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SENATE BILL NO. 1444 – Pardons/parole comm, qualifications


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S1444................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES
PARDONS AND PAROLE COMMISSION - Amends existing law to delete certain
qualifications for members of the Commission of Pardons and Parole.

02/12    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/13    Rpt prt - to Jud
02/23    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/24    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/27    3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
      Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Diede, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Hansen,
      Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry,
      Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stennett,
      Sweeney, Thorne, Twiggs, Wheeler, Whitworth
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Darrington
    Title apvd - to House
03/02    House intro - 1st rdg - to Jud
03/20    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/20    Rls susp - PASSED - 64-0-6
      AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Bivens,
      Black(15), Black(23), Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase,
      Clark, Crane, Crow, Cuddy, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20),
      Gagner, Geddes, Gould, 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, Schaefer, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone,
      Tilman, Tippets, Trail, Watson, Wheeler, Zimmermann
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Deal, Sali, Stubbs, Taylor, Wood, Mr Speaker
    Floor Sponsor - Hornbeck
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/23    To enrol - rpt enrol - Pres signed
    Sp signed - to Governor
03/25    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 355
         Effective: 07/01/98

Bill Text


 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 1998

                                      IN THE SENATE

                                   SENATE BILL NO. 1444

                             BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE

 1                                        AN ACT
 4        SION.

 5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

 6        SECTION 1.  That Section 20-210, Idaho Code, be, and the  same  is  hereby
 7    amended to read as follows:

 9    --  TERMS  --  SALARY  -- STAFF. The board shall appoint a state commission of
10    pardons and parole, each member of which shall be subject to  the  advice  and
11    consent  of  the  senate, in this chapter referred to as the commission, which
12    shall succeed to and have all rights, powers and authority of  said  board  of
13    pardons  as  are granted and provided by the provisions of the constitution of
14    the state of Idaho.
15        The commission shall be composed of  five  (5)  members  ,  with  due
16    regard  for their experience, knowledge and interest in sociology, psychology,
17    rehabilitative services and similar pertinent disciplines . The  members
18    shall  serve  at the pleasure of the board and not more than three (3) members
19    shall be from any one (1) political party.
20        The members of the commission shall be appointed for the purposes of orga-
21    nization as follows: One (1) member is to be appointed for one (1)  year,  one
22    (1) for two (2) years, one (1) for three (3) years, one (1) for four (4) years
23    and  one  (1) for five (5) years, with each succeeding vacancy to be filled by
24    the board for terms of five (5) years; vacancies in the commission  for  unex-
25    pired terms shall be by appointment by the board for the remainder of the term
26    and all appointees may be reappointed.
27        The  commission  shall also act as the advisory commission to the board on
28    matters of adult probation and parole and may exercise such powers and  duties
29    in this respect as are delegated to it by the board.
30        The  commission  shall  meet  at such times and places as determined to be
31    necessary and convenient, or at the call of the executive director and in  any
32    event no less than quarterly.
33        The  members  shall be compensated as provided by section 59-509(i), Idaho
34    Code, when attending quarterly meetings conducted at a date and time  separate
35    from  a  hearing session or other meetings approved by the executive director.
36    The members shall receive compensation of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per
37    member per day when conducting  parole,  commutation,  pardon,  revocation  or
38    other hearings, and shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses sub-
39    ject to the limitations provided in section 67-2008, Idaho Code.
40        The board will liberally allow the reasonable payment for services of such
41    technical  and  professional  advice  and  consultation  as the commission may
42    require. The board shall appoint the executive director  for  the  commission.

 1    The  executive  director  shall be the full-time employee who shall report to,
 2    serve at the pleasure of, and be compensated as determined by the  board.  The
 3    executive  director  shall  be the official representative for the commission,
 4    shall be responsible for the managing and administration of  daily  commission
 5    business  and  shall schedule hearing sessions at times convenient to the mem-
 6    bers of the commission. For each scheduled  session,  the  executive  director
 7    shall  designate  one  (1)  of  the members of the commission as the presiding
 8    officer for conducting the hearings. The  executive  director  may  hire  such
 9    staff and employees as are approved by the board. The executive director shall
10    also have such other duties and responsibilities as the board shall assign.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


    RS 07852
    The purpose of RS07852 is to amend Section 20-210, Idaho Code.
    The modifications to the statue removes subject criteria for 
    Commission appointments.
    FISCAL IMPACT: There will be no fiscal impact and will have no 
    additional costs to the state.
    CONTACT: Olivia Craven, Executive Director
             Commission of Pardons and Parolc
    S 1444