As in past years, the Idaho Public Health Association will provide Legislative Updates on public health related issues during the legislative session. Kimberly Gallagher, the IPHA legislative intern for 2012, will be monitoring health related policy activities and providing weekly updates.
Our goal is to provide you with nonpartisan, objective insight that will both inform and serve as a catalyst for involvement in the policy making process. Kimberly looks forward to your input and comments, her contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to support this valuable resource by donating to IPHA. Please go to the “Get Involved” button on the top left of the IPHA home page and make a donation through “Donate Now!” Your generous support will help assure the interests of the public's health are represented in the Idaho legislature.
We will be posting Kimberly's weekly updates to this page (Policy/Advocacy > Legislative Updates) of the website, so check back often to see the status of legislation in committee and on the floor of the Senate and House. If you are not an IPHA member please join IPHA's email list to receive the Legislative Updates as soon as they are available (use the "Join E-Mail List" button at the top right of the home page of this website).
In addition to IPHA's Legislative updates, you can also sign up for a bill tracker service directly from the Idaho Legislature website. Use it to log in to track bills, create multiple bill lists and even receive email notifications about activity on bills of interest to you.
My Bill Tacker - Sign up / Login here to track bills, create multiple bill lists & receive email notifications.
Below are some other links from the website that are also useful.
Bill Center - text, history, statements of purpose, fiscal notes of legislation
Calendars and Agendas - House and Senate reading calendars and committee agendas
Committee Minutes - minutes of House and Senate standing committees
House and Senate Journals - daily record of House and Senate business
Budget Hearing Schedule - Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee
Video and Audio Streaming - live coverage of House and Senate; committee hearings.
Join Us! New Policy Committee Members Always WelcomeIf you are interested in joining the Policy Committee, please contact committee chair Katie Quinn, MHS at email@example.com.