A bill to allow gun safety classes in schools has passed both Houses of the Idaho Legislature.

The Senate unanimously voted “yes” on the bill on Friday and the Governor is expected to sign it today.

Rexburg Representative Ron Nate was the lawmaker behind the bill and now he wants to inform schools of the new opportunity.

He says it is up to each school district if they want to implement gun safety classes and they get to choose their own curriculum and authorized instructors.

"I hope some schools like Sugar City implement the classes, they already have a hunter safety class after school, but now they could just do it as a part of a class assembly or something like that," shares Representative Ronald Nate, District 34 (Madison & Bonneville Counties).

Once Governor Otter signs the bill, it will be put into law on July first.


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