Upcoming Idaho Legislature May End Early
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Legislature doesn't start for another two months, but state lawmakers are already hoping for an early adjournment.
Idaho's legislative leaders met Friday to discuss the 2015 legislative session. According to Idaho law, lawmakers from all corners of the state will gather in Boise to approve the budget and pass legislation beginning Jan. 12. Senate Pro Tem Brent Hill of Rexburg says he expects lawmakers to finish by April 3, barring any major conflicts.
The aggressive deadline is just one week longer than the 2014 legislative session, which was Idaho's shortest session in a decade. However, House Minority Leader John Rusche reminded the room that the handful of new lawmakers may need more time to learn how the statehouse works.