ACLU Idaho Legislation

The ACLU of Idaho works with members of the state legislature, state agencies and commissions, and the Governor’s office and executive branch to advocate for legislation that will protect and strengthen our civil liberties. We lobby policymakers, analyze proposed bills, draft and present testimony, collaboratively strategize with coalition partners, and work to build grassroots community power for legislative reform.

Among many other civil liberty issues, our legislative work includes criminal justice reform, reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, immigrant rights, disability rights, privacy, religious freedom, and free speech.

Stay involved with the ACLU Idaho Bill Tracker

Our tracker enables supporters of the ACLU of Idaho to follow along with the legislative process in real-time and in some cases sign up for action alerts to contact lawmakers  in advocating for civil liberties across Idaho. The tracker will be updated to include new legislation through the filing deadline.   

 

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2021 - HB 377 - Academic Censorship

This bill shows a fundamental misunderstanding of Critical Race Theory. Idaho has nondiscrimination statutes in place to protect students from discrimination. The vague language of the statute chills and censors discourse about implicit bias and racism and sexism in public schools and institutions.

April 22, 2021 Racial Justice

HB 366 -- 6-Week Abortion Ban (revised)

HB 366 is the Idaho legislature's second iteration of a 6-week abortion ban. The previous iteration, SB 1085, was sent back to committee. Like SB 1085, this bill would ban abortions before most people even realize that they are pregnant. HB 366 also imposes felony liability on health care providers.

April 16, 2021 Reproductive Freedom