H 477 Provides for a Postsecondary Credit Scholarship for students who earn a minimum number of college credits while in high school.
H 512 Provides for Community College Trustee Zones within a community college district and requires trustee representation in each zone.
H 570 Establishes the Local Innovation School Act that allows a certain number of public schools to become innovation schools by entering into an agreement that exempts the schools from the governance of certain Idaho Code statutes, rules promulgated by the State Board of Education and local district policies.
HCR 33 Authorizes the Legislative Council to appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of the public school funding formula and to make recommendations.
S1293 Affirms parental rights in education by defining the reasonable accommodations to be offered to parents and guardians.
S1334 Repeals the Idaho Education Network and establishes the Education Opportunity Resource Act to provide broadband and related resources for Idaho’s education and library systems.
S1342 Permits the use of religious texts, including the Bible, in public schools for reference purposes to further the study of enumerated topics where an understanding of religious texts may be useful or relevant.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
H 331 Prohibits the possession, sale, purchase and use of powdered alcohol and provides for the revocation of liquor licenses held by violators.
H 494 Reclassifies a first offense for underage alcohol possession or consumption from a misdemeanor to an infraction.
H 495 Provides that a one-time violator who uses, possesses or dispenses alcohol and is under 21 may have a finding of guilt vacated and the court records sealed if the violator does not have an alcohol; or drug-related finding of guilt within five years following the violation.
H 504 Authorizes the Public Defense Commission to promulgate rules for indigent defense standards; requires compliance with indigent defense standards; provides grant money to counties to assist in providing public defense; provides procedures for noncompliance with indigent defense standards; and revises reporting requirements for defending attorneys.
H 521 Provides limited immunity from a misdemeanor offense of possession or consumption of alcohol to a minor who acts in good faith in seeking emergency medical help for himself or another.
H 524 Provides that torture of a companion animal may be a felony on the first offense and provides that a court, may order a presentence investigation that includes a psychological evaluation.
H 528 Provides that the Idaho State Police Forensic Services Laboratory shall test sexual assault evidence kits within 90 days.
H 555 Provides that certain forms of “sexting” by a minor to another minor shall be a misdemeanor for the first offense, thereby eliminating the risk that the “sexting” results in registry as a sex offender. Repeated distribution or using material as a form of extortion shall be a felony.
H 580 Provides that a victim of rape need not offer resistance where the victim has a well-founded belief that resistance would be futile or that resistance would result in the use of force or violence.
S1351 Provides that prisoners in a county jail may be required to labor on community service projects.
S1389 Allows persons who are not otherwise disqualified to carry concealed weapons without a license.
S1297 Provides for an electronic voter registration system that allows any qualified elector who has a current valid driver’s license or identification card to register to vote by submitting a completed voter registration application electronically.
H 513 Provides the state shall meet the requirements for the federal REAL ID Act.
S1229 State of Idaho to allow vehicle combinations with a gross weight of 129,000 pounds or less on Idaho’s interstate highway system.
H 341 Updates the Patient Freedom of Information Act to require that certain information about health care providers, including their licensure status and professional disciplinary record, is made available to the public online.
H 372 Prohibits any local prohibitions, regulation or taxation of auxiliary containers, such as bags or boxes or Styrofoam containers used by restaurants and retail stores.
H 406 Provides for the annexation of and withdrawal from recreational water or sewer districts, and authorizes the creation of board of director zones and member appointments.
H 463 Prohibits political subdivisions from establishing a minimum wage that is higher than the minimum wage provided by state law.
H 541 Creates an exception to local government purchasing laws for contracts entered into by the State Division of Purchasing.
H 556 Enhances the role of the courts in the decision-making process regarding adoption choices and placement of foster children, and outlines circumstances by which foster children can be moved from one foster home to another.
HJR 5 Proposes an amendment to the Idaho Constitution that provides for the legislative review of administrative rules and clarifies that such legislative review is not subject to veto by the Governor.
S1202 Provides that all employees of the STEM Action Center, the Office of Species Conservation, the Office of Drug Policy and the Office of Energy Resources shall be non-classified employees.
S1317 Amends existing law to provide that attorney’s fees and costs may be collected, as well as a lien filed for attorney’s fees and costs by a homeowner’s association, only after being awarded in an amount found to be reasonable by a court of competent jurisdiction.
S1360 Requires that state agencies proposing changes to materials incorporated by reference in administrative rules must provide a synopsis of those changes.
Health and Human Services
H 481 Implements the Right to Try Act, which allows terminally ill patients to make use of investigational drugs.
H 516 Amends existing law to provide that the Department of Health and Welfare shall compile a list of providers that perform free ultrasounds, and shall state that a patient has the right to obtain a free ultrasound, and view an ultrasound image and hear heart tone monitoring.
S1322 Provides that epinephrine auto-injectors may be prescribed and dispensed to authorized entities, such as universities, sports arenas or employers, so that the auto-injectors are available at the location if a person experiences life-threatening allergic reactions.
S1213 Prohibits the use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones) for hunting, molesting or locating game animals, game birds and furbearing animals.
S1237 Provides the Department of Environmental Quality with additional flexibility allowed under Clean Water Act regulations to take factors such as department resources and data quality, in addition to severity of pollution and uses of water bodies, into consideration when prioritizing total maximum daily loads of water bodies.
S1239 Provides requisite statutory provisions for Idaho to submit an application to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting authorization to implement a state National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program.
S1339 Provides a procedure relating to requests for permits and authorizations to drill or treat wells for oil and gas and provides that the Department of Lands shall have specified responsibilities associated with spacing units and unit operations.
S1344 Requires the Department of Fish and Game to contract with a private entity to conduct drawings for controlled hunt permits and tags.
H 353 Allows employers who only have one pay period per month to pay income tax withholding on a monthly basis.
H 357 Creates an income tax credit for a charitable contribution to the Idaho STEM Action Center.
H 361 Removes the sunset clause for a sales tax exemption on airplane parts for private aircraft owned by nonresidents and repaired by Idaho mechanics.
H 386 Exempts from sales and use tax the removal from storage of agricultural crops by a farming operation.
H 425 Updates references to the current Internal Revenue Code and adds language regarding marriages recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court.
H 431 Sets the homeowner property tax exemption at $100,000 and removes cost of living adjustments to the exemption amount.
H 606 Revises the makeup of boards and to allow for an elected board; to provide that urban renewal plans be submitted to the State Tax Commission; and to provide for the effect of an ordinance to modify an urban renewal plan.
S1347 Allows county commissioners to notify parties in interest and to transfer the responsibility of handling excess proceeds from tax deed sales to the State Treasurer.