County property, sale, exchange
COUNTY PROPERTY – Amends existing law to revise a provision regarding a sale, exchange, or donation of county property.

RS31056 / H0444

This legislation seeks to close a loophole of government taking surplus proceeds in excess of debts owed. When government takes property for outstanding property tax debts, they can sell the property, retain the amounts owed for the debt, and pay the remaining proceeds to the former property owner. A loophole exists in Idaho code where the government could transfer the property to another government entity and consequently not disburse any amount back to the former property owner. Thus the property owner would lose any equity in the property. This legislation prevents a government entity from doing so.

This legislation causes no additional expenditure of funds at the state or local level of government. If any local governments were utilizing this loophole, they may experience a small decrease in revenue from the excess proceeds.

Bill Events
Date Description
01/30 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
01/31 Reported Printed and Referred to Local Government
02/07 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/08 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/09 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 66-0-4
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Berch, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cheatum, Chew(Wilson), Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nash(Stinson), Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – None
Absent – Blanksma, Cannon, Durrant, Skaug
Floor Sponsor - Ehlers
Title apvd - to Senate
02/12 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
02/12 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Local Government & Taxation
02/14 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/15 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/05 Read third time in full – PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES – Adams, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – Anthon
Floor Sponsor - Hart
Title apvd - to House
03/06 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/07 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/07 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/07 Signed by President; returned to House
03/08 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/11 Delivered to Governor at 12:05 p.m. on March 8, 2024
03/12 Reported Signed by Governor on March 11, 2024
Session Law Chapter 22
Effective: 07/01/2024