STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-456. Special committee on criminal Justice Reinvestment Oversight. (1) In order to maintain continuous oversight of the Idaho criminal justice reinvestment initiative and related issues, there is hereby established a special legislative committee on justice reinvestment oversight.
(2) The committee shall consist of five (5) members of the senate, one (1) of whom shall be the chairperson of the senate judiciary and rules committee, two (2) from the majority party appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate and two (2) from the minority party appointed by the minority leader, and five (5) members of the house of representatives, one (1) of whom shall be the chairperson of the house judiciary, rules and administration committee, two (2) from the majority party appointed by the speaker of the house and two (2) from the minority party appointed by the minority leader. The cochairs of the special committee shall be the chairperson of the senate judiciary and rules committee and the chairperson of the house judiciary, rules and administration committee. Appointments to the committee shall be for the term of office of the member appointed. Any vacancy shall be filled in a manner consistent with the appointment procedure set forth in this subsection, except the appointment shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term. A committee member may be reappointed to the committee.
(3) The cochairs may appoint advisors with expertise in Idaho’s criminal justice system and are expected to receive input and technical assistance from the council of state governments justice center. Any advisors to the committee who are not legislative members shall not be reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses and shall not have voting privileges.
(4) The committee shall have as a primary duty and responsibility the task of monitoring, studying and guiding analysis and policy development in all aspects of the criminal justice system in Idaho including, but not limited to, monitoring performance and outcome measures as set forth in the justice reinvestment act and studying the data-driven justice reinvestment and resource allocation approach and policies to improve public safety, reduce recidivism and reduce spending on corrections in Idaho.
(5) By no later than February 1 of each year, the committee shall report to the legislature on its activities and findings and may report and make recommendations on any aspect of the Idaho criminal justice system in this state at any time.
(6) Members of the committee shall be compensated from the legislative account on order of the president pro tempore of the senate or the speaker of the house of representatives at the rates applicable for committee members of the legislative council.
(7) The special committee shall cease to exist following its report to the first regular session of the sixty-seventh Idaho legislature in 2023.
[67-456, added 2014, ch. 290, sec. 2, p. 733; am. 2019, ch. 254, sec. 1, p. 761.]