Approp, fish & game, orig
APPROPRIATIONS – DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME – Relates to the appropriation to the Department of Fish and Game for fiscal year 2024.

RS30616 / H0304

This is the fiscal year 2024 original appropriation bill for the Department of Fish and Game. It appropriates a total of $149,932,500 and caps the number of authorized full-time equivalent positions at 547.00. The bill funds seven line items, which include: $1,738,400 for targeted salary increases; $598,500 for disease monitoring and surveillance for chronic wasting disease; $5,534,100 to restore salmon and steelhead habitat; $500,000 to construct a residence in Blaine County for a conservation officer; $500,000 for projects under the Good Neighbor Authority; $261,000 for bighorn sheep research and management activities; and $4,322,600 for the Albeni Falls mitigation project.

FY 2023 Original Appropriation Executive Carry Forward FY 2023 Estimated Expenditures Removal of Onetime Expenditures Base Adjustments FY 2024 Base Personnel Benefit Costs Replacement Items Statewide Cost Allocation Change in Employee Compensation FY 2024 Program Maintenance DHR Consolidation 1. Targeted Salary Increases 2. Disease Monitoring and Surveillance 3. Restore Salmon/Steelhead Habitat 4. Hayspur Hatchery Residence 5. USFS Good Neighbor Authority 6. Bighorn Sheep Management 7. Albeni Falls Mitigation FY 2024 Total Chg from FY 2023 Orig Approp % Chg from FY 2023 Orig Approp.

Bill Events
Date Description
03/13 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
Reported Printed; Filed for Second Reading
03/14 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/15 U.C. to place at bottom of third reading calendar one legislative day
U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/16 U.C. to place at bottom of third reading calendar one legislative day
U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/17 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar until Monday, March 20, 2023
03/20 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 46-24-0
AYES – Allgood, Berch, Blanksma, Bundy, Burns, Cheatum, Chew, Clow, Cornilles, Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Hill, Horman, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Nash, Necochea, Nelsen, Petzke, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Shepherd, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Alfieri, Andrus, Barbieri, Boyle, Cannon, Crane(12), Crane(13), Ehardt, Gallagher, Hawkins, Healey, Holtzclaw, Kingsley, Lambert, Monks, Palmer, Price, Redman, Scott, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Wisniewski, Young
Absent – None
Floor Sponsor - Miller
Title apvd - to Senate
03/21 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
Introduced, read first time; referred to: Finance
Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/22 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/24 Read third time in full – PASSED - 21-9-5
AYES – Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Harris, Hartgen, Jones(Rabe), Just, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Okuniewicz, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, VanOrden, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Carlson, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Lenney, Nichols, Toews, Trakel, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – Adams, Guthrie, Ricks, Ruchti, Ward-Engelking
Floor Sponsor - Just
Title apvd - to House
03/28 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
Signed by President; returned to House
03/29 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
Delivered to Governor at 9:40 a.m. on March 29, 2023
03/31 Reported Signed by Governor on March 29, 2023
Session Law Chapter 193
Effective: 07/01/2023