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BOISE, Idaho-- Amid the Legislature's `2012 Ethics Spring,' a bill requiring limited financial disclosure for Idaho lawmakers could re-emerge after several years of sitting on the sidelines.

Senators in 2009 unanimously passed a measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Bart Davis of Idaho Falls to require legislators and candidates to publicly disclose their and their spouse's business interests.

It required disclosure of income sources, real estate and other financial details, though not actual values.

But House Speaker Lawerence Denney declined to give it a hearing.

Davis says he's now hopeful the bill will resurface during the 2012 session, as Democrats and Republicans seek a compromise on a separate independent ethics commission.

On Friday, Denney told The Associated Press he has some suggestions for improving Davis' bill, to boost its chances of House success.

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