Idaho Statutes

40-409.  Real property grants authorized — Annual report — Interest in contract penalized. (1) Each turnpike project when constructed and opened to traffic shall be maintained and kept in good condition and repair by the board. Each project shall also be operated by tolltakers and other operating employees as the board may in its discretion employ. Nothing contained in this chapter shall in any way affect the regular duties prescribed for state and local police officers.
(2)  All political subdivisions and all public departments, agencies and commissions of the state of Idaho, notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, are hereby authorized and empowered to lease, lend, grant or convey to the board at its request, upon terms and conditions as the proper authorities of political subdivisions and departments, agencies and commissions of the state deem reasonable and fair, and without the necessity for advertisement, order of a court or other action or formality, other than the regular and formal action of the authorities concerned, any real property which may be necessary or convenient to the effectuation of the authorized purposes of the board, including public highways and other real property already devoted to public use.
(3)  On or before December 1 each year the board shall make an annual report of its activities for the preceding fiscal year relating to turnpike projects to the governor and to the legislature. Each report shall set forth a complete operating and financial statement covering its operations during the year. The board shall cause an audit of its books and accounts to be made as required in section 67-450B, Idaho Code, and the cost of audits shall be treated as a part of the cost of construction or of operation of the turnpike project.
(4)  Any member, agent or employee of the board who is interested, either directly or indirectly, in any contract of another with the board, or in the sale of any property, either real or personal, to the board shall be guilty of a felony and punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, or by both fine and imprisonment.

[40-409, added 1985, ch. 253, sec. 2, p. 609; am. 1993, ch. 387, sec. 9, p. 1425.]

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