Six supporters of Senate Bill 1387 drove from Sandpoint to Boise to lobby for the bill.
After a 10-minute hallway conversation with House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loerstcher early Tuesday, they remain frustrated that the bill has yet to receive a House hearing.
"We came 500 miles," said Judy Howrey, board chair of the Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Sandpoint, which offers free ultrasounds. "We want to find out about the meeting and why it was canceled."
Loertcher canceled a hearing on SB 1387 last week, after objections were raised in a closed-door Republican caucus.
"There is no hearing scheduled," said Loertscher, R-Iona, who was headed to his office for a private meeting with two prominent backers of the bill, Kerry Uhlenkott of Right to Life of Idaho and Julie Lynde of Cornerstone Family Council, the Idaho affiliate of Focus on the Family.
Will he schedule a hearing before the Legislature adjourns? "I don't know yet. We're going to visit."
Mary Vail, another member of the group from Sandpoint, said she has trouble understanding why the bill was able to pass the Senate 23-12, only to stall in the House without even a hearing.
"All the bill does is require an ultrasound," said Vail. "But they don't have to see the results."