BOISE, Idaho — Lawmakers are taking another shot at trimming an Idaho governor's power during an emergency event such as the coronavirus pandemic.
The Senate State Affairs Committee voted to hold a hearing on the bill that is a reworked version of previous legislation. The new legislation allows the governor to declare a “state of extreme peril” and extend it past 60 days but only to ensure federal funding continues.
The proposed law would require any restrictions accompanying a governor's order to expire after 60 days unless renewed by the Legislature.
Lawmakers are angry with actions taken by Republican Gov. Brad Little to slow the coronavirus, which included a temporary lockdown.