On Tuesday, March 7, the full Senate voted 27 to 8 in favor of Senate Bill 1121, thanks to YOUR strong showing of support!
Sen. Bert Brackett (R), Rogerson, carried the bill, which will establish a statewide Safe Routes to School Program to improve the health and safety of school children. SB 1121 will now move to a House Committee for a possible hearing.
Please take a moment to thank your senators for voting yes in support of safer streets for Idaho school children! Senators listed in red also voted in favor of this bill during the Senate Transportation Committee hearing on March 2, and Sen. Dan G. Johnson (R), Lewiston, gave supportive testimony at that hearing.
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SENATORS WHO VOTED YES IN SUPPORT OF SB 1121
Sen. Jeff Agenbroad (R), Nampa, District 13
Sen. Kelly Arthur Anthon (R), Burley, District 27
Sen. Clifford R. Bayer (R), Meridian, District 21
Sen. Bert Brackett (R), Rogerson, District 23
Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb (D), Boise, District 19
Sen. Grant Burgoyne (D), Boise, District 16
Sen. Carl Crabtree (R), Grangeville, District 7
Sen. Bart M. Davis (R), Idaho Falls, District 33
Sen. Marv Hagedorn (R), Meridian, District 14
Sen. Mark Harris (R), Soda Springs, District 32
Sen. Lee Heider (R), Twin Falls, District 24
Sen. Brent Hill (R), Rexburg, District 34
Sen. Dan G. Johnson (R), Lewiston, District 6
Sen. Maryanne Jordan (D), Boise, District 17
Sen. Shawn Keough (R), Sandpoint, District 1
Sen. Todd M. Lakey (R), Nampa, District 12
Sen. Abby Lee (R), Fruitland, District 9
Sen. Patti Anne Lodge (R), Huston, District 11
Sen. Fred S. Martin (R), Boise, District 15
Sen. Dean M. Mortimer (R), Idaho Falls, District 30
Sen. Robert P. “Bob” Nonini (R), Coeur d’Alene, District 3
Sen. Mark Nye (D), Pocatello, District 29
Sen. Jim L. Patrick (R), Twin Falls, District 25
Sen. Jim Rice (R), Caldwell, District 10
Sen. Michelle Stennett (D), Ketchum, District 26
Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking (D), Boise, District 18
Sen. Chuck Winder (R), Boise, District 20
We will be letting you know which House members to contact next to keep this bill moving through the legislative process.
The Safe Routes to School Program provides education and safety programs and infrastructure that allow school children to walk and bike to school safely, increasing their daily physical activity levels and lowering their long-term health risks.
Want more information? Read this argument about why state funding is important.
Safe Routes to School funding could help these communities, and others like them all over the state, make walking and/or bicycling to school less dangerous!