The Idaho Spending Index serves to provide a fiscally conservative perspective on state budgeting while providing an unbiased measurement of how Idaho lawmakers apply these values to their voting behavior on appropriations bills. Each bill is analyzed within the context of the metrics below. They receive one (+1) point for each metric that is satisfied by freedom-focused policymaking and lose one (-1) point for each instance in which the inverse is true. The sum of these points composes the score for the bill.
Analyst: Niklas Kleinworth
Bill Description: House Bill 357 is a trailer appropriation for House Bill 186 that provides $750,000 for the creation of the firing squad.
House Bill 357 is a trailer appropriation for House Bill 186 that reimplements the firing squad as an alternate means of criminal execution. House Bill 357 would appropriate $650,000 for the creation of a facility to safely carry out executions and an additional $100,000 for operating expenditures.
Does this budget incur any wasteful spending among discretionary funds, including new line items? Conversely, does this budget contain any provisions that serve to reduce spending where possible (i.e. base reductions, debt reconciliation, etc.)?
This appropriation is reasonably consistent with the fiscal note accompanying House Bill 186 and makes the appropriations effective immediately. There is no evidence of wastefulness in this appropriation.