We are nearing the end of the Session, and the Floor Sessions are growing longer. Sometimes we are meeting twice a day in an effort to hear all the proposed legislation. It looks like next week will be our last, and there is a buzz of anticipation about going home, and which “high profile” bills will be addressed. I personally was busy carrying three Bills on the House floor, and presenting one in the Senate State Affairs Committee.
aa means ‘as amended’ and aaS means ‘as amended in the Senate.
As usual, a NAY vote is indicated by a “N”
H570-(Education) Local Innovation School Act
H571-(Education) Pupil Service Staff on Career Ladder
H557-(Youth Athlete Concussions) officials shall review concussions and head injuries
H573-(Powers of Parent or Guardian) regarding delegation of powers/nonprofit assistance
H569-(Watershed Improvement Districts) dissolution of districts by county commission
H487-(Agreements Protecting Business Interests) amends presumption of harm
S1318-(Appraisal Management Act) appraisal companies registering with Board N
S1212-(Emergency Communications Act) Creates Pubic Safety Commission N
S1238-(Public Records) authorize inspection and copying of certain records
S1269-(Environmental Quality) create Environmental Trust Fund N
S1260aa-(Animals and the Environment) revise duties of Dept. of Ag. regarding DEQ
H587-(Appropriation) Department of Commerce
H558-(Appropriation) Board of Tax Appeals N
H589-(Appropriation) State Tax Commission
H595-(Appropriation) Ground Water Management Areas
HJR5-(Administrative Rules) Constitutional Amendment for Legislative oversight of rules
H362aaS-(Sale of Liquor by the Drink) redefines “person”
S1389-(Concealed Weapons) amends concealed weapons laws and prohibited conduct
Although the Session is winding down, the Education Committee is still hearing RS’s and new Bills. This past week we heard Rs’s dealing with Student Mobility, Rural Education Centers, Career Counseling Funding, and Leadership Premiums. The Bills were:
H452aaS-Sick leave transfer
S1330-Policy Governing Medications
S1376-Public Charter Schools
S1332-Industry Partner Fund
S1342-Public School, use of religious texts
H603-Student Mobility(an RS earlier in the week)
Transportation & Defense:
The only piece of business that our Committee did this week was to hear the Senate’s amendments to the amended REAL ID Act Bill. The Senate watered down even further the attempt to protect Idaho citizens privacy, but we concurred with the amendments and passed it along to the House floor.
We heard one Senate Bill (S1359) regarding Farm Implements. This Bill amended the ability for rental or demonstration equipment to be resold within 36 months if certain criteria were met.
I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns, and I am grateful for the opportunity to represent District 1 in The Idaho House of Representatives.