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Seven new bills you should know about

Listed below are five bills put into place by the state of Idaho. Below those five bills are two bills that have recently been put in place by the United States. Full information on these bills can be found on legislature.idaho.gov.

1. Idaho Senate Bill 1243.

A patient considering a chemical abortion must be told of additional information on contacting healthcare information or contacting health care professionals about treatment decisions and possible outcome options.

2. Idaho House Bill 638.

Any health complications arising from an abortion must be reported to the Department of Health and Welfare.

3. Idaho House Bill 551.

Any DUI offender must put an ignition interlock on their vehicle for one year.

4. Idaho House Bill 665.

Making a threat of school or school-related violence is a misdemeanor. If the individual happens to have a firearm or other deadly weapon, it becomes a felony.

5. Idaho House Bill 471.

Drivers in the left lane of the freeways and divided highways can be cited for going too slow.

Listed below are two new bills from the United States Senate that students of BYU-Idaho might not know about. Sources for these bills can be found at congress.gov.

1. House Resolution 5087.

This bill amends federal code to make it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device.

2. House Resolution 4909.

This bill allows grants to be provided for states, locals, governments and Indian tribes to improve security within schools, which can include the placement of metal detectors and other deterrents on school grounds.


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