The House has reconvened, read off its list of committee assignments for the upcoming session, and officially adjourned its organizational session. There were no changes in House committee chairmanships. House GOP Caucus Chair Ken Roberts said, “Ladies and gentlemen of the House, our work is concluded for the organizational session.” There were only a few final announcements, but one elicited concerned gasps: Former state Rep. Jerry Shively, D-Idaho Falls., suffered a heart attack on Monday, House Speaker Lawerence Denney announced. “All I know is that he’s in stable condition,” Denney said, asking members for their prayers. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, told members that divvying up committee slots today was a little like “splitting the baby,” but he said, “We did our best and we’re glad you’re all here. We look forward to getting work done in January.”
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