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S1515aa....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
PERSONNEL COMMISSION - Amends existing law to provide that the chairman of
the Personnel Commission shall be appointed by the governor prior to the
commission's first meeting of each calendar year and to provide for
appointment of the director of the Personnel Commission with the written
approval of the governor.
02/24 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/25 Rpt prt - to St Aff
03/04 Rpt out - to 14th Ord
03/05 Rpt out amen - to engros
03/06 Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen
03/09 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen
03/10 3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Hansen,
Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry,
Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Stennett, Sweeney,
Thorne, Twiggs, Wheeler, Whitworth
Absent and excused--Sorensen
Floor Sponsors - Bunderson, Andreason
Title apvd - to House
03/11 House intro - 1st rdg as amen - to St Aff
03/18 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg as amen
03/19 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen
03/19 Rls susp - PASSED - 65-2-3
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Bivens,
Black(23), Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Crane,
Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Geddes,
Hadley, Hansen, Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones(9), Jones(22),
Jones(20), Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kjellander, Kunz, Lake,
Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Miller,
Mortensen, Newcomb, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Richman, Ridinger,
Robison, Sali, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Stubbs, Taylor, Tilman,
Trail, Watson, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
NAYS -- Gould, Shaefer
Absent and excused -- Black(15), Gagner, Tippets
Floor Sponsor - Field(13)
Title apvd - to Senate
03/20 To enrol - rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/23 Sp signed - to Governor
03/25 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 330
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1515, As Amended
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE PERSONNEL COMMISSION; AMENDING SECTION 67-5307, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 PROVIDE THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PERSONNEL COMMISSION SHALL BE APPOINTED
4 BY THE GOVERNOR PRIOR TO THE COMMISSION'S FIRST MEETING OF EACH CALENDAR
5 YEAR; AND AMENDING SECTION 67-5308, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON-
6 NEL DIRECTOR SHALL BE APPOINTED WITH THE WRITTEN APPROVAL OF THE GOVERNOR
7 AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Section 67-5307, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
10 amended to read as follows:
11 67-5307. ORGANIZATION OF COMMISSION. (1) The Idaho personnel commission
12 created by this act shall consist of five (5) members, not more than three (3)
13 of which at any time may belong to the same political party. The members of
14 the commission shall be appointed by the governor on the basis of experience
15 in personnel management, business or governmental management and their known
16 sympathy with merit principles for the impartial selection of efficient state
17 government employees; provided, however, that at least two (2) of the members
18 shall have had at least five (5) years of personnel management experience.
19 (2) Members of the commission shall be appointed for overlapping terms of
20 six (6) years, except that in the first instance one (1) member shall be
21 appointed for two (2) years, one (1) member for four (4) years and one (1)
22 member for six (6) years. Initial members shall be appointed to take office
23 within thirty (30) days after the effective date of this act. The members of
24 the personnel commission serving on the effective date of this act shall con-
25 tinue in office subject to the provisions of this act. The additional members
26 of the commission shall be appointed one (1) for four (4) years and one (1)
27 for six (6) years, the term of each to be designated by the governor. Their
28 successors shall be appointed for terms of six (6) years. If, for any reason,
29 a member should leave the commission before his term expires, the governor
30 shall appoint another member to fill out the unexpired term.
31 (3) No member of the commission shall hold political office or be an
32 officer of a political organization during his term, nor shall any member have
33 held political office or have been an officer of a political organization dur-
34 ing the twelve (12) months preceding his appointment. No member of the commis-
35 sion shall have been employed as an official or employee of the state of Idaho
36 during the twelve (12) months preceding his appointment, nor be so employed
37 during his term. At its first meeting the commission shall elect one (1)
38 of the members as chairman. Thereafter, t T he chairman
39 shall be elected during appointed by the governor prior to
40 the first meeting of each calendar year.
41 (4) Any department aggrieved by any action or inaction of the commission
42 shall be afforded an opportunity for a hearing before the commission upon
43 request therefor in writing. Minutes or summary of the proceedings of all
1 hearings shall be made and filed with the commission, together with findings
2 of fact and conclusions of law made by the commission.
3 (5) The governor may remove a commissioner for inefficiency, neglect of
4 duty or misconduct in office after first giving him a copy of charges against
5 him and an opportunity to be heard publicly before the governor. A copy of
6 the charges and a transcript of the record of the hearing shall be filed with
7 the secretary of state.
8 (6) The commission shall meet at regularly scheduled intervals or on call
9 of the chairman. Three (3) members shall constitute a quorum for the transac-
10 tion of business. Members shall each be compensated as provided by section
11 59-509(n), Idaho Code.
12 SECTION 2. That Section 67-5308, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
13 amended to read as follows:
14 67-5308. AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF THE PERSONNEL COMMISSION -- SELECTION OF
15 PERSONNEL DIRECTOR. (1) It shall be the duty of the Idaho personnel commission
16 to administer this act. The commission shall have the duty, power and author-
17 ity to employ such persons, make such expenditures, require such reports, make
18 investigations, perform such travel pursuant to the provisions of this act,
19 and to take such other actions as it deems necessary or suitable to that end.
20 (2) A personnel director shall be appointed by the commission , with
21 the written approval of the governor, from a register of eligibles
22 established from an unassembled examination pursuant to section 67-5309,
23 Idaho Code, who shall be experienced in personnel administration, and
24 who shall be the executive secretary and administrative officer of the commis-
26 SECTION 3. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby
27 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
28 passage and approval.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation results from a recommendation of
the Governor's Task Force on Personnel.
This legislation provides that the Chairman of the
Personnel Commission shall be appointed by the Governor.
The legislation also provides that the Personnel Commission
shall appoint the personnel director with the written
approval of the Governor.
The citizens and the legislature hold the Governor
accountable for the efficient and effective administration
of state government. However, under current law as it
personnel administration, the governor has limited direct
authority. This legislation gives the Governor reasonable
authority in this important area. This legislation
becomes effective upon enactment.
Contact Hall Bunderson
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE
This SOP reprinted at the request of Senator
Bunderson. Amendments to S1515 changed the SOP, thus
the reason for the reprint.