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Wed., March 6, 2013, 3:35 p.m.

Committee Kills Spencer Impact Bill

North Idaho political activist Larry Spencer makes his presentation. (Photo: Betsy Russell)

North Idaho activist Larry Spencer proposed legislation in the House Local Government Committee this afternoon to create what he called a “deferential standard” in cases in which people challenge local government impact fees. His bill, HB 246, was modeled after a Florida law that was overturned in court, then re-enacted, he told the committee; it states, “In any judicial action or appeal challenging an impact fee, the governmental entity has the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that the ordinance or amount of the fee meets the requirements of this chapter”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Is it my imagination or is the female legislator next to Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, yawning widely?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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