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Legislative Report


66th Idaho Legislature
2nd Regular Session


IWUA Legislative Report (4/6/2022 - final) 

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H467 (Support)

Water, Revolving Account Loans (I.C. § 42-1756): Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding loans from the revolving account.

House Action: Passed 67-1-2 (Feb. 3)
Senate Action: Passed 34-0-1 (Mar. 10)
Final Action: Law

H559 (Support)

Confined Animal Feeding Operations (I.C. § 39-3628B): Adds to existing law to provide for the confined animal feeding operations improvement fund and committee

House Action: Passed 48-20-2 (Feb. 15)
Senate Action: Passed 30-4-1 (Mar. 7)
Final Action: Law

H584 (Support)

Anderson Ranch Dam: Providing legislative confirmation that the Water Board has complied with certain elements of developing a water right.

House Action: Pased 61-7-2 (Feb. 23)
Senate Action: Passed 35-0-0 (Mar. 17)
Final Action: Law

H748 (Support)

Water Rights / Property Transfers: Creating Section 55-616 to codify the effect of a transfer of real property on the associated water rights and authorizations. (Formerly S1278)

House Action: Pased 66-0-4 (Mar. 11)
Senate Action: Passed 35-0-0 (Mar. 17)
Final Action: Law

H749 (Support)

Lemhi Water Rights Settlement: Codifying elements of the settlement agreement between water users in the Lemhi Basin.

House Action: Passed 69-0-1 (Mar. 15)
Senate Action: Passed 35-0-0 (Mar. 23)
Final Action: Law

H757 (Support)

Water Quality Program for Agriculture: Supporting resumption of funding for the Water Quality Program for Agriculture (WQPA), managed by the Idaho Soil Conservation districts.

House Action: Passed 59-9-2 (Mar. 14)
Senate Action: Passed 33-0-2 (Mar. 17)
Final Action:

H763 (Support)

Water Quality Program for Agriculture: Supporting resumption of funding for the Water Quality Program for Agriculture (WQPA), managed by the Idaho Soil Conservation districts.

House Action: Passed 59-9-2 (Mar. 14)
Senate Action: Passed 33-0-2 (Mar. 17)
Final Action: Law

H769 (Support)

IDWR Budget Request: Supporting the budget request of the Idaho Department of Water Resources, including: (1) Increased FTE’s; and (2) Appropriation of ARPA and state surplus funds for water infrastructure projects in Idaho.

House Action: Passed 59-10-1 (Mar. 14)
Senate Action: Passed 31-2-2 (Mar. 21)
Final Action: Law

S1275 (Support)

Irrigation Districts / Nominees Oath: Amending Idaho Code 43-201 to include residency requirements in the nominee's oath form.

House Action: Passed 61-0-9 (Mar. 14)
Senate Action: Passed 29-0-6 (Feb. 23)
Final Action: Law


S1276a (Support)

Irrigation / Canals / NOtice: Amending Canal Company notice requirements to allign with notice requirements for other canal company meetings and actions.

House Action: Passed 62-0-8 (Mar. 14)
Senate Action: Passed 33-0-2 (Mar. 3)
Final Action: Law

S1277 (Support)

Irrigation Districts / Voting: Amending Idaho Code 43-111 to clarify who is qualified to participate in an irrigation district election.

House Action: Passed 62-0-8 (Mar. 14)
Senate Action: Passed 29-0-6 (Feb. 23)
Final Action: Law

IWUA Legislative Committee

Ron Platt, Chair
Mike Rasmussen, District 1
Alan Kelsch, District 2
Kevin Christensen, District 3
Jeff Darrington, District 4
Rick Pearson, District 5
Alan Hansten, District 6
John Eells, District 7
Clair Bosen, District 8
Greg Shenton, District 9
Ellis Gooch, District 10
Michael Comeskey, District 11
Mark Zirschky, District 12
Carl Hayes, District 13
Neil Shippy, District 14
Barney Metz, District 15
Harold Mohlman, District 16
Harvey Walker, Associate Members
Roger Warner, Associate Members
Shawn Tischendorf, At-large, Surface Water
Dan Davidson, At-large, Surface Water
Shawn VanOrden, Ground Water Caucus
Mike Faulkner, Ground Water Caucus
Adam McCoy, Ground Water Caucus
Heather Rice, Ground Water Caucus
T.J. Budge, Ground Water Caucus


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