Legislature, legal action
LEGISLATURE – Amends existing law to revise a provision regarding intervention by the Legislature in an action regarding an Idaho statute.

RS30451 / S1119

The purpose of this bill is to clarify that the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and/or Speaker of the House of Representatives (as the elected officers of the Idaho State Senate and House of Representatives) have the authority to intervene in cases when warranted before the courts.

The Legislature previously passed legislation clarifying the right of the Idaho Legislature to, when warranted, intervene in legal cases that are deemed to impact the State of Idaho. Therefore, this bill has no additional fiscal impact on the funds of the State of Idaho.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/27 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/28 Reported Printed; referred to State Affairs
03/06 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/07 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/08 Read third time in full – PASSED - 21-14-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Okuniewicz, Ricks, Schroeder, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Winder
NAYS – Dunn(Carlson), Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Just, Lenney, Nichols, Rabe, Ruchti, Semmelroth, Taylor, Ward-Engelking, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Winder
Title apvd - to House
03/13 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
Read First Time, Referred to Judiciary, Rules & Administration