How did your Representative VOTE in the 2015/2016 session?
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1. Do you know your district? Do you know your legislators?
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2. learn about their voting, their sponsers, their promises/commitments:
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HEALTH FREEDOM IDAHO tracked the votes of our legislators in relations to FIVE bills in the 2015/2016 session.
Here is a brief description of the bill as it relates to health freedom, parental authority and privacy.
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HEALTH FREEDOM LOVING CANDIDATES:
District 6 B
“I AM FOR PERSONAL LIBERTIES. I BELIEVE A
PARENT SHOULD HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL
OVER THEIR CHILD'S HEALTH ISSUES.”
"I support a parent's authority to make decisions for their children's health and education."
Representative Heather Scott get top marks from the Idaho FreedomFoundation and supports health freedom 100%
The canidiates below agreed to the following statement:
(Signed by all RLCID PAC endorsed candidates)
“As your elected representative I will work to: Restore liberty, not restrict it; shrink government, not expand it; reduce taxes, not raise them; abolish programs, not create them; promote the freedom and independence of citizens, not the interference of government in their lives; and observe the limited, enumerated powers of our Constitution, not ignore them.”
CHECK OUT THE ENDORSED CANDIDATES at
House Seat 2A: Vito Barbieri [Website] [Facebook]
District 03 - no one is running against
House Seat 3B: Don Cheatham [Website]
House Seat 5A: Carl Berglund [Website] [Facebook]
District 08 - no one is running against
House Seat 8B: Dorothy Moon [Website] [Facebook]
District 22 - no one is running against
Senate: Lori Den Hartog [Website] [Facebook]
House Seat 23A: Christy Zito [Website] [Facebook]
House Seat 33B: Bryan Zollinger [Website] [Facebook]
District 34 - no candidate running against
House Seat 34A: Ron Nate [Facebook]
Additional Voting Resources
IDAHO FREEDOM INDEX REPORT
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How did your lawmakers vote this year? Did they support more Big Government, more red tape and senseless regulations? Or did they stand for Idaho families, taxpayers and small businesses by defending conservative principles?
Click here to read the 2016 Idaho Freedom Index report.
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HO181 - FAILED
Topic: NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL PHYSICIANS
Adds to existing law to provide the Naturopathic Medical Physicians Licensing Act. This law would only allow Naturopaths from a few specific Naturopathic Schools to be licensed as Naturopaths. This number accounts for approximately 20% Naturopathss in Idaho, leaving the other 80% who would then need to warn their clients with a signed statement stating that they are not Naturopaths or leaving them to face misdemeanor charges. This would exclude people that have gained their Naturopathic training elsewhere such as Germany, the birthplace of Naturopathy. Causing Idaho to lose a lot of rich traditions of Naturopathy.
SB1121 - PASSED
TOPIC: ELIMINATES PRIVACY; REMOVES CONSENT IN SHARING OF HEALTHCARE DATA.
This law poses a threat to our privacy and rights. Introduced and passed in 2015, allows Immunization Registry sharing of information with the Idaho Health Data Exchange without consent. Opt-out options do not address concerns about previously shared data released to third parties.
SB 1294 – PASSED
TOPIC: VACCINE ADMINISTRATION BY PHARMACISTS: REDUCES LEGAL AGE OF VACCINE ADMINISTRATION TO 6.
This bill allows pharmacists to prescribe and administer vaccines for person 6 years or older. Like all pharmaceutical products, Vaccines may cause reaction in some individuals. Pharmacists do not know patient’s medical history, do not have access to their records, may never see a patient again so are unaware of reactions. Pharmacists have no liability for adverse reactions in the vaccines they administer.
SB 1231 – held over
TOPIC: RELATES TO CHIROPRACTORS: AMENDS EXISTING LAW & ELIMINATES OPPORTUNITIES TO PROVIDE ADVANCED NUTRITION TO PATIENTS.
Amends existing law to revise restrictions on prescribing, dispensing, independently administering, distributing, directing or suggesting to patients certain drugs, substances or products. Prevents chiropractors from administering IV supplements and providing advanced nutrition to their patients.
HB 113 - PASSED
TOPIC: PARENTAL RIGHTS: FURTHER DEFINED AND PROTECTED.
This Bill was introduced and passed into law. It adds to existing law to provide the parental right to direct the care, custody and control of children; to provide the parental right to direct the education of children; to restrict interference with fundamental parental rights and to provide that this act shall not invalidate the Child Protective Act, to authorize a claim, defense and appropriate relief and to provide for attorney's fees. The original form of this bill was positive for parental rights, however, it passed with amendments that were of concern to parental rights advocacy groups.