State Affairs (Senate)
Mask mandates, prohibition
MASK MANDATES – Adds to existing law to establish provisions regarding the prohibition of mask mandates.

RS31058C1 / H0493

The purpose of this legislation is to prevent the State of Idaho, its political subdivisions, or any state officers from mandating the use of face masks, face shields, or other face coverings to prevent or slow the spread of a contagious or infectious disease; it also provides relevant definitions.

This legislation causes no additional expenditure of funds at the state or local level of government, nor does it cause an increase or decrease in revenue for state or local government therefore the legislation has no fiscal impact.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/07 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/08 Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs
02/14 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/15 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/16 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 46-24-0
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Boyle, Cannon, Cheatum, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Gallagher, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Manwaring, McCann, Mendive, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Palmer, Pickett, Price, Redman, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Wisniewski, Wroten, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Achilles, Berch, Blanksma, Bundy, Burns, Chew(Wilson), Dixon(24), Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Lanting, Mathias, Mickelsen, Necochea, Nelsen, Petzke, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Weber, Wheeler, Yamamoto
Absent – None
Floor Sponsor - Gallagher
Title apvd - to Senate
02/19 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
02/19 Introduced, read first time; referred to: State Affairs