Legislative Update 2/10/21
Published on February 18, 2021. By Sage Dixon

Floor Session:


The workload has reached its peak and we are busy in all Committees, and on the House Floor.  Most of the Bills are still “clean-up” Bills, which amend existing language, but we have started to see some Bills that are making larger changes. One of those Bills was H66.  H66 was an effort to ensure transparency, and to limit extraneous information on bond and levy ballots.  It had been noticed that on some ballot issues, that the information provided seemed to guide voters in a certain direction, as opposed to simply stating the expected tax increase as required by law.  The debate centered around whether or not the information provided was necessary public information, or whether it was extraneous information that could be considered extended campaigning.  The Bill passed 46-24-0.

As always,  all votes are yes, and all Bills passed unless otherwise noted.

The Bills we voted on were:

H27     Amends law to revise the number of judges in the Third Judicial District

H42     Add to law to provide a time extension for extraordinary medical collections

H21     Amends law to provide an exemption from local licensing and fees

HCR3  Recognizes the commissioning of the USS Idaho SSN-799

S1023 Supplemental Appropriation for Pest Control Deficiency Fund                            $279,000

H66     Repeals, amends, and adds to law for bond and levy elections

H32     Amends law regarding sales tax on manufactured homes

H35     Repeals law relating to the Idaho Tuberculosis Hospital

H36     Amends law regarding vital statistics and disclosure of records

H37     Amends law regarding nursing and criminal pleas

H38     Amends law regarding prescribing certain drugs by telehealth

H39     Amends law regarding Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses

H40     Amends, repeals, and adds to law to update Idaho Pharmacy Act

S1004 Adds to law regarding twenty-seventh payroll fund

H23     Repeals law regarding the exchange of endowment lands

H24     Amends law regarding Idaho Board of Scaling Practices

H25     Repeals law regarding state parks

H58     Amends law to revise provisions regarding Internal Revenue Code

H46     Amends law regarding Orchard training area and POST training requirement

H47     Repeals law relating to appropriations for veteran’s memorials

H48     Repeals law relating to authorization of males to contract under G.I. Bill of Rights

H50     Repeals  law relating to Idaho Food Quality Assurance Institute

Revenue and Taxation:

We held three meetings in which we heard (3) Bills, (1) RS, (4) rules and had a presentation on Tax Commission supplemental levies.

The RS topic was:

Local Government, Uniform Accounting

The RS was introduced to print

The Bills were:

H20    Property Tax, Medical Deduction

H32    Sales Tax, Manufactured Homes

H58    Income Tax Conformity

H32, and H58 were sent to the House Floor with a “Do Pass” recommendation, H20 was held in Committee.

The rules we heard pertained to:

Income Tax Administrative Rules

Tax Commission Administration and Enforcement Rules

Property Tax Administrative Rules

Idaho Beer and Wine Taxes Administrative Rules

Transportation & Defense: 

This week we had two meetings and heard (4) Bills, and (3) RS’s.

The RS topics were:

Driver’s Licenses, violations

Purple Heart, license plates

Snowmobiles, off-highway/ vehicles

All RS’s were introduced to print

The Bills were:

H46     Orchard Training area, military

H47     Veteran’s memorials, approps, repeal

H48     G.I. Bill of Rights

H49     Motor Vehicle title, perfection

The Bills were sent to the House Floor with a “Do Pass” recommendation

Business:

This week we held two meetings and heard (1) Bill, (6) RS’s, and heard a budget overview presentation.

The RS’s we heard pertained to:

Obsolete Insurance Language

Annuity Consumer Protection Act

Reinsurance

Insurance Board Size

Real Estate Licensure

Non-Profit Meeting Requirements

All RS’s were introduced to print

The Bill was:

H78     Insurance, Obsolete Language

The Bill was sent to the House Floor with a “Do Pass” recommendation

I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns, and I am grateful for the opportunity to represent District 1 in The Idaho House of Representatives.

Lord Bless,

Sage G. Dixon

 

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