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Nonini Pushes Sub Verification Bill

Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, introduced legislation this morning to require verification that any substitute for a legislator is “a qualified person residing in that legislative district.” Nonini told the Senate State Affairs Committee that he was prompted by Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, naming a sub for the first three weeks of this year’s session who then turned out to live 180 feet over the line into the neighboring legislative district/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: I wonder if Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, who represents House District 3 also, appreciates this bill. Seems to me that Nonini, who had his wife sub for him for several weeks at the beginning of the session, is rubbing it in. What do you think?

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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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