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Four child support bill opponents, Reps. Luker, Dayley, Trujillo and Kerby, have signed off on amendments

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter calls a special session of the Idaho Legislature Wednesday, at a news conference in his office; the session will be limited to addressing a crisis in Idaho's child support enforcement system. (AP / Otto Kitsinger)
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter calls a special session of the Idaho Legislature Wednesday, at a news conference in his office; the session will be limited to addressing a crisis in Idaho's child support enforcement system. (AP / Otto Kitsinger)

In an April 27 letter to Gov. Butch Otter, House Speaker Scott Bedke writes that he has worked with four of the House committee members who voted to kill SB 1067, the child support enforcement bill, on the final day of the legislative session, along with the state Department of Health & Welfare, to develop acceptable amendments. “I thank Reps. Luker, Trujillo, Dayley and Kerby for their willingness to move toward a workable solution,” Bedke wrote. “Since the amendments deal with due process considerations and security of personal information, I do not foresee significant disagreement between the House and the Senate.”

Bedke thanked Otter and Health & Welfare Director Dick Armstrong and his staff for their work on the effort, and called it “an amiable resolution of this matter.” He also wrote that Otter calling a special session “appears to be the only path forward in order to assure that this important function of state government can proceed uninterrupted.” You can read Bedke’s letter here.



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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