Idaho Senate committee introduces must-pass legislation

Posted at 10:56 AM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 12:56:58-04

BOISE — A Senate panel has introduced must-pass legislation after killing a previous bill that contained an amendment from the House that senators found objectionable.

The Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee on Thursday introduced the bill to keep in force some 8,000 administrative rules created by state agencies.

The Senate on Wednesday killed a similar bill because the House added an amendment involving the state's obscure ruling-making process.

The amendment would have required rules originating in state agencies get approval from both the House and Senate before taking effect.

Currently, the rules can take effect with only one chamber's approval.

If the administrative rules bill isn't passed, thousands of rules would expire this summer.

The rules include such things as requirements that health care professionals be licensed.

(by Associated Press)