Bill Description: Senate Bill 1150 would require those gathering signatures for ballot initiatives and referendums to collect those signatures in Idaho.
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 or uphold the protections guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution or the Idaho Constitution?
Senate Bill 1150 amends Section 34-1807, Idaho Code, to say, "No petition for an initiative or referendum may be circulated outside of the state of Idaho, and all petition signers must be physically located in the state of Idaho at the time of signing."
The bill also adds subsection (5) to read, "Any petition circulated outside of the state of Idaho upon which signatures are obtained by signers not physically located in the state of Idaho at the time of signing shall be void."
By ensuring that initiative and referendum petitions cannot be circulated or signed outside of Idaho, Senate Bill 1150 helps to secure the integrity of Idaho's electoral process from outside influences.