Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Idaho:
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL STATEMENT OF MEANING AND
Section 19, Article IV
Meaning and Purpose of Proposed Amendment:
To repeal a section of the state constitution that specifies exact compensation for constitutional executive officers (governor, secretary of state, state controller, state treasurer, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction) in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 per year; directs setting of the daily allowance for expenses paid to the lieutenant governor; prohibits executive officers from receiving fees for their own use in performance of official duties; provides that fees fixed by law for the performance of their official duties be collected in advance and deposited with the state treasurer; and provides that the Idaho Legislature may, by law, increase or diminish compensation and reimbursement for travel expenses of executive officers.
Effect of Adoption:
A section of the state constitution would be eliminated. Repeal of this section would not affect salaries of constitutional executive officers, which will continue to be set as provided for in Section 27, Article V of the constitution: "The legislature may by law diminish or increase the compensation of any or all of the following officers . . . governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state controller, state treasurer, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction . . . "