It took two full hours of contentious debate, but the House has passed Rep. Judy Boyle’s bill to crack down on trespassing, voting 45-22 in favor of the measure, HB 658. Boyle, R-Midvale, told the House, “The law-abiding citizen does not need to worry if he doesn’t trespass.” She added, “This is a vital constitutional right. … Property is sacred in America.” Others objected that law-abiding sportsmen weren’t involved in drafting the bill, which also is opposed by the Idaho Sheriffs Association. Rep. Randy Armstrong, R-Inkom, said, “It just seems like the right thing to do was make a collaborative effort and let’s talk to both sides and let’s work this out. … I don’t know why we have this rush with getting this legislation passed before we’ve spoken...
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House passes anti-trespassing bill after contentious, two-hour debate