Plats, notice, mail
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS – Amends existing law to provide that certain notice may be given by first class or certified mail and to provide for proof of mailing.

RS30944C1 / H0491

This Legislation amends Idaho Code Section 50-1306A, Vacation of Plats, adding language to allow a municipality to provide certain notices through first class mail, certified mail, or certified mail return receipt. In addition, a new section is added to require the sender of such notice to retain a proof of mailing of such notice, to be produced upon request. This legislation may reduce the cost of mailing notices by certified mail return receipt, as this cost is solely borne by the citizen filing the petition to vacate. Many individuals are now refusing to pick up or accept a certified letter causing undo expenses to our citizens.

There is no fiscal impact to the State’s General fund or any dedicated fund as the costs of mailing a municipal notice is paid by the applicant petitioning to vacate the property.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/07 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/08 Reported Printed and Referred to Local Government
02/15 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/16 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/19 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
02/20 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 69-0-1
AYES – Achilles, Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew(Wilson), Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, 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, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – None
Absent – Rubel
Floor Sponsor - McCann
Title apvd - to Senate
02/21 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
02/21 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Local Government & Taxation
03/07 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/08 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/14 Read third time in full – PASSED - 33-1-1
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – Lenney
Absent and excused – VanOrden
Floor Sponsor - Rabe
Title apvd - to House
03/15 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/18 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/18 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/18 Signed by President; returned to House
03/19 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/20 Delivered to Governor at 11:45 a.m. on March 19, 2024
03/20 Reported Signed by Governor on March 19, 2024
Session Law Chapter 100
Effective: 07/01/2024