BOISE – State lawmakers took the first step toward ending the Occupy Boise camp today.
The House State Affairs Committee passed a bill that would prevent camping on state property.
House Bill 404 is being sent to the House floor with a "do pass" recommendation. It cleared the committee on a 13-5 vote. It could come up for a House vote later this week.
Members of the Occupy Boise movement told us their fight isn't over. The group is worried this bill limits their freedom of speech.
Rep. Scott Bedke, the bill's sponsor, says his intent is not to trample on anyone's rights.
During the vote lawmakers expressed concern that without passing this bill state-owned property could soon be filled with campers. But some wanted to remove the emergency clause that would force occupiers from the camp as soon as the bill becomes law.
In: Regional News
Tags: Occupy, Boise, Eviction, HB404, Camping, State Property, Idaho
Location: Boise, Idaho, United States (load item map)
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