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Bill 478
2016 Freedom Index Score (+1)
Analyst: Lindsay Russell Dexter
Date: February 23, 2016

ANALYSTS NOTE: House Bill 478 would exempt records of any certification or notification required by
federal law made in connection with the acquisition or transfer of a firearm exempt from the Idaho
Public Records Act.

Point No. 11: Does it violate the spirit or the letter of either the U.S. Constitution or the Idaho
Constitution? Examples include restrictions on speech, public assembly, the press, privacy, private
property, or firearms. Conversely, does it restore or uphold the protections guaranteed in U.S. Constitution
or the Idaho Constitution?

ANALYSIS: The Second Amendment of the U. S. Constitution clearly protects a citizens right to
keep and bear arms. House Bill 478 would uphold that right by ensuring that additional personal
identifiable information or business-tax disclosure are not available through the Public Records
Act in the event of an acquisition or transfer of firearms. (+1)