Idaho lawmakers tackle new ethics changes Monday

Idaho lawmakers tackle new ethics changes Monday

Idaho lawmakers tackle new ethics changes Monday

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 4:29 AM

BOISE -- The public is set to get a first peek at an issue new House Speaker Scott Bedke promised would be on his agenda: Revamping how representatives handle ethics complaints against fellow House lawmakers.

The House Judiciary and Rules Committee is slated to tackle the matter Monday.

Exactly what new House ethics rules will look like isn't yet clear, but a draft proposal has been circulating for days.

In general, it calls for a standing ethics committee to be created.

That's something that would be a departure from the current system, where four majority and three minority are selected to serve on a temporary panel after a complaint is filed.

Most recently, former Rep. Phil Hart has been subject of ethics scrutiny, in part linked to his refusal to pay taxes.

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