No public funds, gender transition
NO PUBLIC FUNDS FOR GENDER TRANSITION – Adds to existing law to prohibit the use of public funds for gender transition procedures.

RS31528 / H0668

The proposed legislation ensures taxpayer dollars are not used to provide medical treatment or surgeries for the purpose of changing the appearance of a person's sex in a way that is not consistent with their biological sex; that such expenditures are not tax deductible; that Idaho medicaid shall not reimburse or provide coverage for such expenditures; stipulating that physicians employed by tax-payer funded entities shall not provide such treatments or surgeries in the course and scope of their government service; stipulating that government facilities may not be used for the provision of such treatments or surgeries; These medical and surgical interventions can cause irreversible physical alterations; and some render the patient sterile or with lifelong sexual dysfunction, while others mutilate healthy body organs. This legislation also provides for exemptions for the funding of medically necessary uses of these drugs and procedures.

There is no cost to any level of government in Idaho associated with this legislation. While specific savings are difficult to quantify, as a result of lack of data regarding current expenditures for these medical and surgical interventions, it is anticipated there will be financial savings.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/27 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/28 Reported Printed and Referred to Judiciary, Rules & Administration
03/08 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/11 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/11 Rules Suspended: Ayes 68 Nays 0 Abs/Excd 2, read in full as required – PASSED - 58-11-1
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Cannon, Cheatum, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Gallagher, Garner, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill(McKnight), Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Mitchell, Monks, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Achilles, Berch, Burns, Chew(Beazer), Galaviz, Gannon, Green, Mathias, Necochea, Roberts, Rubel
Absent – Miller
Floor Sponsor - Young
Title apvd - to Senate
03/12 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
03/12 Introduced, read first time; referred to: State Affairs
03/14 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/15 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/20 Retained on calendar
03/21 Retained on calendar
03/22 Read third time in full – PASSED - 26-8-1
AYES – 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 – Adams
Floor Sponsor - Toews
Title apvd - to House
03/25 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/25 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/26 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/26 Signed by President; returned to House
03/26 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/27 Delivered to Governor at 4:15 p.m. on March 26, 2024
03/27 Reported Signed by Governor on March 27, 2024
Session Law Chapter 209
Effective: 07/01/2024