New Idaho Laws Include Permitless Carry, Powdered Alcohol Ban

Jun 29, 2016

Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Idahoans can carry a concealed gun without needing licenses or training starting Friday.

The change is just one of the new laws going into effect with the start of the new fiscal year in Idaho. This means the state will implement a new budget and plenty of new policies.

Other new laws include banning powdered alcohol, but finally allowing movie theaters to serve booze during movies that show nudity.

Lawmakers also barred the use of aborted fetus tissue for research, and passed a law requiring women seeking an abortion be given a list of free ultrasound providers — typically owned by anti-abortion advocates.

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed nearly 370 pieces of legislation into law this year, while lawmakers repealed 94 Idaho laws.