Despite vehement debate in favor of it from House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, the House has defeated SJR103a, a proposed constitutional amendment regarding militia service, on a 33-37 vote. It needed two-thirds support to pass. A laughing Moyle said afterward, “In 16 years, that's the first one I lost.” The House then moved on to several other measures.
Meanwhile, senators are saying their goodbyes, including some who won't be returning next year - Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, who is running for governor, and Sen. Les Bock, D-Boise, who is running for district judge, among them.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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