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Legislative Action

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Signed by governor

HB89 (Revenue and Taxation) Authorizes State Tax Commission to require rounding to the nearest dollar any amount reported to the commission.

HB102 (Agricultural Affairs) Clarifies authority of Department of Agriculture to respond quickly to situations involving potentially catastrophic diseases in livestock and other animals.

SB1035 (Health and Welfare) Corrects references to pharmacists by changing Idaho State Pharmaceutical Association, Inc., to Idaho State Pharmacy Association, Inc.

Killed by House

HB178 (Local Government) Declared the Western Rattlesnake as the official state reptile.

Killed by Senate

SJR103 (State Affairs) Amends the constitution to allow bonding for disaster payments.

SB1167 (Education) Allows districts with supplemental levies in effect for seven or more years to renew them for five years instead of one.

Introduced in House

HJR2 (State Affairs) Proposes constitutional amendment to give Legislature authority to regulate hunting, fishing and trapping season dates and methods of take established by the Fish and Game Commission and Department of Fish and Game.

HB346 (Revenue and Taxation) Makes permanent the division between juvenile justice and schools from revenue created by 10-cent increase in tobacco taxes.

HB347 (Revenue and Taxation) Imposes state income taxes on lottery winnings.

HB348 (Revenue and Taxation) Allows voters in a regional public transportation authority to approve a public transportation fee up to $5 per vehicle to be collected when vehicle is registered.

HB349 (Revenue and Taxation) Clarifies that media measurement services such as Nielson Rating and Arbitron are exempt from state sales tax.

HB350 (Revenue and Taxation) Exempts from state sales tax dry cleaning machines that meet environmental standards.

HB351 (Revenue and Taxation) Repeals section which allows Department of Insurance to regulate motor clubs offering services such as emergency road services.

HB352 (Revenue and Taxation) Prohibits conversion of campaign funds to personal use.

HB353 (State Affairs) Allows cities and counties to pass ordinances to control the sale of tobacco products to minors.

HB354 (State Affairs) Provides that if a family business is held in a family trust or by a family held corporation, members of the employer’s family not dwelling in the employer’s household are exempt from workers compensation coverage.

Introduced in Senate

SCR115 (State Affairs) Rescinds all nonbinding requests to Congress asking for a constitutional convention on any number of issues.

SCR116 (State Affairs) Approves the rules of the Division of Environmental Quality and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

SCR117 (State Affairs) Rejects rules of the Transportation Department on outdoor advertising, of the Juvenile Corrections Department on staffing ratios and inmate exercise requirements and of the Division of Building Safety on electrical specialty licensing.

SCR118 (State Affairs) Approves all regulations imposing a fee or charge.

SB1236 (Judiciary and Rules) Allows deposits in medical savings accounts up to $2,000 to be deducted only once on state income tax returns.

SB1237 (Judiciary and Rules) Requires rules to be issued to coordinate insurance benefits with Social Security benefits.

SB1238 (State Affairs) Allows payments to tribes from state lottery receipts.

SB1239 (State Affairs) Eliminates snow removal responsibility for highway districts outside their jurisdiction.

SB1240 (State Affairs) Revises pay scheme for members of the state Potato Commission.

SB1241 (State Affairs) Compromise on transfer of the Soil Conservation Commission to the Agriculture Department.

SB1242 (State Affairs) Creates the Idaho Hall of Fame advisory board.

SB1243 (State Affairs) Updates the Idaho Food Quality Assurance Laboratory law to reflect the new status of the facility.

SB1244 (State Affairs) Recognizes the Western Governors University courses.

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