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H0573......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN - Amends existing law to provide that the precinct committeemen within each legislative district shall meet within the legislative district or at a convenient location in a county contiguous to the legislative district, within eleven days after the primary election. 02/07 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/08 Rpt prt - to St Aff
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 573 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT CENTRAL COMMITTEES; AMENDING SECTION 34-503, 3 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN WITHIN EACH LEGISLA- 4 TIVE DISTRICT SHALL MEET WITHIN THE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OR AT A CONVE- 5 NIENT LOCATION IN A COUNTY CONTIGUOUS TO THE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT, WITHIN 6 ELEVEN DAYS AFTER THE PRIMARY ELECTION. 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 8 SECTION 1. That Section 34-503, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 9 amended to read as follows: 10 34-503. LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT CENTRAL COMMITTEE -- MEMBERSHIP -- OFFICERS. 11 The legislative district central committee of each political party in each 12 legislative district shall consist of the precinct committeemen representing 13 the precincts within the legislative district, and the legislative district 14 chairman elected by the precinct committeemen. The precinct committeemen 15 within each legislative district shall meet within the legislative district or 16 at a convenient location in a county contiguous to the legislative district, 17 within eleven (11) days after the primary election, the meeting time and place 18 to be designated by the incumbent legislative district chairman. At this meet- 19 ing the precinct committeemen shall organize by electing a chairman, vice 20 chairman, a secretary and such other officers as they may desire, who shall 21 hold office at the pleasure of the legislative district central committee or 22 until their successors are elected. 23 Unless state party rules, adopted as provided in section 34-506, Idaho 24 Code, provide otherwise, when a vacancy exists in the office of legislative 25 district central committee chairman, it shall be the duty of the state central 26 committee chairman to call a meeting of the precinct committeemen of the leg- 27 islative district, and the precinct committeemen shall proceed to elect a 28 chairman of the legislative district central committee for the balance of the 29 unexpired term.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 15897 This legislation would allow legislative district central committees to meet in a contiguous county to the district to accommodate a central location where none exists within the district. FISCAL NOTE There is no fiscal impact. Contact Name: Representative Tom Loertscher Phone: (208) 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 573