A Senate committee has introduced legislation that would allow Idaho's governor to assign to the lieutenant governor the same security protection afforded to other high ranking public officials. Idaho Falls Sen. Bart Davis is sponsoring the measure introduced Wednesday in the State Affairs Committee. The Idaho State Police is authorized by law to provide protection to the Governor, the Legislature, Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Davis and Republican Governor "Butch" Otter believe it's appropriate to provide the same measure of security in cases when the Lieutenant Governor travels overseas on trade missions or elsewhere on state business. In December, Lt. Gov. Brad Little led a trade mission that included visits in Mexico and Brazil.

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