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Thomas Dillon, Caldwell, to the state Board of Education. Introduced In House

HB134 (Human Resources) Provides that honoraria for members of part-time boards and commissions won’t be considered salary for purposes of pension benefits.

HB135 (Revenue and Taxation) Increases income tax credit for contributions to nonprofit groups to $100 from $50.

HB136 (Revenue and Taxation) Clarifies definition of alternative energy device.

HB137 (State Affairs) Reduces number of signatures needed on petitions requesting annexation into fire district.

HB138 (State Affairs) Allows creation of special archery hunting season for people with permanent disabilities.

HB139 (Appropriations) Appropriates extra $17,300 in current budget to Idaho State Historical Society.

HB140 (Stubbs) Provides that social investigation in adoptions may be performed by any qualified individual.

HB141 (Stubbs) Creates Taxpayer Participation Fund as a way to get refunds to taxpayers.

HB142 (Stubbs) Makes minor changes in law covering use of money generated from tax on cigarettes dedicated to substance abuse programs in public schools. Introduced In Senate

SB1043 (Finance) Allocates an additional $4.2 million to the Department of Corrections for emergency spending in the current budget year.

SB1044 (Local Government and Taxation) Increases the county responsibility for medical expenses incurred by the poor to $15,000 per instance from $10,000.

SB1045 (State Affairs) Authorizes liquor licenses for additional ski areas including Bogus Basin, Brundage, Pomerelle and Pebble Creek.

SB1046 (Judiciary and Rules) Reauthorizes for two years the guidelines for child support payments.

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Boise welcomes 20 new citizens on World Refugee Day

new  Baraka, 19, and his family came to America as refugees from Kenya five years ago, but he didn’t officially bear the title of U.S. citizen until he recited the naturalization oath and received a certificate on Saturday.