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AIC Legislative Summit on November 30 in Boise

Posted By Justin Ruen, Monday, October 15, 2018

The AIC Legislative Committee will meet Friday, November 30 in Boise at the Boise Center East Building Room 420.  The meeting will last from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and lunch will be on your own.  All city elected officials and staff are encouraged to attend.  We ask those who want to attend to please RSVP on the AIC website.

 

The meeting will feature updates on a variety of legislative hot topics, including:

 

·     Possible approaches to local option tax legislation for cities and counties;

 

·     A report about the deliberations and conclusions of the AIC Revenue Sharing Task Force and possible legislation to change the revenue sharing formula;

 

·     An update on an Idaho Association of Counties work group considering potential legislation on business personal property tax relief that would protect local government finances;

 

·     The importance of reauthorizing the surplus eliminator to fund shovel-ready transportation projects;

 

·     A report on possible legislation to repeal the sales tax on groceries and impacts to revenue sharing;

 

·     Sustainable funding for Peace Officers Standards & Training (POST);

 

·     Legislation to provide workers compensation coverage for first responders suffering from job-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder;

 

·     Cooperative purchasing amendments to the Local Government Purchasing Law;

 

·     National Flood Insurance Program and FEMA concerns over repair and maintenance of irrigation facilities;

 

·     Legislation providing a certification grace period for newly hired building officials and plans examiners;

 

·     Fireworks wholesaler loophole; and

 

·     Specialty liquor by the drink licenses for resort communities.

 

For more information, please contact AIC Policy Analyst Justin Ruen by phone at (208) 344-8594 or email at jruen@idahocities.org

 

We hope you can join us!

 

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