Tuesday, January 24, 2012

If Eviction Bill Becomes Law, Occupiers Could Be Ousted Within a Week

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 10:23 AM

In describing her opposition to the Occupy Boise encampment, Idaho Department of Administration Director Teresa Luna told lawmakers this morning that her department had "dealt with theft, vandalism, violence and trespassing."

"All of those things have happened," said Luna. "They were directly related to the encampment."

Luna was testifying before the House State Affairs Committee as it considered HB 404, which could lead to the eviction of the Occupy encampment from the grounds in front of the old Ada County Courthouse.

Luna was asked, if the bill became law, how soon could Occupiers be evicted.

"If it passes through the Senate, it would sit on the Governor's desk for three days," said Luna. "We would immediately start posting notices, letting them know that it would go into effect shortly."

But Boise Democratic Rep. Phyllis King told Luna that she had an opinion from the Attorney General's Office that would give Occupiers up to seven days to remove their property.

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