Bill to Evict Occupy Boise Introduced to Legislature


A bill has been formally introduced at the Idaho Legislature that, if passed, would result in the eviction of Occupy Boise from the grounds in front of the old Ada County Courthouse.

House Majority Leader Scott Bedke, whose hometown of Oakley is three hours away from Boise, introduced a measure this morning that would make it an infraction to camp on the grounds.

"This is a prohibition on camping on the lawns of the Capitol Mall," explained Bedke, who said he crafted the bill after consultation with Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.

Boise Democratic Rep. Phylis King voted against the bill's introduction, which will go through a public hearing before a final vote.