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LEGISLATIVE REPORT – 2016
IDAHO 2016 Legislative Profile
C.L. “Butch” Otter (R)
Senate: 28-7 Republican Majority
House: 56-14 Republican Majority
• Minimum Wage Preemption:
Statewide local preemption prohibits local governments from setting minimum wage levels different than the statewide statutory levels.
Became law without Governor's signature
• Plastic Bags:
Requires that any regulation or taxation of auxiliary containers (plastic bags) be done by the legislature, not by individual local governments
• 129,000 Pound Trucks
Allows 129,000 pound trucks to operate on federal interstate highways in Idaho.
Is a result of the federal omnibus budget bill allowing any state to join the federal 129,000-pound truck pilot test group-of-states if authorized by a State Legislature.
The legislation designates all interstate highways in Idaho as 129,000 eligible segments to be managed as “designated routes."
6 years or older
Increases the age a pharmacist can prescribe and administer immunizations to persons 6 or older.
• Physician Notification:
Mirrors Oregon law
Allows entry of biosimilar substitution data into an established database as an alternative to manual or telephonic notification.
• Epinephrine auto-injectors prescription:
Allows retail pharmacists to prescribe epinephrine auto-injectors to any person who requests one.
• 2.5 percent gross receipts tax on C-Corp when Oregon sales exceed $25M annually
• Does not change the definition of ‘Oregon sales’
• Amends corporate minimum tax:
(J) $50 million or more, but less than $75 million, the minimum tax is $50,000. More than $25 million, the minimum tax is $30,001 plus 2.5% of the excess over $25 million.
(K) $75 million or more, but less than $100 million, the minimum tax is $75,000.
(L) $100 million or more, the minimum tax is $100,000.
• Projected to raise $5 billion per biennium
Directed to education, healthcare and senior services
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