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‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ helps kill proposed Idaho law on bail agents

"Dog the Bounty Hunter"
"Dog the Bounty Hunter"

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Reality TV star "Dog the Bounty Hunter" says he helped kill a proposed law in Idaho regulating bounty hunters because it would have prevented the wearing of badges. Duane Chapman also tells the Post Register ( in a story on Tuesday that the law would have prevented bounty hunters licensed in other states from pursuing bail jumpers in Idaho unless they also had an enhanced Idaho license to carry a concealed weapon. Bounty hunters would also have to wear special clothes identifying their occupation. In Idaho's recently completed legislative session, the bill cleared the House but not the Senate after Chapman lobbied against it. The proposed law came about after bounty hunters in eastern Idaho last year shot and killed a man at an apartment complex. Authorities ruled the shooting justifiable.

Post Register reporter Bryan Clark has a full report 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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