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Senate, House recess after rules-review constitutional amendment passes

After passing HJR 2, the constitutional amendment to enshrine legislative review of administrative rules in the state Constitution, on a unanimous vote, the Senate has recessed to 1:45, and the House has recessed to 4 p.m. Both houses are planning a signing ceremony for the amendment, which doesn't go to the governor; instead, it'll go to voters, who must approve it by a simple majority at the next general election to change the Constitution.

Lawmakers are ebullient about the change, saying it means more accountability; Idaho lawmakers now review all agency rules to ensure they match the intent of the laws that enabled them. Rep. George Eskridge, R-Dover, said putting that in the state Constitution is significant for “our ability to control rules and keep that separation of power intact.” He said, “Assuming the voters support this, this will be a major accomplishment for Idaho and something I think other states should look seriously at adopting.”


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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