Senators kill bill, wish sponsor 'Happy Birthday'

Senators kill bill, wish sponsor 'Happy Birthday'

Credit: Idaho Legislature

Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 2:49 PM

BOISE -- The Idaho Senate, known for its adherence to decorum, killed a bill -- and then cordially wished its sponsor `Happy Birthday.'

Republican Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll of Grangeville was pushing a plan to recognize volunteer emergency medical service providers with their own specialty Idaho license plate.

Nuxoll thought the bill would increase first-responders' presence in the community, give them better access to emergency scenes -- and potentially help recruit new volunteers, whose numbers are falling.

But senators have grown stingy about creating more of these specialty plates.

Sen. John Goedde of Coeur d'Alene was frank: "There are too many."

So the chamber voted 20-15 to reject Nuxoll's plan.

Minutes later, leaders pointed out Nuxoll was born on this date in 1951 -- and encouraged senators to wish her a "Happy Birthday."

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