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S1231................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES
SHERIFFS - Amends existing law to require county sheriffs who are elected
on and after 2000 to be Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
02/18 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/19 Rpt prt - to Loc Gov
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1231
BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR COUNTY SHERIFF; AMENDING SECTION 34-618, IDAHO
3 CODE, TO REQUIRE SHERIFFS TO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY MET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A
4 BASIC CERTIFICATE FROM THE IDAHO POLICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING ACADEMY FOR
5 SHERIFFS ELECTED ON AND AFTER 2000.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 34-618, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 34-618. ELECTION OF COUNTY SHERIFFS -- QUALIFICATIONS. (1) At the general
10 election, 1972 2000 , and every four (4) years there-
11 after, a sheriff shall be elected in every county.
12 (2) No person shall be elected to the office of sheriff unless he has
13 attained the age of twenty-one (21) years at the time of his election, is a
14 citizen of the United States , and shall have resided
15 within the county one (1) year next preceding his election and has suc-
16 cessfully met the requirements for a basic certificate from the Idaho police
17 standards and training academy .
18 (3) Each candidate shall file his declaration of candidacy with the
19 county clerk.
20 (4) Each candidate who files a declaration of candidacy shall at the same
21 time pay a filing fee of forty dollars ($40.00) which shall be deposited in
22 the county treasury.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to provide for minimal
qualifications for the office of sheriff. Currently, there are
no requirements for the office of sheriff, not even a criminal
background check. The Idaho Sheriffs' Association feels it is
time to ensure that sheriffs have certain primary law
enforcement experience and do not have criminal backgrounds.
There is no fiscal impact to the state or its political
CONTACT: Vaughn Killeen, Ada County Sheriff 377-6706
Idaho Association of Counties 345-9126
Dan Chadwick, Tony Poinelli, Paul Beddoe
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL IMPACT S1231