“ADMINISTERING OF OATHS TO MEMBERS AND OFFICERS — OATHS TO WITNESSES BEFORE COMMITTEES. The president and president pro tem, of the senate, and the speaker and speaker pro tem, of the house, may administer the oath of office to any member, and to the officers of their respective bodies. The members of any committee may administer oaths to witnesses in any matter under examination” (Idaho Statute 67-405).
“ATTENDANCE OF WITNESS — SUBPOENA. A subpoena requiring the attendance of any witness or the production of any papers or other materials before either house of the legislature, or a committee of the legislature, may be issued by the president or president pro tempore of the senate, speaker of the house, or the chairman of any committee before whom the attendance of the witness or the production of papers or other materials is desired. The subpoena must:
- “State whether the proceeding is before the senate or house, or a committee;
- “Be addressed to the witness, and name with particularity the papers or other materials to be produced by the witness, if papers and materials are requested;
- “Require the attendance of the witness or the production of such papers or other materials by the witness at a time and place certain to be shown on the subpoena;
- “Be signed by the president or president pro tempore of the senate, speaker of the house, or the chairman of a committee; and
- “Inform the witness that the witness will be paid mileage, meals and lodging, if necessary, or otherwise provided necessary transportation, meals or lodging for attendance. Any witness subpoenaed under this section shall be entitled to necessary mileage, meals and lodging at the rates established by the state board of examiners pursuant to section 67-2008, Idaho Code, for official travel for state officers and employees, to be paid from the legislative account if other transportation, meals and lodging are not tendered for the witness’s attendance” (Idaho Statute 67-407).
House Rules #
“Appointment — Powers and Duties of Subcommittees. — (1) Any committee of the House of Representatives, except the committee of the whole, may appoint a subcommittee. The subcommittee can make such investigation or exercise such authority of the committee as delegated to it by the committee. The subcommittee shall report to the committee from which it was appointed and not to the House. A subcommittee may consist only of members of the committee from which appointed. A subcommittee shall issue a report within twenty-eight calendar days after being appointed by the committee unless the subcommittee requests additional time to meet and confer and the committee grants that request.
“(2) In cases or with legislation demanding special investigation or inquiry, it is proper for a committee to appoint subcommittees, referring certain matters to their particular consideration, and to receive and consider the reports of subcommittees. All subcommittee meetings shall be held in conformity with state law” (House Rule 28).