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Eye On Boise

‘Two strikes and you’re out’

The Legislature gave final approval to SB 1301 today, to set mandatory minimum life sentences for designated violent sexual predators who reoffend, and mandatory minimum 15-year terms for other sex offenders who reoffend. “We’re talking about two strikes and you’re out,” said Rep. Jim Clark, R-Hayden Lake, the bill’s House sponsor. The measure, proposed by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, passed the House unanimously and headed to the governor’s desk. The fiscal note on the bill says, “This bill will have some fiscal impact from enhanced incarceration.”

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