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House narrowly defeats tanning bill amendments amid procedural disputes

Rep. John Rusche, D-Lewiston, has presented his amendments to HB 466a, the tanning bed bill, to the House. They would exclude tanning beds in private homes from the new ban; would lower the age that minors would be banned from using tanning beds to 15; and would require parental consent from those age 16 or 17 to use tanning beds. His amendment was approved on a voice vote, but Rep. Pete Nielsen, R-Mountain Home, asked for division to verify the vote after opponents shouted out loud “nays.” After House members were asked to stand to show whether they were voting yes or no, and were counted up, House Assistant Majority Leader Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, declared that the amendment had failed.

Bedke then announced that another amendment that had been handed out belatedly was an amendment to Rusche's amendment, “and therefore out of order.”  He said, “It's that time of the session where we kind of need to brush up on some of these procedural things.” House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, then asked that HB 486 remain on general orders for further amendment, but there was an objection. The House then went at ease, and when it reconvened, dissolved the “committee of the whole” and left its amending order.

Rep. JoAn Wood, R-Rigby, announced that the House Ways & Means Committee will meet immediately on adjournment, and the House adjourned for the day.


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