House Bill 648 — Property tax relief for homeowners

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Bill description: HB 648 would provide some one-time property tax relief for homeowners. 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 648 would offer property tax relief to many Idahoans by using money in the tax relief fund. This …

House Bill 649 — Homeowner exemption for those 65 or older

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Bill description: HB 649 increases the homeowners exemption (up to the increase in the home’s value) for residential property owners 65 or older.  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 …

House Bill 647 — Supervision of electrical apprentices

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Bill description: HB 647 would change requirements regarding the supervision of electrical apprentices. Rating: +1 Does it increase barriers to entry into the market? Examples include occupational licensure, the minimum wage, and restrictions on home businesses. Conversely, does it remove barriers to entry into the market?  As part of becoming an electrical journeyman in the state of Idaho, an applicant …

House Bill 642 — Medicaid, county med assistance

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Bill description: HB 642 limits eligibility to the County Indigent Assistance Program and reassigns a portion of county revenue sharing to the Medicaid Expansion Program.  Rating: -1 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? HB 642 says that individuals who …

House Bill 624 — Master Educator Premiums

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Bill description: HB 624 would sunset Idaho’s Master Educator Premium program. Rating: +1 Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt?  HB 624 would place a sunset date on the state’s Master Educator Premium program. This program currently gives $4,000 a year of state money to teachers and others defined …

House Bill 609 — Exclusion from water and sewer districts

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Bill description: HB 609 would simplify the process for landowners to petition for exclusion from a water and/or sewer district. Rating: +2 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 …