STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
RS27689C2 / H0513
This legislation creates a vehicle to generate additional moneys for times of General Fund revenue shortfalls or
major disasters, while also creating a stable source of transportation funding for state and local roads. Section 1,
in part, creates an Economic Reserve and Investment Fund (ERIF) for the purpose of providing moneys for: 1)
meeting general fund revenue shortfalls, 2) meeting expenses incurred as the result of a major disaster declared
by the governor, or 3) providing moneys for the highway distribution account. The fund source is a transfer
of $272,000,000 from Budget Stabilization Fund (BSF), and any surplus revenues generated from the General
Fund. Moneys in ERIF are invested like the Idaho Millennium Fund. Investment returns generate revenues for
the Highway Distribution Account by annually distributing 5% of the fair market value of the fund beginning
in FY 2022. Investment returns above the 5% transfer will stay in the fund.
This bill has a fiscal impact transferring about 2/3 of the balance currently in the Budget Stabilization Fund to
the new Economic Reserve and Investment Fund. In FY 2022 and each year thereafter, if the balance of the
fund has grown, it will transfer 5% of Fair Market Value to the Highway Distribution Account.
Representative Jason A. Monks
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: 02/14/2020, 8:06 AM