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Bill would make it harder to get initiatives on Idaho ballot

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Feb 12, 2021

BOISE, Idaho — Legislation intended to make it more difficult to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot has been introduced.

The Senate State Affairs Committee cleared the way Friday for a hearing on the measure put forward by Republican Sen. Steve Vick. Current rules require signatures from 6% of registered voters in each of 18 districts in 18 months.

The proposed law would change that to requiring 6% of registered voters in all 35 Idaho legislative districts in 18 months. In 2019, Republican Gov. Brad Little vetoed similar bills, citing concerns the changes wouldn't stand up in court.