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Eye On Boise child support archive

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015

TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015

Beef jerky: 'A generous act of kindness' 

Here’s Rep. Heather Scott’s reaction to the news that Oberto Brands in Seattle, a leading manufacturer of beef jerky, is planning to send her a free case of jerky: “Wow! That is awesome! What a generous act of kindness.” Scott, R-Blanchard, attracted the company’s attention...

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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015

Otter signs HB 1 into law 

Gov. Butch Otter announced this afternoon that he has now signed HB 1, the child support enforcement bill that passed in yesterday's special legislative session, into law. On Twitter, Otter reported, "Today at 3:24 pm I signed HB 1 into law, maintaining Idaho's child support...

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 (Betsy Z. Russell)

Otter says he 'can't wait' to sign HB 1 into law 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, reacting this morning to yesterday’s special session of the Legislature, praised lawmakers for preserving the state’s child support enforcement system, which he noted serves one in four Idaho kids. “It’s fine to speculate and important to question issues surrounding the relationship...

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MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015

Sen. Grant Burgoyne opens the Senate debate on HB 1, around 5:45 p.m. on Monday (Betsy Z. Russell)

Senate suspends rules, takes up HB 1

“There’s a long version to this and a short version, and today’s proceedings have worn me out, and I’m only capable of doing the short version,” Sen. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, told the Senate as he presented HB 1, the child support enforcement bill. The bill,...

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Rep. Barbieri: 'It's all about the money' 

Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, said, “I think we need to be concerned about the ramifications. … Legislative authority is being addressed. Administrative law, our tri-partite balance of power, checks and balance … and indeed state sovereignty.” He asked fellow representatives to imagine the bill...

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Idaho House debates child support legislation on Monday (AP / Otto Kitsinger)

Rep. Luker: Amendments made 'a better bill'

Rep. Lynn Luker, R-Boise, told the House that at the end of this year’s regular legislative session, he had concerns about the child support enforcement bill, but his concerns have been put to rest by amendments to the bill that he helped craft. Luker went...

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House convenes to take up HB 1

The House is back in session to take up HB 1, the child support enforcement bill. In the vote to suspend rules and allow immediate consideration, there were no objections; it passed 69-0. "Let's not debate the motives of the individual members, their patriotism, their...

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Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, speaks in committee. (AP / Otto Kitsinger)

HB 1 clears House committee on 12-5 vote 19 

The House Judiciary Committee has voted 12-5 in favor of HB 1, with just Reps. McMillan, Sims, Cheatham, Nate and Scott dissenting. Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, said, “I will not be supporting this bill. Director Armstrong said this is all about efficiency, so that’s it....

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