Idaho House Seeks Balance

On February 6, 2019, State Representative Mike Moyle (R-Star) introduced House Bill 100 (H0100). The stated purpose of the legislation “will require that all pending administrative rules shall be affirmatively approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, via a concurrent resolution.”

Currently, administrative agency rules submitted by unelected state officials must only be approved by one legislative chamber – either the House or Senate, not both – for such policies to become law. If adopted, H0100 would restore a long-absent check on state agencies and balance between the executive and legislative branches of state government.

On Friday, February 15, 2019, the Idaho House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed House Bill 100 with a vote of 53 – 16 – 1. The bill now awaits action in the Senate State Affairs Committee.

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Madison Liberty Institute’s recommendation: SUPPORT

Bill Details

Number: H0100 (2019)
Text | Statement of Purpose

Sponsor: Representative Mike Moyle (R-Star)

Co-Sponsor(s): N/A

Bill status: Senate State Affairs Committee (02.19.2019)