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Idaho Bill #H0589   View text of Bill | Go to Bill Online
Bill Name:House Bill H0589
Type:Firearms Freedom Act
Requested Patriot Action:
Committees: Assigned State Affairs Committee
Sponsors: House Sponsor:
R. J. Harwood (208) 245-4446
dharwood@house.idaho.gov
Session Schedule: In Session Jan 2010 - May 2010

The Idaho Legislature convenes in early January of each year.

The governor can call a special session of the Legislature at any time.
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Date Introduced: 2/26/2010
Enacted:Y
Status:Enacted - Governor Signed 04/08/2010
Passed House committee:Y
Passed Senate committee:Y
Passed Senate:Y
Passed House:Y
Link to Bill history: Go to Bill history
Bill History: FIREARMS MANUFACTURED IN IDAHO - Adds to existing law to provide prohibitions on regulation of certain firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition by the federal government, to provide exceptions, to provide requirements for marketing of firearms in Idaho and to provide applicability.

02/19 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing

02/22 Rpt prt - to St Aff

03/05 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg

03/08 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg

03/09 3rd rdg - PASSED - 52-17-1
AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bolz, Boyle, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crane, Eskridge, Gibbs, Hagedorn, Hart, Hartgen, Harwood, Henderson, Jarvis, Kren, Labrador, Lake, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Palmer, Patrick, Raybould, Roberts, Ruchti, Schaefer, Shirley, Simpson, Smith(24), Stevenson, Takasugi, Thayn, Thompson, Trail, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- Boe, Burgoyne, Chavez, Chew, Cronin, Durst, Higgins, Jaquet, Killen, King, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Ringo, Rusche, Sayler, Shepherd(02), Smith(30)
Absent and excused -- Shepherd(08)
Floor Sponsor - Harwood
Title apvd - to Senate

03/10 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff

03/24 Rpt out - to 14th Ord

03/29 Rpt out amen - to 1st rdg as amen

1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen

Rls susp - PASSED - 27-7-1
AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Brackett, Broadsword, Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kerby(Keough), Lodge, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Mortimer, Pearce, Schroeder, Siddoway, Smyser, Winder
NAYS -- Bilyeu, Bock, Kelly, LeFavour, Stegner, Stennett(Stennett), Werk
Absent and excused -- Malepeai
Floor Sponsor - Pearce
Title apvd - to House

House Held at Desk

House concurred in Senate amens - to engros

Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen

Rls susp - PASSED - 53-15-2
AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bolz, Boyle, Chadderdon, Collins, Crane, Eskridge, Gibbs, Hagedorn, Hart, Hartgen, Harwood, Henderson, Jarvis, Kren, Labrador, Lake, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Palmer, Patrick, Raybould, Roberts, Rusche, Schaefer, Shepherd(02), Shepherd(08), Shirley, Simpson, Smith(24), Stevenson, Takasugi, Thayn, Thompson, Trail, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- Boe, Burgoyne, Chavez, Chew, Cronin, Durst, Higgins, Jaquet, Killen, King, Pence, Ringo, Ruchti, Sayler, Smith(30)
Absent and excused -- Clark, Pasley-Stuart
Floor Sponsor - Harwood
Title apvd - to enrol

Rpt enrol - Sp signed

Pres signed

To Governor

04/08 Governor signed

Session Law Chapter 244
Effective: 07/01/10
House votes:
Senate votes:
Federal reply:
State constitution: Idaho State Constitution

ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

Section 1.Inalienable rights of man. All men are by nature free and equal, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing and protecting property; pursuing happiness and securing safety.

Section 2.Political power inherent in the people. All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal protection and benefit, and they have the right to alter, reform or abolish the same whenever they may deem it necessary; and no special privileges or immunities shall ever be granted that may not be altered, revoked, or repealed by the legislature.

Section 3.State inseparable part of Union. The state of Idaho is an inseparable part of the American Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.

Section 4.Guaranty of religious liberty. The exercise and enjoyment of religious faith and worship shall forever be guaranteed; and no person shall be denied any civil or political right, privilege, or capacity on account of his religious opinions; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be construed to dispense with oaths or affirmations, or excuse acts of licentiousness or justify polygamous or other pernicious practices, inconsistent with morality or the peace or safety of the state; nor to permit any person, organization, or association to directly or indirectly aid or abet, counsel or advise any person to commit the crime of bigamy or polygamy, or any other crime. No person shall be required to attend or support any ministry or place of worship, religious sect or denomination, or pay tithes against his consent; nor shall any preference be given by law to any religious denomination or mode of worship. Bigamy and polygamy are forever prohibited in the state, and the legislature shall provide by law for the punishment of such crimes.
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Section 9.Freedom of speech. Every person may freely speak, write and publish on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.

Section 10.Right of assembly. The people shall have the right to assemble in a peaceable manner, to consult for their common good; to instruct their representatives, and to petition the legislature for the redress of grievances.

Section 11.Right to keep and bear arms. The people have the right to keep and bear arms, which right shall not be abridged; but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to govern the carrying of weapons concealed on the person nor prevent passage of legislation providing minimum sentences for crimes committed while in possession of a firearm, nor prevent the passage of legislation providing penalties for the possession of firearms by a convicted felon, nor prevent the passage of any legislation punishing the use of a firearm. No law shall impose licensure, registration or special taxation on the ownership or possession of firearms or ammunition. Nor shall any law permit the confiscation of firearms, except those actually used in the commission of a felony.

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