Bateman’s “Idaho Day” Bill Becomes Law

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1  Updated at 8:49 am, March 5th, 2014 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls lawmaker has succeeded in making March 4 a state holiday. Rep. Linden Bateman taught high school history for decades, and proposed a bill earlier this year that recognizes the day in 1863 that Abraham Lincoln made Idaho a territory. Idaho Day will go into effect next year. Bateman says he’s happy with the results, noting that there was not a single dissenting vote in either legislative chamber. Governor Butch Otter signed the bill on Tuesday.