Below is a list of bills that ISFCA is currently working on.
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| S1329||Time sensitive emergencies ||03/12/2014 Senate -
Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker||No position at this time. Board is in discussion with many parties and districts. |
| S1345||Water, releases/diversions ||02/11/2014 Senate - Reported Printed; referred to Resources & Environment ||Support|
| H0539||Exploding targets ||This bill took over for H0414|
02/21/2014 House - Reported Printed and Referred to Resources & Conservation
| H0414||Exploding targets ||01/27/2014 House - Reported Printed and Referred to Resources & Conservation ||Support|
| H0487||Labor negotiations/exec session ||02/27/2014 Senate - Introduced, read first time; referred to: State Affairs||Support |
| H0560||Local governmental entities ||03/19/2014 House -
Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor|| Support |
| H0523||Audit Reporting - This bill is replacing bills 474 and 496||02/19/2014 House - Reported Printed and Referred to Revenue & Taxation ||Support |
| H0496|| Local govt entities, audits||02/18/2014 House - Referred to Revenue & Taxation ||Opposed, sent letter to committee for revisions|
| H0474|| Local government entities|| 02/07/2014 House - Reported Printed and Referred to Revenue & Taxation||Opposed, sent letter to committee for revisions|
| S1273||Worker's compensation, firefighters|
03/12/2014 House -
Read First Time, Referred to Commerce & Human Resources
OPE should study this issue. It only covers professional firefighters. A letter has been drafted and sent to the committee and membership.
ISFCA’s Legislative Committee has been working with
legislatures the past couple of months to draft legislation that will benefit all fire
districts. Below are the updates.
- Idaho Statute 31-1410A – giving the
districts of Idaho the ability to go from a (5) five member board back
down to a (3) three member board. We have received a lot of feedback
from districts that find it difficult to find board members to fill all
(5) five seats and asked us to work with the legislature to have this
- Idaho Statute 31-1408 - Subdistricts – dropping the
“county” restriction when trying to obtain fire commissioners and go based
off population and area. A lot of districts are finding it difficult
to obtain fire commissioners in small counties and this will give them the
ability to fill their board.
- Idaho Statute 31-1420 - Selling of property – Currently
the board would have to obtain a “certified appraiser” to appraise items
worth more than $10,000. We are having a bill drafted that
would take out “certified” since there aren’t any certified appraisers for
fire equipment. We have also asked that the “appraiser” be refrained
from purchasing any item that they or their company have appraised.
ISFCA is working very hard to make sure fire districts are heard and can keep protecting life and property.
Please make sure to contact us anytime if you have any questions or concerns. If you have contacts that can help ISFCA in the legislature, please keep us informed.
We will keep you up to date as soon as we hear anything. You can track each of these bills at http://legislature.idaho.gov/MyBillTracker/Login_input.do.