Contact Us

Some Idaho Legislators Want Limits on Citizen Initiatives

flickr.com, Boise Metro Chamber

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some Idaho state Senate Republican leaders are pushing a bill that would make it harder for citizen initiatives to qualify for state ballots. The Spokesman-Review reports Idaho Farm Bureau lobbyist Russ Hendricks requested the legislation, which would require signatures from at least 6 percent of the residents in 22 out of Idaho’s 35 legislative districts before an initiative or referendum could qualify for the ballot.

The current rules require signatures from at least 6 percent of voters in half of Idaho’s counties. Sen. Curt McKenzie, R-Nampa, sponsored the measure on Monday. Farm Bureau spokesman John Thompson says the group is concerned about animal cruelty initiatves proposed in other states that would restrict some farming practices. Last year three citizen initiatives resulted in Idaho voters rejecting three school-reform laws.

Best of News Radio 1310

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newsradio1310.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loyal Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Loyal Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.