House Bill 599 — Teacher preparation programs

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Bill description: HB 599 would add sideboards to the review of nonpublic teacher preparation programs. 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?  In Idaho, every teacher preparation program must be approved by the State Board of Education before …

House Bill 594 — Notice of rent increase between landlord and tenant

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Bill description: HB 594 amends Idaho Code to require landlords to give 30 days notice before any increase in the rent they charge.  Rating: -1 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? HB 594 adds language that would require landlords of residential property to give tenants at …

House Bill 595 — Requirements for landlords

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Bill description: HB 595 would allow renters to request a joint walk-through of a property prior to moving out. 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?  HB 595 allows renters to request a joint …

House Bill 593 — Criminal records and firearms

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Bill description: HB 593 would alter restrictions on the right to bear arms and clarify the process to receive an amended judgement. Rating: +3 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 …

House Bill 583 — Public employees, damages

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Bill description: HB 583 creates a cap for noneconomic damages (commonly known as “pain and suffering”) that can be awarded to whistleblowers. Rating: +1 Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt? According to the statement of purpose for HB 583, the Idaho Supreme Court has held that there is …

House Bill 588 — Electronic smoking devices

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Bill description: HB 588 creates a new government program, a new fund, and new taxes, all to shame and cajole people who wish to vape. Rating: -7 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 588 creates new activities, called …