Idaho launch grant program
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL – Amends and adds to existing law to establish provisions regarding the Idaho Launch Grant Program and the Idaho In-Demand Careers Fund.

RS30644C1 / S1167

This is a trailer bill to House Bill 24 to impose additional sideboards on the Idaho Launch program. It makes several key changes: 1) It enhances legislative oversight of the Idaho Launch program to heighten program accountability; 2) It ensures greater “skin in the game” from Launch participants by capping the maximum state match at 80% and the maximum grant at $8,000; 3) It further limits the use of Launch funds to just tuition and fees; and 4) It limits the Launch program to just community colleges and workforce training providers.

By focusing on just community colleges and workforce training providers, the fiscal note drops from the $102 million listed on House Bill 24, to a maximum of $80 million, subject to appropriation. The sideboards in this trailer bill may further reduce program costs.

Bill Events
Date Description
03/13 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
Reported Printed; referred to Commerce & Human Resources
03/14 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/15 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/17 Retained on calendar
03/20 Retained on calendar
03/21 Retained on calendar
03/22 Read third time in full – PASSED - 21-14-0
AYES – Anthon, Bernt, Burtenshaw, Cook, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Just, Lee, Lent, Rabe, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Adams, Bjerke, Carlson, Den Hartog, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Lakey, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Ricks, Toews, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Lent
Title apvd - to House
03/23 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
Read First Time, Referred to Commerce & Human Resources
03/24 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/28 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/29 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/30 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 51-16-3
AYES – Allgood, Andrus, Blanksma, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Nash, Necochea, Nelsen, Petzke, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Skaug, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young(Cannon), Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Alfieri, Barbieri, Gallagher, Hawkins, Healey, Kingsley, Lambert, Mendive, Monks, Palmer, Price, Scott, Shepherd, Tanner, Vander Woude, Wisniewski
Absent – Berch, Boyle, Clow
Floor Sponsor - Blanksma
Title apvd - to Senate
03/31 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker
Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate
Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor
Reported delivered to Governor at 10:55 a.m. on 03/31/23
Signed by Governor on 04/04/23
Session Law Chapter 272
Effective: 07/01/2023;
07/01/2029 Sunset Clause - SECTION 2 & 3