Office of admin hearings
OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding the Office of Administrative Hearings and its officers.

RS29956C1 / S1023

The purpose of this legislation is to make several edits to the newly-established Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) unit. These changes include: establishing OAH a self-governing agency, making all hearing officers and OAH employers non-classified state employees, adding a provision regarding the chief administrative hearing officer, authorizing but not mandating the promulgation of rules, authorizing the chief administrative officer to practice law that is otherwise permitted by a judge under Idaho Code of Judicial Conduct, making adjustments to hearing officer qualifications, and making certain writings or work related to decision making in any administrative proceeding exempt from public disclosure.

This legislation will have no impact on the state’s General fund or any dedicated fund or federal fund because it merely makes non-budget related changes to the Office of Administrative Hearings Coordinator statute.

Bill Events
Date Description
01/26 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
01/27 Reported Printed; referred to Judiciary & Rules
03/02 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/03 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/08 Read third time in full – PASSED - 33-0-2
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Dunn(Carlson), Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – Lakey, Ricks
Floor Sponsor - Lee
Title apvd - to House
03/13 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
Read First Time, Referred to Judiciary, Rules & Administration
03/21 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/22 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/23 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 68-0-2
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew, 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, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nash, Necochea, Nelsen, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – None
Absent – Horman, Palmer
Floor Sponsor - Dixon(24)
Title apvd - to Senate
03/24 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker
03/28 Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate
Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor
03/29 Reported delivered to Governor at 2:20 p.m. on 03/28/23
03/30 Signed by Governor on 03/29/23
Session Law Chapter 182
Effective: 07/01/2023