ACLU Idaho Legislation

The ACLU of Idaho works with members of the legislature and Idaho's congressional members to advocate for legislation that will protect and strengthen our civil liberties. We lobby the legislature, analyze proposed bills, draft and present testimony, contact legislative offices, and stimulate grassroots contact with legislators.

Among many other civil liberty issues, our legislative work includes reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, immigrant rights, religious freedom, privacy, free speech, and criminal justice.

View ACLU of Idaho priorities for the 2019 legislative session here. 


UPDATE: We've just published our 2019 Legislative report and scorecard. We invite you to read more about our top victories for the year, and to check out our 2019 Legislative Scorecard where you can see how your elected officials voted on issues of priority for the ACLU.

View and download a copy of the legislative report here.

Filter Legislation

2019 -- HB 120 Opt-in Sex Education

HB 120 would require parents to opt-in their child to any public school instruction regarding sex education. Comprehensive sex education can be critical in giving young people the information and skills they need to make responsible decisions and to protect themselves.

March 6, 2019

2019 -- HB 194 Library WiFi Filtering

The ACLU of Idaho opposes HB 194 because it censors First Amendment protected speech and creates a government surveillance list of people attempting to access protected online content. Filters are problematic because they will inevitably censor constitutionally protected speech.

March 6, 2019 First Amendment

2019 -- SB 1090 Critical Infrastructure

SB 1090 raises serious First Amendment concerns because it punishes association, and will almost certainly stifle protected speech under the guise of protecting “critical infrastructure” such as power lines, gas lines, transportation hubs, etc.

February 18, 2019 First Amendment

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