- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers are once again preparing to ask voters to amend the Idaho Constitution so legislators can reject rules created by executive branch agencies.

The Idaho House voted 62-3 to advance the obscure ballot measure on Monday.

State lawmakers already have the authority to veto rules because of an Idaho Supreme Court decision made nearly 25 years ago. Furthermore, nothing will change if the initiative passes. Instead, lawmakers say they need to codify their authority before the court’s ruling is challenged and possibly overturned.

However, Idaho voters rejected a similar proposal in the 2014, despite it being unanimously supported by Idaho lawmakers.

Constitutional amendments must pass with a two-thirds majority in both bodies and then win a simple majority in a statewide vote come November.


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