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S1150................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES PARDONS AND PAROLE COMMISSION - Amends existing law relating to the Commission of Pardons and Parole to increase compensation to commission members. 02/13 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/14 Rpt prt - to Jud 02/20 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/21 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/28 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0 AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett, Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Darrington Title apvd - to House 03/01 House intro - 1st rdg - to Jud 03/06 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/07 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/12 3rd rdg - PASSED - 66-2-2 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Collins, Crane, Durst, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Barrett, Moyle Absent and excused -- Clark, Wood(35) Floor Sponsor - Smith(24) Title apvd - to Senate 03/13 To enrol 03/14 Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed 03/15 To Governor 03/20 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 102 Effective: 07/01/07
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1150 BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO THE COMMISSION OF PARDONS AND PAROLE; AMENDING SECTION 20-210, 3 IDAHO CODE, TO INCREASE COMPENSATION TO COMMISSION MEMBERS. 4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 5 SECTION 1. That Section 20-210, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 6 amended to read as follows: 7 20-210. COMMISSION OF PARDONS AND PAROLE -- APPOINTMENT -- QUALIFICATIONS 8 -- TERMS -- SALARY -- STAFF. The governor shall appoint a state commission of 9 pardons and parole, each member of which shall be subject to the advice and 10 consent of the senate, in this chapter referred to as the commission, which 11 shall succeed to and have all rights, powers and authority of said board of 12 pardons as are granted and provided by the provisions of the constitution of 13 the state of Idaho. 14 The commission shall be composed of five (5) members. The members shall 15 serve at the pleasure of the governor and not more than three (3) members 16 shall be from any one (1) political party. 17 The members of the commission shall be appointed for the purposes of orga- 18 nization as follows: Members on the commission on the effective date of this 19 act, shall serve out the remainder of their terms; thereafter, as members' 20 terms expire, the governor shall reappoint them or appoint new members to 21 serve terms of three (3) years; vacancies in the commission for unexpired 22 terms shall be by appointment by the governor for the remainder of the term 23 and all appointees may be reappointed. 24 The commission and the board may meet as necessary to exchange such infor- 25 mation to enable each to effectively carry out their respective duties. 26 The commission shall meet at such times and places as determined to be 27 necessary and convenient, or at the call of the executive director and in any 28 event no less than quarterly. 29 The members shall be compensated as provided by section 59-509(i), Idaho 30 Code, when attending quarterly meetings conducted at a date and time separate 31 from a hearing session or other meetings approved by the executive director. 32 The members shall receive compensation of one hundred fiftytwo hundred dol- 33 lars ($ 15200) per member per day when conducting parole, commutation, pardon, 34 revocation or other hearings, and shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary 35 expenses subject to the limitations provided in section 67-2008, Idaho Code. 36 The governor will liberally allow the reasonable payment for services of 37 such technical and professional advice and consultation as the commission may 38 require. The governor shall appoint the executive director for the commission. 39 The executive director shall be the full-time employee who shall report to, 40 serve at the pleasure of, and be compensated as determined by the governor. 41 The executive director shall be the official representative for the commis- 42 sion, shall be responsible for the managing and administration of daily com- 43 mission business and shall schedule hearing sessions at times convenient to 2 1 the members of the commission. For each scheduled session, the executive 2 director shall designate one (1) of the members of the commission as the pre- 3 siding officer for conducting the hearings. The executive director may hire 4 such staff and employees as are approved by the governor. The executive direc- 5 tor shall also have such other duties and responsibilities as the governor 6 shall assign.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 16921 The purpose of the change to this statute is to increase the compensation for the Commission of Pardons and Parole members. The Commissioners currently receive $150.00 per day when they are conducting parole hearings. When they are attending meetings or other Commission-related functions, they are paid $75.00 per day. They have not received an increase in their compensation for approximately fifteen (15) years. The Commission spends many days preparing for each session, and they are not compensated for this time. They receive a report for each inmate they will be hearing, a week before a session starts. They spend days reading these reports, so they can make the best decision possible in each case - they are not paid for the preparation time. The Commissioners are not just a policy board as most boards are - they are a working board making parole and clemency decisions. FISCAL NOTE The fiscal impact is outlined below, showing a comparison with actual compensation costs (salary/honorarium only) for CY 2006a and the costs had they received $200 per day: CY 2006: $52,195.00 Salary ($150/day) $ 6,147.00 Benefits TOTAL $57,342.00 Projected Compensation $68,195.00 Salary ($200/day) $ 8,200.00 Benefits TOTAL $76,395.00 Contact Name: Olivia Craven Phone: 334-2520 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1150