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  

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

Sanctuary City Bill Update

By Rep. Greg Chaney I’ve spent the last two full weeks reviewing feedback and meeting with concerned parties about H76, the sanctuary city ban bill.  I’ve also spent extensive time reviewing the bases courts have used around the country to invalidate similar police policies to the ones H76 calls for. With the help of this feedback I’ve been exhaustively redrafting portions of the bill and … Continue reading Sanctuary City Bill Update

Difficult Vote in Judiciary & Rules Committee

By Rep. Greg Chaney It was an incredibly difficult vote today in Judiciary & Rules Committee. The bill would have given Juvenile Detention officers, Misdemeanor Probation officers, Juvenile Probation officers, and 911 dispatchers the same accelerated retirement benefit as police and firefighters. H21 would have granted additional benefits to a group of real life heroes who deserve our admiration, appreciation, and who clearly “deserve” to be … Continue reading Difficult Vote in Judiciary & Rules Committee

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