Governor Little calls for special legislative session on August 24

Posted at 11:31 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 21:46:47-04

BOISE, Idaho — Governor Brad Little announced Wednesday morning that he will call the Idaho Legislature into a special session during the week of August 24.

The Governor, Legislative leadership and House and Senate members will discuss specific topics that will be addressed during the special session. Topics might include the November general election and liability reform during emergencies, according to a press release.

Idaho's House Republic Caucus is "applauding the decision by Governor Brad Little to call a special legislative session."

“We thank the Governor for making this critical choice and thank our members for making it possible through their tireless efforts on the various interim working groups set in motion by Speaker of the House Scott Bedke and President Pro Tempore Brent Hill," said Majority Caucus Chair Rep. Megan Blanksma. "The legislation being developed by our joint working groups will help set the foundation for this special session."

The release from the Governor's Office also said it is anticipated Gov. Little will issue a proclamation the week of August 17 detailing the issues to be considered during the special session. The Governor's Office will announce the release of the proclamation when it is available.