Tag: Idaho Code

House Bill 314 – Revising Terms in the Idaho Code

On January 13th, 2020, Representative Melissa Wintrow (D – Boise) introduced House Bill 314 (H0314), which was then referred to the House Health and Welfare Committee. The purpose of this bill is to change specific terms throughout Idaho Code, to more modern and respectful terms as deemed necessary. This bill would remove terms such as,…

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House Bill 313 – Acupuncture Licensing

On January 13, 2020, House Bill 313 (H0313) was introduced at the request of Ms. Kelley Packer with Idaho’s Bureau of Occupational Licences.  This legislation proposes to amends section three of the Idaho code, which lists reasons acupuncture licenses may be suspended or revoked, the phrase “involving moral turpitude” is replaced with “that reflects on…

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House Bill 360 – Sales, use tax, food exemption

On January 24th, Representative Priscilla Giddings (R-White Bird) introduced House Bill 360 (H0360) as a personal bill. This is a method legislators have to move bills forward that doesn’t require a committee introduction; it is often used when a committee chairman refuses to introduce a bill into a committee. Just a couple days later, on…

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House Bill 310 – Background Checks, Sources 

On January 13th, 2020, House Bill 310 (H0310) was introduced at the request of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. This legislation seeks to amend section 4(c) of Idaho Code 56-1004A. The code references the resources which the Department of Health and Welfare utilizes to conduct background checks on individuals working with vulnerable adults or…

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House Bill 358 – Daylight saving time, exemption

On January 24th, Representative Christy Zito (R-Hammett) introduced House Bill 358 (H0358) into the House State Affairs Committee. This bill exempts Idaho from the Daylight Saving Time section of federal law. There is evidence that health is negatively impacted, sometimes severely, by Daylight Saving Time and this bill seeks to protect the health of citizens…

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Your Voice Deserves to Be Heard And Respected.

Ever since 2009, when Idaho first joined the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Idaho parents have been requesting an open discussion with the State Board of Education regarding the state’s choice to adopt this initiative through administrative rules. After the administrative rules expired this past summer, numerous concerned parents signed petitions to request public hearings…

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House Bill 308 – Handheld Devices Restriction Ban

On January 9, 2020, State Representative Joe Palmer (R-Meridian) introduced House Bill 308 (H0308), which amends section 49-208, Idaho code. The purpose of H0308 is to prohibit local authorities from adopting ordinances that restrict handheld wireless devices while driving. It also eliminates any such restrictive local regulations as of July 1, 2020. In House Bill…

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Smaller Regs, Bigger Government

The Madison Liberty Institute on Governor Little’s State Address: Last year, in his first State-of-the-State address, Idaho Governor, Brad Little, was disappointing.  He tossed out one or two conservative nuggets but mostly delivered a big-government banquet that would please any progressive or socialist.  It was disappointing from freedom, liberty, and constitutional perspectives, but it was…

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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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