H545: Prohibits Cities from Forcing Section 8

Friday, 4/2/24:

H545 was signed by the governor last Friday afternoon.

Monday, 3/25/24:

The Senate passed H545 this afternoon and heads to the governor’s desk.

Monday, 2/26/24:

Idaho Freedom Foundation rated H545 +1.

The House debated the bill today. Several Democrats argued against it, worried about high rent costs and exploitive landlords. It passed on a party line vote.

Monday, 2/19/24:

Update: H545 passed out of committee onto the House floor.

Rep. Brandon Mitchell introduced House Bill 545 which would prohibit municipalities from forcing property owners to accept Section 8 vouchers and other federal housing assistance programs as a condition of renting. It is scheduled for a full hearing this afternoon.

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