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HB323 (State Affairs) Requires the emergency management agency to reimburse public employers for benefits due their employees who are responding to emergency situations.

SB1202 (Local Government and Taxation) Provides county option for property tax deferral for elderly poor.


SB1192 (Resources and Environment) Allows irrigation districts to lease certain water rights to another entity which furnishes water services to lands within the district.

SB1193 (Resources and Environment) Allows irrigation district contracts with other entities whose boundaries or service areas are within the district.

SB1044 (Commerce and Human Resources) Brings limited liability companies and their managers under workers’ compensation coverage.

SB1040 (Commerce and Human Resources) Sets up procedures for a workers’ compensation claim from the special indemnity fund.

SB1064 (Resources and Environment) Increases the nonresident fee for recreational dredge permits.

SB1073 (Judiciary and Rules) Creates a new crime of injury to a child if a child is injured in an accident where the driver is legally drunk.

SB1074 (Judiciary and Rules) Prohibits habitual drug user from operating a vehicle.

SB1082 (Judiciary and Rules) Authorizes Potato Commission to obtain subpoenas for nonresidents in regulatory proceedings.

SB1087 (State Affairs) Raises the state minimum wage to $4.75 an hour on April 1 and $5.15 an hour on Sept. 1.

SB1123 (Commerce and Human Resources) Creates the Idaho Savings Bank Act.

SB1125 (Judiciary and Rules) Authorizes driver’s license suspension of anyone convicted of vehicular manslaughter.

SB1149 (Commerce and Human Resources) Provides for compensation on termination of vehicle franchise agreements.

SB1208 (Judiciary and Rules) Lowers the state fee on hazardous waste dump at Envirosafe in excess of 25,000 tons a year to $20 from $30 a ton.

SB1223 (Judiciary and Rules) Authorizes warrantless arrests for violation of a no contact order.

SB1224 (Judiciary and Rules) Requires development of an equitable child support arrearage enforcement process.

SB1233 (Judiciary and Rules) Sets up procedures for suspension of licenses for failure to pay child support.

SB1236 (Judiciary and Rules) Allows only one deduction of medical savings account contributions in arriving at taxable income.

SB1237 (Judiciary and Rules) Requires promulgation of rules for coordinated benefits of individual or group disability insurance.

SB1240 (State Affairs) Inserts statutory reference to compensation for Potato Commission members.

SB1249 (Judiciary and Rules) Brings state law into compliance with federal law on hospital stays for childbirth. SB1266 (Finance) Allocates $94,600 for 1998 operations of the lieutenant governor’s office.

SB1267 (Finance) Allocates $3.2 million for 1998 operations of the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

SB1268 (Finance) Allocates $3.2 million for 1998 operations of the State Library Board.

SB1269 (Finance) Allocates $16.2 million for 1998 operations of the National Guard.

SB1270 (Finance) Makes an emergency $4 million appropriation to the Department of Juvenile Corrections.

SB1272 (Finance) Allocates $4.4 million for 1998 operations of the legislative services office.

SB1273 (Finance) Allocates $2.3 million for 1998 operations of the Personnel Commission.

SB1274 (Finance) Allocates $6.3 million for 1998 operations of the Division of Building Safety.

SB1275 (Finance) Allocates $9.6 million for 1998 operations of the Industrial Commission.

HB16 (Simpson) Revises insurance agent licensing law.

HB20 (Simpson) Requires notice upon filing a citation against an outfitters license.

HB19 (Simpson) Makes technical changes in the outfitters and guides law.

HB51 (Simpson) Revamps penalties for certain fish and game violations to make them more compatible with each other.

HB64 (Simpson) Imposes restrictions to prevent circumvention of acreage limitations on shooting preserve licenses.

HB93 (Revenue and Taxation) Exempt state and local government purchases from the sales tax.

HB114 (State Affairs) Revises conditions for obtaining simulcast horse racing authority.

HB159 (State Affairs) Clarifies when a person becomes a registered voter.

HB164 (Revenue and Taxation) Restricts homeowners property tax exemption to areas of a home actually used as a primary residence.

HB166 (State Affairs) Applies the state campaign finance reporting law to Ada County Highway District candidates.

HB167 (State Affairs) Prohibits polling place electioneering to at least 300 feet away on public property and 100 feet on private property.

HB205 (State Affairs) Requires write-in candidates for nonpartisan office to declare their intentions 25 days before the election.

HB248 (Transportation and Defense) Removes time frame for Public Utility Commission hearings on rail line abandonments.

HB250 (Local Government) Sets up procedures for fire district consolidation elections.

HB290 (Education) Allows reimbursement to school districts for public or private transportation provider costs if cheaper than school buses.

HB309 (Revenue and Taxation) Clarifies that nonprofit corporation act applies to nonprofits issuing shares rather than memberships.

HB319 (Education) Authorizes high school students to take advance courses at colleges.

HB337 (Ways and Means) Sets conditions to be met before the Fish and Game Commission can approve spending on bighorn sheep relocation.

HB345 (Appropriations) Allocates $53.6 million for 1998 operations of the Fish and Game Commission.

HB370 (Revenue and Taxation) Clarifies that co-generators are not public utilities for property tax purposes.

HB386 (Appropriations) Allocates $2.4 million for 1998 operations of the State Historical Society.

HB387 (Appropriations) Requires the Fish and Game Commission to direct expenditure of Animal Damage Control funds.

HB388 (Appropriations) Makes an emergency $302,000 appropriation to the state women’s prison.

HB389 (Appropriations) Allocates $21 million for 1998 operations of state court system.

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