Ed opportunity resource cmte
EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY RESOURCE COMMITTEE – Amends existing law to revise committee members, to allow for certain distributions of appropriated moneys, to require certain distributions, and to authorize certain funding increases.

RS29946C1 / H0112

The purpose of the Education Opportunity Resource Act is to establish a resource for Idaho’s education and library system in providing broadband, wireless local area network (LAN) and related services to students and establishes a committee in the Department of Education to focus on the broadband, wireless LAN and related services needs of all E-rate eligible entities. This program was established in 2016 along with the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant Program. At the time, the K-12 portion of the state longitudinal data system was housed in the Department of Education and the Chief Information Officer has served as the Committee Chair. With the move of the data system to the Office of the State Board of Education there has been some disconnect on which is responsible for staffing this committee. The proposed legislation would clarify and align responsibilities for staffing the committee while at the same time maintaining the distribution of any eligible grant funds or e-rate reimbursement through the current process with the Department of Education.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/09 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/10 Reported Printed and Referred to Education
02/24 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/27 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/28 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 69-0-1
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley(Crawford), Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nash, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – None
Absent – Mathias
Floor Sponsor - Sauter
Title apvd - to Senate
03/01 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
Introduced, read first time; referred to: Education
03/03 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/06 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/13 Read third time in full – PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES – Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – Adams
Floor Sponsor - Den Hartog
Title apvd - to House
Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/14 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
Signed by President; returned to House
03/15 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/16 Delivered to Governor at 12:25 p.m. on March 15, 2023
03/20 Reported Signed by Governor on March 16, 2023
Session Law Chapter 36
Effective: 07/01/2023