Bill Description: House Bill 97 will impose daily $5,000 fines on entities administering the COVID-19 vaccine that don’t notify the state when they fail to meet certain targets.
Does it directly or indirectly create or increase penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for nonviolent crimes? Conversely, does it eliminate or decrease penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non-violent crimes?
House Bill 97 creates Section 39-4806, Idaho Code, to require entities that administer the COVID-19 vaccine to administer at least 70% of the doses within 14 days of receiving them. This requirement applies to hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and other organizations responsible for administering the vaccine.
If an entity fails to meet this standard, it must immediately notify the state administrator designated by the governor to administer the vaccination program. Failing to provide such notice will result in the imposition of a $5,000 fine "for each day notification is required and not given."
Any fine imposed pursuant to this subsection will be deposited in the state general fund.