Making the Grade: Literature bill still on hold

Posted at 8:00 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 10:06:58-05

Over the course of a few hours Wednesday morning, the Idaho House held up two literacy bills — and at least one bill could be amended.

It was an orchestrated move, so both bills could be considered at the same time, House Education Committee Chairman Reed DeMordaunt told Idaho Education News.

Wednesday morning started with House Education voting to table, or hold, House Bill 450 until Friday. About three hours  later, on the House floor, lawmakers tabled the related House Bill 451 until Feb. 24.

There was no opposition to either move — even though both bills are rooted in recommendations from Gov. Butch Otter’s education task force. Otter outlined the $10.7 million literacy proposal in his State of the State address.

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