- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Boise Republican would bar people from serving in the Legislature while sitting on other elected panels, arguing potential conflicts make it difficult for them to represent different constituencies.

Rep. Lynn Luker said Wednesday his measure would apply to county, city, schools or other positions with taxing and spending authority.

Luker says “it’s difficult to serve two masters.”

At least one lawmaker would be affected, if Luker’s bill passes.

Democratic Rep. Hy Kloc is on the Greater Boise Auditorium District.

Luker argues this isn’t a partisan hit.

However, his bill would affect a House race in District 15, the area Luker represents: Another Boise auditorium official, Democrat Steve Berch, announced Wednesday he’s running for the seat held by recently-appointed Republican Rep. Patrick McDonald.

Lawmakers Wednesday agreed to discuss it further.

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