Spectators shatter glass door to get into Idaho lawmakers’ session
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A special legislative session in Idaho to deal with the coronavirus pandemic started with angry spectators shattering a glass door and rushing into the House of Representatives gallery that had limited seating because of the virus.
The special session still started Monday with a full House gallery and few if any people wearing masks.
At least one person carried an assault-style weapon, which are allowed in the Statehouse.
Republican Gov. Brad Little called the special session for lawmakers to look at changes to election laws to smooth voting in November.
Lawmakers also plan to consider changes to liability laws they say are needed to protect businesses, schools and government agencies from lawsuits from people who get COVID-19.