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64th Idaho Legislature, Second Session

 

AMG Capitol Review March 23, 2018

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2018 Legislative Summary

 

The 2nd Regular Session of the 64th Idaho Legislature convened on January 8 and adjourned on March 28.The legislature had met for a total of 80 days. During that time there were 799 draft proposals, 561 pieces of legislation introduced, with both houses passing 355 bills. During the 2018 Session, AMG lobbyists attended all meetings of the Ag Lobbyist group (each Tuesday) and represented clients at Food Producers of Idaho meetings (each Wednesday). Food Producers of Idaho hosted legislators for lunch each Wednesday. These lunches provided an opportunity to interact with legislators on important issues related to the agriculture industry. Benjamin Kelly participated in the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry’s (IACI) weekly legislative meetings representing Food Producers of Idaho and the Idaho Cooperative Council. During the 2018 Session, Patxi Larrocea-Phillips, a third-year U of I law student, served as an intern for Food Producers of Idaho and Abigail Dixon, daughter of Representative Sage Dixon, worked alongside Roger Batt during the Session.

The groups for which AMG lobbied during the 2018 Session included:

Rick Waitley/Benjamin Kelly/Patxi Larrocea-Phillips:

Food Producers of Idaho

Idaho Alfalfa & Clover Seed Growers Association

Idaho Cooperative Council, Inc.

Idaho Hay and Forage Association

Idaho Honey Industry Association

Idaho Onion Growers’ Association

Idaho Weed Control Association

Nezperce Prairie Grass Growers Association

Northwest Farm Credit Services

Roger Batt/Abigail Dixon:

Idaho Eastern Oregon Seed Association

Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Producers

Idaho Heartland Coalition

Idaho Mint Growers Association

Idaho-Oregon Seed Pesticide Council

Pacific Seed Association

Treasure Valley Water Users Association

Western Equipment Dealers Association

KEY 2018 LEGISLATIVE ACTION:

PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS: Perhaps one of the most significant pieces of legislation passed in the 2018 Session for Idaho agriculture dealt with private property rights. The legislation was written twice and maintained its fundamental structure all the way through the process.  read more...

FINAL

Updated April 9, 2018

Shaded bill # indicates latest action

^Legislation will be tracked for FP Scorecards

Bill #

Description

House

Senate

Final

H370*

FP SUPPORT

1) To lengthen the period of time in which state water districts can hold annual meetings. 2) Add language to Section 42-605(4) clarifying that absentee voting and proxy voting are prohibited. IDWR frequently receives questions regarding absentee and proxy voting. 3) Remove unnecessary or duplicate language throughout the section.

2/5

69-0-1

2/26

33-0-2

LAW

7/1/18

H371*

FP SUPPORT

This proposed legislation amends Chapter 2, Title 42, Idaho Code, to clarify that the director shall not curtail a participant in an approved water management plan within a critical ground water area so long as the participant is in compliance with the approved water management plan.

2/5

70-0-0

2/26

23-10-2

LAW

7/1/18

H372*

FP SUPPORT

To encourage water right holders to update their water right records, this bill proposes to amend section 42-221O, Idaho Code, to charge a flat fee of only $50.00 per water right for a transfer application updating the legal description of the point of diversion or place of use for a water right when no physical change is proposed and no unauthorized water use change has occurred.

2/5

70-0-0

2/26

33-0-2

LAW

7/1/18

H375*

FP SUPPORT

Authorizes a non-refundable income tax credit for short line transportation investment and maintenance into Idaho's short line railroad infrastructure. This legislation provides 50% income tax credit on the value of investment, capped at $3,500 per mile of track owned/operated by the short line railroad in Idaho. If not used by the short line railroad, credit is transferable only to railroad customers and vendors. The effective date is January 1, 2019, and sunsets in five years in 2024.

2/1

43-26-1

Local Govt & Taxation

H407*

FP SUPPORT

The purpose of this bill is to clarify the goat assessment. This will help the Sheep and Goat Health Board to be better able to clarify the goat assessment rules in future negotiated rules.

2/13

69-0-1

3/6

35-0-0

LAW

7/1/18

H432*

FP SUPPORT

In conjunction with Executive Order 2017-13, the purpose of this legislation is to make the Workforce Development Council more responsive to the needs of Idaho employers; to address the shortage of well-educated, trained, and skilled employees available in Idaho's labor market; and to help ensure Idaho's continued economic growth by implementing recommendations of the Governor's Workforce Development Task Force.

2/14

57-13-0

3/5

32-2-1

LAW

3/12/18

H441

This is an FY 2018 supplemental appropriation bill for the Soil and Water Conservation Commission. It includes an additional $25,000 in onetime personnel costs from the Federal Grant Fund for grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to hire a temporary sagebrush landscape restoration specialist.

2/1

65-2-3

2/8

31-3-1

LAW

2/15/18

H463*

FP SUPPORT

This bill relates to income taxes. The bill will conform the Idaho income tax code to changes made to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) that affect the 2018 taxable year, including but not limited to standard deduction increase, personal and dependent exemption elimination, and miscellaneous business income tax changes. The Idaho income tax code is based on using the federal taxable income as a starting point for both business and individual income tax returns. This bill also creates a nonrefundable Idaho child tax credit of $130 per qualifying child. Additionally it reduces personal income tax rate by 0.475%, in all brackets, and reduces the corporate income tax rate by 0.475%.

2/7

59-11-0

3/1

26-9-0

LAW

1/1/18

H470*

FP OPPOSE

All passenger and light truck motor vehicles from 2007 forward are equipped with an onboard diagnostic computer system that checks vehicle emissions and other critical parameters of vehicle operations. The emissions testing application of the onboard computer uses the same ISO standards that emissions testing machines now use for testing in both Ada and Canyon counties. Data shows that emissions testing failures have been significantly reduced on vehicles model year 2007 forward. This bill applies to vehicles 5 years old - to vehicles of model year 2007 and newer.

Transport

  

H504*

FP SUPPORT

(Monsanto/Idaho Farm Bureau abstained)

According to the Idaho State Department of Education, there is a serious teacher shortage in Idaho that is even more acute in rural Idaho school districts. Attracting certified instructional and pupil service staff to these rural school districts is becoming increasingly difficult. This bill is intended to both attract and retain qualified teachers in Idaho's rural school districts by providing a small amount of student loan forgiveness.

Education

  

H526*

FP SUPPORT

This legislation would provide clarification to the original legislative intent of the Idaho Equipment Dealer Protection Statute by prohibiting equipment suppliers from substantially changing the equipment dealer's competitive circumstances without good cause.

2/21

67-0-2

3/12

35-0-0

LAW

7/1/18

H536*

FP SUPPORT

This bill amends Idaho's trespass statutes to provide a consistent definition of trespassing across the code that is more easily understood by landowners and land users. The bill eliminates inconsistencies in criminal and civil penalties and augments certain penalties.

Ag Affairs

  

H537*

FP SUPPORT

For human food manufactures, the primary oversight for food safety and inspections falls within the jurisdiction of the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), under the authority of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). The FDA contracts a number of these inspections out to the State of Idaho. Currently, they are contracted with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. This legislation would transition that responsibility over to the Idaho Department of Agriculture by fiscal year 2020. In addition, FSMA requires food safety inspections in some instances for production agriculture under the auspices of the federal produce safety rule. This legislation authorizes the ISDA to administer and enforce the produce safety rule, not to exceed the standards required by federal law.

2/26

67-0-3

3/12

35-0-0

LAW

7/1/18

H538*

FP SUPPORT

The Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board Statue is set to sunset on June 30, 2020. Action will need to be taken this year, if the board is going to be extended beyond its sunset date. The board has been effective in funding depredation control efforts and should be extended indefinitely, with slight changes to its budgeting.

2/28

64-6-0

3/14

31-4-0

LAW

7/1/18

H545*

FP SUPPORT

This legislation would allow wineries and vintners to use customized private labels on wines for hotels and restaurants that are produced by that winery or vintner, and personalized private labels on wines for consumers that are produced by that winery or vintner. Federal labeling standards shall be followed and the label approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury.

3/12

62-0-8

State Affairs

  

H559*

FP SUPPORT

Senate Only

This legislation will provide for a provisional property tax exemption on property that is under construction for a tax exempt purpose.

2/21

67-2-0

3/14

31-4-0

LAW

1/1/16

H561

Amends existing law to provide for an automatic reduction in individual and corporate income tax rates upon the occurrence of certain revenue growth.

2/21

48-20-1

Local Govt & Taxation

  

H568*

FP SUPPORT

Amends, repeals and adds to existing law to revise provisions regarding initiative or referendum elections, to provide that certain initiative and referendum procedures shall not apply to any local zoning legislation and to provide that counties shall follow certain procedures for an initiative and referendum.

2/26

57-10-3

3/15

27-7-1

LAW

7/1/18

H591

FP SUPPORT

This Legislation makes three technical changes to the tax exemption for new capital investments of at least $1billion. First, it clarifies that the exemption applies to any investment in real or personal property, regardless of how or by whom the property is assessed. Second, it changes the beginning of the qualifying period during which the investment must be made to start with the issuance of a building permit rather than the first inspection of an improvement on the property. Third, it confirms that the qualifying investment includes personal property and fixtures constructed off site but installed on site.

2/22

62-5-2

3/9

30-1-4

LAW

1/1/18

H592

FP SUPPORT

This Legislation changes the sales tax exemption for research and development activities conducted at INL. Under current law, property used at INL "primarily" for research and development financed by the United States is exempt from sales tax. If R&D activity at INL is conducted in a public-private partnership in conjunction with other non-R&D activities, when the R&D component is not the "primary" use of the entire property, no sales tax exemption is allowed for the R&D at all. This legislation changes existing law to provide that the portion expended on R&D will continue to be exempt from sales tax even though non-R&D activities may also be conducted at the property. The property devoted to those non-R&D activities, of course, is not exempt from sales tax.

2/22

67-0-2

3/9

30-2-3

LAW

1/1/18

H594*

FP SUPPORT

This legislation exempts hop crops production machinery and equipment from property taxation bringing hop crops machinery and equipment into alignment with other agricultural machinery and equipment.

3/1

69-0-1

3/21

33-0-2

LAW

1/1/18

H596*

FP OPPOSE

The Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Commission is a governmental entity of the state of Idaho that receives funding through Idaho's wine tax. This legislation sets forth that the commission my not engage the services of a contract lobbyist. Those services should be obtained by a trade association rather than a government commission funded with tax dollars.

State Affairs

  

H603*

FP SUPPORT

Current statute codifies the landmark stockwater rights case of Joyce Livestock Co. v. United States holding that an agency of the federal government cannot obtain stockwater rights under Idaho law unless it actually owns livestock and puts the water to beneficial use. Prior to the Idaho Supreme Court's 2007 decision in Joyce Livestock, thousands of stockwater rights were decreed to or permitted in the name of federal agencies. This legislation will require the Idaho Department of Water Resources to issue a show cause letter to the federal agencies. Due process is provided to the agencies to prove they have put their stockwater rights to beneficial use in the last five years.

2/26

67-0-3

 

3/12

35-0-0 Returned to RESC & Conservancy

  

H604a*

FP SUPPORT

This legislation prevents land actively devoted to agriculture from being annexed without the express written permission of the owner.

3/1

58-11-1

Local Govt & Taxation

  

H624

 

This bill relates to income taxes. This is a supplement to the annual bill to update references to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). The Idaho income tax code is based on using the federal taxable income as a starting point for both businesses and individuals. This bill will conform the Idaho income tax code to changes Congress made to the IRC that affect the 2017 taxable year with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. These are all deductions that Idaho conformed to in the past prior to their expiring. There are several federal laws that expired at the end of 2016. The federal law signed on February 9, 2018, changes these sunset dates to December 31, 2017. There are eleven deductions in this bill that Idaho has previously conformed to. Two of those deductions are in the same code section so it was only necessary to add ten references to the statute. This will help avoid confusion for taxpayers and tax preparers.

2/27

69-0-1

3/12

35-0-0

LAW

1/1/18

H626

This legislation amends Title 34, Chapter 4 of Idaho Code by amending language and adding a new subsection with a requirement for bond election ballot questions. When a taxing district proposes a bond election, the ballot will include a disclosure statement indicating the term of the bond and the anticipated average annual tax increase per $100,000 of property value (based on the amount of the bond, net interest costs, the term of the bond, and the most recent valuation of taxable property in the taxing district). The county clerk will make the calculation and include the financial information on the disclosure statement on the bond ballot.

2/28

62-8-0

3/16

35-0-0

LAW

7/1/18

H630

FP SUPPORT

This legislation authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to fund the establishment of one (1) Rural Education Support Network in FY 2019. The Network is a small, nimble coordinating body, providing member school districts and charter schools with dedicated staff and funding for the purposes of collaboration, resource sharing, and the pursuit of new resources through grants or philanthropic opportunities. A local school district or charter school must enter into an MOU with the Network, which is an opt-in entity, but no member district or charter school is compelled to participate in a manner that the local school board or superintendent does not deem appropriate. The State Department of Education would provide a model MOU to which Networks could attach addenda to meet their specific needs, but otherwise is not involved in the Network's coordination or decision-making. The superintendent may provide funding to the Network for up to three years, but the Network must become self-sustaining using the revenue saved through resource sharing and efficient coordination among the members.

3/7

20-48-2

 

FAILED

  

H658*

FP SUPPORT

This legislation strengthens Idaho's private property rights protections by harmonizing definitions across key sections of code that protect property rights. This will ensure that property rights laws are more easily understood by landowners, the public and law enforcement. The bill eliminates  inconsistencies in criminal and civil penalties and augments certain penalties. The bill also enables expanded educational programs to ensure that property owners' rights as well as citizens' responsibilities are well understood.

3/12

45-22-3

3/12

45-22-3

3/21

29-6-0

LAW

7/1/18

H659*

FP SUPPORT

This trailer bill to H463 creates better consistency in policy between worldwide and "water's edge" filing methodologies.  Historically, the U.S. federal tax system has partially double-taxed foreign earnings, and Idaho also partially double-taxed foreign earnings using a more simplified methodology (for water's edge filers) so Idaho would conform to federal law.  The federal system is no longer double taxing foreign earnings in order  for U.S. multinational companies to be competitive with non-U.S. companies.  This bill creates conformity to the new federal law to keep Idaho multinational companies competitive.  Additionally, the majority of states historically to not double-tax foreign dividends, and currently Idaho is not competitive with those other states.  Legislative history in Idaho from 2004 allowed a reduced level of tax law requires federal tax on all unremitted earnings, with a similar reduced federal double-tax burden. This bill follows Idaho's own legislative historical precedent and provides for discounted double-tax on historical earnings. If Idaho's tax law maintains the status quo, it will be penalizing these companies with incremental double-tax liabilities compared to historical levels, so this bill resolves that double-tax issue. Finally, the new Federal Foreign Derived Intangible Income (FDII) provisions provide a "booster" deduction to incentivize U.S. companies to manufacture domestically, rather than manufacture offshore. This bill includes an adoption of this policy by Idaho as well.

Revenue & Tax

H662

FP SUPPORT

This is the FY 2019 original appropriation bill for the Agricultural Research & Extension Service at the University of Idaho. It appropriates $31,331,100 and does not cap the number of positions. For benefit costs, the bill removes $427,100 per eligible FTP to bring the annual employer contribution for health insurance down to $11,650 by including a two-month employee and employer premium holiday, adds a 6.8% increase for life insurance, and adjusts funding for workers' compensation in amounts that vary by agency. Funding for replacement items includes $127,900 for the replacement of irrigation pipe at Tetonia Farms. The bill also provides funding for a 3% ongoing merit-based salary increase for permanent employees, to be distributed at the discretion of the institution president.

3/8

69-0-1

3/14

34-1-0

 

LAW

1/1/18

H684*

FP SUPPORT

This legislation provides for the conformance to the section of the new federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that requires the taxation of previously untaxed foreign earnings from 1986 until 2017 for U.S. multinational taxpayers.  This bill creates conformity to the new federal law to keep Idaho multinational companies competitive with other states.

3/14

67-0-3

Local Gov't & Taxation

H691* (Senate Only)

FP SUPPORT

This is the FY 2019 original appropriation bill for the Permanent Building Fund at the Division of Public Works. It appropriates $77,772,000. Projects with a sub-total of $51,314,900 in dedicated funds are listed as "Replacement Items" in the fiscal note and are appropriated for the following: Building Alterations and Repairs: $49,564,900; Asbestos Abatement: $200,000; American Disability Act Compliance: $1,300,000; and Capitol Mall Maintenance: $250,000. Additionally, this appropriation includes $26,457,100 in dedicated funds for eight capital construction projects: $1,220,000 for the Department of Correction Waste Water Lagoon Upgrade; $830,000 for the College of Southern Idaho Canyon Building Remodel; $250,000 for the Division of Military's MWR Facility; $700,000 for a New Public Safety Communications Site; $9,114,200 for the Department of Correction Community Reentry Center; $10,000,000 for the College of Western Idaho Nampa Health Sciences Building; $3,000,000 for the Agricultural Research and Extension Service Nuclear Seed Potato Facility; and $1,342,900 for three facility expansions at the Department of Correction. The appropriation also includes a cash transfer in the amount of $41,114,200 from the General Fund to the dedicated Permanent Building Fund. Intent language includes direction on the timing of the use of the funds for the College of Western Idaho.

3/16

65-2-3

3/21

34-0-1

LAW

7/1/18

H701

FP SUPPORT

This is the FY 2019 original appropriation bill for the Department of Ag. It appropriates $44,815,300 and caps the number of authorized full-time equivalent positions at 217.00. For benefit costs, the bill removes $1,450 per eligible FTP to bring the annual employer contribution for health insurance down to $11,650 by including a two-month employee and employer premium holiday, adds a 6.8% increase for life insurance, and adjusts funding for workers' compensation in amounts that vary by agency. Funding for replacement items includes $1,022,900 for 19 vehicles, lab equipment and computer equipment. For statewide cost allocation, $44,000 is provided, as Attorney General fees will increase by $51,900, fees for Legislative Audits will increase by $4,800, risk management costs will decrease by $17,300, State Controller fees will increase by $4,900, and State Treasurer fees will decrease by $300. The bill also provides funding for a 3% ongoing merit-based salary increase for permanent employees, to be distributed at the discretion of the agency director. The bill funds five line items, which provide 1.00 FTP and $94,800 to hire a lab quality assurance manager; 2.00 FTP and $260,600 to hire two dairy inspectors; $26,000 in the Marketing Program to hire temporary staff to promote local food; 3.00 federally funded FTP to hire two inspectors and an administrative assistant as a result of the Food Safety Modernization Act; and $500,000 to build additional office space at the Idaho Food Quality Assurance Laboratory. Overall, this is a 0.3% decrease over the FY 2018 appropriation.

3/19

69-0-1

3/21

35-0-0

LAW

7/1/18

HJM11*

FP SUPPORT

This joint memorial urges the U.S. Department of State to support certain positions in negotiations with Canada regarding future implementation of the Columbia River Treaty.

3/1

Voice Adopt

3/8

Voice Adopt

To Sec of State

HP001*

FP SUPPORT

The purpose of this proclamation is to encourage the Constitutional Defense Council, I.C. 67-6301, to use its funds to offset the attorneys' fees incurred by Joyce Livestock Co. and LU Ranching Co. in vindicating at the Idaho Supreme Court the State's sovereignty and authority over stockwater rights on federal lands in Idaho. Total cost: $600,000 from the Constitutional Defense Council Fund.

3/19

Voice Vote Adopted

3/22

28-6-1

S1207a

No Position

This legislation adds a requirement that a review of the net worth be included in the relicensing of seed buyers and clarifies the criteria under which the licensee will be approved or renewal denied.

3/13

64-0-6

3/5

34-0-1

LAW

7/1/18

S1208*

FP SUPPORT

Senate Only

Allows for inmate labor to work for private employers in the production, harvesting and processing of Idaho agricultural products. Agricultural products include horticultural, viticulture, forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee and any farm products.

General Orders

1/24

34-1-0

S1208a

FP MONITOR

Allows for inmate labor to work for private employers in the production, harvesting and processing of Idaho agricultural products. Agricultural products include horticultural, viticulture, forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bee and any farm products.

2/28

70-0-0

Not Concur

Filed with Secretary of State

S1236

Appropriates an additional $209,900 to the Department of Agriculture for fiscal year 2018 for organic inspections; authorizes 2.00 additional full-time equivalent positions for FY 2018; and declares an emergency

2/12

61-8-1

2/5

32-1-2

LAW

2/20/18

S1237

Appropriates and transfers $209,700 from the General Fund to the Pest Control Deficiency Fund for fiscal year 2018.

2/9

69-0-1

2/5

33-0-2

LAW

2/20/18

S1268*

FP SUPPORT

This legislation would update the existing drainage district statutes, consistent with existing statutes for irrigation districts, by amending the drainage district statutes to allow for the compensation of a drainage commission to be fixed by the Board of the Drainage district; to clarify a limitation on the use of assessments for the payment or retirement of bonds or warrants; and to increase the amount necessary for the sale of property and certain bidding requirements.

3/6

61-6-3

2/16

34-0-1

LAW

7/1/18

S1272

FP OPPOSE

The Department of Agriculture shall ensure that any entity that sells any poisonous plant labels such in a conspicuous way, with a red label a minimum of eight inches by eight inches.

Ag Affairs

S1275*

FP SUPPORT

The purpose of this legislation is to add legislative intent language for the Idaho Department of Fish & Game to provide continuing focus on wolf management techniques in Idaho. The proposal codifies current practice and plans to continue collaring wolves as part of the wolf management plan to reduce livestock depredation Idaho.

3/8

67-1-2

2/21

35-0-0

LAW

7/1/18

S1276*

FP SUPPORT

This legislation removes the sunset clause from Idaho Code 25-131; 25-1145; and 56-125 as established in House Bill 470, 2014 session. Removing the sunset clause allows the Wolf Control Fund and a State Board to continue to direct and manage the fund. The original legislation established fees from sportsmen, livestock industries, and the General Fund to be allocated into the Wolf Control Fund. The responsibility of the Board would be to allocate the money for wolf control of depredating wolves. The money allocated from this fund will be used for control actions for wolves where there is depredation conflict between wolves and wildlife or livestock.

Resources & Envir

S1305*

FP SUPPORT

In 2007, the Idaho Supreme Court held in Joyce Livestock Company v United States of America that stockwater rights which are located upon federally administered lands are appurtenant to the privately owned base property. The Idaho Department of Water Resources has administered stockwater rights consistent with this ruling since that time. This legislation codifies this ruling and current practice into law.

3/8

68-0-2

2/22

34-0-1

LAW

7/1/18

S1306*

FP SUPPORT

This legislation amends Idaho Code 67-6519 to require planning and zoning authorities to notify those water delivery entities that have requested notice in writing of any proposed rezoning, subdivision, or any other site-specific land development proposals. By mutual agreement, notice can be provided by email. Notice shall be provided at least 15 days prior to the public hearing date concerning the development proposal. This legislation will aid in assuring that water delivery infrastructure, easements, and rights-of-way are not encroached upon as development occurs, and that the rights of water users are not injured.

3/12

63-0-7

2/26

33-0-2

LAW

7/1/18

S1330

FP SUPPORT

This is the FY 2019 original appropriation bill for the Soil and Water Conservation Commission. It appropriates $3,324,400 and caps the number of authorized full-time equivalent positions at 21.75. For benefit costs, the bill removes $1,450 per eligible FTP to bring the annual employer contribution for health insurance down to $11,650 by including a two-month employee and employer premium holiday, adds a 6.8% increase for life insurance, and adjusts funding for workers' compensation in amounts that vary by agency. Inflationary adjustments include $700 for contract inflation due to rent increases at the Water Center. Funding for replacement items includes $1,800 for hard drive upgrades for laptops. For statewide cost allocation, $1,200 is removed, as Attorney General fees will increase by $700, risk management costs will decrease by $2,600, State Controller fees will increase by $600, and State Treasurer fees will increase by $100. The bill also provides funding for a 3% ongoing merit-based salary increase for permanent employees, to be distributed at the discretion of the agency head. The bill funds three line items, which provide 3.00 FTP and $185,400 to hire federally funded field office specialists to engage in Natural Resource Conservation Service work; 1.00 FTP and $85,000 to hire a federally funded sagebrush restoration specialist; and lastly $7,800 for IT and telecommunications related items.

3/7

66-2-2

3/2

32-2-1

LAW

7/1/18

SJM104*

FP SUPPORT

This Joint Memorial requests that Congress, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) permanently exempt Idaho livestock and agriculture commodity transporters from the USDOT Electronic Logging Devise (ELD) mandate.

3/16

Voice Vote Adopted

3/5

Voice Vote Adopted

Secretary of State

11-0201-1701

FP SUPPORT

Rules for the Brand Department

3/14

Passed

3/5

Passed

 

 

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