Tag: Heather Scott

House Bill 403 – Child Protection, Parental Rights

On February 3rd, Representative Heather Scott (R-Blanchard) introduced House Bill 403 (H0403) into the House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee. This bill proposes a slight word adjustment to an existing law about interviews conducted by Child Protective Services (CPS). It adds a reference to a section of Idaho law that explains the role and rights…

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House Bill 347 – Bond Elections

On January 21, 2020, State Representative Heather Scott (R- Blanchard) introduced House Bill 347 (H.0347), which “amends existing law to revise provisions regarding the holding of another bond election after a voter rejection.”  This legislation would place a restriction on the time period between when a taxing entity (like a library district, water district, school…

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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 Bill Seeks Protection From Unconstitutional Inspections

On February 22, 2019, State Representatives Heather Scott (R-Blanchard) and Scott Bedke (R-Oakley) introduced House Bill 189 (H0189). The stated purpose of the legislation is “to preserve the presumption of privacy for all citizens. Before any search or inspection is conducted under the provisions of this section, a warrant must be obtained, or consent must…

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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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