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Legislative website crashes, makes full reading of notary bill even longer…

To make this whole thing take even longer, the Legislature’s website crashed from over-use, and the House had to go at ease in the midst of Rep. Priscilla Giddings’ reading in full of HB 209, the update of Idaho’s notary laws. That’s because every member of the House needs to have access to the bill while it’s being read or debated. After some quick IT work and some distribution of paper copies of the bill, the House is now back in session and Giddings has been called back up to continue reading the 21-page bill.

“Page 5, line 6,” she began.

A call of the House remains in effect - meaning no one can enter or leave, not even to go to the bathroom. 

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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