Idaho Legislation to Watch! – Current Status (3/21/2022)

Keep Idaho Free has a particular interest in supporting legislative efforts that liberals hate to see become law. 

If liberals are gnashing their teeth over a particular piece of legislation, odds are, it’s a good piece of legislation. However, Idaho’s Republican-led legislature has shown time and time again they don’t understand the fight Idaho is in and will kill good legislation.  Additionally, the fake Republicans in Idaho have a propensity for passing horrible legislation that makes liberal happy.

KIF’s goal is to keep track of these critical pieces of legislation and ensure Idahoans are informed about what is passing or not passing. 

There will be bills that are good bills that are not on this list. There will be bad bills that are not on this list. This list is only intended to track the bills which fight back against the worst of the liberal agenda, or bills that liberal Republicans are pushing that are so bad they would make the California Democrats proud.

Please note that in the Idaho House there are 59 Republicans and 11 Democrats and in the Idaho Senate there are 28 Republicans and 7 Democrats. No bad bill can pass without Republicans making it happen. A quick following of an Idaho legislative session and you quickly realize that the numbers are far more balanced.

Here is a list of bills/resolutions/memorials we are tracking during the 2023 legislative session (Red is the latest update; Green is a bill that is signed into law):

HB 71 – Prevents the mutilation of minors – KIF SUPPORTS
Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Skaug (R-Nampa)

House: Passed 58 to 12 with one Republican, Matt Bundy (Mtn. Home)
Senate: Bill held for amendments that the bill sponsor says are needed.

SB 1100 – Requires students in K-12 to use the bathroom of their sex assigned at birth – KIF SUPPORTS
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Adams (R-Nampa)
Senate: Passed 28-7
House: Passed 50-10 with 1 absent
Governor: The bill has been sent to Gov. Little’s desk

HB 124 – No student IDs can be used for voting. – KIF SUPPORTS
Sponsored by Tina Lambert (R-Caldwell)
House: Passed 59-11
Senate: Passed 28-7
Governor: Signed into law.

HB 179 – Prohibits Ranked Choice Voting in Idaho – KIF SUPPORTS
Sponsored by Rep. Dale Hawkins (R-Fernwood)
House: Passed 56-12-2. 2 legislators were absent.
Senate: Awaiting a vote on the Senate floor.

SJM 101 – Encourages the Federal Government to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants – KIF OPPOSES
Sponsored by Sen. Jim Guthrie (R-McCammon)

Senate: Passed 25-10
House: Pending House vote
Note: This is a Joint Memorial and has no binding effect on Idaho law.

HB 24 – Socialist education program proposed by Gov. Little – KIF OPPOSES
House: Passed 36-34
Senate: Awaiting a vote on the Senate floor.

SB 1081 – Driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants – KIF OPPOSES
Sponsored by Sen. Jim Guthrie (R-McCammon)
Senate: Cleared committee but sent back to the Senate State Affairs Committee.


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Note: A point is awarded for each good bill signed into law or each bad bill killed.

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