-2-2

Law

S. 1347a

SUPPORT W/AMEND.

DAMAGE TO DAMS, CANALS, ENERGY FACILITIES - Increasing penalties and creating offense for damage to energy facilities.

2/21

28-1-6

Judiciary Comm.

 

S. 1368

OPPOSE

NET ENERGY METERING - Requires net metering programs by utilities, co-ops and irrigation districts.

State Affairs

 

 

S. 1389a

AMEND

FISH & GAME COMMISSION - Authorizes agreements to lease water or land from cities or other political subdivisions to provide recreation; must comply with state water law.

2/27

35-0-0

3/8

58-0-12

Law

s. 1390a AMEND

PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT - Authorizes agreements to lease water or land from cities or other political subdivisions to provide recreation; must comply with state water law.

3/7

33-0-2

3/14

64-1-5

Law

S. 1425

support

IDWR - DIGITAL BOUNDARIES/ PLACE OF USE DESCRIPTION - Would authorize IDWR to describe general place of use with a digital boundary.

3/12

30-2-3

3/15

66-2-2

Law

s. 1426

support

WATER APPROPRIATIONS Revises definition of local public interest to limit to economic and water quality issues.

Res. & Env. Comm.

 

 

s. 1427

support

WATER APPROPRIATIONS Authorizes director to impose sanctions for groundless actions.

Res. & Env. Comm.

 

 

S. 1428

oppose as written

DEQ - TMDL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS - Providing that TMDLs are not rules; Legislature may reject a TMDL by concurrent resolution.

Res. & Env. Comm.

Held

 

 

s. 1435

oppose

LOCAL RENTAL COMMITTEES - Providing that Water Resource Board may appoint local rental committee to rent natural flow water rights.

Res. & Env. Comm.

 

 

S.C.R. 128

SUPPORT

LEMHI RIVER - MINIMUM STREAM FLOW - Approving a minimum stream flow water right for the Lemhi River.

Res. & Env. Comm.

 

Adopted

S.C.R. 129

neutral

CLEARWATER RIVER - MINIMUM STREAM FLOW - Approving a minimum stream flow water right.

Res. & Env. Comm.

 

Adopted