House Bill 301

Phil Haunschild 2017 House bill ratings

Bill Description: This bill would change oil and gas regulations for producers, landowners, and distributors. Rating: +2 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? 
 This bill would reduce the  regulation that all units must be …

House Bill 293

Phil Haunschild 2017 House bill ratings

Bill Description: This bill would increase the fee for a veterinary license from $175 to $260 for a single year. Rating: -1 Analyst’s Note: This bill is similar to House Bill 229 from earlier this legislative session. While House Bill 229 would have this fee increase valid for three years, this new bill would only have this provision apply for …

House Bill 291

Phil Haunschild 2017 House bill ratings

Bill Description: This bill defines law enforcement media recordings and requires they be retained for a fixed period of time before they are disposed of by law enforcement. Rating: +1 Analyst’s Note: This bill is a revised version of House Bill 174 from earlier this legislative session. It has increased the length of time for which each recording would be …

House Bill 283

Phil Haunschild 2017 House bill ratings

Bill Description: This bill keeps local governments from double-dipping on new construction. Rating: +1 Analyst’s note: Under Idaho law, the amount a local taxing district can increase its property tax collections in aggregate is limited to 3 percent, except for new construction and annexation. If, for example, a new building is built in a taxing district, but is owned by …

House Bill 271

Phil Haunschild 2017 House bill ratings

Bill Description: This bill would establish a loan forgiveness program for educators in rural school districts. Rating: -1 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 it …

House Bill 273

Phil Haunschild 2017 House bill ratings

Bill Description: This bill would require all agencies established by executive order of the governor to abide by the Idaho Open Meeting Law. 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 …