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H0225......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS VETERANS PREFERENCE - Amends existing law relating to veterans; to strike certain limitations on damages, costs of suit and attorney's fees relating to a violation involving the preference to be given veterans by public employers. 02/16 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/17 Rpt prt - to St Aff
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 225 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO VETERANS; AMENDING SECTION 65-505, IDAHO CODE, TO STRIKE CERTAIN 3 LIMITATIONS ON DAMAGES, COSTS OF SUIT AND ATTORNEY'S FEES RELATING TO THE 4 VIOLATIONS INVOLVING THE PREFERENCE TO BE GIVEN VETERANS BY PUBLIC EMPLOY- 5 ERS AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. That Section 65-505, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 8 amended to read as follows: 9 65-505. FAILING OR REFUSING TO GIVE PREFERENCE -- CIVIL LIABILITY. All 10 elective officers, department heads, boards, commissions and all other public 11 officials in any state, county and municipal governments and departments, and 12 in all political subdivisions thereof, who deliberately or wilfullywillfully 13 refuse or fail to give preference to qualified war veterans required by the 14 provisions of this actchapter shall be subject to writs of mandate pursuant 15 to sections 7-301 tothrough 7-314, Idaho Code, and if found in violation of 16 any such provisions shall be required to pay the costs of suit and reasonable 17 attorney's fees incurred in such action, and shall further be required to 18 employ or reemploy the war veteran, and shall be required to pay as damages 19 such amount as the court may award , but in no event shall the amount of such20 damages, costs of suit and attorney's fees exceed the sum of two hundred fifty21 dollars ($250).
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14862C1 The purpose of this legislation is to update Idaho Code, 65- 505 which deals with veterans preference. Changes to Idaho Code 65-505 include technical changes and striking of the limitations awarded for violations. The amount awarded for violations has not been updated for a number of years. FISCAL NOTE There is no fiscal impact to the general fund. Contact Name: Rep. Darrell Bolz Phone: 208-332-1000 Name: Sen. Patti Anne Lodge Phone: 208-332-1325 Name: Rep. Bill Deal Phone: 208-332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 225