BOISE, Idaho — Idaho lawmakers have started the second day of a special session called by Republican Gov. Brad Little to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Lawmakers gathered Tuesday at the Idaho Statehouse following a chaotic first day where angry protesters forced their way into the Idaho House gallery that had limited seating due to the virus. Lawmakers are looking at changes to election laws to smooth voting in November.
Happening now: Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane testifying before the House State Affairs committee for added vote centers, bigger venues for social distancing, and more polling place security using touchscreen technology for signing voters in. #idleg #idpol pic.twitter.com/m5BV1n93E1— KIVI Madeline White (@madelinewhiteTV) August 25, 2020
Lawmakers are also considering changes to liability laws they say are needed to protect businesses, schools and government agencies from lawsuits by people who get COVID-19.