Approp, lands, orig
APPROPRIATIONS – DEPARTMENT OF LANDS – Relates to the appropriation to the Department of Lands for fiscal years 2023 and 2024.

RS30585 / S1174

This is the fiscal year 2024 original appropriation bill for the Department of Lands. It appropriates a total of $86,205,900 and caps the number of authorized full-time equivalent positions at 355.27. The bill funds 12 line items, which includes 5.82 full-time equivalent positions and funding for staffing of the Cottonwood fire district; support to staff a strategically located fire engine staff; 1.00 full-time equivalent positions and funding for a fire zone manager; appropriation for forest management enhancements; 1.00 full-time equivalent positions and funding for good neighbor authority staff; funding for good neighbor authority equipment; 1.00 full-time equivalent positions and funding for a land resource supervisor; funding for HVAC and roof replacement; funding for vehicles in the scaling program; 1.00 full-time equivalent positions and funding for forest legacy staff; and funding for compensation and inflation adjustments for two timber protective associations.

This bill also includes two supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2023, which includes funding for seasonal staff housing in the Maggie Creek supervisory area and preventative fire measures for ground-based phosphate-based fire retardant.

DISCLAIMER: This statement of purpose and fiscal note are a mere attachment to this bill and prepared by a proponent of the bill. It is neither intended as an expression of legislative intent nor intended for any use outside of the legislative process, including judicial review (Joint Rule 18).

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Note

Bill SOP/FN INTRODUCED: 03/15/2023, 2:33 PM

Bill Events
Date Description
03/15 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
03/16 Reported Printed; referred to Finance
Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/17 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/20 Retained on calendar
03/21 Read third time in full – PASSED - 26-9-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Carlson, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Lenney, Nichols, Toews, Trakel, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Burtenshaw
Title apvd - to House
Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
Read First Time, Filed for Second Reading
03/22 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/23 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
03/24 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 48-16-6
AYES – Allgood, Berch, Blanksma, Bundy, Burns, Cheatum, Chew, Clow, Cornilles, Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Lanting, Manwaring, McCann, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nash, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Shepherd, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Alfieri, Barbieri, Cannon, Crane(13), Gallagher, Hawkins, Kingsley, Lambert, Mendive, Price, Redman, Scott, Skaug, Tanner, Wisniewski, Young
Absent – Andrus, Boyle, Crane(12), Dixon(1), Ehardt, Mathias
Floor Sponsor - Raybould
Title apvd - to Senate
Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
03/27 Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker
03/28 Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate
Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor
03/29 Reported delivered to Governor at 2:20 p.m. on 03/28/23
03/30 Signed by Governor on 03/28/23
Session Law Chapter 167
Effective: 03/28/2023 SECTION 5-8;
07/01/2023 all other SECTIONS