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.   

 

Filter Legislation

2021 - HB 255 - Voter I.D. Restrictions

HB 255 would require Idahoans to provide a driver's license number or an identification card issued by the Idaho Department of Transportation to register to vote, and it eliminates an elector's ability to provide the last four digits of their social security number in lieu of a state issued I.D.

March 10, 2021 Voting Rights

2021 - HB 249 - Limiting Sex Education

HB 249 would require parents to "opt-in" their children to any discussion concerning sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity. By requiring parents to "opt-in," the bill creates a significant barrier to students receiving crucial education about sexual health and healthy relationships.

March 4, 2021 Reproductive Freedom LGBTQ Justice

2021 - SB 1132 Driver Authorization Card

Would allow all Idaho residents who pass a written and driving tests, pay the fees, and provide proof of identity and residence, to receive a driver's authorization license, regardless of citizenship status. It does not give the card holder additional rights or privileges associated with having an

February 26, 2021 Immigrant & Refugee Rights

2021 - HB 196 - Fair Chance Employment

HB 196 would reduce barriers to employment for Idahoans returning to their communities post incarceration by removing the check box from applications encourages employers to eliminate blanket exclusions of people with criminal records.

February 26, 2021 Criminal Legal System