Judiciary hearing

House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2020, regarding HB 465, legislation seeking to make it a felony for doctors to provide gender-related treatment to transgender youth.

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House Judiciary Chairman Greg Chaney, R-Caldwell, has just announced that HB 465, Rep. Christy Zito's bill to make it a felony for doctors to provide gender treatment anyone under age 18, won't proceed any further. It was the subject of an emotional hearing yesterday that drew big crowds objecting to the proposal. Chaney sent Zito a five-page letter about his decision; it's posted here at right. Meanwhile, the House has begun debate on HB 500, Rep. Barbara Ehardt's bill to forbid transgender women and girls from participating in school sports.

Below is Chaney's full announcement.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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