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.

View ACLU of Idaho 2020 Legislative Report & Scorecard 

2020 Idaho Legislative Report

 

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2020 – SB 1249 – Anti-Abortion License Plates

SB 1249 would create a state-sponsored anti-abortion specialty license plate, which would jeopardize key First Amendment principles because the proposal engages in viewpoint discrimination as the Idaho Legislature is not considering the adoption of a pro-abortion specialty license plate.

February 11, 2020

2020 – HB 465 – Criminal Penalties for Gender-Affirming Healthcare

HB 465 would deny transgender youth from being able to access gender affirming healthcare – including transition related care. It would also charge doctors and other medical practitioners with a felony if they were to be found providing gender affirming care to transgender youth.

February 11, 2020

2020 – HB 469 – Enhancements to Mandatory Minimum Penalties

Despite repeated calls to eliminate mandatory minimums and address the need to adjust overly-harsh and retributive punishments related to drug offenses, HB 469 adds new mandatory sentences related to possession and trafficking of fentanyl related drugs.

February 11, 2020