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More bills quietly signed into law

Among the nearly 50 bills quietly signed into law yesterday by Gov. Butch Otter: HB 496, requiring Idaho voters to show a photo I.D. when they go to the polls; HB 531a, making secret the names of all Fish and Game hunting and fishing license and tag holders; HB 589, the "Idaho Firearms Freedom Act," declaring guns manufactured in Idaho exempt from federal laws including registration requirements in an attempt to prompt a multi-state federal lawsuit challenging the reach of the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution; and HB 692a, cutting pay for the state's top elected officials by 4 percent next year, restoring it to this year's level a year later, and then granting them raises in the following two years. You can see the full list here. So far, Otter hasn't vetoed a single bill passed by this year's Legislature.




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