After pushing for a motion that failed to get ten votes Representative Heather Scott was awarded with a stuffed crow on a bird swing.
It's one of those inside joke situations. The crow gets passed around every year to the first lawmaker who fails to receive at least 20 votes on any measure. Having previously earned the crow, Rep. Mat Erpelding, D-Boise, was happy to pass it on to his Republican counterpart.
"It's a rite of passage to take something to the floor and get beaten so badly," said Erpelding. "There's a little bit of pride to say you've had the crow. I'll likely get it again."
The motion made by Rep. Scott, R-Blanchard, was to table a tax conformity bill. The motion was obscure enough that Speaker Scott Bedke had to dust off the House rule book to know how to handle it.