STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS — GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR
67-809. Duties of lieutenant governor — Actual and necessary expenses — compensation of senate president pro tempore when acting as lieutenant governor. (1) The lieutenant governor shall perform on a day to day basis such duties in and for the government of this state as the governor may from time to time direct. The lieutenant governor shall perform such additional duties as the governor may deem necessary and desirable to promote the improvement of state government and the development of the human, natural and industrial resources of this state. At the written direction of the governor, the lieutenant governor may represent the state in negotiations, compacts, hearings and other matters dealing with the states or the federal government. He shall cooperate with all state and local governmental agencies to promote and encourage the orderly development of the resources of Idaho.
The lieutenant governor shall also exercise the powers and privileges of the office of governor and presidency of the senate as provided by sections 12 and 13, article IV of the constitution of the state of Idaho.
(2) The lieutenant governor shall be entitled to receive the following expense allowances:
(a) As unvouchered expense allowances:
(i) While performing the duties of acting governor, the difference between the daily salary of lieutenant governor and the daily salary of governor, which amount shall be in addition to the salary as lieutenant governor. Such amount shall not be paid for any day on which the lieutenant governor claims an unvouchered expense allowance as president of the senate.
(ii) For each day spent serving as president of the senate during a legislative session, the per diem authorized for a member of the legislature by the citizen’s committee on legislative compensation.
(iii) Actual mileage expense reimbursement for coming to and returning from any regular, extraordinary or organizational session of the legislature at the same rate as mileage expense reimbursement is made for other state officers and employees.
(iv) For each day actually spent in the office serving as lieutenant governor while the legislature is not in session, the same daily amount of per diem enumerated in subsection (2)(a)(ii) of this section.
(v) For each day actually spent in the office serving as lieutenant governor when the legislature is not in session, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) if the lieutenant governor maintains his primary residence in Ada county.
(b) As vouchered expense allowances:
(i) Actual and necessary expenses incurred while serving as president of the senate during a legislative session, subject to the same requirements and limitations as if a member of the legislature.
(ii) Actual and necessary expenses incurred while serving as lieutenant governor or as acting governor.
(3) Unvouchered expense allowances and vouchered expense reimbursement for duties performed as president of the senate shall be paid from the legislative fund. All other compensation and/or allowances for duties performed as the lieutenant governor shall be paid from the appropriation made for the office of the lieutenant governor.
(4) The actual and necessary expenses of the lieutenant governor while performing his official duties as lieutenant governor or as acting governor are hereby expressly exempted from the provisions of sections 67-2007 and 67-2008, Idaho Code (Standard Travel Pay and Allowance Act of 1949).
(5) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, when performing the duties of acting lieutenant governor, the president pro tempore of the senate will receive, in addition to his daily legislative compensation, an amount equal to the difference between that daily legislative compensation and the daily salary of the lieutenant governor.
[67-809, added 1959, ch. 48, sec. 1, p. 103; am. 1967, ch. 232, sec. 1, p. 685; am. 1967, ch. 407, sec. 1, p. 1218; am. 1969, ch. 282, sec. 1, p. 855; am. 1977, ch. 283, sec. 1, p. 815; am. 1984, ch. 203, sec. 2, p. 499; am. 2001, ch. 269, sec. 1, p. 975; am. 2009, ch. 29, sec. 2, p. 81.]