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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
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
]]]] 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 fifty two 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
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
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.
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
Projected Compensation $68,195.00 Salary
($200/day) $ 8,200.00 Benefits
Name: Olivia Craven
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1150