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SENATE BILL NO. 1398
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S1398..........................................by RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT
RIGHT TO HUNT - Adds to existing law to provide legislative findings and a
declaration of the right to hunt, fish and trap.
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02/06 Rpt prt - to Res/Env
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1398
BY RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO FISH AND GAME; AMENDING CHAPTER 15, TITLE 36, IDAHO CODE, BY THE
3 ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 36-1512, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE LEGISLATIVE
4 FINDINGS AND A DECLARATION OF THE RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH AND TRAP.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Chapter 15, Title 36, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
7 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION , to be
8 known and designated as Section 36-1512, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
9 36-1512. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF RIGHT TO HUNT, FISH AND
10 TRAP. The legislature finds that:
11 (1) Hunting, fishing and trapping activities have played a critical role
12 in the development of the human species and are central to the heritage of
13 this state;
14 (2) These activities are practiced and enjoyed by a large part of the
16 (3) The state's unique geography and wild lands provide a setting for
17 these activities that is unparalleled in the United States;
18 (4) These activities provide vital social and financial benefits to the
19 state that cannot be reproduced in any other way; and
20 (5) Protection of hunting, fishing and trapping opportunities is critical
21 to the well-being of the state and its citizens.
22 Therefore, the legislature declares that the citizens of Idaho have a nat-
23 ural and inalienable right to hunt, fish, and take game in a safe, sustained-
24 yield manner, subject only to reasonable restrictions related to harvest,
25 licensure, seasons, limits, and methods, times, and locations of taking, as
26 prescribed by law.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to create a new section 36-1512, Idaho Code, to provide that the
citizens of Idaho have a natural and inalienable right to hunt, fish, and take game in a safe,
sustained-yield manner, subject only to reasonable restrictions related to harvest, licensure,
seasons, limits, and methods, times, and locations of taking, as prescribed by law.
There is no fiscal impact.
Contact: Senator Gary J. Schroeder