Senate Bill 1205 — Administrative rules review

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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 …

Senate Bill 1113 — Campaign finance revisions

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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 …

Senate Bill 1159 — Initiative process revisions

Phil Haunschild 2019 Senate bill ratings

Bill description: SB 1159 would revise several procedures for the initiative process in Idaho. Rating: +1 Does it violate the spirit or the letter of either the US Constitution or the Idaho Constitution? Examples include restrictions on speech, public assembly, the press, privacy, private property, or firearms. Conversely, does it restore or uphold the protections guaranteed in the US Constitution …

Senate Bill 1204 — Medicaid expansion waivers

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Bill description: SB 1204 would establish work requirements for Medicaid expansion enrollees, would allow enrollees above the poverty line to receive coverage on the private market, and make other amendments to Medicaid Expansion. Rating: +3 This legislation would require individuals to volunteer or work for at least 20 hours per week or to attend school part-time.  The legislation would also …

Senate Bill 1065 — Transportation project bonding authority

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Bill description: Senate Bill 1065 would allow the state Department of Transportation to take out bonds for the Transportation Expansion and Congestion and Mitigation Program. Rating: -1 Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt? The Transportation Expansion and Congestion Mitigation (TECM) program was established in 2017 to “finance projects …

Senate Bill 1180 — Charter school facility funding

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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 …