LOCAL LIQUOR STORES AND DISTRIBUTING STATIONS
23-308. County option Sunday liquor sales — Resolution of county commissioners — Local option county election. (1) The board of county commissioners of each county may, by resolution regularly adopted, allow for the sale or delivery of any alcoholic liquor in, on, or from the premises of any state liquor store or distributing station in the county on any Sunday which does not fall on Christmas Day, and such sales shall be allowed so long as the resolution remains in effect. If such a resolution is adopted by the board, a copy of such resolution shall be delivered to the director of the division and to the director of the Idaho state police.
(2) Within thirty (30) days after the effective date of this act, a petition in writing signed by not less than twenty percent (20%) of the registered, qualified electors of any county may be filed with the clerk of said county requesting an election to be held to determine whether or not the sale or delivery of any alcoholic liquor in, on, or from the premises of any state liquor store or distributing station in the county on any Sunday which does not fall on Christmas Day, shall be allowed.
(3) In the event a petition is presented, the county commissioners of any such county shall, within five (5) days after the presentation of the petition, meet and determine the sufficiency thereof by ascertaining whether such petition is signed by the required number of registered, qualified electors of the county affected.
(4) In the event that a petition does not contain the required number of certified signatures, the commissioners shall inform the person or organization under whose authority the petition was circulated that the petition is defective for lack of certified signatures, and specify the number of additional signatures required to make the petition valid. The petition must be perfected within sixty (60) days of the date that the commissioners find the petition defective for lack of certified signatures. If the petition is not perfected within the sixty (60) day period, the commissioners shall declare the petition null and void ab initio in its entirety.
(5) In the event the county commissioners of said county determine that the petition is signed by the required percentage of registered, qualified electors, the commissioners shall forthwith make an order calling an election to be held within the county, subject to the provisions of section 34-106, Idaho Code, in the manner provided by law for holding elections for county officers. All the laws of the state of Idaho relating to the holding of elections of county officers for such county shall apply to the holding of the election provided for in this section. In addition to the other requirements of law, the notice of election shall notify the electors of the issue to be voted upon at said election.
[23-308, added 2004, ch. 79, sec. 2, p. 303; am. 2009, ch. 23, sec. 23, p. 59.]