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Governor allows trespassing bill to become law without his signature

Gov. Butch Otter has allowed HB 658a, the controversial trespassing law, to become law without his signature; you can read his transmittal letter here. "The myriad problems and bad actors plaguing the agricultural community and other large landowners need to be addressed," Otter wrote. "However, this legislation...

Senate passes amended anti-trespassing bill on straight party-line vote

The Senate has voted 29-6 in favor of HB 658a, the Senate-amended version of the trespassing crackdown bill – a straight party-line vote, with all Republicans voting in favor of the bill and all Democrats voting against it. “This bill will only affect those that...

Senate takes up anti-trespassing bill…

After the House’s dramatic move this morning to once again dump the governor’s health care bill without a vote – after its Health & Welfare Committee twice sent it to the House floor for a vote of the full House – the Senate is now...

House passes anti-trespassing bill after contentious, two-hour debate

It took two full hours of contentious debate, but the House has passed Rep. Judy Boyle’s bill to crack down on trespassing, voting 45-22 in favor of the measure, HB 658. Boyle, R-Midvale, told the House, “The law-abiding citizen does not need to worry if...

Lawmakers ‘really troubled’ with trespassing bill - but they passed it on anyway

Nearly all of the House Agricultural Affairs Committee members said they support a proposal to update and strengthen Idaho’s laws on trespassing. But some committee members Wednesday had concerns that legislation presented this session by Rep. Judy Boyle is being rushed through without thorough vetting. Others voiced worries about its legality...

Trespass 3 times and you’d face a felony under new Idaho proposal

Fines for trespassing on private property in Idaho could get stiffer, and habitual offenders could find themselves charged with a felony under a bill introduced on Thursday, the Idaho Statesman reports. “We need to change how we deal with trespass on private property,” House Agricultural Affairs Chairwoman Judy Boyle, R-Midvale...