HW&M = House Ways & Means Commitee
As this weekend’s legislative townhall quickly approaches, it’s appropriate that we bring the good (and bad) things to light to hold our representatives accountable.
The most notorious issue that needs to brought to the public’s attention is Rep. Paul Amador’s repeated attempts to keep great bills from leaving his committee.
HB448 - Grocery tax repeal HB460 - End legal abortion HB462 - Defend the Guard Act HB470 - Grocery tax repeal HB484 - Remove income tax from military retirement pay HB485 - Prohibit ballot drop boxes HB486 - Require parental consent on child medical procedures HB487 - Allow canvassed ballot inspection if there is a challenge HB488 - Ensure schools would be in violation if they compel students to affirm CRT or discrimination HB489 - Grocery tax repeal HB490 - Adds misdemeanor to any county/city that goes against state firearms laws HB491 - Mandates against forced vaccinations HB492 - Gas tax relied HB493 - Reduce Idaho sales tax from 6% to 5% HB496 - Rights of CPS vs. parent
Source: https://www.kcspectator.com/post/my-letter-to-paul-amador-after-watching-another-round-of-floor-debates (KCSpectator did the heavy-lifting by compiling this list!)
If you attend the Legislative Townhall, be sure to respectfully yet firmly demand that Rep. Paul Amador allows for bills in his HW&M committee to be properly heard and deliberated over.
In the end, this is the precise reason why Legislative bodies exist right?