Stories tagged: idaho legislature
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Public schools budget easily passes Idaho House
Idaho’s public schools funding proposal for fiscal year 2018 – the largest share of the state’s budget – has cleared the Idaho House.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Faith-healing bill advances to Idaho Senate
Legislation that would tweak Idaho’s laws allowing families to cite religious reasons for medical decisions without fear of being charged with neglect or abuse is headed to the Idaho Senate.
Sat., March 11, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Remote testimony idea praised
An effort to allow remote testimony at legislative hearings was introduced in the House Health and Welfare Committee on Thursday, though it isn’t expected to advance this session.
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
Two sweeping transportation funding bills introduced in Idaho
Two sweeping transportation funding proposals were introduced in the Idaho Legislature on Friday, providing a first look at what legislative leaders will spend their time doing in the final weeks …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Boat inspection funding bill goes to Idaho governor’s desk
An emergency funding bill to expand the state’s boat inspection stations to check for invasive quagga and zebra mussels is headed to the governor’s desk for his approval.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Bill to raise awareness of birth defect-causing virus
Legislation to increase awareness about a virus that is one of the leading causes of birth defects and a threat to patients with impaired immune systems is headed to the …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Idaho panel spikes latest body camera retention bill
Idaho legislative leaders have killed the latest attempt to regulate how long police departments retain body camera footage.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
House panel kills proposal encouraging gun safety in schools
An Idaho House panel has spiked legislation encouraging public schools to offer gun safety courses as electives.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Bill would protect Idaho homeowners from squatters
Legislation seeking to protect homeowners and landlords from squatters is headed to the Idaho Senate.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
Idaho Senate OKs bill supporting a national park
The Idaho Senate has backed a proposal urging Congress to turn Idaho’s Crater of the Moon National Monument into a national park.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Proposal to repeal abortion laws headed to Idaho House
A proposal to reverse two anti-abortion laws in Idaho is headed to the House floor.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Group introduces bill covering abortion laws in Idaho
A prominent anti-abortion group in Idaho has introduced legislation reversing two abortion laws at the center of a legal battle.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Idaho Senate panel kills plan to raise smoking age to 21
A plan to bump Idaho’s legal smoking age from 18 to 21 has failed to win enough support among conservative Idaho lawmakers wary of curbing individual freedoms.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Washington, Oregon students eligible for expanded University of Idaho scholarship
High school graduates from Washington and Oregon with an accredited high school GPA will be eligible to receive savings of up to $11,000 annually on tuition and fees at the …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Bill designed to combat heroin abuse dies in Idaho House
The Idaho House has spiked a proposal designed to combat opioid addiction.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Idaho lawmakers eye changes to natural gas and oil rules
A bill intended to make significant changes to how Idaho regulates the state’s developing natural gas and oil industry has been introduced in the House Health and Welfare Committee.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Bill telling women abortion can be halted introduced
An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation requiring the state to distribute information telling women that a drug-induced abortion may be halted halfway through, despite physicians warning there’s not enough …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Bill limiting early voting headed to Idaho Senate
The Idaho House has advanced a measure that would put limits on early voting in Idaho. Republican Rep. Dustin Manwaring of Pocatello says Idaho currently lack a standardized system for …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Speeding bill headed to Idaho Senate
Legislation allowing drivers to speed while passing other vehicles on some highways faced few road bumps getting out of the Idaho House.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Idaho House panel introduces adult scholarship bill
An Idaho House panel has introduced a $3 million proposal to create scholarships for adult students with some college credits to return and finish their undergraduate degrees.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
New bill would allow Idahoans choices on Real ID compliance
An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would allow two options for driver’s licenses – one that complies with federal identification requirements and one that doesn’t.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
After removing climate change information, Idaho House panel OKs new science standards
An Idaho House panel has approved new K-12 science standards, but only after striking key references to climate change caused by human behavior.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Bill would lower supermajority requirement for Idaho bonds
The threshold for approving municipality and school bonds would be lowered slightly under a new proposal recently introduced in the Idaho Statehouse.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Senate panel introduces new school vaccine opt-out bill
An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would allow parents simply to write a letter excusing their children from vaccines rather than fill out a governmental form. The Times-News …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Idaho’s horse racing revival efforts reveal divisions
The fight over Idaho’s faltering horse racing industry is building into a face-off between the Legislature and the governor’s office.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Idaho panel reintroduces sign language interpreter bill
An eastern Idaho lawmaker is once again backing legislation requiring sign language interpreters to get a professional license from a state board. Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a similar proposal in …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Idaho Democrat wants top-two primary system
A state senator from Boise wants to drastically change Idaho’s primary elections.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Otter orders cybersecurity improvements for Idaho
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed an executive order aimed at protecting the state’s computer networks from hackers. The order signed Monday creates a director of Information Security position, with …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
New bill to require background checks for massage therapists
Massage therapists in Idaho would be required to undergo criminal background checks under recently introduced legislation. Mitch Toryanksi, with the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses, says that Idaho law does …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Idaho lawmakers approve update to child mental health rules
Idaho lawmakers are considering a set of rule changes that would strengthen a community approach to the state’s mental health treatment for children.