STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
IDAHO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT
67-5226. Temporary rules. (1) If the governor finds that:
(a) Protection of the public health, safety, or welfare; or
(b) Compliance with deadlines in amendments to governing law or federal programs; or
(c) Conferring a benefit;
requires a rule to become effective before it has been submitted to the legislature for review the agency may proceed with such notice as is practicable and adopt a temporary rule, except as otherwise provided in section 67-5229(1)(d), Idaho Code. The agency may make the temporary rule immediately effective. The agency shall incorporate the required finding and a concise statement of its supporting reasons in each rule adopted in reliance upon the provisions of this subsection.
(2) A rule adopted pursuant to subsection (1) of this section which imposes a fee or charge may become effective under this section before it has been approved by concurrent resolution only if the governor finds that the fee or charge is necessary to avoid immediate danger which justifies the imposition of the fee or charge.
(3) In no case shall a rule adopted pursuant to this section remain in effect beyond the conclusion of the next succeeding regular session of the legislature unless the rule is approved by concurrent resolution, in which case the rule may remain in effect until the time specified in the resolution or until the rule has been replaced by a final rule which has become effective as provided in section 67-5224(5), Idaho Code.
(4) Temporary rules shall be published in the first available issue of the bulletin.
(5) Temporary rules are not subject to the requirements of section 67-5223, Idaho Code, provided that the administrative rules coordinator sends a copy of the temporary rules to the director of the legislative services office.
(6) Concurrently with the promulgation of a rule under this section, or as soon as reasonably possible thereafter, an agency shall commence the promulgation of a proposed rule in accordance with the rulemaking requirements of this chapter, unless the temporary rule adopted by the agency will expire by its own terms or by operation of law before the proposed rule could become final.
[67-5226, added 1992, ch. 263, sec. 16, p. 799; am. 1995, ch. 196, sec. 2, p. 687; am. 1996, ch. 161, sec. 7, p. 536; am. 2000, ch. 203, sec. 2, p. 511; am. 2003, ch. 22, sec. 1, p. 92; am. 2010, ch. 20, sec. 4, p. 36; am. 2014, ch. 191, sec. 2, p. 516.]