Rep. Clyde Boatright’s bill to rename the Idaho Office on Aging to the Idaho Commission on Aging passed unanimously Tuesday, and now goes to the House.
The bill also would trim the commission members from seventeen to seven, saving $12,000 annually. Boatright, R-Rathdrum, would like some of that money, which will stay with the commission, to go toward more programs for the elderly.
Boatright said seventeen members is “an unworkable number.” The new commission, whose seven members would be appointed by Gov. Phil Batt, would have increased authority.