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Tue., Jan. 22, 2013, 12:50 p.m.

New law proposed to delete old, unused law

No controversy in this one: The House Transportation Committee introduced a bill this afternoon at the request of the state Department of Parks & Recreation having to do with cross-country skiing, but it actually doesn’t do anything. The department, as part of its “zero-based budgeting” effort, has been reviewing all of its statutes. In that process, said Deputy Director Tamara Humiston, it identified a law as obsolete, allowing for boards of county commissioners to appoint three-person advisory committees to address matters related to establishment and maintenance of winter recreation parking. The law was enacted in 1979; only one county set up such a committee, and it was disbanded in 1993. The purpose of the bill: Delete the now-unused clause from state law.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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