SERVICE MEMBERS — VETERANS — SPOUSES AND DEPENDENTS
DIVISION OF VETERANS SERVICES — VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMISSION
65-201. Division of veterans services — Creation of commission — Appointment of members — Discontinuance of commission — Receipt of property. (1) There is hereby established in the department of self-governing agencies the division of veterans services. The division shall be headed by an administrator who shall be appointed by the governor from a nomination list of eligible candidates for administrator submitted by the veterans affairs commission. The administrator may be removed from office by the governor only with the consent of the veterans affairs commission.
(2) There is hereby created an advisory commission to be known as the Idaho veterans affairs commission to consist of five (5) persons, all of whom shall be appointed by the governor of the state of Idaho. Said appointees shall have had active service in any war or conflict officially engaged in by the government of the United States and have been honorably discharged from such service. No more than two (2) of said commission shall be residents of the same judicial district of the state of Idaho. Upon the expiration of a member’s term, the subsequent appointment shall be made by the governor and shall be for a term of three (3) years. Such subsequent terms shall expire on the third Monday in January of the appropriate year. The governor shall have power to fill any and all vacancies occurring in said commission. The governor shall have the further full power to discontinue said commission by proclamation whenever the governor determines that the government of the United States, or the state of Idaho, shall have made adequate provision for the care and assistance of honorably discharged and destitute veterans of the armed forces.
(3) All rights, title and interest in property, real and personal, held by the department of health and welfare for use in exercising the powers and duties transferred to the division of veterans services by chapter 59, laws of 2000, are hereby transferred to and vested in the division of veterans services.
[(65-201) 1921, ch. 46, sec. 1, p. 73; I.C.A., sec. 63-201; am. 1957, ch. 132, sec. 1, p. 222; am. 1969, ch. 37, sec. 1, p. 91; am. 1974, ch. 23, sec. 174, p. 633; am. 1985, ch. 186, sec. 1, p. 482; am. 1990, ch. 56, sec. 3, p. 130; am. 2000, ch. 59, sec. 2, p. 126; am. 2006, ch. 33, sec. 1, p. 97.]