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2021 Legislative Update: Week 13

EDUCATION New Legislation: House Bill 377 would protect free speech and prohibit K-12 teachers and professors of higher education institutions from requiring students to adopt a position on any issue personally. It promotes non-discriminatory practices in the classroom and allows for funds to be retracted from a school if there is a violation of this…

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2021 Legislative Update: Week 12

EDUCATION New Legislation: House Bill 364, called the Protecting Critical Thinking in Higher Education Act and sponsored by Representative Barbara Ehardt (R-Idaho Falls), was introduced this week and passed out of the House Education Committee. This bill would reinforce the right to free speech and is being presented in response to the stories of discrimination…

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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 House Seeks to Revise Mandatory Minimums

On February 6, 2019, State Representatives Ilana Rubel (D-Boise) and Bryan Zollinger (R-Idaho Falls) introduced House Bill 99 (H0099), which seeks to amend “existing law to revise provisions regarding sentences for trafficking of controlled substances.” According to the statement of purpose, H0099 “provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum…

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House Passes Non-Traditional Preparation Program for Teachers

On February 5, 2019, State Representative Lance Clow (R-Twin Falls) introduced House Bill 93 (H0093). The stated purpose of this legislation is to “allow school districts and charter schools to enter into agreements with non-traditional teacher preparation programs to help recruit, select, train and retain teachers for hard to fill positions.” Allowing non-traditional teacher preparation…

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S1049: Partial-Birth Abortion

On February 1, 2019, State Senators Lori Den Hartog and Todd Lakey introduced Senate Bill 1049 (S1049), which seeks to amend “existing law to revise provisions regarding partial-birth abortion.” If passed, S1049 would update Idaho’s ban on partial-birth abortion to be consistent with federal law. The ban ensures that partial-birth abortions are illegal to perform…

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