Approp, edu bd, college univ, orig
APPROPRIATIONS – COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES – Relates to the appropriation to the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho for College and Universities and the Office of the State Board of Education for fiscal year 2024.

RS30648 / S1176

It appropriates a total This is the FY 2024 original appropriation bill for the College and Universities. of $678,550,500. Included in this bill is $4,369,900 in inflationary adjustments from dedicated funds for utility costs, communication costs, repair and maintenance services, travel costs, computer supplies, insurance, and other items including $2,310,700 for Boise State University (BSU), $1,941,900 for Idaho State University (ISU), and $117,300 for the University of Idaho (UI). Also included in this bill is $2,224,600 from dedicated funds for replacement items at Boise State University including vehicles, lab equipment, floor care, audio/visual and computer equipment, tools, lawn equipment, and other items, and $102,700 for human resources consolidation at BSU, ISU, and Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC). For the Enrollment Workload Adjustment (EWA), BSU received a reduction of $2,020,300, ISU received a reduction of $841,000, LCSC received an increase of $75,500, and UI received a reduction of $177,300. The bill also funds six line items. Line item 1 provides 0.50 FTP for a Higher Education Research Council Staff position, who would monitor and verify the allocation of the money distributed to the institutions for research and economic development. Line item 2 provides 1.00 FTP and $103,000 for academic technology support staff, who would support the faculty and staff at the institutions who utilize online education resources. Line item 3 provides 1.00 FTP and $96,100 for an Apply Idaho project manager, which would expand the application period to year-round and the applicant pool to any Idaho high school graduate. Line item 4 is a reduction of 10.00 FTP and a reduction of $1,203,900 to transfer internal audit staff from the institutions to the Office of the State Board of Education. Line item 5 is a reduction of $55,200 in operating expenditures, an increase of $52,200 in personal costs, and an increase of $3,000 in capital outlay from the General Fund for the HERC staff position in line item 1. Lastly, the bill provides a total of $5,937,200 for discretionary funding at each of the four institutions with $2,136,600 allocated to BSU, $1,614,000 to ISU, $370,100 to LCSC, and $1,816,500 to UI.

Bill Events
Date Description
03/16 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
Reported Printed; referred to Finance
03/17 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/20 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/21 Read third time in full – PASSED - 22-13-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Burtenshaw, Cook, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Just, Lee, Lent, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Bjerke, Carlson, Den Hartog, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Lakey, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Toews, Trakel, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Lent
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 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 41-28-1
AYES – Allgood, Berch, Blanksma, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew, Clow, Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Healey, Horman, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mickelsen, Miller, Nash, Necochea, Nelsen, Petzke, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto
NAYS – Alfieri, Andrus, Barbieri, Boyle, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Ehardt, Gallagher, Hawkins, Hill, Holtzclaw, Kingsley, Lambert, Mendive, Mitchell, Monks, Price, Redman, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Wisniewski, Young, Mr. Speaker
Absent – Palmer
Floor Sponsor - Petzke
Title apvd - to Senate
03/24 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
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 170
Effective: 07/01/2023