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The House Committee Sends Bills to House Floor

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

The House State Affairs Committee has cleared all three of the bills before it, sending them to the full House with “do-pass” recommendations.


HB 412 from Rep. Bruce Skaug, R-Nampa, was described as a “civil rights bill,” forbidding “discrimination based on immunization status” in public accommodations, by employers, or by government. It’s modeled after a Montana law and includes exemptions for schools and health care facilities.


Sponsored by Rep. Mike Moyle, R-Star, HB 414 from would amend the Idaho Human Rights Act to add a new section guaranteeing a right to “refuse medical treatment of any kind” based on religious beliefs, and forbids anyone, including employers and government, from questioning the sincerity of those beliefs.


HB 412 from Rep. Bruce Skaug, R-Nampa, was described as a “civil rights bill,” forbidding “discrimination based on immunization status” in public accommodations, by employers, or by government. It’s modeled after a Montana law and includes exemptions for schools and health care facilities.


Next Up, the bills will be heard on the House floor, then sent to a Senate committee for a vote and then the senate floor. Lots of personal testimony is needed. Please reach out to us if you'd like to testify. We need to show the legislators that we support these bills.






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