August 25, 2019

3/25/2019 – Senate Bill 1159 – The “Revenge on Voters Act”

SB1159 – the “Revenge on Voters Act” is a response to the successful 2018 citizen ballot initiative passing Medicaid Expansion. This bill, which just passed the Senate 18-17, would nearly double the number of signatures and districts that must be certified for a ballot initiative, while only allowing a third the time for signature collection. Under these standards, Proposition 2 would not have come close to making it onto the ballot, and it’s extremely unlikely any future citizen-driven ballot initiative would ever be certified again in Idaho.

See my article here – I fear this bill would strip citizens of their Constitutional right to bring ballot initiatives. It is hitting House State Affairs Committee on Tuesday morning, where public testimony is welcome.

Here is a petition to the Governor asking for a veto of SB1159 if you are interested in adding your name.