BOISE — With varying views and votes coming from eastern Idaho state lawmakers, legislation to allow Idahoans to carry concealed handguns without permits in city limits cleared the Idaho House on Friday afternoon.
Senate Bill 1389 passed 54-15 on the House floor, where statewide news media coverage was light after a legislative procedural move around noon pulled the bill to the top of a stack of measures for an expedited House debate and ensuing vote.
Permit-less carry for concealed firearms outside cities is already legal under state law.
This year’s SB1389 — which seeks to allow many Idahoans age 21 and older to carry handguns permit-less within cities — now is bound for the desk of Idaho Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter.