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Emergency: College has changed its name

Legislation just cleared the Senate Transportation Committee to amend the state’s existing special license plates that benefit colleges and universities to reflect Albertson College of Idaho’s name change to just the College of Idaho, its former name. Senate Transportation Chairman John McGee, R-Caldwell, sponsored the measure, SB 1259, which now moves to the full Senate. Included in the bill is an “emergency clause,” declaring, “An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its passage and approval.” That just means the bill would take effect right away rather than waiting until July 1, when the next fiscal year begins. But it sounds kind of dire…

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