I’m Running for Re-election!

It’s official — I’m running for re-election to continue serving as a representative for Twin Falls, Camas, and Gooding counties!

Below I have included my usual legislative update from the Capitol.

Rep. Chenele Dixon

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Notable Legislative Activity

House Bill 445 – Tax Deficiency Interest Accruement

House Bill 445 will limit the time frame in which interest accrues when the Idaho Tax Commission finds a tax deficiency for a taxpayer. This legislation offers excluding interest time periods. This is the period of time between when the State Tax Commission sends a written notice informing the taxpayer about the audit into their tax deficiency, until the Tax Commission settles the final determination of that deficiency. The exclusion of interest deficiency accruement includes the time it may take for the taxpayer to submit a perfected protest for the notice of deficiency determination. H445 will see a $1.1 million reduction of interest by the State Tax Commission.

This bill is on its way to the Governor’s desk.

Read H445

House Bill 468 – Grazing Improvement Projects, Funding

House Bill 468 directs the Idaho Department of Agriculture to seek funding, gifts, and grants in order to carry out grazing improvement projects statewide through the Grazing Board Central Committee. Sponsored by Rep. Jerald Raymond (31), this initiative will be known as the “Rangeland Improvement Act” and will provide funds for exactly that.

This bill is on its way to the Governor’s desk.

Read H468

House Bill 580 – Military Leave, Public and Charter School Employees

House Bill 580 establishes provisions regarding military leave for public school district and charter school employees. The goal of this legislation brought forth by co-sponsor Rep. Matthew Bundy (8) is to provide a minimum of ten paid contract days for employees who are members of the United States Military reserves to train and/or serve our country. It will also clarify inconsistencies within existing policy dealing with military leave throughout the state.

This bill is on its way to the Governor’s desk.

Read H580

House Bill 592 – Livestock Depredation, Grizzly Bears and Wolves

House Bill 592 establishes a fund for conflict prevention and livestock depredation by grizzly bears and wolves. This new fund will provide compensation to livestock owners and producers that have lost livestock to these specific predators, discouraging the owners from pursuing the culprits themselves. This legislation is co-sponsored by Representatives Jerald Raymond (31), and Mark Sauter (1).

This bill is on its way to the Governor’s desk.

Read H592