Statehouse Update 3-17-2019

Algorithm Bill Sails Through Senate Committee H118, Rep. Chaney’s “Minority Report” bill to mandate transparency in pretrial algorithms, passed the Senate Judiciary & Rules Committee on Monday.  The bill is expected to receive a vote of the full Senate early next week.   Supporting A Better Referendum Process The Idaho House Republican Caucus supports SB 1159 concepts to expand voter involvement in the initiative and … Continue reading Statehouse Update 3-17-2019

Statehouse Update 2-22-19

Hearing Held on Chaney’s “Minority Report” Bill This week, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H118–Chaney’s bill on bias and secrecy in computer-generated recommendations in criminal justice.  Chaney has equated the use of these tools to the plot of the 2002 movie “Minority Report.” The committee approved the bill to move to the full house, where it will receive a vote after an amendment … Continue reading Statehouse Update 2-22-19

Law Changes Back in Favor of the Little Guy

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 … Continue reading Law Changes Back in Favor of the Little Guy

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

DIPG Awareness Day Approved

UPDATE: The Senate this week approved the resolution unanimously on Monday.  Thanks to Sen. Mary Souza (R-Coeur d’Alene) for carrying the bill on the floor.     (Boise) — On Friday, February 16, 2018 Rep. Greg Chaney (R-Caldwell) presented a resolution before the House Health & Welfare Committee to designate May 17th as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day in Idaho.  Idaho would be … Continue reading DIPG Awareness Day Approved

Abortion Complications Reporting Act

Following the second day before the committee, Senate State Affairs passed H638, the Abortion Complications Reporting Act to the floor today on a vote of 7-2.  The bill is sponsored by Rep. Greg Chaney and Sen. Fred Martin and brought forward by Idaho Chooses Life.  If passed and signed into law the bill would set up a reporting system for doctors to report health complications arising … Continue reading Abortion Complications Reporting Act