COOPERATION WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
43-1808. Election to determine whether district shall contract with government. (a) At any election under the provisions of section 43-401, Idaho Code, when the question of a contract between the district and the United States is to be voted upon, the notice of such election may state generally the terms of such contract and the ballots may contain the words "Contract–yes" or "Contract–no," or other words equivalent thereto, instead of the words "Bonds–yes" or "Bonds–no," and the procedure in connection with such vote upon such contract.
(b) Any election where the question of a contract between an irrigation district and the United States providing for the payment by the United States of the irrigation district’s proportionate share of the capital costs of reconstructing, rehabilitating, replacing or improving dams, structures or works, whether or not legal title thereto is owned by the district, necessary to the storage, diversion or delivery of water necessary and appurtenant to the purposes for which such district was organized is to be voted upon, shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of section 43-401, Idaho Code, insofar as possible. The question shall be submitted to a vote of all qualified electors of the district as defined in section 43-111, Idaho Code, except that any person residing within the boundaries of the irrigation district and meeting the qualifications of section 34-104, Idaho Code, shall also be permitted to vote. No report need be obtained from the department of water resources and the notice of election need not contain any recital concerning a report from the department of water resources. The contract between an irrigation district and the United States providing for the payment by the United States of the irrigation district’s proportionate share of the capital costs of reconstructing, rehabilitating, replacing or improving dams, structures or works, the election approving the contract and all proceedings taken by an irrigation district in connection with the contract and election need not be confirmed by the district court.
[(43-1808) 1903, p. 150, part of sec. 15; reen. 1907, p. 484, sec. 1, part of subd. 15; reen. R.C., sec. 2396; am. 1915, ch. 143, proviso in sec. 5, p. 304; compiled and reen. C.L. 167:8; C.S., sec. 4473; I.C.A., sec. 42-1808; am. 1980, ch. 329, sec. 1, p. 851; am. 2006, ch. 124, sec. 3, p. 359.]
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