Senate Bill 1180 — Charter school facility funding

Phil Haunschild 2019 Senate bill ratings

Bill description: SB 1180 would establish a new mechanism by which charter schools can obtain lower interest capital bonds. Rating: 0 Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt? SB 1180 would establish a new mechanism for charter schools across the state to obtain bonds to construct facilities. The bill …

House Bill 276 — Second Amendment restriction

Phil Haunschild 2019 House bill ratings

Bill description: HB 276 would permanently take the right to own a firearm away from adults who are convicted of engaging in sexual activity with a 16- or 17-year-old. Rating: -1 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non- violent crimes? Conversely, does it eliminate or decrease penalties for victimless crimes …

Senate Bill 1151 — Depredation payments

Phil Haunschild 2019 Senate bill ratings

Bill description: SB 1151 would cap the amount of wildlife depredation payments to any single person at 10 percent of the total annual appropriation. Rating: +1 Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt? The Idaho Department of Fish and Game offers landowners payments to cover damages caused by big …

Senate Bill 1182 — Solar power retailer disclosures

Phil Haunschild 2019 Senate bill ratings

Bill description: SB 1182 would establish mandatory disclosure statements for companies that install residential solar power systems. 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 1182 would establish the “Residential Solar Energy System Disclosure …

Senate Bill 1161 — Mandatory minimum sentencing

Phil Haunschild 2019 Senate bill ratings

Bill description: Senate Bill 1161 would increase the amounts of heroin necessary for someone to be subjected to a mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking, and it also would create a new mandatory minimum for fentanyl trafficking. Rating: -1 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non-violent crimes? Conversely, does it eliminate …

Senate Bill 1160— Liquor license reform

Phil Haunschild 2019 Senate bill ratings

Bill description: Senate Bill 1160 would reform Idaho’s statewide liquor licensing system and allow municipalities to issue liquor licenses. Rating: 0 Analyst’s Note: SB 1160 is a revision of SB 1040 from earlier this Legislative Session. SB 1040 made a more substantial rework of the state licensing system, however, it provided far more extensive grandfather rights to current licensees than …