BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House has approved a bill that would forbid counties from taxing tribal government land on the state's reservations.
Thursday's 64-3 vote came without debate. The bill now heads to the Senate.
Idaho Falls Republican Janet Trujillo said all government land held within the reservation would be exempt from taxes, but personal property would still be subject to taxation. Tribe members living on land outside the reservation would also be required to pay taxes.
The proposal would save $303,000 in assessments annually for all five tribes with reservations in Idaho.