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Bannock County Prosecutor

Laws of Special Interest

Bannock County Ordinances

Bannock County Ordinances are laws adopted by the county commissioners. Ordinances have effect everywhere within the county, except within the city limits. Currently, Bannock County’s ordinances are not in an easily researchable format. One of the many goals of the Prosecuting Attorney is to have the ordinances in a number-system format for easy reference and research by the public and government officials. Once that is done, the ordinance will be posted and available on this web site or elsewhere on the county’s website. Until then, the ordinances that draw the most attention can be viewed by clicking the hyperlink at the beginning of this paragraph.


 Public Records Inspection Requests

Public Records Laws are found in Idaho Code 9-335 through 9-348. These laws govern public access to government records. Idaho’s public writing laws function in a similar fashion to the Federal Freedom of Information Act.

The Idaho Attorney General’s Office has a legal manual available regarding the public meeting laws. You can obtain a downloadable copy of the pamphlet from the Attorney General’s web site by clicking the link the previous sentence.


Open Meeting Laws

Idaho’s Open Meetings Laws are found Idaho Code 67-2340 through 67-2347. The county prosecutor has the primary responsibility for enforcing compliance with the open meeting laws within their county.

The Idaho Attorney General’s Office may also take action to enforce the open meeting laws. The Attorney General’s Office has a legal manual available regarding the public meeting laws. You can obtain a downloadable copy of the pamphlet from the Attorney General’s web site by clicking the link the previous sentence.


Ethics In Government

There are three primary Idaho Acts which regulate the ethical conduct of government officials. The first is the Ethics In Government Act, found at Idaho Code 59-701 through 59-705. The second is the Prohibition Against Contracts With Officers Act found at Idaho Code 59-201 through 59-209. The last is the Bribery And Corrupt Influence portion of the criminal code found at Idaho Code 18-1301 through 18-1309 and Idaho Code 18-1351 through 18-1362.

The Idaho Attorney General’s Office has a legal manual available regarding ethics in government which can be downloaded at the Attorney General’s web site by clicking the link the previous sentence.