The bill – already endorsed by the Senate – passed in the House Judiciary, Rules, and Administration Committee Thursday.
The plan to expand the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force includes boosting the current two-person task force to 14 investigators, charged with tackling complex cases focused on catching people producing and consuming child pornography.
Legislative budget writers have already approved allocating about $2 million to the program.
Initially, the Idaho Attorney General would use money from consumer protection cases to fund startup of the expanded task force. (AP)