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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
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]]]] 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 wilfully willfully
13 refuse or fail to give preference to qualified war veterans required by the
14 provisions of this act chapter shall be subject to writs of mandate pursuant
15 to sections 7-301 to through 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 such
20 damages, costs of suit and attorney's fees exceed the sum of two hundred fifty
21 dollars ($250).
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
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
There is no fiscal impact to the general fund.
Name: Rep. Darrell Bolz
Name: Sen. Patti Anne Lodge
Name: Rep. Bill Deal
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 225