August 27, 2020 •
Idaho Legislature Wraps Up Special Session
The Legislature concluded its special session late Wednesday night after three days of protests and public outrage regarding the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Three bills were sent to Gov. Brad Little’s desk, including two election related bills and a bill shielding businesses and schools from coronavirus-related lawsuits.
The election related bills would guarantee in-person voting would be allowed in some form across Idaho.
This was guaranteed regardless of any emergency orders in effect.
The bills would also buy more time for county clerks to process the expected large influx of mail-in ballots for the November election.
Gov. Little has five days from the time he receives the bills to either sign them or veto them.
If he does neither, the bills will become law automatically.
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