T H E O F F I C E O F T H E G O V E R N O R
STATE OF IDAHO
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2004-07
ESTABLISHING THE CAPITOL MALL AREA AS A WEAPON FREE ZONE REPEALING AND REPLACING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2000-02 [line]
WHEREAS, the safety and protection of the public, employees of state government and elected officials is a vital concern; and
WHEREAS, continuing access for the public to state government offices located within the Capitol Mall Area is a high priority; and
WHEREAS, current state laws provide for safety and protection from the potential threats of weapons in the work environment for the public, local government employees and elected officials in city and county buildings; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the general public, employees and state officials and the efficient and safe operation of state government to ensure the highest level of safety in the Capitol Mall Area; and
WHEREAS, there is currently no restriction on the possession of weapons in the Capitol Mall Area;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DIRK KEMPTHORNE, Governor of the state of Idaho, by the authority vested in me under the Constitution and laws of this state do hereby order as follows:
1. Unless expressly exempted below, possession of a weapon in the Capitol Mall Area by any individual at any time is expressly prohibited.
2. The following individuals are exempt from this Executive Order:
3. The term "weapon" means: (1) any type of firearm or (2) any knife or similar object which has a blade in excess of six (6) inches in length.
- State Elected Officials;
- Peace officers as defined in Idaho Code Section 19-5101;
- Criminal investigators of the Attorney General's Office or a county prosecuting attorney's office; and
- Individuals or organizations displaying weapons as part of a historical or cultural presentation who have received written permission from the Office of the Governor.
- Law enforcement officials authorized to carry a firearm under federal statute.
4. "Capitol Mall Area" means: the Statehouse, Joe R. Williams Building (700 West State Street); Len B. Jordan Building (650 West State Street); State Parking Garage (550 West State Street); Borah Building (750 West Bannock Street); and the Towers Building (450 West State Street), including all underground tunnels which provide a walkway between these buildings.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Idaho at the Capitol in Boise on the 22nd day of October in the year of our Lord two thousand and four and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred twenty-ninth and of the Statehood of Idaho the one hundred-fifteenth.
SECRETARY OF STATE
Does this conflict with Idaho's constitution, and if so, anyone willing to test that out???
Article I Section 11
The people have the right to keep and bear arms, which right shall not be abridged; but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to govern the carrying of weapons concealed on the person nor prevent passage of legislation providing minimum sentences for crimes committed while in possession of a firearm, nor prevent the passage of legislation providing penalties for the possession of firearms by a convicted felon, nor prevent the passage of any legislation punishing the use of a firearm. No law shall impose licensure, registration or special taxation on the ownership or possession of firearms or ammunition. Nor shall any law permit the confiscation of firearms, except those actually used in the commission of a felony.