Idaho special legislative session gets underway in Boise

Idaho lawmakers are in Boise for a special legislative session.

Governor Brad Little called legislators back to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Idaho, including election law changes that are needed in order to facilitate a safe and secure November election during the pandemic.

It also calls for the Legislature to establish temporary and consistent standards for civil liability related to the coronavirus aimed at helping Idaho’s economy recover in a safe and responsible manner while encouraging careful planning, care and safety in responding to the pandemic.

Each of the topics chosen for the special session were recommended by the Idaho Legislature after study and analysis by legislative working groups that identified the topics and recommended each to the Governor for consideration.

The Idaho Constitution gives the Governor the authority to call a special legislative session, and the Governor is required to specify the subjects for consideration. Special legislative sessions by law are of a limited duration and by recent tradition last only a day or two.

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