BOISE, Idaho — Idaho lawmakers meeting in a special session have resumed work on bills dealing with the coronavirus pandemic following two chaotic days culminating with the arrest of anti-government activist Ammon Bundy.
The House of Representatives approved legislation early Wednesday to smooth the counting of what is expected to be a surge of absentee ballots for the November election. Lawmakers are also looking at legislation intended to shield schools, businesses and government entities from lawsuits from people who get COVID-19.
Bundy opposes that legislation and refused to leave a committee meeting room. He is charged with trespassing, and restricting and obstructing officers.