STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
RS29348 / S1275
This bill amends section 43-201 to include the residency requirements as part of the Nominee’s Oath for
irrigation district board elections. Idaho code includes a number of criteria for interested individuals to qualify
to serve on an irrigation district board. These qualifications include ownership of land within the district,
residency requirements and age requirements (i.e. they must be at least 18 years old). Section 43-201(5)
includes a Nominee’s Oath that must be signed by each interested individual to certify that the individual meets
each of the criteria. The current statutory for the Nominee’s Oath includes language for all criteria except
the residency requirement. This has created confusion for some irrigation districts as they have had potential
board candidates sign the Nominee’s Oath without meeting the residency requirements. This amendment
would add the residency requirements to the statutory language for the Nominee’s Oath.
This legislation will have no impact on the state’s General fund because the proposed amendment is limited to
adding existing residency requirements to the language for the Nominee’s Oath in section 43-201(5).
Idaho Water User's Association
DISCLAIMER: This statement of purpose and fiscal note are a mere attachment to this bill and prepared by a proponent
of the bill. It is neither intended as an expression of legislative intent nor intended for any use outside of the legislative
process, including judicial review (Joint Rule 18).
Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Note Bill SOP/FN INTRODUCED: 02/07/2022, 3:57 PMStatutes affected:
Bill Text: 43-201