For those who are wondering, the Senate State Affairs Committee didn’t vote this morning on SB 1108, the bill from the Idaho Farm Bureau to make it tougher to qualify initiatives or referendum measures for the Idaho ballot, in an attempt to increase the voice of rural residents in the process. For a second time the committee took testimony on the controversial bill, which would require signatures from 6 percent of voters in 18 of the state’s 35 legislative districts, instead of just 6 percent statewide, to make the ballot. But it ran out of time. Now, the vote has been pushed back to Wednesday/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
More Eye on Boise posts from today:
- House OKs betting on 'historic' horse races
- Bill would change definitions for personal property
- Rev & Tax introduces Girl Scout cookie bill unanimously
- 2 days of 7 a.m. hearings set on exchange bill this week
- Senate backs renaming Capitol auditorium for Abe Lincoln
- House votes 68-2 for sales tax exemption for homeless shelters
- Memorial declaring Frank Church wilderness disaster area passes party-line vote
Question: Do you think the current Idaho law re: initiatives and referendums is OK as it is?