STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
67-453. Statements regarding proposed constitutional amendments. (1) Whenever the legislature shall have directed the submission of a proposal to amend the constitution of the state of Idaho to the electors, the legislative council shall, not less than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the date of the election at which the proposed amendment will be submitted to the people, prepare and file with the secretary of state a dossier containing the following:
(a) A brief statement setting forth in simple, understandable language the meaning and purpose of the proposed amendment and the result to be accomplished by such amendment. The statement shall be included in the publications of the proposed amendment required by law of the secretary of state, and shall be printed on the official ballot by which such proposed amendment is submitted to the electors; and
(b) A concise presentation of the major arguments advanced by the proponents and opponents of the proposed amendment designed to represent as fairly as possible the arguments relative to the proposed amendment. In preparing such arguments, the legislative council may seek the advice and suggestions of known supporters and opponents or any other persons or groups and may, in its sole discretion, use any of the suggested arguments. If any such suggestions are utilized by the legislative council, no recognition shall be given to the persons or groups which submitted the argument. The arguments shall be published in the publications required by law of the secretary of state, but shall not appear on the ballot by which such proposed amendment is submitted to the electors.
(2) The secretary of state shall cause to be printed in either the voters’ pamphlet pursuant to section 34-1812C, Idaho Code, or in a pamphlet similar to the voters’ pamphlet, the arguments prepared pursuant to subsection (1) of this section and the question that will be on the general election ballot.
[67-453, added 1976, ch. 235, sec. 1, p. 827; am. 2007, ch. 201, sec. 1, p. 618.]