In This Issue:
2019 Session Wrap Up
The 2019 Legislative session both at the federal and state level had the Idaho Nonprofit Center watching and engaging more than in the past few years. Below is a recap of what we tracked and reported and where things stand.
Before we dive into the issues, we wanted to summarize our work and our responsibility as it relates to advocacy on behalf of the nonprofit sector.
Our policy committee and board of directors intentionally chose not to take official positions on any legislation this year, though we did engage in the educate portion of our mission as it relates to advocacy.
Idaho Nonprofit Center CEO, Amy Little, provided testimony at the Senate State Affairs committee regarding SB 1114. Little also sat through several hours of testimony with a decent percentage of which was given by fellow nonprofit organizations regarding SB 1159 and HB 296.
Through our Legislative Watch newsletters, we often provided our own analysis and detailed concerns, but as always we encourage everyone to have their voice heard, regardless of their position on any issue.
The one thing that can make a difference is using your voice on behalf of your organization’s mission. Even if the outcome isn’t what you hoped for, at least you made an effort. All too often we choose to wait and see what happens instead of taking proactive measures.
Our mission is to educate, advocate, and collaborate in support of stronger nonprofits. We look forward to more fully realizing the opportunity to engage in all three aspects to support our policy and advocacy work in 2020 and beyond.
If you have an interest in joining our policy committee, please let us know. We welcome diverse thoughts and ideologies into the committee as well as geographic representation. It is important to examine issues from all angles and to effectively do so we want to hear from a variety of perspectives. For more information on the policy committee, please contact Amy Little, firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, we will continue to keep you informed on issues that impact the nonprofit sector and we thank you for your support.
Idaho and Local Issues
SB 1114/1183 - Campaign Finance/Electioneering Communications
SB 1159/ HB 296 - Initiatives & Referendums
UBIT (Unrelated Business Income Tax) - specifically transportation benefits
FLSA/Overtime Rule Proposal
Overtime Rule and FLSA Updates
Here are some ways you can get involved with this rule and other important regulations:
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