Senate Minority Leader Jon Sesso asked for a midday recess, where he told his caucus that he would invoke the parliamentary procedure that demands every member is present before business can resume.
had been unable to locate Sen.
"It is my understanding that he
has returned to his
home on the reservation," Sesso
"My understanding is that none of the work done on third reading is legal," Sesso
Early on Friday, Sesso
denied Augare's disappearance was orchestrated by Democrats to stall the Legislature.
The governor's office said it had no knowledge of the event.
But several of Gov.
Steve Bullock's top staffers - chief of staff Tim Burton and deputies Kevin O'Brien and Ali Bovingdon - made a rare appearance at the midday Democratic caucus where Sesso made his announcement.