Senate Bill 1300 — Right to repair act

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Bill description: SB 1300 creates and imposes a host of new mandates and regulations on original equipment manufacturers.  Rating: -9 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 1300 creates two new “unfair methods and practices,” …

House Bill 516 — Concealed weapons, citizens

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Bill description: HB 516 allows U.S. citizens who meet certain legal criteria to carry a concealed handgun within city limits in Idaho. Rating: +3 Does it violate the principle of equal protection under the law? Examples include laws which discriminate or differentiate based on age, gender, or religion or which apply laws, regulations, rules, or penalties differently based on such …

House Bill 425 — Medical billing practices

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Bill description: HB 425 regulates and limits the use of “extraordinary collection actions” to collect on medical bills. Rating: -9Does 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 425 creates a new chapter of Idaho Code defining, …

House Bill 429 — Public defense commission

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Bill description: HB 429 creates a pilot program allowing the state to take over the duties of the public defender. Rating: -2 Does it violate the principle of equal protection under the law? Examples include laws which discriminate or differentiate based on age, gender, or religion or which apply laws, regulations, rules, or penalties differently based on such characteristics. Conversely, …

Senate Bill 1324 — Promise mentor program

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Bill description: SB 1324 creates a new government program called the Idaho promise mentor program. Rating: -3 Does it create, expand, or enlarge any agency, board, program, function, or activity of government? Conversely, does it eliminate or curtail the size or scope of government? SB 1324 creates a new government program under the Idaho State Board of Education called the …

House Bill 499 — Home visitation for Medicaid participants

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Bill description: HB 499 seeks additional federal funding for a home visitation program. Rating: -2 Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt? HB 499 instructs the state to spend additional money from the state’s general fund and to seek additional federal funding for a home visitation program known as …