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Idaho Senate OKs plan for lawmakers to call special sessions

Idaho Statehouse
Posted at 12:53 PM, Mar 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-03 14:53:42-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Senate has approved a new version of a constitutional amendment allowing the part-time Idaho Legislature to call itself into session.

Lawmakers voted 24-11 on Wednesday to clear the two-thirds majority needed for a proposed constitutional amendment that now goes to the House, where it will also need a two-thirds majority. If successful, it would go before voters in November 2022, where a simple majority would be needed.

If voters approve, the Legislature could call itself back into session if 60% of lawmakers in each the House and Chamber agree. Currently, only governors can call special sessions.