Update: The Senate voted 28-7 to pass HB 190 on March 31st. It now goes to Governor Brad Little for his signature.
Yesterday, the Senate State Affairs Committee passed House Bill 190, one of two bills from the House to ensure that Idaho taxpayer dollars do not go to businesses that boycott the firearm industry, among other industries. It now goes to the Senate floor for further consideration. Please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT HB 190.
House Bill 190 requires that banks and credit unions that are designated depositories for public money do not boycott industries important to the State of Idaho and the livelihood of its citizens, including those that engage in or support the manufacture, distribution, sale, or use of firearms. Anti-gun banks and their executives have expressed interest in denying services to the firearm industry as a way to further their political agenda and impose gun control by making such business impossible when legislatures won’t bend to their will.
Again, please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT HB 190.