Sign-Up for IAC Steering Committees Today

Are you new to IAC? Are you a veteran member who has served in office for a while? Either way, we need you. Each of you brings something unique to the table through your various life experiences. Please sign up for two of our five steering committees to get involved and stay in-the-know about policy …

Leadership Changes in the Legislature

The Idaho Legislature held re-organization meetings in preparation for the 2021 legislative session. In the Senate, there were two contested races. Abby Lee and Lori Den Hartog ran for Assistant Majority Leader. Lee came out on top. Chuck Winder and Dan Johnson ran for Senate Pro Tempore, the top leadership office. Winder was the victor …

Update on Property Tax Study Committee

Last week, the IAC Legislative Committee met virtually to receive a property tax update.  The Property Taxes and Revenue Expenditures Study Committee met the week prior. The Study Committee discussed several pieces of draft legislation. These drafts focused on a variety of options from transparency and uniformity, removing the ability of cities and counties to …

Interim Committee on Property Tax to Meet This Friday

The Property Tax and Revenue Expenditure Study Committee is planning to meet this Friday, October 16 at 9 am MST. While previous meetings have focused on receiving information from a variety of stakeholders, the agenda for this Friday will focus on legislation drafts. We expect discussions on legislation focusing on transparency, truth in taxation, budget …

A New First: IAC Holds Annual Business Meeting Online

The Coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges over the past seven months. With those challenges, come unexpected changes. This year IAC held its Annual Business Meeting in a virtual setting in lieu of holding an in-person event. While we certainly missed the interactions and networking of a typical Annual Conference, the IAC Members rose to …

Join Us for Upcoming IAC Steering Committees

Many, though not all, IAC members have participated in at least one of the IAC Steering Committees. For those of you who have not, this week and next week are the times to dive in. These meetings are open to the public, meaning that even if you did not sign up for a steering committee …

Extraordinary Session in Every Sense of the Word

The Extraordinary Session called by Governor Little lived up to its name. It was unlike any session we have ever witnessed. The tenor from the beginning was strained. Protestors shouting from the fourth floor of the Capitol could be heard on the Garden Level. Some deputy clerks witnessed the mayhem that resulted in the shattering …

Elections Legislation Receives Governor Little’s Signature

The county clerks focused on two pieces of legislation during the Special Session. One would temporarily create vote centers increasing ease of voting in person at any precinct in the county instead of one assigned to you. The other piece of legislation focused on some temporary changes to the absentee ballot process. Vote Centers received …

IACC Goes Virtual for 2020 Business Meeting

On Tuesday, July 28th, the Idaho Association of Commissioners and Clerks met together virtually for their 2020 business meeting. Members of the association representing almost half the counties were present. Kristin Cundiff, Sara Westbrook, Kelli Brassfield, and Mindy Linn from IAC were also in attendance. IACC President Lon Colton presided over the meeting. The IAC …

Interim Committees to Watch

The interim committees recently confirmed by the Idaho Legislative Council were recently released. Here are the committees to watch over the next six months leading into the 2021 legislative session. According to the Idaho Legislature’s website, the 2020 Federalism Subcommittee on Federal Lands plans to monitor and review federal acts, laws, and regulations that may …

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