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

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  

Not Backing Down–Grocery Tax Repeal

On Wednesday Reps. Nate and Zollinger came forward with a plan to challenge Gov. Otter’s veto of the grocery tax repeal bill. There is a strong argument to be made that the grocery tax repeal became law the day BEFORE Otter vetoed the bill. I’m proud to stand with them, and intend to join as a party in any legal action taken against the executive branch … Continue reading Not Backing Down–Grocery Tax Repeal