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HJR008...........................................................by BARRETT LEGISLATURE - BIENNIAL SESSIONS - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Idaho to change the sessions of the Legislature from annual to biennial; and to provide a convening date of the second Monday after the first day of January in each odd-numbered year, unless a different day shall have been appointed by law, and at other times when convened by the Governor. 01/29 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/30 Rpt prt - to St Aff
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8 BY BARRETT 1 A JOINT RESOLUTION 2 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 8, ARTICLE III, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE 3 STATE OF IDAHO, RELATING TO SESSIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND THE CONVENING 4 DATE OF THE SESSION, TO CHANGE THE SESSIONS OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE FROM 5 ANNUAL TO BIENNIAL, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONVENING OF THE BIENNIAL SES- 6 SION ON THE SECOND MONDAY AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY OF EACH ODD-NUM- 7 BERED YEAR, UNLESS A DIFFERENT DAY SHALL HAVE BEEN APPOINTED BY LAW, AND 8 AT OTHER TIMES WHEN CONVENED BY THE GOVERNOR; STATING THE QUESTION TO BE 9 SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORATE; DIRECTING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO PREPARE 10 THE STATEMENTS REQUIRED BY LAW; AND DIRECTING THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO 11 PUBLISH THE AMENDMENT AND ARGUMENTS AS REQUIRED BY LAW. 12 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 13 SECTION 1. That Section 8, Article III, of the Constitution of the State 14 of Idaho be amended to read as follows: 15 SECTION 8. SESSIONS OF LEGISLATURE. The sessions of the legis- 16 lature shall be held annuallybiennially at the capital of the state, 17 commencing on the second Monday after the first day of January of 18 each odd-numbered year, unless a different day shall have been 19 appointed by law, and at other times when convened by the governor. 20 SECTION 2. The question to be submitted to the electors of the State of 21 Idaho at the next general election shall be as follows: 22 "Shall Section 8, Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho 23 be amended to change the sessions of the state legislature from annual to 24 biennial, and to provide for the convening of the biennial session on the sec- 25 ond Monday after the first day of January of each odd-numbered year, unless a 26 different day shall have been appointed by law, and at other times when con- 27 vened by the governor?". 28 SECTION 3. The Legislative Council is directed to prepare the statements 29 required by Section 67-453, Idaho Code, and file the same. 30 SECTION 4. The Secretary of State is hereby directed to publish this pro- 31 posed constitutional amendment and arguments as required by law.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 13765 This legislation proposes an amendment to the Idaho Constitution, relating to sessions of the legislature and the convening date of the session. This amendment would change the sessions of the Idaho State Legislature from annual to biennial, and to provide for the convening of the biennial session on the second Monday after the first day of January of each odd-numbered year. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact to the general fund. Contact Name: Representative Lenore Hardy Barrett Phone: 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HJR 008