Category: Legislative Update

2021 Legislative Update: Week 6

ECONOMY & TAXATION New Legislation: Representative Steven Harris has introduced a bill, House Bill 199, to lower the state income tax and sales tax. This would create ease on low-income families as it repeals the grocery tax credit and would create $284,000,000 in total tax relief. This bill is currently in the House Revenue and…

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2021 Legislative Update: Week 5

ECONOMY & TAXATION New Legislation: House Bill 140 was introduced this week, sponsored by Representative Priscilla Giddings. This bill would prohibit any government entity in Idaho from contracting with a company that discriminates against their employees based on vaccination status. Update: House Bill 7 would allow Idaho to diversify the forms of funds it holds. …

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2021 Legislative Update: Week 4

ECONOMY & TAXATION New Legislation: Senate Bill 1041 introduced by Senator Jim Guthrie would prohibit excessive price increases during a declared emergency, amending an already existing law. The bill would protect consumers from unfair pricing in trade and commerce. This week, the legislation was passed out of the Senate Commerce and Human Resource Committee and…

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2021 Legislative Update: Week 3

EMERGENCY POWERS Update: House Concurrent Resolution 2, introduced by Representative Barbara Ehardt and Representative Brent Crane, was passed out of the house with a vote of 55-15.  The bill has now been sent to the Senate State Affairs Committee. The resolution calls for the end of restrictions on the size of gatherings in Idaho.  The…

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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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Idaho Legislators Hit the Ground Running with a 2021 Conservative Agenda

(Photo Credit Blake Jones/IdahoPress) A group of Conservative Senators, Representatives, and Idaho’s Lieutenant Governor plan to hit the ground running with Conservative agenda for the 2021 Legislative Session.  Item’s on the agenda are said to lower taxes, reduce government, and restore freedoms.  Conservative legislators believe it is time to re-assert important checks and balances between…

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Idaho: Taking Important Steps Towards Securing “The Blessing Of Liberty”.

Now that Governor Brad Little has officially signed the last of the bills on his desk, the Idaho 2020 Legislative Session has officially come to a close. While it wasn’t an ideal session by any means, we are pleased with certain outcomes and legislative actions. We feel that the Idaho legislature has taken important steps…

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2020 Legislative Update: Final – Week Eleven

Buzz topics for the FINAL week – week 11 of Idaho’s 2020 Legislative Session include the second amendment, Constitutional Amendments,  Idaho families, right to life, business and commerce, and more. Second Amendment Earlier this session Representative Zito introduced House Bill 516, a bill to eliminate a restriction on certain individuals carrying concealed guns in Idaho…

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2020 Legislative Update: Week Ten

Buzz topics for week ten of Idaho’s 2020 Legislative Session include the second amendment, warrantless arrests, hemp, Idaho families, right to life, and more. Second Amendment Earlier this session Representative Zito introduced House Bill 516, a bill to eliminate a restriction on individuals carrying concealed guns in Idaho cities. It passed in the Senate State…

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2020 Legislative Update: Week Nine

Abortion Senate Bill 1249, an act to create a specialty “Choose Life” license plate which includes the image of a man holding an infant, was signed into law by Governor Little this week. This bill was sponsored by Senator Bayer and Representative Crane and had previously passed both chambers on the floor. When an individual…

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