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02/25/2018

2018 House bill ratings

HB 537 – Idaho produce safety law

February 23, 2018 Bill description: HB 537 would codify procedures for the state Department of Agriculture to follow in order to enforce the federal Food Safety and Modernization Act. Rating: 0 Does it violate the principles of federalism by increasing federal authority, yielding to federal blandishments, or incorporating changeable federal laws into Idaho statutes or

HB 577 – CBD oil legalization and regulation

Bill description: HB 577 would legalize the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil for medicinal purposes. Rating: +2 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non- violent crimes? Conversely, does it eliminate or decrease penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non-violent crimes? 
 If enacted,

HB 534 – Bail enforcement agent registration

Bill description: HB 534 would establish a state registration and increased government regulation of bail enforcement agents (bounty hunters). Rating: -3 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market? 
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HB 419 – Foreign laws in Idaho

February 20, 2018 Bill description: HB 419 would ensure that only laws and judicial action which protects the fundamental rights guaranteed in the U.S. and Idaho constitutions are enforced in the state of Idaho. Rating: +1 Does it violate the spirit or the letter of either the US Constitution or the Idaho Constitution? Examples include

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