Senate Bill 1205 — Administrative rules review

Phil Haunschild 2019 Senate bill ratings

Bill description: SB 1205 would require the Legislature to take affirmative action to adopt administrative rules proposed by executive agencies. 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 …

House Bill 298 — Hospital sales tax exemption

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Bill description: HB 298 would remove the sales tax exemption hospitals receive on all purchases they make. Rating: 0 Does it increase government redistribution of wealth? Examples include the use of tax policy or other incentives to reward specific interest groups, businesses, politicians, or government employees with special favors or perks; transfer payments; and hiring additional government employees. Conversely, does …

House Bill 300 — Hemp transportation

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Bill description: HB 300 would provide legislative intent for the state department of Agriculture to develop a state plan for growing hemp and would allow for very restricted transport of hemp through 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 …

Senate Bill 1113 — Campaign finance revisions

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Bill description: SB 1113 would amend many of Idaho’s campaign finance laws and would apply disclosure requirements to many of Idaho’s small cities. Rating: 0 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 …

House Bill 279 — Data Center Tax Exemption

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Bill Description: House Bill 279 would give a tax exemption to data centers on their purchases of certain equipment. 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?   This bill would grant a sales tax exemption that would save certain …

Senate Bill 1159 — Initiative process revisions

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Bill description: SB 1159 would revise several procedures for the initiative process in Idaho. Rating: +1 Does it violate the spirit or the letter of either the US Constitution or the Idaho Constitution? Examples include restrictions on speech, public assembly, the press, privacy, private property, or firearms. Conversely, does it restore or uphold the protections guaranteed in the US Constitution …