Arrow-right Camera

Eye On Boise

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009, 9:52 A.M.

Third amendment passes

House Majority Caucus Chairman Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, introduced the third amendment to HB 135, making various wording changes in the existing bill, including allowing new gas tax proceeds to be used for maintenance of new roads as well as existing roads, and allowing for the implementation of a statewide pavement management system over several years. Roberts said that could take up to two years; the bill as originally written assumed it could be in place more quickly. Rep. Leon Smith, R-Twin Falls, said, "These changes were all negotiated with representatives from the Idaho Transportation Department to make it workable with their system." House Transportation Chairwoman JoAn Wood, R-Rigby, HB 135's sponsor, backed the amendment. It passed unanimously.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise
Eye On Boise

Short takes and breaking news from the Idaho Legislature and the state capital.