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Any debate on ‘this good bill?’

Lt. Gov. Jim Risch added a rare editorial comment on a bill as he presided over the Senate today. “Is there further debate on this good bill?” Risch asked, drawing startled glances from some freshman senators. The bill in question was HB 178, to require child safety seats or booster seats for kids up to age 6. Idaho law currently requires safety seats only for those under age 4 or under 40 pounds.

Risch’s daughter-in-law, Jeannette Risch, brought a similar bill to the Legislature in 2003, and it overwhelmingly passed the Senate, but died in a House committee. This time around, the bill passed and was sent to Gov. Dirk Kempthorne.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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