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Archived Greg Chaney Updates and Newsletters

OP-ED: Intimidation Is Not Democracy – It’s Mob Rule (2/12/2021) - OP-ED: Intimidation Is Not Democracy - It's Mob Rule
Lawmakers to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Penalize Targeted Picketing Outside Homes (2/12/2021) - Lawmakers to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Penalize Targeted Picketing Outside Homes #idleg #idpol
First Live Update of the 2021 Session (1/28/2021) - First live update of the 2021 #idleg Session—agency rules review, dishonest actors, “everything I don’t like is ‘unconstitutional.’”
Chaney Appoints Subcommittee to Examine COVID-19 Liability (1/25/2021) - (Boise) Representative Greg Chaney (R-Caldwell), chairman of the House Judiciary, Rules, and Administration Committee announced today that he has chosen Rep. Julianne Young, R-Blackfoot, to chair a subcommittee on the topic of coronavirus civil liability. The Judiciary, Rules, and Administration committee was responsible for considering the risk of lawsuits related to COVID-19 during the 2020 extraordinary legislative session—a debate that became the central focus of …
Thank you! (11/4/2020) - Greg and Sarah Chaney would like to say thank you for all the overwhelming support from District 10 voters in sending Greg back to the Idaho House of Representatives for two more years!
Important 2C Information for the November 2020 General Election (10/26/2020) - Absentee Voting If you’ve requested an absentee ballot, be sure it’s received by the Canyon County Elections Office no later than 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020. IMPORTANT: Postmarks don’t count as being “received” by the Elections Office.  Even if you mail your ballot before election day, the Elections Office may not receive it until AFTER it is no longer eligible to be counted! MAIL …
A Clear Vision during Uncertain Times (10/11/2020) - We’re facing difficult and unprecedented times. On top of the everyday challenges we face during the best of times, we must contend with COVID-19 concerns, economic instability, and a heightened level of vitriol and anger in public discourse. During difficult times, it’s important to have leaders who are strong enough to filter through the noise of our chaotic times and stay focused on vision for …
Our Shared Community; Our Shared Legacy (10/10/2020) - “Whether you’ve been part of our community for 5 months or 5 generations, your presence here adds to the legacy we pass on to future generations of Canyon County residents.” If you’re new to the area, let me say welcome! You’re following a generations-long tradition of those who have moved here for a better life. If you or your family have been here a while, …
Addendum to Committee Report Submitted (8/14/2020) - The Joint Judiciary Working Group wrestled with a host of difficult issues during a meeting that lasted more than four hours via Zoom on Friday, August 14, 2020.  After working through eight different proposed amendments to a previously submitted piece of recommended legislation as well as discussion on the parts of the legislation that weren’t amended.  The legislation had been advanced along with a committee …
One More Meeting for Working Group (8/12/2020) - Last month, the joint Judiciary Working Group concluded its work by voting to approve a piece of suggested legislation on liability reform and recommended that the governor call a special legislative session to pass the proposed legislation.  In early August, Sen. Todd Lakey and Rep. Greg Chaney, co-chairs of the joint Judiciary Working Group, submitted the committee report to House and Senate leadership. Since then, …
Judiciary Concludes by Recommending Special Session for Liability Reform (7/31/2020) - 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 …
Chairman Chaney, Judiciary Committee Back at Work (7/29/2020) - 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 …
Let’s Work Together to Reopen Idaho (5/8/2020) - By Greg Chaney Ronald Reagan once said: “We must have faith in the people of this country and faith in our principles.” Idahoans are certainty worthy of the faith of which Reagan spoke: tough, thoughtful, resilient, and patriotic, our admirable commitment to independence and self-sufficiency has given rise to an anxious enthusiasm to see all impediments removed that threaten our ability to stand on our …
Chaney Condemns Targeting Law Enforcement Families (4/24/2020) - 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.
Chaney on Property Tax (3/30/2020) - Rep. Chaney on the importance of reducing the amount of property tax collected and not just shifting it from one taxpayer to another
Holding Agencies Accountable (3/23/2020) - When unelected bureaucrats ignore the legislature and disregard statutes to do whatever they want irrespective of the law, the only mode of accountability left is through the budget setting process. For that reason, yesterday the House defeated the Idaho Tax Commission budget 21-48. As I told the House in debate, “this is a dangerous budget because it is a budget for an agency gone rogue” …
Nov. 15, 2019 ICJC Meeting (11/15/2019) - Comments on internet safety and the November meeting of the Idaho Criminal Justice Commission.
Chaney Named Chairman of House Judiciary (5/9/2019) - Speaker of the House Scott Bedke announced Rep. Greg Chaney has been appointed Chairman of the House Judiciary, Rules, and Administration Committee.  For more, check out the Idaho Press Tribune Article here.
Statehouse Update 3/29/2019 (3/29/2019) - Chaney’s “First in the Nation” Algorithm Bill is Signed by Governor On Friday, Governor Brad Little signed into law H118, making Idaho the first state in the nation to push back against secretive “black box” computerized sentencing and pretrial decision-making. Click here for more.  Updating The Referendum Process Addressing the concerns of some Idahoans about Senate Bill 1159, we introduced House Bill 296 in the House Ways …
Statehouse Update 3-22-2019 (3/22/2019) - Senate Unanimously Approves Chaney’s Algorithm Bill On Monday, the Senate approved H118 33-0 (with 2 absent). Special thanks to Sen. Patti Ann Lodge for carrying the bill on the Senate floor. The bill will receive one more vote in the House early next week (due to some minor, technical Senate amendments).  The House already approved the bill 66-2 earlier this month. Saving Tax Dollars On …