Tag: Legislation

2021 Legislative Update: Week 9

EMPLOYMENT & TAXES New Legislation: This week, Senate Bill 1161, introduced by Senator Jim Guthrie (R-McCammon), was referred to the Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee and sent to be amended.  This bill would add regulation to the system of apprenticeships for electricians.  The system would designate one journeyman electrician to every two apprentices. New Legislation:…

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2021 Legislative Update: Week 8

ECONOMY, TAXATION, AND TRANSPORTATION Update: Senate Bill 1041, introduced by Senator Jim Guthrie (R-McCammon), would adjust a section of code that bans businesses and individuals from charging excessive prices for pharmaceuticals, water, food and fuel during a state of emergency (also known as price gouging). This bill amends that law to clarify that an exorbitant…

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2021 Legislative Session: Week 7

ECONOMY, TAXATION, AND TRANSPORTATION New Legislation: House Bill 209 would funnel federal dollars that Idaho is currently receiving for Medicaid into a savings fund called a “stabilization fund.” These funds would be used if the Medicaid program ever overstepped its appropriated funds in the future. Idaho currently has massively overstepped its Medicaid budget by an…

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2021 Legislative Update: Week 6

ECONOMY & TAXATION New Legislation: Representative Steven Harris has introduced a bill, House Bill 199, to lower the state income tax and sales tax. This would create ease on low-income families as it repeals the grocery tax credit and would create $284,000,000 in total tax relief. This bill is currently in the House Revenue and…

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House Bill 21 (2021): Businesses, Licensing, Tax Exempt

House Bill 21 (H0021) would prohibit local governments from imposing restrictions on youth-run businesses.  The restrictions that would no longer be allowed would include licenses, permits, and fees.  This legislation would also exempt youth-run businesses from sales tax collections. Bill Details Number: H0021 (2021) Title: Businesses, Licensing, Tax Exempt Text | Statement of Purpose Status:…

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Liberty in Law

Most Americans can easily name “The Star Spangled Banner” as our national anthem, but few realize that another song has, from time to time, been recommended as a replacement for this patriotic anthem. “America the Beautiful,” written first as a poem by  Katharine Lee Bates and put to music by Samuel A. Ward, has won…

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Idaho Bill Seeks to Nullify Electoral College

On January 25, 2019, State Representative Ilana Rubel (D – Boise) introduced House Bill 47 (H0047), which would add Idaho to “an interstate compact” that would award its electoral votes to the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates that win the national popular vote, regardless of how Idaho votes. If the bill were to pass, Idaho would…

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