Here’s how the House voted on HB 216a, the pharmacist conscience bill that passed 48-21: All but two of the 18 House Democrats voted against the bill; the exceptions were Reps. Mary Lou Shepherd, D-Prichard, and Branden Durst, D-Boise. All but five of the 51 House Republicans present for the vote cast their votes in favor (Rep. Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake, missed the vote). The five House Republicans who voted against the bill were Reps. Darrell Bolz, R-Caldwell; George Eskridge, R-Dover; Leon Smith, R-Twin Falls; Tom Trail, R-Moscow; and Fred Wood, R-Burley.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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