State-by-State 2012 Legislative Year in Review: Idaho

New laws affecting the courts enacted by the Idaho legislature in 2012 include the following:

HB 651 Increases judicial salaries 2%.

HB 660 Revises and restructures Judges Retirement Fund. Increases employers contribution rate from 7% to 10.5% & employees rate from 6% to 9%. Increases civil filing fee contribution to Fund from $18 to $26. Provides judges and justices who take office beginning July 1, 2012, would be eligible for Plan B service, under which retiring judges agree to provide service as senior judges for five years in return for an increased percentage in their retirement benefit.