Last week, the 2017 Idaho Legislature adjourned with House Bill 93 awaiting Governor Butch Otter’s signature. Yesterday, Governor Otter signed HB 93 into law.
HB 93 passed the House of Representatives with a 65-2 vote and the Senate with a 35-0 vote. Introduced by state Representative Don Cheatham (R-3B) and sponsored on the Senate floor by state Senator Marv Hagedorn (R-14), HB 93 amends current law by exempting active military members from the requirement that they be Idaho residents in order to carry a concealed handgun without a permit inside city limits. HB 93 simply allows those who have been trained to defend our country to defend themselves in Idaho by exercising the same rights as residents.
Your NRA-ILA would like to thank all the Idaho legislators who supported the Second Amendment throughout the 2017 legislative session. Your NRA-ILA would also like to thank all the NRA members and Second Amendment supporters across Idaho who remained active and engaged throughout this year’s session.