House Bill 547 — Mineral leases

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Bill description: HB 547 would clarify existing provisions that allow the state to be the lessor in mineral leases. Rating: 0 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?  HB 547 provides clarity to existing provisions in …

Senate Bill 1365 — Beer tax

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Bill description: SB 1365 would clarify the limitations on alcohol content of beer sold in the state.  Rating: +1 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?  SB 1365 would change the maximum alcohol level for a …

House Bill 548 — Initiatives and signature gathering

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Bill description: HB 548 would increase transparency for statewide and local ballot initiatives. Rating: +3 Does it in any way restrict public access to information related to government activity or otherwise compromise government transparency or accountability? Conversely, does it increase public access to information related to government activity or increase government transparency or accountability?  HB 548 adds several elements of …

House Bill 540 — Sales tax rebate for fulfillment centers

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Bill description: HB 540 would offer a tax rebate to fulfillment centers that construct highway projects (roads). Rating: -2 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce any taxes, fees, or other assessments?  HB 540 rebates sales tax money to fulfillment centers — specifically to centers that build …

House Bill 531 — Controlled substances for medication-assisted treatment

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Bill description: HB 531 would amend the Idaho Telehealth Access Act to let providers prescribe controlled substances in cases of medication-assisted treatment. Rating: +1 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?  HB 531 would allow providers …

House Bill 530 — Executive sessions

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Bill description: HB 530 would add another reason for which bodies of elected representatives can go into private, executive session. Rating: -1 Does it in any way restrict public access to information related to government activity or otherwise compromise government transparency or accountability? Conversely, does it increase public access to information related to government activity or increase government transparency or …