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H0603aa.......................................by TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE
DISABLED - FISH & GAME LICENSE - Amends existing law to provide reduced
fees for hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for resident disabled
02/03 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/04 Rpt prt - to Res/Con
02/20 Rpt out - to Gen Ord
02/26 Rpt out amen - to engros
02/27 Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen
03/02 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen
03/05 3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 68-0-2
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Bivens,
Black(15), Black(23), Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase,
Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20),
Geddes, Gould, Hadley, Hansen, Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones(9),
Jones(22), Jones(20), Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kjellander,
Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer,
Miller, Mortensen, Newcomb, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Richman,
Ridinger, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone,
Stubbs, Taylor, Tilman, Tippets, Trail, Watson, Wheeler, Wood,
Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Crane, Gagner,
Floor Sponsor - Denney
Title apvd - to Senate
03/06 Senate intro - 1st rdg as amen - to Res/Env
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 603, As Amended
BY TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO LICENSES TO HUNT, FISH AND TRAP; AMENDING SECTION 36-401, IDAHO
3 CODE, TO REMOVE THE PROVISION THAT DISABLED PERSONS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
4 OBTAIN A LICENSE; AND AMENDING SECTION 36-406, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT
5 LICENSES OF THE FIFTH CLASS MAY BE PURCHASED BY DISABLED PERSONS AND TO
6 DEFINE A "DISABLED PERSON."
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Section 36-401, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
9 amended to read as follows:
10 36-401. HUNTING, TRAPPING, FISHING -- LICENSE REQUIREMENT -- EXCEPTIONS.
11 No person shall hunt, trap, or fish for or take any wild animal, bird or fish
12 of this state, without first having procured a license as hereinafter pro-
13 vided. Provided that no license shall be required:
14 (a) 1. For children under the age of fourteen (14) years who are resi-
15 dents of this state to fish during the open season therefor.
16 2. For nonresident children under the age of fourteen (14) years to fish
17 during the open season therefor provided they are accompanied by the
18 holder of a valid fishing license, and provided further that any fish
19 caught by such nonresident children shall be included in the bag and pos-
20 session limit of such license holder.
21 3. For resident children under the age of twelve (12) years to hunt, take
22 or kill predatory, unprotected birds and animals by means other than with
24 4. For resident children under the age of fourteen (14) years to trap
25 muskrats from irrigation ditches or property on which they live during the
26 open season.
27 5. For children under the age of eighteen (18) who are residents of a
28 licensed foster home, a foster group home, or a child welfare institution
29 to fish during the open season therefor, provided they are accompanied and
30 supervised by the director, officer, or other employee of the facility
31 where the child resides.
32 (b) For any person to fish on a "free fishing day" as may be designated
33 by the commission.
34 (c) Senior Residents. For "senior residents" age seventy (70) years or
35 older who are holders of a "senior resident permit" to hunt and fish during
36 the open season.
37 (d) Blind Persons. For resident blind persons who are holders of a
38 "permit for the blind" to fish during the open season.
39 (e) Institutional Inmates. For any inmate of the state hospital north,
40 state hospital south, Idaho state school and hospital, and state veterans
41 homes to fish during open seasons, provided said inmate has a permit therefor
42 from the director. The director is authorized to issue such permits upon the
43 request of the head of the respective institution having custody of said
1 inmate upon a showing that the institution recommends the issuance of such
2 permit and will assume full responsibility for and control over said inmate
3 while using said permit.
4 (f) Resident Military Personnel. For resident persons engaged in the mil-
5 itary service of the United States, while on temporary furlough or leave, upon
6 receipt of a temporary permit from the director, to hunt and fish during the
7 open season.
8 (g) Disabled Persons. For any resident person who is permanently
9 and totally disabled as certified by a physician licensed to practice in the
10 United States or Canada, to hunt and fish during the open season, providing
11 such person has obtained a permit from the director.
12 (h) State Juvenile Corrections Center Students. For students of
13 the state juvenile corrections center, under the supervision of an officer of
14 the center, to fish during the open season.
15 ( i h ) Boy Scouts. For boy scouts who are offi-
16 cial participants in attendance at national or international encampments at
17 Farragut State Park to take fish during the encampment period from Lake Pend
18 Oreille in such areas and such numbers as may be designated by the commission.
19 ( j i ) Participants in Fish and Game Sponsored
20 Functions. For persons who are official participants in attendance at official
21 department sponsored functions including clinics, courses or other educational
22 events, while under the supervision of a department approved instructor for
23 the function, to fish during any open season, provided that the instructor has
24 been issued an educational fishing permit by the director.
25 ( k j ) Nothing contained herein shall be con-
26 strued to prohibit citizens of the United States who are residents of the
27 state of Idaho from carrying arms for the protection of life and property.
28 SECTION 2. That Section 36-406, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
29 amended to read as follows:
30 36-406. RESIDENT FISHING, HUNTING AND TRAPPING LICENSES -- FEES. (a)
31 Adult Licenses -- Combination -- Fishing -- Hunting -- Trapping. A license of
32 the first class may be had by a person possessing the qualifications therein
33 described on payment of twenty dollars ($20.00) for a combined fishing and
34 hunting license entitling the purchaser to hunt and fish for game animals,
35 game birds, unprotected and predatory animals and fish of the state, fifteen
36 dollars ($15.00) for a fishing license entitling the purchaser to fish in the
37 public waters of the state, six dollars ($6.00) for a hunting license enti-
38 tling the purchaser to hunt game animals, game birds, unprotected and preda-
39 tory animals of the state, and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for a trapping
40 license entitling the purchaser to trap furbearers, unprotected and predatory
41 animals of the state.
42 (b) Youth Licenses -- Hunting -- Trapping. A license of the second class
43 may be had by a person possessing the qualifications therein described on pay-
44 ment of four dollars ($4.00) for a hunting license, and five dollars ($5.00)
45 for a trapping license entitling the purchaser to the same privileges as the
46 corresponding license of the first class provides.
47 (c) Youth Combination -- Fishing Licenses. A license of the third class
48 may be purchased by a person possessing the qualifications therein described
49 on payment of ten dollars ($10.00) for a combined fishing and hunting license,
50 and seven dollars ($7.00) for a fishing license entitling the purchaser to the
51 same privileges as the corresponding license of the first class provides.
52 (d) Senior Resident Combination. A license of the fourth class may be had
53 by a person possessing the qualifications therein described on payment of four
1 dollars ($4.00) for a combined fishing and hunting license entitling the pur-
2 chaser to the same privileges as the corresponding license of the first class
4 (e) Lifetime Licenses -- Combination -- Hunting -- Fishing. A license of
5 the fifth class may be obtained at no additional charge by a person possessing
6 the qualifications therein described for a combined hunting and fishing
7 license, for a hunting license, or for a fishing license, entitling the person
8 to the same privileges as the corresponding license of the first class pro-
9 vides. Lifetime licensees must be certified under the provisions of section
10 36-411, Idaho Code, before being issued a license to hunt.
11 (f) A license of the eighth class may be had by a person possessing the
12 qualifications therein described on payment of sixty-nine dollars ($69.00)
13 entitling the purchaser to hunt and fish for game animals, game birds, fish,
14 and unprotected and predatory animals of the state. With payment of the
15 required fee, a person shall receive with this license a deer tag, an elk
16 tag, a bear tag, a turkey tag, a mountain lion tag, an archery hunt permit, a
17 muzzleloader permit, an upland game permit, a migratory waterfowl stamp, a
18 steelhead trout permit and an anadromous salmon permit. The director shall
19 promptly transmit to the state treasurer all moneys received pursuant to this
20 subsection for deposit as follows:
21 (i) Three dollars ($3.00) in the set-aside account for the purposes of
22 section 36-111(1)(a), Idaho Code;
23 (ii) Two dollars ($2.00) in the set-aside account for the purposes of
24 section 36-111(1)(b), Idaho Code;
25 (iii) One dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) in the set-aside account for the
26 purposes of section 36-111(1)(c), Idaho Code;
27 (iv) Five dollars ($5.00) in the set-aside account for the purposes of
28 section 36-111(1)(e), Idaho Code;
29 (v) Two dollars ($2.00) in the set-aside account for the purposes of sec-
30 tion 36-111(1)(f), Idaho Code; and
31 (vi) The balance in the fish and game account.
32 All persons purchasing a license pursuant to this subsection shall observe
33 and shall be subject to all rules of the commission regarding the fish and
34 wildlife of the state.
35 If the purchaser of this license does not meet the archery education
36 requirements of section 36-411(b), Idaho Code, then, notwithstanding the pro-
37 visions of section 36-304, Idaho Code, the archery hunt permit portion of this
38 license is invalid. The fee for this license will not change and the issuer of
39 the license must indicate on the face of the license that the archery permit
40 is invalidated.
41 (g) Disabled Persons. A license of the fifth class may be purchased
42 by any resident disabled person on payment of three dollars ($3.00) for a com-
43 bined fishing and hunting license; two dollars ($2.00) for a fishing license;
44 and one dollar ($1.00) for a hunting license; entitling the purchaser to the
45 same privileges as the corresponding license of the first class provides. A
46 disabled person means a person who is disabled as certified as eligible for:
47 federal supplemental security income (SSI); social security disability income
48 (SSDI); a nonservice-connected veterans pension; or a service-connected vet-
49 erans disability benefit with forty percent (40%) or greater disability.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
To provide free hunting and fishing privileges for resident
disabled war veterans who have a 40% or greater service related
There are currently 3200 vets in Idaho who would qualify as at
least 40% disabled. The actual number who would take advantage of
this benefit is unknown but the number is expected to be relatively
small and the fiscal impact to be small.
CONTACT: Representative Lawrence Denney
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE
Bill No. H 603