State Affairs Unceremoniously Kills E-Verify Bill

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Senate State Affairs voted 7-2 to kill Senate Bill 1303, after a motion to send it to the floor of the Senate to address Sen. Mike Jorgenson's proposed amendments failed. That means it stays in committee and Chairman Curt McKenzie told citydesk that it will not receive another marathon hearing.

After three hours of testimony, the committee hosted no debate on the bill, moving directly to the vote.

Senate Bill 1271, which also addresses the employment of undocumented residents of Idaho, may be rescheduled.