IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES — WATER RESOURCE BOARD
42-1767. Approval of projects — Authority of water users to contract with board — Authorizing the board’s acquisition of interest in projects. Irrigation districts, canal companies, irrigation companies, water user associations and water associations are authorized to hold elections, subject to the provisions of section 34-106, Idaho Code, for the purpose of submitting a question to their qualified voters, members or stockholders, as the case may be, as to whether the district, company or association should finance the projects and facilities through the Idaho water resource board for the purposes set forth in section 42-1740, Idaho Code. A two-thirds (2/3) vote is required to approve the project. Any irrigation district, canal company, irrigation company, water user association or water association, is hereby authorized to enter into any agreement or agreements with the board with respect to an approved project within the state of Idaho, including but not limited to, agreements providing for the sale, lease or other transfer of title to real and personal property or providing for the maintenance or operation of projects rehabilitated or repaired, or pertaining to the loan or grant of funds for such projects, and said irrigation district, canal company, irrigation company, water user association or water association is hereby authorized to levy assessments as may be necessary therefor. The statutory rights and duties of any such entity shall not in any way be limited or diminished due to any such agreement or agreements with the board. In the event the board acquires an ownership interest, the board shall not assume any liabilities thereon as a result of such transfer of ownership, provided however, that it shall not acquire any voting rights in any irrigation district, canal company, water user’s association or similar entity as a result thereof.
[42-1767, added 1981, ch. 90, sec. 3, p. 128; am. 1995, ch. 118, sec. 58, p. 473.]