Mon., Feb. 1, 2010
Schroeder pulls Panhandle bill from agenda
Sen. Gary Schroeder's resolution to overturn a Panhandle Health District rule on behalf of a Pullman, Wash. resident whose new Lake Coeur d'Alene cabin doesn't meet sewage requirements had been up for a hearing this afternoon in the Senate Health & Welfare Committee, but now it's off the agenda. "They had to pull it - they're in negotiations," said committee secretary Joy Dombrowski. "It was going to be on first thing." Schroeder said last week he was sending a message to the health district with his measure, SCR 114, which would have removed limits on expansion of North Idaho homes that are on old, non-compliant septic systems. The Panhandle Health District said removal of the limits would have undermined its ability to keep sewage out of North Idaho lakes and waterways.