73-101 Codes Not Retroactive
73-102 Codes Liberally Construed — Multiple Amendments to Be Compiled
73-103 Codes Continue Existing Law
73-104 Tenure of Offices Preserved
73-105 Certain Offices to Cease
73-106 Accrued Rights and Pending Actions Not Affected
73-107 Limitations Not Tolled
73-108 Holidays Enumerated
73-108A Children’s Day
73-108B Constitutional Commemorative Day
73-108C Idaho Day
73-109 Computation of Time
73-110 Computation of Time — Obligations Maturing On Holidays
73-111 Seal Defined
73-112 Joint Authority Construed
73-113 Construction of Words and Phrases
73-114 Statutory Terms Defined
73-114A Legislative Intent On Respectful Language
73-115 General Repeal of Existing Law
73-116 Common Law in Force
73-117 Prior Legislation Repealed
73-118 Past Offenses May Be Prosecuted
73-119 Special and Local Laws Continued
73-121 English the Official State Language
73-122 Social Security Number

Terms Used In Idaho Code > Title 73 > Chapter 1 - Construction of Statutes

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Idaho Code 73-114
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person;
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  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • seal: includes an impression of such seal upon the paper, alone, as well as upon wax or a wafer affixed thereto; or, alternatively, the seal may be the mark of a rubber stamp providing substantially the same information as the impression. See Idaho Code 73-111
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories; and the words "United States" may include the District of Columbia and territories. See Idaho Code 73-114
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC