Tag: Julianne Young

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 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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The Constitution — Our Liberty Charter

Taking the oath of office, swearing to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Idaho, has been a great privilege and sacred honor.  These documents, which have a genealogy of at least 900 years of sacrifice and struggle, safeguard and secure the liberty, progress, and happiness of the human family….

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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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Bill Alert: House Bills 500 & 509 Biological Sex Matters

This year, 2020, marks 100 years since women’s suffrage. Idaho was the fourth state to give women the right to vote and the first to do it by constitutional amendment. Since then, women across the country have made a strong impact on the communities and our nation. Little did those women activists know that within…

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Op-Ed: Biological Sex Matters

Biological sex is real.  It is scientifically discoverable, even before birth, and genetically encoded in every cell of the body.  Archaeologists can distinguish it even centuries after death. Biological sex, like other identifying information collected on birth certificates, is a verifiable material fact. Biological sex never goes away.  Puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones chemically alter…

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House Bill 206: Young Adult Concealed Carry

On February 26, 2019, State Representatives Christy Zito (R-Hammett) and Julianne Young (R-Blackfoot) introduced House Bill 206 (H0206), which amends section 18-3302(4) of the Idaho Code to allow young adults (18-21) to conceal carry inside city limits. Currently, under section 18-3302, Idaho Code, “permitless carry is already legal outside of city limits for individuals 18…

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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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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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