BOISE — The House Judiciary and Rules Committee is holding a meeting Wednesday to hear more about a bill that would get rid of mandatory minimum drug sentences in Idaho.

Other than for crimes involving larger amounts of drugs, Idaho imposes mandatory minimums for only a handful of violent felonies. The bill, sponsored by Boise Democratic Rep. Ilana Rubel and Nampa Republican Rep. Christy Perry, would get rid of the mandatory minimums for drug crimes, which can range from one to 15 years in prison. The current maximums, which can be life for some of the more serious offenses, would remain in place.

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The hearing will be at 1:30 p.m. in East Wing 42, on the ground floor of the Idaho State Capitol. It is open to the public and testimony will be taken, according to a statement from Rubel announcing the hearing.

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