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 …

Capital Crimes Defense Fund

Every year there are elections for the IAC District seats on the Capital Crimes Defense Fund Board. This year IAC Districts 1, 3, 5, and the at-large seat were up for re-election. Nomination forms are sent out in mid-July. This year only one nomination was received for district 1 and the at-large seat received more …

Property Tax Study Committee Update

The Idaho Legislature’s Property Tax and Revenue Expenditure Subcommittee met on September 18th in Boise to explore ways to reduce property taxes without shifting who pays property taxes. The Study Committee listened to presentations from the Farm Bureau, Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, Idaho Freedom Foundation, Association of Idaho Cities, and IAC. Among the …

IAC Annual Business Meeting

It’s not too late to get registered for IAC’s Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, September 30 at 10:00 am MT/9:00 am PT! Business Meeting – Register Now! We’ll hear from the current IAC President Jerry White, vote for IAC’s next 2nd Vice President, vote on our legislation resolution, draw for prizes from our exhibitor passports …

County Spotlight: Ada County

Ada County is the largest county by population in Idaho, home to approximately 25% of the state’s population. Ada County is more than one thousand square miles of high desert beauty, peppered with foothills and a glistening river that winds through urban and rural landscapes. Ada County includes Idaho’s capital city Boise and it is …

Candidates for 2020-2021 IAC Board of Directors

According to the IAC Bylaws and the rotation schedule for elections, a coroner is eligible to run as the IAC 2nd Vice President (formerly Secretary/Treasurer) for the upcoming year (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021). Each candidate completed an application so they could share a little about themselves and why they are interested in …

2020 IAC Annual Conference is Going Virtual

The 2020 IAC Annual Conference is coming to you virtually!  Please join us online for a Membership Meeting, Virtual EXPO, Business Meeting, and Committee Meetings.  Register to attend it all! AGENDA 10:00 am                   Call to Order and Announcements10:15 am                   IAC Summer Legislative Activity Recap10:30 am                   General Session: Truth in Taxation                    …

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 …

Idaho’s Truth in Taxation Experiment

Since the late 1970’s Idaho has experimented with various property tax budget caps, including truth in taxation. The Idaho Legislature established Idaho’s version of truth in taxation in 1993. The law was in place for two years before being replaced by the current 3% cap on annual property tax budget increases. Under Idaho’s version of …

Idaho Legislature Grants Limited Coronavirus Liability to Counties

During the recently completed special session, the Idaho Legislature adopted temporary legislation extending immunity to businesses, churches, cities, counties, and schools from claims associated with the transmission of coronavirus. The immunity is temporary because it sunsets (expires) on July 1, 2021. Over the course of two days, five different immunity bills were introduced. While each …