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Tax Cut Clears Senate (3/2/2018) - On March 1, the Senate approved H463 which provided tax-cuts for Idaho citizens and prevented tax increases caused by the changes to the tax code at the federal level. The bill will now be sent to Governor Otter for his signature.  After the passage of the bill Rep. Greg Chaney, who co-sponsored the legislation, said: I’m excited to see Idahoans get a tax cut. Legislation …
BILL INTRODUCED TO LIGHTEN PRESSURE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM   (2/13/2018) - (Boise) Representative Greg Chaney (R-Caldwell) introduced a bill today in the House Judiciary, Rules, and Administration committee aimed at alleviating budget pressures for counties faced with jail crowding and struggles providing public defense.  The bill, which the committee agreed to move forward, would reduce certain misdemeanor driving offenses to infractions, eliminate mandatory jail time for driving on a suspended license, and allow low-income citizens a …
Sex Trafficking Hearing in Judiciary and Rules Committee (2/3/2018) - “We recognize that something needs to be done,” [Rep. Greg Chaney, R-Caldwell] said. “My biggest concern is that we’ll do something in the name of doing something, and it won’t actually make a difference – but we’ll tell ourselves it did, and the right thing won’t happen because of that.” (Click Here to Keep Reading) Source: Article by Bill Spence, Lewiston Tribune Re-posted at http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2018/feb/02/lawmakers-hear-sex-trafficking-horror-stories/

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Law Changes Back in Favor of the Little Guy (4/2/2018) - Rep. Chaney was the House sponsor of H554, a bill that restored the laws of accountability and responsibility for automobile accidents to its traditional status. In 2014, the legislature adopted a new law that allowed insurance companies in certain circumstances to refuse to pay for the damage and injuries caused to an accident victim–even if the victim did nothing to cause the crash herself.  In …
UPDATED: Gov. Otter Signs Bill Aimed at Lightening Pressure on Criminal Justice System   (3/28/2018) - UPDATE: On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Gov. Otter signed into law H599. The bill’s changes will become effective on July 1, 2018. Key provisions of the bill: Driving on an expired license, which is currently a misdemeanor, would be an infraction on the first and second offense. Driving on a license that had been suspended due to non-payment of fines or status offenses like minor …
Chaney’s Final Bills Scheduled for Hearing (3/19/2018) - The last two bills worked on and sponsored by Rep. Greg Chaney will be heard in the Senate Judiciary & Rules Committee Monday, March 19, 2018.  In addition to co-sponsoring other bills on issues such as taxation, occupational licensing, and criminal justice reform, Rep. Chaney took the lead on four pieces of legislation during the 2018 legislative session: Legislation Number Title/Description Current Status HCR36 Designates …

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