Injection wells
INJECTION WELLS – Amends existing law to remove and revise provisions regarding class II injection wells.

RS30790 / H0402

The purpose of this legislation is to amend Chapter 39, Title 42, Idaho Code to remove language and references regarding Class II Oil and Gas injections wells. Idaho does not regulate or permit Class II injection wells. Idaho deleted administrative rules regulating Class II wells in 2019 after the United States EPA assumed responsibility to permit Class II wells. The proposed legislation also removes obsolete references to dates and clarifies language.

This legislation will have no impact on the state’s General fund or any dedicated fund or federal fund because it merely removes outdated language and references and clarifies language.

Bill Events
Date Description
01/18 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
01/19 Reported Printed and Referred to Resources & Conservation
01/30 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
01/31 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/01 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 65-4-1
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Garner, Green, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, 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 – Berch, Chew(Wilson), Gannon, Nash(Coberly)
Absent – Horman
Floor Sponsor - Nelsen
Title apvd - to Senate
02/02 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
02/02 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Resources & Environment
02/16 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/19 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/05 Read third time in full – PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES – Adams, 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 – Anthon
Floor Sponsor - Taylor
Title apvd - to House
03/06 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/07 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/07 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/07 Signed by President; returned to House
03/08 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/11 Delivered to Governor at 12:05 p.m. on March 8, 2024
03/12 Reported Signed by Governor on March 11, 2024
Session Law Chapter 20
Effective: 07/01/2024