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Otter signs safe boating act amendments, HOA limits, Epi-Pen bill, anti-gun-seizure bill, revenge porn law, more

Gov. Butch Otter signed 42 bills into law yesterday; he’s still not vetoed any of the legislation passed by lawmakers this year. Among the bills signed: SB 1274a, which amends Idaho’s Safe Boating Act to make it enforceable again; SB 1310, to restrict fines imposed by homeowner’s associations; SB 1327, allowing schools to keep Epi-Pens or other epinephrine auto-injectors on hand for unexpected extreme allergic among students or staff without an advance individual prescription; SB 1332, to punish Idaho officials who order police officers to seize guns or ammunitions if feds order the move; HB 438, to make a series of reforms and updates to the state’s rules for the practice of midwifery; and HB 563, to amend Idaho’s “video voyeurism” crime law to expand it to cover crimes involving “revenge porn,” or posting of private images online for purposes of extortion, humiliation or revenge.




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