Idaho lawmaker asks to have own ethics examined

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker is asking the House to convene an ethics committee after she failed to disclose a conflict of interest when she voted against legislation that could have hurt her financially.

Republican Rep. Shannon McMillan, from Silverton, apologized in the Idaho House Monday and asked that an ethics committee be convened to examine her actions when she voted against a bill that would allow legislators to have their state paychecks garnished for state court judgments.

The Spokesman-Review ( ) reports McMillan has multiple civil judgments against her, and one attempt to garnish her state paycheck was denied because, as a lawmaker, she is exempt from state garnishments.

McMillan was one of only two House votes against the bill on Wednesday. It is now in the Senate.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review,

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast