Judiciary Concludes by Recommending Special Session for Liability Reform

Thursday, July 30 the joint Judiciary Working Group–composed of the standing House and Senate Judiciary Committees–met via videoconference for more than three hours.  During the course of its meeting, the working group fulfilled the purpose for which it had been commissioned by approving suggested legislation and voting overwhelmingly to request that Governor Little calling a special session. The Working Group recommended legislation that would spell … Continue reading Judiciary Concludes by Recommending Special Session for Liability Reform

Chairman Chaney, Judiciary Committee Back at Work

As Chairman of the House Judiciary, Rules, & Administration committee, Rep. Chaney has been tasked with co-chairing the Judiciary Working Group to evaluate liability issues related to COVID-19.  The Working Group is comprised of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees and co-chaired by Chaney and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Todd Lakey. The Working Group is tasked with reviewing liability issues facing businesses and government entities–including … Continue reading Chairman Chaney, Judiciary Committee Back at Work

Sanctuary City Policy Issues Resurface

In 2017, Rep. Chaney and Rep. Sage Dixon (R-Ponderay) introduced legislation to prohibit sanctuary city policies in Idaho. A firestorm of criticism quickly erupted.  Chaney pushed back on those who tried to blur the line between immigration and illegal immigration. There were extended negotiations with agricultural interests.  One critique that seemed to gain momentum was that the legislation wasn’t necessary because there were no sanctuary cities … Continue reading Sanctuary City Policy Issues Resurface

Chaney Condemns Targeting Law Enforcement Families

In a Facebook Live broadcast, Rep. Chaney condemned what he considers to be insincere, opportunistic agitators and protesters who took their disapproval of COVID-19 restrictions to the extreme by protesting a Meridian Police Officer’s home. Chaney also condemned Lt. Governor McGeachin for acts and omission on her part that encourage continued unrest.  Both the Idaho Press-Tribune and Idaho Statesman expressed their support for Chaney’s message. Continue reading Chaney Condemns Targeting Law Enforcement Families

April 4 Virtual Town Hall w/ Sen. Lakey

On April 4, Rep. Chaney hosted a Virtual Town Hall and had as a special guest Sen. Todd Lakey (R-Nampa). Sen. Lakey is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and sits on the Senate Taxation and Local Government Committee; Rep. Chaney is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and sits on the House Revenue and Taxation Committee. Therefore, the two have a lot of interaction … Continue reading April 4 Virtual Town Hall w/ Sen. Lakey