Idaho State Prison Control Amendment, SJR 102 (2012)

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SJR 102
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Type:Legislative referral
Constitution:Idaho Constitution
Topic:Law enforcement
The Idaho State Prison Control Amendment, also known as SJR 102, was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Idaho as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure, known as Senate Joint Resolution 102 would allow the State Board of Correction control, direction and management of adult felony probation and parole.[1]

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are official election results:

Idaho SJR 102
Approveda Yes 454,175 74.4%

Results via Idaho Secretary of State.

Text of the measure

Ballot language

The following was ballot language that appeared before voters:[2]

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?[3]


The following were statements submitted in support of the measure:[2]

  • Currently, adult felony probationers are supervised by the Board of Correction through the Idaho Department of Correction. This amendment would preserve local control of the misdemeanor probation process by clarifying that the state's role is limited to felony offenders, while counties have supervision authority over misdemeanor probationers.
  • Because the Idaho Constitution is not clear regarding state and local supervision of adult felony and misdemeanor probationers, legal challenges could result in unwanted changes to the current system. This amendment would allow voters to provide constitutional clarification


The following were statements submitted in support of the measure:[2]

  • Changes to the Constitution should be made only for major issues of interest to the state or in the event of a constitutional crisis.
  • This Section preserves the statewide uniform felony probation system, but does not address possible different misdemeanor probation treatment among judicial districts.

Path to the ballot

If a proposed amendment is agreed to by two-thirds of the members of both the Idaho State Senate and the Idaho House of Representatives, the proposed amendment goes on the next general election ballot.

See also


  1. Idaho Legislature, "Bill Status:SJR 102," accessed April 17, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 GENERAL ELECTION PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS," accessed October 12, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.