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Eye On Boise

Quick-thinking page preserves House protocol

House and Senate pages are kept busy during formal floor sessions, delivering messages, carrying documents back and forth and so on, but they try to do so without interfering with the debates in any way. So when Rep. Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls, rose to open debate on HB 583 in the House just now, on expungement of criminal records on innocent parties, an innocent page was passing right in front of her, and sank to his knees, hiding behind the desk in front of her, for her lengthy opening debate. At its end, House Majority Leader Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, commented, “Good job, Ian. Ian got caught right in front of her, so he was on his knees the whole time – but he knew better than to get up.”

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