Idaho Effective Dates Effective Date of Acts

When acts take effect

No act shall take effect until sixty days from the end of the session at which the same shall have been passed, except in case of emergency, which emergency shall be declared in the preamble or in the body of the law.  ID CONST Art. III, 22.

Statutes and resolutions--When effective

No act shall take effect until July 1 of the year of the regular session or sixty (60) days from the end of the session at which the same shall have been passed, whichever date occurs last, except in case of emergency, which emergency shall be declared in the preamble or body of the law.

Every joint resolution, unless a different time is prescribed therein, takes effect from its passage.   ID ST § 67-510 .

Emergency Measures

An emergency existing therefore, which emergency is hereby declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its passage and approval.   ID ST § 67-510 .

§ 67-507 Proposal of constitutional amendments

Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed by joint resolution in either house of the legislature of this state, and if the same shall be voted for by two-thirds (2/3) of all the members of each of the two (2) houses, voting separately, in the manner provided by section 1, of article 20, of the Constitution , the amendment or amendments proposed shall be submitted to the electors of this state for adoption or rejection in the manner provided by the election laws of the state.   ID ST § 67-507 .

Enrollment and preservation of constitutional amendments

Whenever any amendments to the Constitution shall have been proposed to and adopted by the electors of this state, as by this and the preceding section provided, the same shall be enrolled and numbered in the order of time in which they may be adopted, and preserved by secretary of state among the public records of his office.

Effect of amendment

Where a section or part of a statute is amended, it is not to be considered as having been repealed and reenacted in the amended form; but the portions which are not altered are to be considered as having been the law from the time when they were enacted and the new provisions are to be considered as having been enacted at the time of the amendment.

Style of ordinances--When effective--Publication

The style of all ordinances shall be: “Be it ordained by the board of county commissioners of .... county, Idaho”; and all ordinances of a general nature shall, before they take effect and within one (1) month after they are passed, be published in at least one (1) issue of a newspaper published in the county, but if no paper be published in the county, then in some paper having general circulation therein; provided, however, that in cases of riot, infectious or contagious diseases, or other impending danger requiring its immediate operation, such ordinances shall take effect upon the proclamation of the board of county commissioners, posted in at least five (5) public places in the county; provided further that whenever a revision or codification of ordinances is made and the revised or codified ordinances are published by authority of the board of county commissioners in book or pamphlet form no further publication thereof shall be deemed necessary, provided that when codes establishing rules and regulations for the construction, alteration or repair of buildings, the installation of plumbing, the installation of electric wiring, sanitary regulations or health measures, or other related or similar work, have been regularly adopted as a code by such board, they shall take effect without publication or posting thereof if reference be made to such code in a regularly adopted and published ordinance without including in such regularly adopted and published ordinance more than a particular reference to such code, provided, however, that one (1) copy of such code duly certified by the clerk of the board of county commissioners shall have been filed for use and examination by the public in the office of the clerk of the board of county commissioners prior to the adoption of said ordinance by the clerk of the board of county commissioners, and thereafter kept on file in such office.   ID ST § 31-715 .

Ordinances--Style--Publication--When effective--Immediate operation in emergencies

The style of all ordinances shall be: “Be it ordained by the mayor and council of the city of .......9” and all ordinances of a general nature, unless otherwise required by law, shall, before they take effect and within one (1) month after they are passed, be published in full or by summary as provided in section 50-901A, Idaho Code , in at least one (1) issue of the official newspaper of the city, or mailed as provided in section 60-109A, Idaho Code ; provided, however, that in cases of riot, infections or contagious disease, or other impending danger requiring immediate enforcement, such ordinances shall take effect upon the proclamation of the mayor or president of the council, posted in at least five (5) public places of the city; provided further, that nationally recognized codes such as, but not limited to, those establishing rules and regulations for the construction, alteration or repair of buildings, the installation of plumbing, the installation of electric wiring, fire prevention, gas piping installations, sanitary regulations, health measures, and statutes of the state of Idaho such as, but not limited to, those relating to the operation of motor vehicles, equipment of motor vehicles, traffic control devices, motor vehicle laws, liquor and beer laws, housing, construction, health and sanitation, may be adopted by a city council without including more than a particular reference to such code, and without publication or posting thereof, if adoption of such code be made in a regularly adopted and published ordinance; provided further, that at least one (1) copy of the supplemental code, duly certified by the city clerk, shall have been filed for use and examination by the public in the office of the clerk of the city prior to the adoption of the ordinance by the city council. Following its adoption by the city, one (1) copy of the supplemental code shall be retained by the city, which shall be filed in the office of the city clerk.   ID ST § 50-901 .


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