Vote on Occupy boise Delayed
The House State Affairs Committee is scheduled to vote on a bill that would shut down Occupy Boise. It was a packed house Monday morning as the House State Affairs Committee discussed a bill that would ban camping on state property, forcing members of Occupy Boise to find a new home. A vote was planned this morning but with so many people testifying, lawmakers ran out of time. Public testimony lasted for more than two hours. Many of those who spoke were members of Occupy Boise. Nearly all of the testimony urged lawmakers not to ban camping on state property. Members of Occupy Boise told the committee they have daily meetings and events at the camp. They say each night around 20 people sleep at the camp. Members of occupy invited lawmakers to tour the encampment and see the group in action for themselves. A vote is scheduled at nine o’clock tomorrow morning.