After several parliamentary hiccups, the House agreed, on a 33-30 vote, to reconsider Rep. Hy Kloc’s “pet-friendly” special license plate bill. Rep. Lance Clow, R-Twin Falls, who originally voted against the bill – which died on a tied vote – said, “I felt like there was a lot of people absent at the time, and for that reason, I felt like it should be considered, and for myself, I felt like I made a mistake.”
Debate then followed, all in favor of the bill. Rep. John Gannon, D-Boise, noted that the House had just passed a Rotary special license plate bill; such plates are voluntary, and people choose to donate money to get them, he said. Rep. Phylis King, D-Boise, said, “I’ve gotten over 800 emails in support of this,” and none against.
But then, the House voted 31-32 on the bill – killing it, this time, by one vote. Seven representatives were absent.
Here are the representatives who changed votes from the first vote on the bill to the second: Reps. Clow and Alan Reed, who is subbing for Rep. Wendy Horman, switched from “no” to “yes;” Reps. Paul Shepherd and Jeff Thompson switched from “yes” to “no;” and Rep. Stephen Hartgen was absent for the first vote, but voted “no” in the second one.