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

Phil Haunschild 2019 House bill ratings

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

Phil Haunschild 2019 House bill ratings

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 …

House Bill 280— Vaping in a vehicle

Josh D'Orazio 2019 House bill ratings, Uncategorized

Bill description: HB 280 would establish a penalty for individuals who smoke or vape in a vehicle with a minor present. 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 or non-restorative penalties for non-violent crimes? This bill would …

Senate Bill 1113 — Campaign finance revisions

Phil Haunschild 2019 Senate bill ratings

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

Phil Haunschild 2019 House bill ratings

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 …