STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
CAPITOL BUILDING AND GROUNDS
67-1601. Statement of findings and purpose. (1) The legislature and governor of the state of Idaho find that:
(a) The Idaho state capitol building, hereafter referred to as the capitol building, located at the seat of government, in Boise City, Ada County, is a public monument representing the spirit of Idaho’s citizens, a symbol of Idaho’s sovereignty and one of Idaho’s most renowned landmarks.
(b) The capitol building is also one of the most vital and preeminent public buildings in Idaho, wherein the legislative department and a majority of the elected executive department officers maintain their offices and perform their constitutionally prescribed duties.
(c) The maintenance and preservation of the capitol building and its grounds, including its historical character and architectural uniqueness, is of vital public interest and concern.
(d) The existing statutes do not fully and completely address the use, control, security, operation, maintenance, historical character and architectural uniqueness of the capitol building and its grounds.
(2) It is declared that the purposes of this chapter are:
(a) To establish a statute to comprehensively govern all aspects of the use, control, security, operation, and maintenance of the capitol building and its grounds.
(b) To ensure that the historical character and architectural integrity of the capitol building and its grounds be preserved and promoted.
(c) To promote cooperation between the public and private sectors to fund necessary enhancements to and the preservation of the capitol building and its grounds in all respects and particularly its historical character and architectural integrity.
[67-1601, added 1998, ch. 306, sec. 2, p. 1007.]