Bill Description: Senate Bill 1123 would convert Lava Hot Springs Foundation’s state government funding into one of a continuously appropriated account.
Does it in any way restrict public access to information related to government activity or otherwise compromise government transparency or accountability? Conversely, does it increase public access to information related to government activity or increase government transparency or accountability?
Senate Bill 1123 amends sections 67-4405, 67-4408, and 67-4409, Idaho Code, to convert the Lava Hot Springs Foundation Fund and the Lava Hot Springs Capital Improvement Account to be continuously appropriated.
When funds are continuously appropriated, it means that the entity receiving the funds can spend them as it receives them rather than having to seek an explicit appropriation by the Legislature. The continuous appropriation process decreases accountability to the Legislature and to the people.
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