Syringe, needle exchange, repeal
SYRINGE AND NEEDLE EXCHANGE – Repeals existing law to remove the Syringe and Needle Exchange Act.

RS31379 / H0617

This legislation protects Idahoans and their communities by repealing Chapter 34, Title 37, Idaho Code, relating to the Syringe and Needle Exchange Act. Needle exchanges have demonstrated little evidence they are conduits for substance abuse treatment. Furthermore, there is little evidence that needle exchanges have reduced the number of needle stick injuries in Idaho’s communities. Given these were the key arguments for implementing the Syringe and Needle Exchange Act, this chapter is rightly repealed.

The Idaho needle safer syringe and needle exchange program is entirely supported by federal funds. Repealing this chapter would not place any additional burden, nor return or add any cost from the General Funds.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/21 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/22 Reported Printed and Referred to Health & Welfare
02/29 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/01 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/04 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 53-13-4
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Cannon, Cheatum, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12)(Crane), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Furniss, Gallagher, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nelsen, Palmer(Johnson), Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Redman, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Achilles, Berch, Burns, Chew(Schmick), Erickson, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Mathias(Church), Necochea, Roberts, Rubel
Absent – Manwaring, McCann, Raymond, Sauter
Floor Sponsor - Vander Woude
Title apvd - to Senate
03/05 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
03/05 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Health & Welfare
03/15 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/18 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/20 Read third time in full – PASSED - 27-8-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Lakey, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Ricks, Schroeder, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Winder, Zuiderveld
NAYS – Just, Lee, Rabe, Ruchti, Semmelroth, Taylor, Ward-Engelking, Wintrow
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Bjerke
Title apvd - to House
03/21 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/21 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/21 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/21 Signed by President; returned to House
03/22 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/25 Delivered to Governor at 12:10 p.m. on March 22, 2024
03/26 Reported Signed by Governor on March 25, 2024
Session Law Chapter 192
Effective: 07/01/2024