STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
IDAHO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT
67-5222. Public participation. (1) Prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule, the agency shall afford all interested persons reasonable opportunity to submit data, views and arguments, orally or in writing. The agency shall receive comments for not less than twenty-one (21) days after the date of publication of the notice of proposed rulemaking in the bulletin.
(2) When promulgating substantive rules, the agency shall provide an opportunity for oral presentation if requested by twenty-five (25) persons, a political subdivision, or an agency. The request must be made in writing and be within fourteen (14) days of the date of publication of the notice of proposed rulemaking in the bulletin, or within fourteen (14) days prior to the end of the comment period, whichever is later. An opportunity for oral presentation need not be provided when the agency has no discretion as to the substantive content of a proposed rule because the proposed rule is intended solely to comply:
(a) with a controlling judicial decision or court order; or
(b) with the provisions of a statute or federal rule that has been amended since the adoption of the agency rule.
[67-5222, added 1992, ch. 263, sec. 12, p. 797.]