How Does the Veto Impact You?
Noteworthy Bills for the Nonprofit Sector
Idaho Nonprofit Center Bill Tracker
Track the status of all bills mentioned in the Legislative Watch as they make their way through the legislation using the online 2022 Bill Tracker.
In Our State
Governor Little Vetoes Bill Blocking Private Businesses from Vaccine Mandates
On March 28, Governor Brad Little vetoed Senate Bill 1381, a bill which would have prohibited and potentially punished employers with existing or future coronavirus vaccination mandates. Little cited his belief that private businesses should manage their operations with limited government interference.
We are pleased that Little vetoed this bill, allowing nonprofits and their boards of directors the autonomy to enact their own health and safety protocols as they see fit. The INC advocated against this bill on the premise that nonprofits (as part of the private sector) should be able to determine their own health and safety protocols weighing the needs of their clients, staff, and patrons.
Senator Crapo Comments on Charitable Giving
The US Senate Finance Committee met on March 17 to examine charitable giving and trends in the nonprofit sector. During this hearing, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voiced his support for helping to increase charitable giving by being proactive about new developments and trends in the nonprofit sector by working on bipartisan tax policies to “responsibly encourage giving.”
“In Idaho, charitable organizations stepped up to serve Idahoans when they needed it most during the darkest days of the pandemic…They deserve our thanks, our praise, and our commitment to continued support.”
Idaho Falls Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground at New Site
On Wednesday, March 23rd, Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Caper and US Representative Mike Simpson broke ground at the new Habitat for Humanity property, Peterson Place. $3 million in initial federal funding has been secured for the project, which intends to construct more than eight properties in efforts to build equity in home ownership.
New Government Website for Public Meeting Information
Governor Little and State Controller Brandon Woold announced Townhall.Idaho.Gov on Tuesday, a website that “makes it easier for the public to understand and engage with their government,” according to Governor Little. The site will have searchable information pertaining to public meetings for state agencies and state-affiliated commissions.
Idaho Nonprofit Center Advocacy Agenda
The Idaho Nonprofit Center’s Policy Agenda details the policy issues that affect the nonprofit sector and provides an outline for determining whether the Center will advocate for or against state or federal legislation. This is what guided us when making the above decisions.
We welcome comments and feedback on our draft policy agenda which can be viewed here. Feedback or comments can be sent to email@example.com.
The Idaho Nonprofit Center would like to thank the National Council of Nonprofits for Content Themes.
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