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Measure Details

Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Idaho, Relating to the Control Over State Prisons; to Provide that the State Board of Correction Shall Have the Control, Direction and Management of Adult Felony Probation and Parole

Idaho Ballot Measure - Senate Joint Resolution 102

Election: Nov. 6, 2012 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Government Operations
Crime

Yes
454,175
(74.4%)

Argument For

No
156,249
(25.6%)

Argument Against

Summary

Currently, Section 5, Article X, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho provides that the Board of Correction shall have the control, direction and management of adult probation and parole. The proposed amendment would insert the word "felony" before the word "probation" and would clarify that the Board of Correction's authority is limited to the supervision and management of felony offenders. Consequently, if the proposed constitutional amendment is adopted, the Board of Correction would not have the authority to supervise or manage misdemeanor probationers. Misdemeanor probationers would continue to be supervised by Idaho counties, as is permitted by law.

Measure Text

"Shall Section 5, Article X, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be amended to provide that the state board of correction shall have the control, direction and management of adult felony probation and parole?"

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