Wheelchair seating in the House

Rep. Merle Boucher, D-Rolette, requested today that a designated area be available for wheelchair seating in the House chamber during the session.

Boucher, the minority leader, said the sergeant of arms should monitor the area and make sure one is available when needed.

The Legislative Procedure and Arrangements Committee agreed and also voted to approve a $32,000 chairlift replacement for the Brynhild Haugland Room.