Legislation / Getting Good Things Done

Environment and Quality of Life

Enacted laws I have authored and/or co-sponsored:
  • Sponsored and passed the “Fair Warning Act” protecting tenants from surprise rent spikes
  • Authored and passed the homeowner solar rights law
  • Founded Idaho Business for the Outdoors, a nonpartisan business coalition advocating for Idaho’s outdoors
  • Provided the tie-breaking vote for Affordable Housing funding
  • Hosted two hearings on climate change at the Idaho Capitol
  • Reformed Idaho’s draconian law on noncompete agreements
  • Co-sponsored legislation to restore the indexed homeowner’s exemption to lower property taxes
  • Co-sponsored numerous bills to lower property taxes, including impact fees on new development for school construction and caps on annual assessment increases
Recognition for my work in this area:
  • Cecil D. Andrus Award for Conservation in Public Service from Idaho Conservation League
  • Conservation Voters of Idaho’s Environmental Champion Award
  • Idaho Women Lawyers’ Public Service Award
  • Named one of Idaho Business Review’s “Women of the Year”