SENATE BILL NO. 1387
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S1387..........................................by RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT
FISH AND GAME - Amends existing law to provide that a prosecution for
misdemeanors under the provisions of the Fish and Game Code must be
commenced by the issuance of a citation or filing of a complaint within
five years after its commission for unlawfully taking or possessing any big
game animal, caribou or grizzly bear.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1387
BY RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR FISH AND GAME VIOLATION; AMENDING SEC-
3 TION 36-1406, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT A PROSECUTION FOR MISDEMEANORS
4 UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE MUST BE COMMENCED BY THE
5 ISSUANCE OF A CITATION OR FILING OF A COMPLAINT WITHIN FIVE YEARS AFTER
6 ITS COMMISSION FOR UNLAWFULLY TAKING OR POSSESSING ANY BIG GAME ANIMAL,
7 CARIBOU OR GRIZZLY BEAR.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Section 36-1406, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
10 amended to read as follows:
11 36-1406. STATUTE OF LIMITATION FOR MISDEMEANORS. (1) Notwithstanding any
12 other provision of law, a prosecution for misdemeanors under the provisions of
13 this title must be commenced by the issuance of a citation or filing of a com-
14 plaint within two (2) years after its commission for any of the following
16 (a) Unlawfully taking or possessing any big game animal, caribou, or
17 grizzly bear.
18 (b) The unlawful sale or purchase of wildlife as set forth in section
19 36-501, Idaho Code.
20 ( cb) Unlawfully purchasing, possessing or using any license, tag or per-
21 mit by any person who does not reside in the state of Idaho at the time of
23 (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a prosecution for misde-
24 meanors under the provisions of this title must be commenced by the issuance
25 of a citation or filing of a complaint within five (5) years after its commis-
26 sion for unlawfully taking or possessing any big game animal, caribou or
27 grizzly bear.
28 (3) The prosecution for all other misdemeanors under this title must be
29 commenced as provided in section 19-403, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation amends Title 36 of Idaho Code to increase the statute
of limitations for poaching violations involving the unlawful take of
big game animals, caribou or grizzly bears, from two years to five
There is minimal to no impact to the general fund.
Name: Sen. David Langhorst 332 1348
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1387