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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 131 – Western Presidential Primary


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SCR131.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
WESTERN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY - Stating findings of the legislature and
authorizing Idaho to send representatives to meetings regarding a combined
Western Presidential Primary.

02/19    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/20    Rpt prt - to 10th Ord
02/23    10th Ord - ADOPTED - 35-0-0
      AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
      Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Hansen,
      Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry,
      Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stennett,
      Sweeney, Thorne, Twiggs, Wheeler, Whitworth
      Absent and excused--None
    Floor Sponsor - Twiggs
    Title apvd - to House
02/24    House intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff
03/16    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/17    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/18    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 55-4-11
      AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Bivens,
      Black(15), Black(23), Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Crow, Cuddy,
      Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Gould,
      Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones(9), Jones(22), Judd, Kempton,
      Kendell, Kjellander, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, Meyer,
      Miller, Mortensen, Newcomb, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Richman, Ridinger,
      Robison, Schaefer, Stevenson, Stone, Taylor, Tippets, Trail, Watson,
      Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
      NAYS -- Geddes, McKague, Sali, Stoicheff
      Absent and excused -- Boe, Bruneel, Crane, Hadley, Hansen, Jones(20),
      Kellogg, Kunz, Pischner, Stubbs, Tilman
    Floor Sponsor - Newcomb
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/19    To enrol - rpt enrol - Pres signed
    Sp signed - to Secretary of State

Bill Text


 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 1998

                                      IN THE SENATE

                           SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 131

                                BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

 1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
 4        PRIMARY.

 5    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

 6        WHEREAS, there has been interest in the western states of seeing about the
 7    feasibility of holding the Presidential Preference  Primary  on  a  date  that
 8    would give western states maximum exposure; and
 9        WHEREAS,  in  the  past,  when Presidential Preference Primaries have been
10    held, the presidential nomination for the  respective  political  parties  has
11    largely been decided and the vote generally of little significance; and
12        WHEREAS, the western states at times feel as though the federal government
13    is uncaring to our concerns; and
14        WHEREAS,  the vehicle of holding a Presidential Preference Primary earlier
15    than Idaho currently holds it, might  make  presidential  candidates  be  more
16    responsive to western needs; and
17        WHEREAS,  the  Western  Conference  of  the  Council  of State Governments
18    recently passed a resolution at its annual meeting endorsing  the  concept  of
19    further study of a "super" western Presidential Preference Primary; and
20        WHEREAS,  the Governor of the State of Utah has endorsed a concept of hav-
21    ing a multi-state Presidential Preference Primary; and
22        WHEREAS, while we can see benefits to the idea,  it  may  come  with  some
23    costs to the state as well.
24        NOW,  THEREFORE,  BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
25    sion of the Fifty-fourth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Repre-
26    sentatives concurring therein, that the President Pro Tempore and the  Speaker
27    of  the House of Representatives are hereby authorized to  each appoint a rep-
28    resentative to attend meetings regarding a "super" western Presidential  Pref-
29    erence  Primary  and  are  authorized  to  expend  moneys from the Legislative
30    Account to pay these  legislators'  travel  expenses  and  per  diem.  Members
31    appointed  by the President Pro Tempore and the Speaker are hereby directed to
32    report on the meetings they attend and to make recommendations to the  respec-
33    tive houses of the legislature.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


                           STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                                 RS 07587
    The purpose of this legislation is to authorize Idaho to 
    send representatives to meetings involving a combined 
    western presidential preference primary.
                               FISCAL NOTE
    There will be no impact on the General Fund. The House and 
    Senate will pay expenses incurred by legislators as a result 
    of traveling to meetings from the legislative appropriation.
    CONTACT: Jerry Twiggs