New bill prevents protestors from camping on public land
BOISE, Idaho (KMVT-TV) A new bill is being introduced to stop protestors from camping out on public land.
This will allow the state to take action in removing those Occupy supporters on the lawn adjacent to the state capitol in Boise.
Rep. Stephen Hartgen says there are problems with sanitation, public services and health issues.
Numerous complaints keep coming in from citizens about the mess it creates.
Rep. Stephen Hartgen says, “while protestors can come into the building, they can read signs, ask to meet with legislators, exercise their constitutional rights, but they don’t have a right to camp indefinitely forever and ever on state property.”
Representative Hartgen says the legislative process may take a few weeks.
Then those occupying will have a reasonable time to move from the area.