On January 24th, Representative Priscilla Giddings (R-White Bird) introduced House Bill 360 (H0360) as a personal bill. This is a method legislators have to move bills forward that doesn’t require a committee introduction; it is often used when a committee chairman refuses to introduce a bill into a committee. Just a couple days later, on the 27th, the bill was assigned to the Ways and Means Committee in the House. This bill removes the current tax(es) on food, with the exception of packaged food.
Madison Liberty Institute’s recommendation: SUPPORT
Number: H0360 (2020)
Title: Sales, use tax, food exemption
Sponsor: Representative Priscilla Giddings (R – White Bird)
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Lindsey Zea is a Policy and Research Associate with the Madison Liberty Institute. Lindsey holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from BYU-Idaho and loves finding applications of history to current events and political debates. She also serves as a Policy Analyst with the Better Cities Project (BCP) and formerly interned with the Libertas Institute in Utah.