ACLU Idaho Legislation

The ACLU of Idaho works with members of the state legislature, state agencies and commissions, and the Governor’s office and executive branch to advocate for legislation that will protect and strengthen our civil liberties. We lobby policymakers, analyze proposed bills, draft and present testimony, collaboratively strategize with coalition partners, and work to build grassroots community power for legislative reform.

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

ACLU Idaho 2020 Legislative Priorities

View ACLU of Idaho legislative priorities for the 2020 Idaho Legislature. 


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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