Tag: Priscilla Giddings

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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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 Considers Repealing Requirements for County Land Use Plans

On February 11, 2019, State Representative John Green (R-Post Falls) introduced House Bill 127 (H0127). The stated purpose of the legislation is “to allow every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a ‘Comprehensive Plan’ or ‘Land Use Code’.” The current law regarding…

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