Legislation At A Glance -- District 23

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

S1109: This bill would establish the “Idaho Promise Mentor Program.” This program would allow volunteer mentors to assist Idaho high school students, veterans, and other adults to help them overcome barriers to earning post-secondary apprenticeships, job training certificates, and associate degrees. The bill passed out of the Senate Education Committee with a Do Pass recommendation but failed on the Senate Floor.

SJR101: This joint resolution would amend the Idaho Constitution to prohibit the production, manufacture, transportation, sale, delivery, dispensing, distribution, possession, or use of psychoactive drugs. Exceptions are allowed for prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and drugs used in clinical trials. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 24-11-0 and was introduced to the House. It was referred to the House State Affairs Committee.