House Bill 271 — First-time homebuyers

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Bill description: HB 271 would allow individuals to save up to $3,000 per year tax-free, to put toward the cost of purchasing a home in Idaho. Rating: -1 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? HB 271 would allow individuals who …

House Bill 275 — Short-term health insurance plans

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Bill description: HB 275 would allow for renewable short-term health insurance plans with fewer regulations than full-coverage health plans. 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? Under current law, insurers can offer short-term health …

House Bill 259 — Marketplace facilitators

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Bill description: HB 259 would require all marketplace facilitators, such as eBay, to remit sales taxes to the state on goods sold into Idaho. Rating: 0 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? HB 259 would require a marketplace facilitator, such …

House Bill 276 — Second Amendment restriction

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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 …

House Bill 240 — Ambulance taxing districts

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Bill description:  HB 240 would allow ambulance districts to assess a 50 percent higher property tax rate. 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? Idaho law allows county commissioners to establish ambulance districts within the whole county or a …

House Bill 242 — Hospital property tax exemption

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Bill description: HB 242 would eliminate the hospital property tax exemption for facilities that do not perform the core functions of a hospital. 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 …