The House has now adjourned sine die, taking the vote at 5:19 p.m MT. Prior to making the motion, House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, checked the time. “5:18,” he reported – the exact time that the clock runs out on the governor’s time to act on House-passed bills from this year. “Think we oughta wait one minute?”
House Speaker Scott Bedke responded, “It’s on you.”
Just seconds later, Moyle said, “It’s 5:19.” He then moved to adjourn the House sine die – without a day – meaning for the year. Minority Leader Mat Erpelding, D-Boise, seconded the motion, and it carried unanimously, followed by applause.
The Senate is still going, as senators give goodbye speeches.