Tag: Joe Palmer

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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House Bill 309 – State & Local Roads Funding

On January 9th, 2020, State Representative Joe Palmer (R-20th District) introduced House Bill 309 (H0309). The purpose of H0309 is to create a source of transportation funding for state and local roads while saving additional money in case the State revenue falls short, or to meet expenses incurred as a result of a major disaster…

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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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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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