Senate Bill 1416 — Homestead exemption increase

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Bill description: SB 1416 would increase the maximum homestead exemption from $100,00 to $120,000 for tax year 2020. Beginning in the 2021 tax year, the exemption would be indexed annually to reflect cost-of-living fluctuations. 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 …

Senate Bill 1417 — Changes to Idaho’s circuit breaker policy

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Bill description: SB 1417 makes several significant changes to property tax policy commonly referred to as the “circuit breaker.”  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?  SB 1417 would decrease property taxes for a narrowly defined group of taxpayers, …

Senate Bill 1330 — Extended employment services program

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Bill description: SB 1330 establishes a government program called the Idaho Extended Employment Services Program. Rating: -2 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? SB 1330 codifies a government program under the State Board of Education called the Idaho Extended …

Senate Bill 1387 — Birth certificates, sex indicator

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Bill description: SB 1387 requires the state registrar of vital statistics to alter birth certificates and conceal the history of alteration based on the requests of any citizen who confuses “sex” with “gender identity.” Rating: -3 Does it in any way restrict public access to information related to government activity or otherwise compromise government transparency or accountability? Conversely, does it …

Senate Bill 1384 — Weapons, firearms, school property

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Bill description: SB 1384 allows public school employees with an enhanced carry permit to carry a firearm on school property with certain restrictions.  Rating: +3 Does it violate the spirit or the letter of either the U.S. Constitution or the Idaho Constitution? Examples include restrictions on speech, public assembly, the press, privacy, private property, or firearms. Conversely, does it restore …

Senate Bill 1363 — Creation of a new Office of Administrative Hearings

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Bill description: SB 1363 would create a new Office of Administrative Hearings. Rating: -3 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?This bill would create a new Office of Administrative Hearings which would conduct hearings in contested cases that arise from …