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HOUSE BILL NO. 587<br /> – Judges/justices, salaries


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H0587.....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS
JUDGES - JUSTICES - Amends existing law to provide for a salary increase
for Supreme Court justices and district court judges.

02/29    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/03    Rpt prt - to Jud
03/04    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/05    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/06    3rd rdg - PASSED - 62-0-8
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Block,
      Bock, Boe, Bolz, Bowers, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez,
      Chew, Collins, Crane, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood, Henderson,
      Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker,
      Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini,
      Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ringo, Ruchti, Rusche,
      Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(08), Shirley, Shively, Smith(30),
      Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Thomas, Trail, Vander Woude,
      Wills, Wood(27), Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Black, Clark, Durst, Henbest, Jaquet, Roberts,
      Shepherd(02), Wood(35)
    Floor Sponsor - Wills
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/07    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Jud
03/11    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/12    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/14    3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2
      AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Broadsword, Burkett, Cameron,
      Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde,
      Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge,
      Malepeai(Sagness), McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson,
      Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Bilyeu, Jorgenson
    Floor Sponsor - Darrington
    Title apvd - to House
03/17    To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/18    Pres signed - To Governor
03/19    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 220
         Effective: 07/01/08

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   Second Regular Session - 2008


                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 587

                                BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

  1                                        AN ACT
  4        JUDGES.

  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 59-502, Idaho Code, be, and the  same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:

  8        59-502.  SALARIES OF JUDGES. (1) Commencing on July 1, 2006, the salary of
  9    the  justices of the supreme court shall be one hundred ten thousand five hun-
 10    dred dollars ($110,500) per annum, and the salary of the judges  of  the  dis-
 11    trict  courts  shall  be  one  hundred  three  thousand  six  hundred  dollars
 12    ($103,600)  per  annum. Commencing on July 1, 2007, the annual salaries of the
 13    justices of the supreme court and the annual salaries of  the  judges  of  the
 14    district  courts shall be increased by five percent (5%), and again commencing
 15    on July 1, 2008, the annual salaries of the justices of the supreme court  and
 16    the annual salaries of the judges of the district courts shall be increased by
 17    three percent (3%).
 18        (2)  Salaries  of  magistrates shall be as prescribed by chapter 22, title
 19    1, Idaho Code.
 20        (3)  Salaries shall be paid on regular pay  periods  not  less  frequently
 21    than  monthly  as  determined  by order of the supreme court as due out of the
 22    state treasury, but no justice of the supreme court or judge of  the  district
 23    court  or  magistrate shall be paid his salary, or any part thereof, unless he
 24    shall first take and subscribe an oath that there is not in his hands any mat-
 25    ter in controversy not decided by him, which has been  finally  submitted  for
 26    his  consideration  and determination thirty (30) days prior to his taking and
 27    subscribing said oath.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                            RS 17453C1

This bill would change the annual salary of justices of the
supreme court, judges of the court of appeals, district judges
and attorney magistrate judges beginning July 1, 2008.  The
annual salaries of the justices and judges would be increased by
three percent (3%).

                           FISCAL NOTE

The estimated fiscal impact of the increased cost of salary and
benefits, which are paid from the general fund, would be $512,779
for FY 2009.

Name: Senator Denton Darrington 
      Representative Jim Clark
Phone: (208) 332-1000

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                         H 587