Legislative Update – Day 95

April 15
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Friends,

Here’s a quick update on where we are at this point in legislative session:

1. The Heartbeat Bill (H366) is making its way through the state legislature. This legislation would protect a preborn child with a detectable heartbeat from abortion violence. It is sponsored by Rep. Steven Harris (R-Meridian) and Sen. Patti Anne Lodge (R-Caldwell).

2. The No Public Funds For Abortion Act (H220) would cut off taxpayer dollars to abortion providers and ban public schools, colleges, and universities from promoting or referring students for abortion services.  The bill overwhelmingly passed the State House of Representatives and is waiting for a vote in the State Senate. It is sponsored by Rep. Bruce Skaug (R-Nampa) and Sen. Christy Zito (R-Hammett).

3. House Joint Resolution 4 (HJR4) is a proposed constitutional amendment that would raise the threshold that must be met before controlled substances like marijuana could be legalized in Idaho. It is sponsored by Rep. Gayann DeMordaunt (R-Meridian) and Sen. C. Scott Grow (R-Meridian). Family Policy Alliance of Idaho sent a letter to state legislators encouraging their support (you can read it here).

We will keep you updated as these bills move through the legislative process. Please be praying that the legislature passes, and that the governor signs, these pieces of legislation. We expect session to continue for at least one more week.

Heartbeat Bill Prayer Rally

Around 150 people joined Family Policy Alliance of Idaho on the Idaho State Capitol steps last week to offer praise and worship to our Lord and pray for the passage of the Idaho Heartbeat Bill.

The battle to end abortion in our state is a spiritual battle. For this reason it was a blessing to gather with other believers as we waged spiritual warfare with prayer and worship!

Speakers included Blaine Conzatti (Family Policy Alliance), Christian Welp (Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise), Tammy Payne and Jason Herring (Right to Life of Idaho), Linda Thomas (Stanton Healthcare), Heather Lawless (Reliance Ministries), Monte Sears (Christian Faith Center), Alan Burrow (The King’s Congregation), and Josh Bales (The Well Church). Rep. Brent Crane (R-Nampa) and Senators Patti Anne Lodge (R-Caldwell), Christy Zito (R-Hammett), and Regina Bayer (R-Meridian) also joined us.

Thanks for your financial support. Together we will keep working for an Idaho where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished!

Blessings,

Blaine Conzatti
Executive Director