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2018 Legislative Session

 

Bill Number Description Last Action Support/Opposed
S 1215 FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS – Amends existing law to revise a notice provision for holding an election in a fire protection district. 01/31 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 35-0-0
02/16 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 68-0-1
02/26 –   Signed by Governor on 02/26/18
Session Law Chapter 19
Effective: 02/26/2018
Support – ISFCA Bill
S 1216 FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS – Amends existing law to revise the maximum amount of compensation for performing fire district business by fire protection district commissioners and to provide for special compensation upon a declaration of emergency or disaster within the fire protection district. 01/31 -Read third time in full – PASSED – 34-1-0
02/16 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 60-8-1
02/26- Signed by Governor on 02/26/18
Session Law Chapter 18
Effective: 07/01/2018
Support – ISFCA Bill
HB 400 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM – Amends existing law to revise a provision regarding an initial retirement allowance, to provide for how a certain early retirement benefit is determined and to provide for how a certain accrued retirement allowance is determined. 02/12 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 68-0-2
03/12 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 33-2-0  03/20 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 20, 2018
Session Law Chapter 177
Effective: 07/01/2018
Neutral
HB 401  PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM – Amends existing law to revise and add definitions. 02/12 –  Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 68-0-2
03/15 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 21-14-0 03/22 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 22, 2018
Session Law Chapter 235
Effective: 07/01/2018
Neutral
HB 402 FIREMEN’S RETIREMENT FUND – Amends existing law to provide that certain payments and duties shall transfer to an annexing city or fire district. 02/12 –  Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 68-0-2
03/12 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 35-0-0
03/20 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 20, 2018
Session Law Chapter 178
Effective: 07/01/2018
Neutral
HB 418 LOBBYISTS – Adds to existing law to prohibit state agencies from taking certain actions regarding lobbying. 01/29 – Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs Neutral
HB 420 PUBLIC NOTICES – Adds to existing law to provide for electronic publication of legal notices on government websites. 01/29 – Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs Neutral
HB 427 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM – Amends existing law to revise the definition of “employer.” 01/29 – Reported Printed and Referred to      Ways & Means Neutral
HB 435 CANDIDATES – Amends existing law to provide that all incumbents for district, state and federal office shall file a copy of the incumbuent’s most recent federal income tax return with a declaration of candidacy. 01/29 – Reported Printed and Referred to     Ways & Means Neutral
HB 436 CANDIDATES – Amends existing law to provide that all candidates for district, state and federal office shall file a copy of the candidate’s most recent federal income tax return with a declaration of candidacy. 01/29 – Reported Printed and Referred to   Ways & Means Neutral
HB 450 BUDGETS – Amends existing law to provide that a taxing district wishing to disclaim the right to recover a forgone budget increase shall provide notice, hold a hearing and adopt a resolution, a copy of which shall go to the county clerk and the Tax Commission. 02/12 –  Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 56-13-1
02/13 –   Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
Neutral
HB 487 BOND AND LEVY ELECTIONS – Amends existing law to provide that a taxing district may not run another bond or levy election for twelve months after a failed bond or levy election. 02/23 –  Reported out without amendments; filed for second reading
U.C. to be returned to State Affairs Committee
Oppose
HB 492 PROPERTY TAXES – Amends and adds to existing law to create a special property tax reduction for veterans who are 100% disabled 02/15 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 68-0-1

03/12 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 35-0-0
03/20 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 20, 2018
Session Law Chapter 183
Effective: 07/01/2018

Neutral
SB 1290 FIREFIGHTERS – Amends existing law to revise a definition and to provide for the payment of costs for certain medical examinations. 02/12 –   Reported Printed; referred to Commerce & Human Resources
HB 524 FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS – Amends existing law to provide that real property may be exchanged for other real property of equivalent value as determined by the board as well as sold. 02/27 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 68-0-2

03/12 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 35-0-0

03/20 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 20, 2018
Session Law Chapter 188
Effective: 07/01/2018

Support – ISFCA Bill
HB 547 BUIDING CODES – Amends existing law to revise provisions governing the ability of a local government to adopt certain codes or parts of codes that have not been adopted by the Idaho Building Code Board. 03/02 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 52-16-2

03/28 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 28, 2018

Neutral
SCR135 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES – States findings of the Legislature and encourages the Department of Health and Welfare to conduct town hall meetings throughout the state to collect feedback on how to retain and recruit volunteer EMS providers. 03/12 – Reported delivered to the Secretary of State on 03/12/18 Neutral
S1309 FIRE DISTRICTS – Amends and repeals existing law to clarify that certain notice shall be required for temporary vacancy of a commissioner; to revise provisions regarding filling a vacancy; to provide a procedure if all available seats on a fire protection board become vacant; and to authorize the bureau of emergency medical services to make grants to fire districts. 03/05 – Read third time in full as amended – PASSED – 34-0-1

03/13 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 64-1-5

03/20 – Signed by Governor on 03/20/18
Session Law Chapter 168
Effective: 07/01/2018

Support – ISFCA Bill
S1310 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding minimum standards for EMS agencies. 02/22 –   Read third time in full – PASSED – 34-0-1
03/07 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 67-1-2
03/15 – Signed by Governor on 03/15/18
Session Law Chapter 101
Effective: 07/01/2018
Neutral
HB595 SERVICE CONTRACTS – Amends existing law to remove a provision regarding the use of certain information by a public agency or political subdivision. 02/16 – Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs Neutral
HB600 ELECTIONS – Adds to existing law to prohibit the use of public funds to advocate for or against a candidate or certain ballot measures. 02/16 – Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs Neutral
HB606  OPEN MEETINGS LAW – Amends, adds to and repeals existing law to revise the definition of “public agency” and to provide a sunset clause. 02/26 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 67-0-3
03/09 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 32-0-3
03/19 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 19, 2018
Session Law Chapter 142
Effective: 07/01/2018 SECTION 1;
07/01/2023 SECTION 2 & 3
Neutral
HB611 TRANSPARENT AND ETHICAL GOVERNMENT – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding open meeting notices and agendas. 02/28 –   Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 70-0-0
03/12 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 35-0-0   03/21 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 21, 2018
Session Law Chapter 223
Effective: 07/01/2018
Oppose
HB620 ELECTIONS – Adds to existing law to prohibit the use of public funds to advocate for or against a candidate or certain ballot measures. 02/26 –   Read Third Time in Full – PASSED -58-9-3
03/16 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 34-0-1
03/26 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 26, 2018
Neutral
HB626 BONDED INDEBTEDNESS ELECTIONS – Amends existing law to revise requirements for official statements in elections authorizing bonded indebtedness. 02/28 –   Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 62-8-0

03/16 – Read third time in full – PASSED – 35-0-0
Session Law Chapter 260
Effective: 07/01/2018

Neutral
HB636 LOBBYISTS – Adds to existing law to prohibit state agencies and political subdivisions from taking certain actions regarding lobbying. 02/27 – Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs Neutral
HB639 BOND AND LEVY ELECTIONS – Amends existing law to provide that a taxing district may not run another bond election for eleven months after a failed bond election. 03/01 –   Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 37-32-1

03/02 – Received from the House passed; filed for first reading – State Affairs

Oppose
HB640 SPECIAL TAXES – Amends existing law to revise the amount of special tax that may be levied by boards of county commissioners for certain ambulance service districts. 02/27 –   Reported Printed and Referred to Revenue & Taxation Neutral
SB1220 SALES TAX – Amends existing law to clarify the distribution process for sales tax revenue and to restrict the expenditure of certain funds by special purpose taxing districts. 03/16 – Rules Suspended: Ayes 67 Nays 1 Abs/Excd 2, read three times – PASSED – 68-1-1
3/20 – Reported out with recommendation not to concur in House amendment; to 10th order
03/21 – Senate did not Concur in House Amendments
Oppose with the amendment change
HB 719  SALES TAX – Amends existing law to clarify the distribution process for sales tax revenue to the Transportation and Congestion Mitigation Program and to clarify the uses that may be made of certain funds by special purpose taxing districts. 03/22 – Reported Printed and Referred to Revenue & Taxation Neutral