Tag: Family Prosperity

2021 Legislative Update: Week 9

EMPLOYMENT & TAXES New Legislation: This week, Senate Bill 1161, introduced by Senator Jim Guthrie (R-McCammon), was referred to the Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee and sent to be amended.  This bill would add regulation to the system of apprenticeships for electricians.  The system would designate one journeyman electrician to every two apprentices. New Legislation:…

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2021 Legislative Update: Week 8

ECONOMY, TAXATION, AND TRANSPORTATION Update: Senate Bill 1041, introduced by Senator Jim Guthrie (R-McCammon), would adjust a section of code that bans businesses and individuals from charging excessive prices for pharmaceuticals, water, food and fuel during a state of emergency (also known as price gouging). This bill amends that law to clarify that an exorbitant…

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2021 Legislative Session: Week 7

ECONOMY, TAXATION, AND TRANSPORTATION New Legislation: House Bill 209 would funnel federal dollars that Idaho is currently receiving for Medicaid into a savings fund called a “stabilization fund.” These funds would be used if the Medicaid program ever overstepped its appropriated funds in the future. Idaho currently has massively overstepped its Medicaid budget by an…

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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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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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Coalition Applauds Governor Little’s Leadership to Promote Family Prosperity in Idaho 

The Protect Idaho Families Coalition supports the Governor’s decision to sign House Bills 500 and 509 into law. We recognize that the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act and the Idaho Vital Statistics Act are vital to the protection of every individual and family in our state.   “We are excited to see Idaho is going in…

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09.25.2019: Birth Certificate Rule Hearing (Idaho Falls)

Thousands of signatures were collected across Idaho requesting that public hearings be scheduled to discuss changes made to an administrative rule under the name of “vital statistics”:  IDAPA 16.02.08 – COMPLETION AND CORRECTION OF CERTIFICATES. (More information has been published on the Idaho Administrative Bulletin and can be found here.) Since April 2019, Idahoans have been…

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09.24.2019: Birth Certificate Rule Hearing (Twin Falls)

Thousands of signatures were collected across Idaho requesting that public hearings be scheduled to discuss changes made to an administrative rule under the name of “vital statistics”:  IDAPA 16.02.08 – COMPLETION AND CORRECTION OF CERTIFICATES. (More information has been published on the Idaho Administrative Bulletin and can be found here.) Since April 2019, Idahoans have been…

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