UPDATED: Gov. Otter Signs Bill Aimed at Lightening Pressure on Criminal Justice System  

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 … Continue reading UPDATED: Gov. Otter Signs Bill Aimed at Lightening Pressure on Criminal Justice System  

Chaney’s Final Bills Scheduled for Hearing

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 … Continue reading Chaney’s Final Bills Scheduled for Hearing

BILL INTRODUCED TO LIGHTEN PRESSURE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM  

(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 … Continue reading BILL INTRODUCED TO LIGHTEN PRESSURE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM  

Op-Ed: When Leaders Play Games It’s The People Who Lose

By Rep. Greg Chaney   When House leadership and the President discovered their first attempt to revise Obamacare was a lost cause, they quickly launched an attack on Republican Congressmen, including Idaho’s Raul Labrador, who had refused to go along with House leadership’s plan because it fell short of fulfilling the GOP’s 6-year promise to relieve Americans from Obamacare’s burdens. Congressional leadership could have accepted … Continue reading Op-Ed: When Leaders Play Games It’s The People Who Lose

Chaney Presents Bill to Ban Sanctuary Cities in Idaho

  Date:  January 30, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rep. Greg Chaney (208) 332-1055   CHANEY PITCHES BILL BANNING SANCTUARY CITIES IN IDAHO   (Boise) Representative Greg Chaney (R-Caldwell) introduced a bill today in the House State Affairs Committee aimed at protecting Idaho communities by prohibiting local policymakers and law enforcement from becoming “Sanctuary Cities” or counties.   Chaney pointed out that most immigrants were … Continue reading Chaney Presents Bill to Ban Sanctuary Cities in Idaho