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Rep. Scott Introduces Resolution to End Little’s Emergency Order

By • January 12, 2021

Idaho Dispatch has been interviewing a number of Idaho lawmakers for the 2021 legislative session.

From the interviews we have conducted with legislators so far, several of the same ideas are discussed by many of them. One of those ideas is to end Governor Brad Little’s emergency order which has Idaho under a “state of emergency.”

Lawmakers over the last few months have expressed concern over the ongoing emergency order without their legislative input.

Today, Rep. Heather Scott (R-Dist. 1) introduced a concurrent resolution that would end the emergency order immediately upon its passage.

Scott introduced the “RS” this morning in the House State Affairs Committee. An “RS” is when a bill/resolution is introduced to a committee wherein the committee decides if the bill will get a public hearing.

If the committee agrees to hear the bill/resolution, it will be assigned a number that is not currently available for Scott’s RS.

Idaho Dispatch did sit down with Scott to discuss her proposal and what she would like to see happen during the 2021 Idaho legislative session.

Here is Idaho Dispatch’s interview with Scott:

Idaho Dispatch did reach out to Little’s office to see if he had any comment on the proposal.

Little’s Press Secretary, Marissa Morrison Hyer, informed Idaho Dispatch that the governor does not comment on pending legislation and will only comment after he has either signed or vetoed any particular piece of legislation.

It should be noted that because Scott’s proposal is a concurrent resolution, it would not go to Little’s desk and a veto is not possible.

Do you believe Idaho’s state of emergency should be ended? Let us know in the comments below.

Tags: Brad Little, Emergency Orders, Heather Scott, Marissa Morrison