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House Bill 146 — Substance abuse prevention fund

House Bill 146 — Substance abuse prevention fund

Parrish Miller
February 16, 2023

Bill Description: House Bill 146 would establish a "substance abuse primary prevention fund" and allocate $1.5 million to it. 

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?

House Bill 146 would create Section 23-410, Idaho Code, to establish the "substance abuse primary prevention fund" in the state treasury. 

It says, "Moneys in the fund may be expended pursuant to appropriation and are intended to assist state government and local units of government in providing affordable, accessible substance abuse prevention services, including training of prevention professionals working as their primary function to prevent substance use by juveniles, education, information dissemination, community-based processes, problem identification and referral services, alternative activities, and environmental strategies."

None of these things are the proper role of government.


Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt?

House Bill 146 would amend Section 23-404, Idaho Code, to say that $1.5 million "shall be transferred annually to the substance abuse primary prevention fund created in section 23-410, Idaho Code."


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