Bill description: HB 169 would increase the licensing fees that health departments can assess, would add fees they may assess and limit them from assessing any others.
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?
Under current law, Idaho’s various health departments are responsible for licensing eating establishments and overseeing food safety efforts throughout their district.
The licensing fees assessed by the district health departments are:
HB 151 would charge temporary food establishments based on the number of days they are open, and it would gradually increase the other fees each year through 2022. In 2022, the fees would be increased to:
HB 151 would also allow health departments to assess:
HB 151 would prohibit health departments from imposing any additional fees on food establishments beyond those which are specified in statute. This would protect eating establishments from health departments which seek to pad their budgets by assessing many different fees on licensees.