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2020 Legislative Session

Bill Number

Description

Last Action

Support/Opposed

HB 347 BOND ELECTIONS – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding the holding of another bond election after a voter rejection. 1/30 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 48-21-1

1/31 – Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
Introduced, read first time; referred to: State Affairs

Neutral – Watching
HB 353 TAXING DISTRICTS – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding taxing district budget limitations. 1/23 – Reported Printed and Referred to Revenue & Taxation Neutral – Watching
HB 354 TAXING DISTRICT BUDGETS – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding a taxing district’s process for recovering forgone budget increases. 2/4 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 70-0-0

2/26 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 34-0-1

3/03 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 3, 2020

Effective: 07/01/2020

Support
HB 355 TAXING DISTRICTS – Adds to existing law to freeze taxing district budgets and property tax levies for one year. 1/23 – Reported Printed and Referred to Revenue & Taxation Moved to HB 409
HB 359 TAXES – Amends existing law to repeal the property tax and to increase the sales tax. 1/27 – Reported Printed and Referred to Ways & Means Neutral – Watching
HB 360 GROCERY TAX – Adds, repeals, and amends existing law to repeal the tax on the sale of food. 1/27 – Reported Printed and Referred to Ways & Means Neutral – Watching
SB 1263 WORKER’S COMPENSATION – Amends existing law regarding occupational diseases to remove a sunset provision. 2/11- Read third time in full – PASSED – 35-0-0

2/24 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 68-0-2

3/ 2 -Signed by Governor on 03/02/20

Effective: 07/01/2020

Support
SB 1265 LOCAL GOVERNING ENTITIES CENTRAL REGISTRY – Amends existing law to remove obsolete language, to revise a provision regarding revenues and expenditures, and to remove a provision regarding notification by a local governing entity. 2/13 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 34-0-1

3/18 –   U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day

Neutral
SB 1277 a PROPERTY TAXES – Amends existing law to provide requirements for the homestead exemption application form. PROPERTY TAXES – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding the homeowner exemption. 2/13 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 34-0-1

3/16 – Rules Suspended: Ayes 60 Nays 10 Abs/Excd 0, read in full as required – PASSED – 49-21-0 (after amendment)

3/18- Senate did not Concur in House Amendments

Oppose
SB 1280 CAMPAIGN FINANCE – Amends existing law to revise campaign finance reporting requirements pertaining to candidates for judicial office. 2/18 – CAMPAIGN FINANCE – Amends existing law to revise campaign finance reporting requirements pertaining to candidates for judicial office.

3/4 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 67-0-3

Signed by Governor on 03/09/20       Effective: 03/09/2020

Neutral
HB 408 SALES TAX – Amends existing law to revise the sales tax revenue distribution to cities in Idaho. 2/20- Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 53-16-1

3/12 – 03/09 Read third time in full – PASSED – 30-4-1

3/18 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 16, 2020               Effective: 07/01/2020

Watching
HB 409a TAXING DISTRICTS – Adds to existing law to provide a limitation on taxing district budget requests and levies for the year 2020. 2/25 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 46-23-1

3/12 – Read third time as amended in the Senate – FAILED – 11-24-0

Oppose
SB 1302 LABOR – Amends existing law to provide for mediation, to provide a process for fact-finder selection, and to provide that strikes shall be prohibited during dispute resolution and for two weeks thereafter. 2/10 – Reported Printed; referred to Commerce & Human Resources Watching
SB 1311 EXPLODING TARGETS – Adds to existing law to provide restrictions regarding the use of exploding targets. 2/11 – Reported Printed; referred to State Affairs Support
SB 1332 AMBULANCE SERVICE DISTRICTS – Amends and adds to existing law to provide for the formation and governance of any new ambulance service districts. 2/24 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 31-4-0

3/17 – Read Third Time in Full – Previously Read in Full – PASSED – 63-2-5

3/19 – Signed by Governor on 03/19/20                                           Effective: 07/01/2020

Support
HB 472 IDAHO BUILDING CODE – Amends existing law to revise a certain exemption regarding fire sprinkler systems. 2/11 – Reported Printed and Referred to Business Oppose
HB 486 AERONAUTICS – Amends existing law to update restrictions on the use of unmanned aircraft systems and to provide for exceptions. 2/26 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 69-0-1

3/17 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 31-0-4

3/20 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 24, 2020

Effective: 07/01/2020

Support, need to add fire districts into language
HB 491 AMBULANCE DISTRICTS – Amends existing law to authorize ambulance districts to enter into cooperative agreements with fire protection districts and others. 2/24 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 68-0-2

3/16 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 34-0-1

3/18 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 18, 2020

Effective: 07/01/2020

Support
HB 497aa HEALTH AND WELFARE – Adds to existing law to provide for yellow dots on motor vehicles that contain medical information that may be used by first responders on the scene of an accident or emergency situation. 3/4 – Read third time in full as amended – PASSED – 36-32-2                                                                             3/18 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 25-7-3

3/20 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 24, 2020

Effective: 07/01/2020

Neutral
HB 503 HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATIONS – Amends existing law to provide limitations on restrictions that homeowner’s associations can put on the display of political signs and certain flags. 3/2 – HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATIONS – Amends existing law to provide limitations on restrictions that homeowner’s associations can put on the display of political signs and certain flags.

3/17 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 31-1-3

3/20- Reported Signed by Governor on March 24, 2020                          Effective: 07/01/2020

Neutral
HCR030 PERSI – Stating findings of the Legislature and amending the retroactive cost of living adjustment approved by the PERSI board at its December 2019 meeting. 2/7 – Reported Printed and Referred to Commerce & Human Resources Neutral
SB 1321 WORKER’S COMPENSATION – Amends existing law to provide for a clear and convincing evidentiary standard with respect to intent to harm in a case involving physical aggression. 3/4 – Read third time in full as amended – PASSED – 35-0-0                                                                                  3/17 – Read Third Time in Full – Previously Read in Full – PASSED – 67-0-3

3/19 – Signed by Governor on 03/19/20

Effective: 07/01/2020

Support
SB 1338aa PUBLIC RECORDS ACT – Amends existing law to provide that certain personal information shall be exempt from disclosure. 2/28 – Read third time in full as amended – PASSED – 34-0-1

3/17 – Read Third Time in Full – Previously Read in Full – PASSED – 67-0-3

3/19 – Signed by Governor on 03/24/20

Effective: 07/01/2020

Support
SCR134 PROPERTY TAXES – Stating findings of the Legislature and authorizing a legislative interim study committee on property taxes. 2/20 –   Read in full – ADOPTED – 34-0-1

3/11 –   Read Third Time in Full – ADOPTED – 65-1-4

Watching
HB 518a PROPERTY TAXES – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding property tax notices. 3/20 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 19, 2020                         Effective: 07/01/2020 Neutral
HB 530 OPEN MEETINGS – Amends existing law to authorize executive sessions for certain consultations. 2/24 – Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs Support
SB 1350 aah INITIATIVES – Amends existing law to provide for a proposed funding source and fiscal impact statements for ballot initiatives. 2/27 –   Read third time in full – PASSED – 28-7-0

3/16 –   Rules Suspended: Ayes 69 Nays 0 Abs/Excd 1, read in full as required – PASSED – 55-14-1

3/19 – Read second time as amended in the House, filed for Third Reading Rules Suspended (2/3 Vote – Read in full as required) – Read third time as amended in the House – PASSED – 27-4-4

Signed by Governor on 03/26/20

Effective: 07/01/2020

Watching
SB 1372 FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS – Adds to existing law to provide for the division of a fire protection district and to provide for elections for division of a district. 3/5 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 30-2-3

3/18 –   U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day

Watching
HB 583 PROTECTION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES – Amends existing law to revise a provision regarding adverse action by an employer and to provide a limit on certain damages. 3/6 – Rules Suspended: Ayes 66 Nays 0 Abs/Excd 4, read in full as required – PASSED – 56-9-5

3/18 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 31-1-3

3/20 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 24, 2020

Effective: 07/01/2020

Watching
HB 582 CIVIL ACTIONS – Amends existing law to define the term “willful or reckless misconduct.” 3/9 -Rules Suspended: Ayes 66 Nays 0 Abs/Excd 4, read in full as required – PASSED – 67-0-3

3/18 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 31-1-3

Reported Signed by Governor on March 24, 2020

Effective: 07/01/2020

Neutral
HB 601 PUBLIC RECORDS – Amends existing law to provide an exception, to clarify record request requirements, and to provide certain exceptions regarding legislative communications. 3/10 –   Rules Suspended: Ayes 67 Nays 0 Abs/Excd 3, read in full as required – PASSED – 42-27-1

3/18 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 27-6-2

3/20 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 30, 2020        Effective: 07/01/2020

Support
SB1362 OPEN MEETINGS – Amends existing law to provide that the Attorney General shall have a certain duty regarding open meetings. 3/5 – Reported out of committee; to 14th Order for amendment Watching
SB 1416 PROPERTY TAXES – Amends existing law to increase the homeowner exemption to $120,000 and restore the inflation index. 3/19 –
Referred to State Affairs
Watching
SB 1417 PROPERTY TAXES – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding income limitations and tax reduction amounts for the property tax relief program. 3/18 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 31-1-3

3/19 – Read First Time, Referred to Ways & Means

Watching