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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
March 18, 2020 ID H 461 Amends State Eviction Laws and Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 10)
March 18, 2020 ID S 1385 Prohibits Abortion if Roe v Wade is Overturned by the Supreme Court Bill Passed - House (49 - 18)
March 17, 2020 ID H 509 Prohibits Gender Change on Birth Certificates Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
March 17, 2020 ID S 1428 Appropriates Funds for the State Advanced Paid/Sick Administrative Leave Program Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
March 16, 2020 ID H 500 Prohibits Transgender Female Students from Sports designated for Females Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
March 16, 2020 ID S 1398 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2021 to the Catastrophic Health Care Program Bill Passed - House (69 - 0)
March 12, 2020 ID S 1385 Prohibits Abortion if Roe v Wade is Overturned by the Supreme Court Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
Feb. 28, 2020 ID H 521 Exempts Large Data Centers from the New State Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (37 - 21)
Feb. 27, 2020 ID H 509 Prohibits Gender Change on Birth Certificates Bill Passed - House (53 - 16)
Feb. 26, 2020 ID H 500 Prohibits Transgender Female Students from Sports designated for Females Bill Passed - House (52 - 17)
Feb. 21, 2020 ID S 1318 Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On Criminal History Background Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
April 4, 2019 ID S 1204 Amends Medicaid Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - House (49 - 20)
April 3, 2019 ID H 296 Amends Ballot Initiative Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
April 2, 2019 ID S 1204 Amends Medicaid Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
March 29, 2019 ID S 1159 Increases Threshold for Ballot Initiative Requirements Bill Passed - House (40 - 30)
March 29, 2019 ID H 296 Amends Ballot Initiative Requirements Bill Passed - House (47 - 22)
March 28, 2019 ID H 259 Establishes an Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
March 26, 2019 ID H 179 Requires Proof of Insurance for Vehicle Registration Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
March 26, 2019 ID H 270 Authorizes Public Schools as Election Polling Sites Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
March 25, 2019 ID S 1113 Amends Campaign Finance Regulations Bill Passed - House (52 - 15)
March 22, 2019 ID S 1159 Increases Threshold for Ballot Initiative Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
March 18, 2019 ID H 180 Authorizes Syringe and Needle Exchange Program Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
March 13, 2019 ID H 179 Requires Proof of Insurance for Vehicle Registration Bill Passed - House (54 - 15)
March 6, 2019 ID H 209 Authorizes Warrant-less Arrests for Individuals Responsible for School Threats Bill Passed - House (47 - 22)
March 4, 2019 ID H 180 Authorizes Syringe and Needle Exchange Program Bill Passed - House (47 - 20)
Feb. 28, 2019 ID H 98 Establishes Restrictions on Marriage Involving Minors Bill Failed - House (28 - 39)
Feb. 26, 2019 ID H 153 Increases State Teacher Pay Bill Passed - House (61 - 9)
March 21, 2018 ID H 658 Amends Trespassing Laws Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
March 16, 2018 ID H 665 Increases Penalties for Threats Against Schools Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 1)
March 16, 2018 ID H 649 Amends Drug Use Laws Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 1)
March 14, 2018 ID HB 638 Requires Additional Abortion Complications Reporting Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
March 13, 2018 ID S 1313 Authorizes "Stand Your Ground" Policy Bill Passed - House (57 - 12)
March 12, 2018 ID S 1243 Requires Public Information Regarding Abortion Interventions Bill Passed - House (55 - 11)
March 12, 2018 ID H 448 Amends Indecent Exposure Laws Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 0)
March 12, 2018 ID H 658 Amends Trespassing Laws Bill Passed - House (45 - 22)
March 9, 2018 ID H 665 Increases Penalties for Threats Against Schools Bill Passed - House (52 - 12)
March 2, 2018 ID S 1313 Authorizes "Stand Your Ground" Policy Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
March 1, 2018 ID H 463 Amends Tax Law Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
March 1, 2018 ID HB 638 Requires Additional Abortion Complications Reporting Bill Passed - House (56 - 13)
Feb. 20, 2018 ID S 1243 Requires Public Information Regarding Abortion Interventions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
Feb. 20, 2018 ID H 419 Prohibits Courts from Ruling Based on Foreign Law Bill Passed - House (44 - 24)
Feb. 7, 2018 ID H 463 Amends Tax Law Bill Passed - House (59 - 11)
March 27, 2017 ID H 67 Repeals Grocery Sales Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 19)
March 23, 2017 ID H 139 Reduces the Number of Training Hours Required for Cosmetologists Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
March 22, 2017 ID H 274 Establishes the Office of Administrator of Invasive Species Policy Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
March 22, 2017 ID H 67 Repeals Grocery Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
March 2, 2017 ID HB 202 Amends Civil Asset Forfeiture Law Bill Passed - House (58 - 10)
Feb. 28, 2017 ID H 139 Reduces the Number of Training Hours Required for Cosmetologists Bill Passed - House (58 - 11)
March 23, 2016 ID H 644 Establishes Health Clinic Grant Program Bill Passed - House (43 - 26)
March 22, 2016 ID H 331 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
March 21, 2016 ID S 1342 Authorizes Bibles in Schools as Educational References Bill Passed - House (54 - 15)
March 16, 2016 ID S 1389 Authorizes Concealed Carry Without Permit Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
March 15, 2016 ID H 372 Prohibits Local Limitation on Use of Plastic Bags Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
March 1, 2016 ID H 516 Requires Physician to Offer Ultrasound 24 Hours before Abortion Bill Passed - House (56 - 13)
Feb. 26, 2016 ID H 331 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - House (42 - 24)
Feb. 26, 2016 ID S 1276 Expands List of Crimes that Prohibit an Individual from Possessing Firearm Bill Failed - Senate (6 - 29)
Feb. 22, 2016 ID S 1248 Repeals the Requirement that Charter Schools Use State Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
Feb. 19, 2016 ID H 463 Prohibits Local Governments from Increasing Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (55 - 14)
Feb. 17, 2016 ID H 449 Exempts Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (35 - 31)
Feb. 3, 2016 ID H 372 Prohibits Local Limitation on Use of Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (52 - 17)
Jan. 29, 2016 ID H 425 Expands Tax Law to Include Marriages Authorized by the Supreme Court Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
May 18, 2015 ID H 1 Amends Foreign Child Support Order Bill Passed - House (49 - 21)
April 10, 2015 ID H 312 Increases Gas Tax and Vehicle Registration Fees Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 19)
April 10, 2015 ID H 312 Increases Gas Tax and Vehicle Registration Fees Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 9)
April 7, 2015 ID H 312 Increases Gax Tax and Vehicle Registration Fees Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
April 6, 2015 ID S 1011 Repeals Authorization of Gambling on Past Horse Races Veto Override Failed - Senate (19 - 16)
April 6, 2015 ID S 1146 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passed - House (39 - 30)
March 26, 2015 ID S 1011 Repeals Authorization of Gambling on Past Horse Races Bill Passed - House (49 - 21)
March 20, 2015 ID HJM 4 Appeals to Congress to Impeach Certain Members of the Judiciary Bill Passed - House (44 - 25)
March 17, 2015 ID S 1095 Establishes 5-Tier Sexual Offender Registry Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
March 16, 2015 ID S 1044 Prohibits the Use of Eminent Domain for Trails Bill Passed - House (54 - 15)
March 16, 2015 ID S 1096 Establishes Parental Rights in Education Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
March 16, 2015 ID S 1092 Prohibits Local Knife Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
March 16, 2015 ID H 262 Establishes Standards for Transportation Network Companies Bill Passed - House (56 - 12)
March 12, 2015 ID H 75 Exempts Prescription Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses from Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
March 12, 2015 ID S 1108 Authorizes Testing Autonomous Driven Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
March 2, 2015 ID H 154 Requires In-Person Examination for Chemical Abortion Medication Bill Passed - House (55 - 14)
Feb. 17, 2015 ID S 1011 Repeals Authorization of Gambling on Past Horse Races Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
March 20, 2014 ID S 1395 Increases Salaries of Certain State Officials Bill Passed - House (44 - 25)
March 17, 2014 ID S 1314 Amends the Provisions of Payday Loans Bill Passed - House (35 - 34)
March 10, 2014 ID S 1314 Amends the Provisions of Payday Loans Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
March 6, 2014 ID S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Bill Passed - House (50 - 19)
Feb. 26, 2014 ID S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - House (56 - 14)
Feb. 21, 2014 ID HB 470 Establishes the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board Bill Passed - House (49 - 16)
Feb. 18, 2014 ID S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
Feb. 14, 2014 ID S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
April 3, 2013 ID H 221 Amends Public Charter School Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 22)
March 28, 2013 ID H 221 Amends Public Charter School Laws Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
March 22, 2013 ID S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Bill Passed - House (49 - 18)
March 22, 2013 ID S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - House (45 - 21)
March 21, 2013 ID H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
March 13, 2013 ID H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (41 - 29)
March 11, 2013 ID H 219 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (55 - 13)
March 11, 2013 ID S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
March 6, 2013 ID S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
March 5, 2013 ID HB 206 Appropriates Funding for Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
Feb. 26, 2013 ID S 1089 Amends Early Teacher Retirement Program Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
Feb. 25, 2013 ID SCR 112 Affirms Legislature's Opposition to Marijuana Authorization Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
Feb. 25, 2013 ID SJM 101 Urges the Enforcement of Federal Drug-Free Policy Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 21)
Feb. 21, 2013 ID S 1042 Establishes a State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/18 H 461 Amends State Eviction Laws and Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 10)
3/18 S 1385 Prohibits Abortion if Roe v Wade is Overturned by the Supreme Court Bill Passed - House (49 - 18)
3/17 H 509 Prohibits Gender Change on Birth Certificates Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6)
3/17 S 1428 Appropriates Funds for the State Advanced Paid/Sick Administrative Leave Program Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 0)
3/16 H 500 Prohibits Transgender Female Students from Sports designated for Females Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
3/16 S 1398 Appropriates Funds for Fiscal Year 2021 to the Catastrophic Health Care Program Bill Passed - House (69 - 0)
3/12 S 1385 Prohibits Abortion if Roe v Wade is Overturned by the Supreme Court Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
2/28 H 521 Exempts Large Data Centers from the New State Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (37 - 21)
2/27 H 509 Prohibits Gender Change on Birth Certificates Bill Passed - House (53 - 16)
2/26 H 500 Prohibits Transgender Female Students from Sports designated for Females Bill Passed - House (52 - 17)
2/21 S 1318 Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On Criminal History Background Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
4/04 S 1204 Amends Medicaid Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - House (49 - 20)
4/03 H 296 Amends Ballot Initiative Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
4/02 S 1204 Amends Medicaid Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
3/29 S 1159 Increases Threshold for Ballot Initiative Requirements Bill Passed - House (40 - 30)
3/29 H 296 Amends Ballot Initiative Requirements Bill Passed - House (47 - 22)
3/28 H 259 Establishes an Internet Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
3/26 H 179 Requires Proof of Insurance for Vehicle Registration Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
3/26 H 270 Authorizes Public Schools as Election Polling Sites Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
3/25 S 1113 Amends Campaign Finance Regulations Bill Passed - House (52 - 15)
3/22 S 1159 Increases Threshold for Ballot Initiative Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
3/18 H 180 Authorizes Syringe and Needle Exchange Program Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
3/13 H 179 Requires Proof of Insurance for Vehicle Registration Bill Passed - House (54 - 15)
3/06 H 209 Authorizes Warrant-less Arrests for Individuals Responsible for School Threats Bill Passed - House (47 - 22)
3/04 H 180 Authorizes Syringe and Needle Exchange Program Bill Passed - House (47 - 20)
2/28 H 98 Establishes Restrictions on Marriage Involving Minors Bill Failed - House (28 - 39)
2/26 H 153 Increases State Teacher Pay Bill Passed - House (61 - 9)
3/21 H 658 Amends Trespassing Laws Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
3/16 H 665 Increases Penalties for Threats Against Schools Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 1)
3/16 H 649 Amends Drug Use Laws Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 1)
3/14 HB 638 Requires Additional Abortion Complications Reporting Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
3/13 S 1313 Authorizes "Stand Your Ground" Policy Bill Passed - House (57 - 12)
3/12 S 1243 Requires Public Information Regarding Abortion Interventions Bill Passed - House (55 - 11)
3/12 H 448 Amends Indecent Exposure Laws Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 0)
3/12 H 658 Amends Trespassing Laws Bill Passed - House (45 - 22)
3/09 H 665 Increases Penalties for Threats Against Schools Bill Passed - House (52 - 12)
3/02 S 1313 Authorizes "Stand Your Ground" Policy Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
3/01 H 463 Amends Tax Law Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
3/01 HB 638 Requires Additional Abortion Complications Reporting Bill Passed - House (56 - 13)
2/20 S 1243 Requires Public Information Regarding Abortion Interventions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
2/20 H 419 Prohibits Courts from Ruling Based on Foreign Law Bill Passed - House (44 - 24)
2/07 H 463 Amends Tax Law Bill Passed - House (59 - 11)
3/27 H 67 Repeals Grocery Sales Tax Concurrence Vote Passed - House (51 - 19)
3/23 H 139 Reduces the Number of Training Hours Required for Cosmetologists Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
3/22 H 274 Establishes the Office of Administrator of Invasive Species Policy Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
3/22 H 67 Repeals Grocery Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
3/02 HB 202 Amends Civil Asset Forfeiture Law Bill Passed - House (58 - 10)
2/28 H 139 Reduces the Number of Training Hours Required for Cosmetologists Bill Passed - House (58 - 11)
3/23 H 644 Establishes Health Clinic Grant Program Bill Passed - House (43 - 26)
3/22 H 331 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
3/21 S 1342 Authorizes Bibles in Schools as Educational References Bill Passed - House (54 - 15)
3/16 S 1389 Authorizes Concealed Carry Without Permit Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
3/15 H 372 Prohibits Local Limitation on Use of Plastic Bags Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
3/01 H 516 Requires Physician to Offer Ultrasound 24 Hours before Abortion Bill Passed - House (56 - 13)
2/26 H 331 Prohibits Powdered Alcohol Bill Passed - House (42 - 24)
2/26 S 1276 Expands List of Crimes that Prohibit an Individual from Possessing Firearm Bill Failed - Senate (6 - 29)
2/22 S 1248 Repeals the Requirement that Charter Schools Use State Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
2/19 H 463 Prohibits Local Governments from Increasing Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (55 - 14)
2/17 H 449 Exempts Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from Sales Tax Bill Passed - House (35 - 31)
2/03 H 372 Prohibits Local Limitation on Use of Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (52 - 17)
1/29 H 425 Expands Tax Law to Include Marriages Authorized by the Supreme Court Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
5/18 H 1 Amends Foreign Child Support Order Bill Passed - House (49 - 21)
4/10 H 312 Increases Gas Tax and Vehicle Registration Fees Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 19)
4/10 H 312 Increases Gas Tax and Vehicle Registration Fees Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 9)
4/07 H 312 Increases Gax Tax and Vehicle Registration Fees Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
4/06 S 1011 Repeals Authorization of Gambling on Past Horse Races Veto Override Failed - Senate (19 - 16)
4/06 S 1146 Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Passed - House (39 - 30)
3/26 S 1011 Repeals Authorization of Gambling on Past Horse Races Bill Passed - House (49 - 21)
3/20 HJM 4 Appeals to Congress to Impeach Certain Members of the Judiciary Bill Passed - House (44 - 25)
3/17 S 1095 Establishes 5-Tier Sexual Offender Registry Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
3/16 S 1044 Prohibits the Use of Eminent Domain for Trails Bill Passed - House (54 - 15)
3/16 S 1096 Establishes Parental Rights in Education Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
3/16 S 1092 Prohibits Local Knife Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
3/16 H 262 Establishes Standards for Transportation Network Companies Bill Passed - House (56 - 12)
3/12 H 75 Exempts Prescription Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses from Sales Tax Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
3/12 S 1108 Authorizes Testing Autonomous Driven Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17)
3/02 H 154 Requires In-Person Examination for Chemical Abortion Medication Bill Passed - House (55 - 14)
2/17 S 1011 Repeals Authorization of Gambling on Past Horse Races Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
3/20 S 1395 Increases Salaries of Certain State Officials Bill Passed - House (44 - 25)
3/17 S 1314 Amends the Provisions of Payday Loans Bill Passed - House (35 - 34)
3/10 S 1314 Amends the Provisions of Payday Loans Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
3/06 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Bill Passed - House (50 - 19)
2/26 S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - House (56 - 14)
2/21 HB 470 Establishes the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board Bill Passed - House (49 - 16)
2/18 S 1254 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms on College or University Campuses Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
2/14 S 1337 Prohibits Recording of Agricultural Operations Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
4/03 H 221 Amends Public Charter School Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (45 - 22)
3/28 H 221 Amends Public Charter School Laws Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 7)
3/22 S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Bill Passed - House (49 - 18)
3/22 S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - House (45 - 21)
3/21 H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
3/13 H 248 Establishes Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (41 - 29)
3/11 H 219 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Bill Passed - House (55 - 13)
3/11 S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10)
3/06 S 1117 Authorizes Permits for Heavy Trucks on Certain Routes Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
3/05 HB 206 Appropriates Funding for Charter Schools Bill Passed - House (42 - 27)
2/26 S 1089 Amends Early Teacher Retirement Program Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
2/25 SCR 112 Affirms Legislature's Opposition to Marijuana Authorization Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
2/25 SJM 101 Urges the Enforcement of Federal Drug-Free Policy Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 21)
2/21 S 1042 Establishes a State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)

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