HB 545 – Restrictions on Local Housing Policy – OPPOSE
HB 545 was given a public hearing in the House Business Committee on Monday, February 19. The City provided testimony regarding the need for its source of income discrimination ordinance in Boise, how the ordinance was crafted in partnership with housing organizations as well as landlord and property manager groups, and the need to address local housing needs at the local level. The bill was ultimately voted out of the committee on a 13-4 vote, where it is now waiting for a full House floor vote.
BILL STATUS: Passed House Business Committee; waiting full House floor vote
SB 1289 - Material Reviews Process at Libraries – NUETRAL
SB 1289 was debated by the full Senate on Thursday, February 22. After extensive debate, the bill was killed on the Senate floor by a 17-18 vote.
BILL STATUS: Died Senate floor
SB 1327 – Eviction Shielding – SUPPORT
SB 1327 aims to help residents seeking housing by shielding evictions from public viewing in cases where the entire case has been dismissed, no appeal is pending for the case, or when at least three years have elapsed since the filing date of the eviction. With eviction rates rising in Boise, and across the state, this commonsense legislation strikes the appropriate balance in providing necessary information to landlords, while also recognizing the barrier to housing that eviction records create.
The bill was given a public hearing on Wednesday, February 21 in the Senate Judiciary & Rules Committee and the city sent testimony in support. The bill was approved to move out of committee and is now waiting a full Senate floor vote.
BILL STATUS: Passed Senate Judiciary & Rules Committee; waiting full Senate floor vote