There is no specific reference in the Idaho Open Meeting Law to recording or broadcasting meetings subject to the law's requirements. It is reasonable to argue that the freedom to record or broadcast such meetings is implied in the law, particularly since most of the public is ultimately informed of such meetings, as with so many other governmental activities, through journalists who report upon such proceedings. Obviously it would be impossible and impractical for a citizen to attend every governmental meeting, judicial trial, session of the legislature and so on.
In practice, recording and broadcasting meetings of governmental bodies is permitted, although broadcasting and recording generally only occurs in regard to statewide bodies or local bodies in larger cities and counties in Idaho. However, the Idaho Legislature has either by rule or by custom required that legislative committee chairpersons give permission before any recording or broadcasting of legislative committee proceedings can occur. This practice has not been challenged as possibly violating the Idaho Open Meeting Law.