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Bill description: This bill would prevent other states from requiring Idaho to reintroduce species without legislative approval. Rating: +1 Does it in any way restrict public access to information related to government activity or otherwise […]

The post House Bill 169 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 24, 2017, 6:14 pm

Bill description: This bill would allow the Department of Labor to do background checks on job applicants, interns and potential vendors. Rating: -1 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or […]

The post House Bill 164 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 24, 2017, 6:10 pm

Bill description: This bill creates a new scholarship for students returning to higher education after spending at least three years away from school. Rating: -3 Analyst’s note: This bill is a near replica of House […]

The post House Bill 190 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 24, 2017, 6:05 pm

Bill description: This bill would alter the fee structure for chiropractic licenses and create a new clinical nutrition certification. Rating: +1 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or […]

The post House Bill 195 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 24, 2017, 6:01 pm

Kudos to the 44 members of the Idaho House of Representatives who voted against turning the state’s childhood immunization registry (a policy mistake in its own right) into a registry of almost every vaccine given […]

The post Immunization bill fails, more action to follow appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Wayne Hoffman
Posted: February 24, 2017, 4:30 pm

Bill description: This measure would allow a taxpayer to increase the amount saved in a 529 account from $4,000 to $6,000 and take a deduction based on that savings. Rating: -1 Analyst note: In 2000, […]

The post House Bill 185 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Wayne Hoffman
Posted: February 22, 2017, 8:27 pm

Bill description: This bill is a clever attempt to apply the state’s sales tax to more out-of-state transactions by changing what is considered among the sales nexus. Rating: -2 Analyst’s note: For the last several […]

The post House Bill 155 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 22, 2017, 8:23 pm

 This bill would set fixed time periods after a conviction when a vehicle dealer would not be able to regain his license. Analyst’s noteBill description:: This bill would preclude individuals from regaining their license for […]

The post House Bill 131 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 22, 2017, 8:18 pm

Bill description: This bill reduces unnecessary regulation for wildlife tanneries in Idaho. Rating: +1 Analyst’s note: Tanneries are regulated in much the same way as taxidermists, while their business models, including the volume of wildlife […]

The post House Bill 141 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 22, 2017, 5:13 pm

Bill description: Lowers the minimum investment for a project to qualify for a property tax exemption from county commissioners. Rating: -2 Analyst’s note: House Bill 192 seeks to change Idaho Code 63-602NN, which stipulates a […]

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Author: Wayne Hoffman
Posted: February 22, 2017, 5:09 pm

Bill description: This bill raises the cap on charges for skills tests by commercial driver schools. Rating: 0 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in […]

The post Senate Bill 1073 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Wayne Hoffman
Posted: February 22, 2017, 5:01 pm

Bill description:  Eliminates mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug crimes. Rating: +4 Analyst’s note: Under current Idaho law, drug trafficking trafficking is determined by the mere presence of a pre-defined quantity of a drug, rather […]

The post House Bill 179 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Wayne Hoffman
Posted: February 22, 2017, 4:56 pm

Bill description: This bill establishes a new license and procedures for limited line travel insurance providers. Rating: -4 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in […]

The post Senate Bill 1079 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 22, 2017, 4:52 pm

Bill description: This bill would greatly expand reporting requirements for the oil and gas industry and punish individuals for non-compliance. Rating: -5 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, […]

The post Senate Bill 1100 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 21, 2017, 7:31 pm

Bill description: Owners of all park model recreational vehicles (think tiny homes), would now pay the same fees. Rating: +1 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Conversely, […]

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Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 21, 2017, 7:26 pm

Bill description: This bill would update the reporting requirements for city treasurers. Rating: +1 Does it in any way restrict public access to information related to government activity or otherwise compromise government transparency or accountability? […]

The post House Bill 130 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 17, 2017, 9:49 pm

Bill description: This bill removes the state’s exemption from paying irrigation fees on land it owns for any benefits it might receive. Rating: +1 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, […]

The post Senate Bill 1063 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 17, 2017, 9:43 pm

Bill description: This bill would prevent the federal government from holding unused stock water rights, to the detriment of Idahoans. Rating: +1 Does it violate the principles of federalism by increasing federal authority, yielding to […]

The post Senate Bill 1102 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 17, 2017, 9:39 pm

Bill description: This bill would require oil and gas producers submit monthly forms to the State Tax Commision. Rating: -1 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate […]

The post Senate Bill 1098 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 17, 2017, 8:12 pm

Bill description: This bill would create a new program to provide community care services to adults. Rating: -5 Does it create, expand, or enlarge any agency, board, program, function, or activity of government? Conversely, does […]

The post Senate Bill 1082 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: February 17, 2017, 8:09 pm