Category: Legislative Summary

House Bill 15 (2021): Property Taxes

House Bill 15 (H0015) would change the due date for a property assessment to be sent to the property owner from the fourth Monday in November to the third Monday in November.  This limits a conflict of dates on the fourth Monday in November.  This bill would also remove references to the “Widow’s Exception” which…

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House Bill 14 (2021): Municipalities, Bankruptcy

House Bill 14 (H0014) proposes to remove sections of the statutes regarding the bankruptcy of municipalities.  This would eliminate redundant or unused sections of the statute so as to trim down past regulation. Bill Details Number: H0014 (2021) Title: Municipalities, Bankruptcy Text | Statement of Purpose Status: Referred to House Committee on Revenue and Taxation…

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2021 Legislative Update: Week 2

EMERGENCY POWERS Update: House Bill 1, introduced by Representative Jason Monks, had a few changes to the original bill and was introduced under a new bill number, House Bill 16. This bill would limit the power of the Governor to restrict a person’s ability to work or attend religious meetings during a state of emergency,…

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House Bill 13 (2021): Income Tax, Partnerships

House Bill 13 (H0013) creates the ability of certain partnerships to adjust their reported federal taxable income.  Through this, certain partnerships could avoid traditional audits by making corrections to their reported income. Bill Details Number: H0013 (2021) Title: Income Tax, Partnerships Text | Statement of Purpose Status: Referred to House Committee on Revenue and Taxation (updated:…

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House Bill 12 (2021): Short-Term Rentals, Tax

House Bill 12 (H0012) seeks to clarify the Idaho tax code regarding short-term rental properties.  This would not change current tax rates. It is meant to assist citizens to understand what taxes are required in this situation. Bill Details Number: H0012 (2021) Title: Short-Term Rentals, Tax Text | Statement of Purpose Status: Referred to the…

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House Bill 11 (2021): Appropriation, Hazmat Deficiency Transfer

House Bill 11  (H0011) would transfer $34,300, from the General Fund of Idaho, to the Hazardous Substance Emergency Response Fund.  The purpose would be to clean up hazardous materials throughout the State of Idaho. Bill Details Number: H0011 (2021) Title: Appropriation, Hazmat Deficiency Transfer Text | Statement of Purpose Status: Filed for a second reading…

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House Bill 7 (2021): Idle Money, Gold, Silver

House Bill 7 (H0007) would allow Idaho to diversify the forms of funds it holds.  Specifically, the bill allows Idaho to maintain its funds in gold and silver in addition to Federal Reserve Notes.  This is meant to protect Idaho’s monetary situation from potential inflation. Bill Details Number: H0007 (2021) Title: Idle Money, Gold, Silver…

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House Bill 6 (2021): Tax Appeals, Hearings

House Bill 6 (H0006) seeks to strike redundant regulation from Idaho Tax Code.  The language in question was a procedural mechanism that exists outside of the Tax Code and is thus unnecessary. Bill Details Number: H0006 (2021) Title: Tax Appeals, Hearings Text | Statement of Purpose Status: Introduced then referred to the House Revenue and…

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Senate Bill 15 (2021): Domestic Water Protection, Repeal

Senate Bill 15 (S1015) is being proposed in an effort to reduce governmental red tape.  This would specifically remove language that conflicts with current policy on drinking water.  Thus, eliminating excess regulation and conflicting regulation. Bill Details Number: S1015 (2021) Title: Domestic Water Protection, Repeal Text | Statement of Purpose Status: Referred to the Senate…

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House Bill 10 (2021): Fish and Game, Bait

House Bill 10 (H0010) proposes new regulations regarding fishing and hunting.  It would put consistent regulations in place on bait in outdoor sportsmanship. Bill Details Number: H0010 (2021) Title: Fish and Game, Bait Text | Statement of Purpose Status: Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Resources and Conservation (updated: 01.21.2021) Sponsor(s): Representative Laurie…

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