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Possible Idaho legislative session edges closer

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - The possibility of the Idaho legislature calling itself back into session is edging closer.

More than 60% of the Idaho House has signed a petition calling for a special legislative session after the Idaho Senate reached 60% support earlier this month on a petition to call for a special session.

Representative Lance Clow (R-Twin Falls) rallied representatives to sign his petition that would simply repeal House Bill 138. HB 138 is the bill passed by the legislature last session and signed into law by Governor Brad Little that inadvertently eliminated the state's presidential primary.

"My proposal is a very simple, just repeal House Bill 138, put the law back into play just like it was before we came into session this year. What that accomplishes is it satisfies a state Republican Party that said, they prefer to have a March primary. And if we can't have a March primary, they were going to go with caucuses," Representative Clow said.

The Senate petition calls for moving the presidential primary to May, along with other state primaries.

Representative Clow says leaders from both the Senate and House are in talks to decide which option to discuss at a potential special session.

A recent statement from the Idaho State Republican Party says they will go ahead with a caucus in March if House Bill 138 is not repealed this week.

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