Bill to allow impact fee exemption for public charter schools goes to House
Excerpt: Most representatives supported the bill, but a few were concerned about its inclusion of an emergency clause, which would allow the law to be enacted before July 1 as most laws are. Den Hartog said the emergency clause was put in place to help Compass Public Charter School in Meridian, which is developing a new campus but doesn’t have enough money to finish its gym because of the money it paid in impact fees.
Reps. Steve Berch and Brooke Green, both Democrats from Boise, voted against sending the bill to the House because of its inclusion of the emergency clause. Berch said adding an emergency clause for the purpose of benefiting a specific entity may violate the Idaho Constitution.