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Idaho House committee to take remote testimony on Monday, including from North Idaho

In a first-time pilot project, the Idaho Legislature will take remote testimony on three bills that are up for hearings Monday in the House Education Committee.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, 8 a.m. Pacific. Those who’d like to testify must sign up at least 24 hours in advance, then come out to one of six sites around the state, located in Post Falls, Moscow, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and Salmon.

“Sometimes you just really want to hear from the people whose lives these bills impact,” said Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy, R-Genesee. “If you live too far away, it’s complicated to come to Boise, especially in the winter.”

One of the three bills is on gun safety classes in public schools. Another is on small school districts hiring spouses of school board members, and the third is on adding certain staffers to the teacher career ladder. To sign up to testify or for more information, click the link at the top of the Idaho Legislature’s website at www.legislature.idaho.gov.