Why this matters: Bill would create a chilling effect for nonprofits renting public space for events/parades. Organizations would be unable to adequately protect their community and could be priced out due to significant liability insurance increases.
INC position: Advocating Against
Senate Bill 1310 was introduced last week by Senator Herndon (District 1) and would require that weapons be allowed to be carried on premises of any public space that is rented or leased, by a private entity and is free/open to the public.
Many nonprofits rent public spaces for open, free, public events and do not wish to have weapons for reasons of:
We will continue monitoring this bill and will send out a call for action if this bill has momentum.
Why this matters: This would prohibit state departments from sponsoring non-governmental organizations (i.e., nonprofits) without permission from the governor and would drastically affect our sectors ability to partner with state government.
INC Position: Advocating against.
Representative Monks has re-introduced a concept we saw last year that could drastically limit the ways nonprofits are able to partner with state departments. HB463 would prohibit Idaho’s twenty state departments from sponsoring any nonprofit without permission from the Governor.
We encourage you to contact your state representatives to share your concerns regarding this bill. To make it as easy as possible, we have a templated letter for you to insert your information and send to your representatives.
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