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Senate won’t take up amendments to HB 312, transportation bill, ‘til afternoon

Idaho Senate chambers, shown as evening approached at 6 p.m. on Monday (Betsy Russell)
Idaho Senate chambers, shown as evening approached at 6 p.m. on Monday (Betsy Russell)

The Senate will go into its amending order this morning, but won’t take up HB 312, the House-passed transportation funding bill, Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis just announced. Instead, it’ll take that measure up this afternoon, when it again will go into the 14th Order for amendments. Between now and then, a majority caucus is likely.

The only business the Senate is planning to take up this morning is amendments to HB 309, regarding charter school debt; and consideration of HJM 11, a non-binding memorial opposing dam-breaching; and consideration of SB 1098 as amended in the House, the measure permitting corporate sponsorships at state parks. That bill earlier passed the Senate on a unanimous, 34-0 vote; the House amendments just removed the words “rights” and “licensing.” The afternoon session is set to start at 2:30.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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