Idaho Senate OKs plan for lawmakers to call special sessions
Currently, only governors can call special sessions
Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 11:05 AM MST
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Senate has approved a new version of a constitutional amendment allowing the part-time state Legislature to call itself into session.
Lawmakers voted 24-11 on Wednesday to clear the two-thirds majority needed for a proposed constitutional amendment that now goes to the House, where it will also need a two-thirds majority. It would go before voters in November 2022 if successful and would need a simple majority to win.
If voters approve, the Legislature could call itself back into session if 60% of lawmakers in each the House and Chamber agree.
Currently, only governors can call special sessions.
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