STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
CAPITOL BUILDING AND GROUNDS
67-1608. Powers and duties of the commission. The commission shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) In consultation with the director of the department of administration, periodically review the capitol building master plan and, as appropriate, amend and modify the plan:
(a) In cooperation with the department of administration, who shall provide administrative support to the commission, prepare, approve and submit each year to the division of financial management and the legislative services office a budget reflecting all proposed expenditures for the commission for the ensuing fiscal year.
(b) The budget provided for in subsection (1)(a) of this section may include, but shall not necessarily be limited to, recommendations for transfers of money made pursuant to section 67-1610(2), Idaho Code, from the capitol permanent endowment fund to the capitol endowment income fund.
(2) To review all proposals to reconstruct, remodel or restore space within the capitol building. All such projects shall be approved by the commission and be in conformance with the capitol building master plan.
(3) To review all proposals involving objects of art, memorials, statues, or exhibits to be placed on a permanent or temporary basis in public space within the capitol building or on its grounds. All such proposals shall be in conformance with the approved written policies of the commission and implemented with the consent of the commission and consent of the legislature and governor pursuant to subsections (2) and (3) of section 67–1602, Idaho Code.
(4) Work cooperatively with the Idaho state historical society to support a capitol curator to preserve, manage and protect the capitol building, and its historic collections and exhibits. The possession of all historic, restored and new furniture used by the executive department shall be retained by the executive department, and the possession of all historic, restored and new furniture used by the legislative department shall be retained by the presiding officers of the senate and house of representatives. All historic, restored and new furniture shall be inventoried annually, shall remain in the capitol building and is the property of the state of Idaho.
(5) For the purpose of promoting interest in the capitol building and obtaining funds to enhance the preservation of original and historic elements of the capitol building and its grounds, to develop and implement a plan for the publishing and sale of publications on the history of the capitol building and to develop other capitol building memorabilia for sale to the public.
(6) To solicit gifts, grants or donations of any kind from any private or public source to carry out the purposes of this chapter. All gifts, grants or donations received directly by the commission shall be transmitted to the state treasurer who shall credit the same to the capitol endowment fund created by this chapter.
(7) To request necessary assistance from all state agencies and the presiding officers of the senate and house of representatives in performing its duties pursuant to this chapter.
(8) To enter into agreements with tax-exempt nonprofit organizations for the purpose of assisting the commission in the performance of its duties under this chapter, including agreements for the establishment and maintenance of community foundation funds dedicated to the purposes of this chapter.
[67-1608, added 1998, ch. 306, sec. 2, p. 1009; am. 2007, ch. 41, sec. 3, p. 102; am. 2011, ch. 12, sec. 2, p. 39.]