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SENATE BILL NO. 1500, As Amended, As Amended in the House
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S1500aa,aaH................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
FISH AND GAME LICENSES - Amends existing law to provide hunting, fishing
and trapping licenses for disabled persons and to provide a fee, to provide
for expiration and duration of senior resident, blind person and disabled
person permits; to provide a decreased fee for senior resident combination
licenses and to provide that any person 70 years of age or older who holds
a senior resident combination license may be issued a bear, deer or elk tag
02/17 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/18 Rpt prt - to Res/Env
03/04 Rpt out - to 14th Ord
03/10 Rpt out amen - to engros
03/11 Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen
03/12 Rls susp - PASSED - 22-13-0
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Cameron, Danielson, Darrington, Deide,
Dunklin, Geddes, Hansen, Ingram, Ipsen, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry,
Riggs, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stennett, Sweeney, Thorne, Twiggs
NAYS--Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Crow, Frasure, Hawkins, Keough,
King, Lee, Richardson, Risch, Wheeler, Whitworth
Absent and excused--None
Floor Sponsor - Andreason
Title apvd - to House
03/13 House intro - 1st rdg as amen - to Res/Con
03/18 Rpt out - to Gen Ord
03/19 Rpt out amen - to 1st rdg as amen
03/19 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen
03/20 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen
03/20 Rls susp - PASSED - 63-3-4
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Bivens,
Black(23), Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Crane,
Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes,
Gould, Hadley, Hansen, Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones(9),
Jones(20), Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kjellander, Lake,
Linford, Loertscher, Mader, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mortensen,
Newcomb, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Richman, Ridinger, Robison,
Sali, Schaefer, Stevenson, Stone, Stubbs, Tilman, Tippets, Trail,
Watson, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
NAYS -- Kunz, Marley, Stoicheff
Absent and excused -- Black(15), Crow, Jones(22), Taylor
Floor Sponsor - Denny
Title apvd - to Senate - to 10th Ord
03/20 Senate concurred in House amens - to engros
Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen
03/20 Rls susp - PASSED - 20-13-2
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Bunderson, Danielson, Darrington, Deide,
Dunklin, Geddes, Hansen, Ingram, Ipsen, Noh, Parry, Riggs, Sandy,
Schroeder, Stennett, Sweeney, Thorne, Wheeler
NAYS--Branch, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Crow, Frasure, Hawkins, Keough,
King, Lee, Richardson, Risch, Sorensen, Whitworth
Absent and excused--McLaughlin, Twiggs
Title apvd - to enrol
03/20 Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/23 Sp signed - to Governor
03/25 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 357
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1500, As Amended, As Amended in the House
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO FISH AND GAME; AMENDING SECTION 36-401, IDAHO CODE, TO DELETE REF-
3 ERENCES TO SENIOR RESIDENTS, BLIND PERSONS AND DISABLED PERSONS AND TO
4 MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION; AMENDING SECTION 36-403, IDAHO CODE, TO PRO-
5 VIDE FOR EXPIRATION AND DURATION OF CERTAIN PERMITS; AMENDING SECTION
6 36-406, IDAHO CODE, TO DECREASE THE FEE FOR SENIOR RESIDENT COMBINATION
7 LICENSES, TO PROVIDE FOR A LICENSE TO BE ISSUED TO QUALIFIED DISABLED PER-
8 SONS AND TO PROVIDE A FEE; AND AMENDING SECTION 36-409, IDAHO CODE, TO
9 PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON SEVENTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO HOLDS A SENIOR
10 RESIDENT COMBINATION LICENSE MAY BE ISSUED A BEAR, DEER OR ELK TAG WITHOUT
12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
13 SECTION 1. That Section 36-401, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
14 amended to read as follows:
15 36-401. HUNTING, TRAPPING, FISHING -- LICENSE REQUIREMENT -- EXCEPTIONS.
16 No person shall hunt, trap, or fish for or take any wild animal, bird or fish
17 of this state, without first having procured a license as hereinafter pro-
18 vided. Provided that no license shall be required:
19 (a) 1. For children under the age of fourteen (14) years who are resi-
20 dents of this state to fish during the open season therefor.
21 2. For nonresident children under the age of fourteen (14) years to fish
22 during the open season therefor provided they are accompanied by the
23 holder of a valid fishing license, and provided further that any fish
24 caught by such nonresident children shall be included in the bag and pos-
25 session limit of such license holder.
26 3. For resident children under the age of twelve (12) years to hunt, take
27 or kill predatory, unprotected birds and animals by means other than with
29 4. For resident children under the age of fourteen (14) years to trap
30 muskrats from irrigation ditches or property on which they live during the
31 open season.
32 5. For children under the age of eighteen (18) years who are
33 residents of a licensed foster home, a foster group home, or a child wel-
34 fare institution to fish during the open season therefor, provided they
35 are accompanied and supervised by the director, officer, or other employee
36 of the facility where the child resides.
37 (b) For any person to fish on a "free fishing day" as may be designated
38 by the commission.
39 (c) Senior Residents. For "senior residents" age seventy (70) years
40 or older who are holders of a "senior resident permit" to hunt and fish during
41 the open season.
42 (d) Blind Persons. For resident blind persons who are holders of a
43 "permit for the blind" to fish during the open season.
1 (e) Institutional Inmates. For any inmate of the state hos-
2 pital north, state hospital south, Idaho state school and hospital, and state
3 veterans homes to fish during open seasons, provided said inmate has a permit
4 therefor from the director. The director is authorized to issue such permits
5 upon the request of the head of the respective institution having custody of
6 said inmate upon a showing that the institution recommends the issuance of
7 such permit and will assume full responsibility for and control over said
8 inmate while using said permit.
9 ( f d ) Resident Military Personnel. For resident
10 persons engaged in the military service of the United States, while on tempo-
11 rary furlough or leave, upon receipt of a temporary permit from the director,
12 to hunt and fish during the open season.
13 (g) Disabled Persons. For any resident person who is permanently
14 and totally disabled as certified by a physician licensed to practice in the
15 United States or Canada, to hunt and fish during the open season, providing
16 such person has obtained a permit from the director.
17 ( h e ) State Juvenile Corrections Center Stu-
18 dents. For students of the state juvenile corrections center, under the super-
19 vision of an officer of the center, to fish during the open season.
20 ( i f ) Boy Scouts. For boy scouts who are offi-
21 cial participants in attendance at national or international encampments at
22 Farragut State Park to take fish during the encampment period from Lake Pend
23 Oreille in such areas and such numbers as may be designated by the commission.
24 ( j g ) Participants in Fish and Game Sponsored
25 Functions. For persons who are official participants in attendance at official
26 department sponsored functions including clinics, courses or other educational
27 events, while under the supervision of a department approved instructor for
28 the function, to fish during any open season, provided that the instructor has
29 been issued an educational fishing permit by the director.
30 ( k h ) Nothing contained herein shall be con-
31 strued to prohibit citizens of the United States who are residents of the
32 state of Idaho from carrying arms for the protection of life and property.
33 SECTION 2. That Section 36-403, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
34 amended to read as follows:
35 36-403. EXPIRATION DATES -- LICENSES, TAGS AND PERMITS. (a) Annual
36 Licenses -- Tags and Permits. All annual hunting and fishing licenses shall
37 expire December 31 of the year for which they are valid. Trapping licenses
38 shall expire on June 30 next following date of issuance. All tags and permits
39 issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be valid only during
40 the time that the corresponding basic license is valid.
41 (b) Senior Resident, Blind Person and Disabled Person Permits. All
42 free s S enior resident, blind person and disabled person
43 permits issued prior to July 1, 1998, shall expire and must
44 be renewed five (5) years from date of issuance. Said permit shall become null
45 and void if the holder fails to maintain continuous bona fide Idaho residency.
46 All free senior resident permits issued informally prior to January 1, 1972,
47 shall be valid until the expiration date shown on said permits on
48 December 31, 1998. Thereafter, all senior resident, blind person and disabled
49 person permits shall be an annual license .
50 SECTION 3. That Section 36-406, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
51 amended to read as follows:
1 36-406. RESIDENT FISHING, HUNTING AND TRAPPING LICENSES -- FEES. (a)
2 Adult Licenses -- Combination -- Fishing -- Hunting -- Trapping. A license of
3 the first class may be had by a person possessing the qualifications therein
4 described on payment of twenty dollars ($20.00) for a combined fishing and
5 hunting license entitling the purchaser to hunt and fish for game animals,
6 game birds, unprotected and predatory animals and fish of the state, fifteen
7 dollars ($15.00) for a fishing license entitling the purchaser to fish in the
8 public waters of the state, six dollars ($6.00) for a hunting license enti-
9 tling the purchaser to hunt game animals, game birds, unprotected and preda-
10 tory animals of the state, and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for a trapping
11 license entitling the purchaser to trap furbearers, unprotected and predatory
12 animals of the state.
13 (b) Youth Licenses -- Hunting -- Trapping. A license of the second class
14 may be had by a person possessing the qualifications therein described on pay-
15 ment of four dollars ($4.00) for a hunting license, and five dollars ($5.00)
16 for a trapping license entitling the purchaser to the same privileges as the
17 corresponding license of the first class provides.
18 (c) Youth Combination -- Fishing Licenses. A license of the third class
19 may be purchased by a person possessing the qualifications therein described
20 on payment of ten dollars ($10.00) for a combined fishing and hunting
21 license, and seven dollars ($7.00) for a fishing license entitling the pur-
22 chaser to the same privileges as the corresponding license of the first class
24 (d) Senior Resident Combination. A license of the fourth class may be had
25 by a person possessing the qualifications therein described on payment of
26 four three dollars ($ 4 3
27 .00) for a combined fishing and hunting license entitling the purchaser
28 to the same privileges as the corresponding license of the first class pro-
30 (e) Lifetime Licenses -- Combination -- Hunting -- Fishing. A license of
31 the fifth class may be obtained at no additional charge by a person possessing
32 the qualifications therein described for a combined hunting and fishing
33 license, for a hunting license, or for a fishing license, entitling the person
34 to the same privileges as the corresponding license of the first class pro-
35 vides. Lifetime licensees must be certified under the provisions of section
36 36-411, Idaho Code, before being issued a license to hunt.
37 (f) A license of the eighth class may be had by a person possessing the
38 qualifications therein described on payment of sixty-nine dollars ($69.00)
39 entitling the purchaser to hunt and fish for game animals, game birds, fish,
40 and unprotected and predatory animals of the state. With payment of the
41 required fee, a person shall receive with this license a deer tag, an elk tag,
42 a bear tag, a turkey tag, a mountain lion tag, an archery hunt permit, a
43 muzzleloader permit, an upland game permit, a migratory waterfowl stamp, a
44 steelhead trout permit and an anadromous salmon permit. The director shall
45 promptly transmit to the state treasurer all moneys received pursuant to this
46 subsection for deposit as follows:
47 (i) Three dollars ($3.00) in the set-aside account for the purposes of
48 section 36-111(1)(a), Idaho Code;
49 (ii) Two dollars ($2.00) in the set-aside account for the purposes of
50 section 36-111(1)(b), Idaho Code;
51 (iii) One dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) in the set-aside account for the
52 purposes of section 36-111(1)(c), Idaho Code;
53 (iv) Five dollars ($5.00) in the set-aside account for the purposes of
54 section 36-111(1)(e), Idaho Code;
55 (v) Two dollars ($2.00) in the set-aside account for the purposes of
1 section 36-111(1)(f), Idaho Code; and
2 (vi) The balance in the fish and game account.
3 All persons purchasing a license pursuant to this subsection shall observe
4 and shall be subject to all rules of the commission regarding the fish and
5 wildlife of the state.
6 If the purchaser of this license does not meet the archery education
7 requirements of section 36-411(b), Idaho Code, then, notwithstanding the pro-
8 visions of section 36-304, Idaho Code, the archery hunt permit portion of this
9 license is invalid. The fee for this license will not change and the issuer of
10 the license must indicate on the face of the license that the archery permit
11 is invalidated.
12 (g) Disabled Persons. A license of the first class may be had by
13 any resident disabled person on payment of three dollars ($3.00) for a com-
14 bined fishing and hunting license entitling the purchaser to the same privi-
15 leges as the corresponding license of the first class provides. A disabled
16 person means a person who is certified as eligible for federal supplemental
17 security income (SSI); social security disability income (SSDI); a nonservice-
18 connected veterans pension; or a service-connected veterans disability benefit
19 with forty percent (40%) or more disability.
20 SECTION 4. That Section 36-409, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
21 amended to read as follows:
22 36-409. GAME TAGS -- ARCHERY PERMITS -- FEES -- PENALTY. (a) Resident
23 Game Tags. A resident who has obtained a permit to hunt, as provided in sec-
24 tion 36-401, Idaho Code, or has purchased or obtained a license to hunt, as
25 provided in section 36-406, Idaho Code, upon payment of the fees provided
26 herein shall be eligible to receive a resident game tag to hunt and kill a
27 moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk, deer, antelope, mountain lion, bear,
28 or turkey in accordance with the laws of this state and rules promulgated by
29 the commission; provided further, that the holder of a senior resident
30 permit any person seventy (70) years of age or older who holds a
31 senior resident combination license, may be issued a bear, deer or elk
32 tag without charge; provided further, that resident game tags may be issued
33 only to those persons who meet residency requirements of subsection (r) of
34 section 36-202, Idaho Code.
35 (b) Nonresident Game Tags. A nonresident who has purchased a hunting
36 license, as provided in section 36-407(a), Idaho Code, or has obtained a
37 license to hunt, as provided in section 36-406(e), Idaho Code, upon payment of
38 the fees provided herein, shall be eligible to receive a nonresident tag to
39 hunt and kill a moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk, deer, antelope,
40 mountain lion, bear or turkey in accordance with the laws of this state and
41 rules promulgated by the commission.
42 (c) Schedule of Game Tag Fees.
43 Game Resident Nonresident
44 Moose $60.00 $900.00
45 Bighorn Sheep 60.00 900.00
46 Mountain Goat 60.00 900.00
47 Elk 15.00 325.00
48 Deer 9.00 225.00
49 Antelope 26.50 225.00
50 Mountain Lion 25.00 225.00
51 Bear 6.00 225.00
52 Turkey 6.00 35.00
1 Deer, Elk and 29.00 not applicable
2 Bear "Pak"
3 (d) Game Tags Required -- To Be Endorsed on License. The appropriate tag
4 must be had for the hunting or taking of each and every one (1) of the afore-
5 mentioned wildlife. Provided, however, that the requirements for a mountain
6 lion tag or a bear tag, as to different periods of time and areas of the
7 state, shall be determined and specified by the commission. All of said tags
8 are to bear and have serial numbers to be endorsed on the purchaser's license
9 by the vendor at the time of sale.
10 (e) Game Tag to Be Validated and Attached to Carcass. As soon as any per-
11 son kills any wildlife for which a tag is required, said tag, belonging to
12 him, must be validated and attached to said wildlife in a manner provided by
13 commission regulation.
14 (f) Archery Permits. In addition to meeting the license and tag require-
15 ments provided in this chapter, any persons participating in any controlled or
16 general game season which has been specifically designated as an archery hunt
17 must have in his possession an archery hunt permit which may be purchased at a
18 fee of seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50).
19 (g) Muzzleloader Permit. In addition to meeting the license and tag
20 requirements provided in this chapter, any person participating in any con-
21 trolled or general game season which has been specifically designated as a
22 muzzleloader hunt must have in his possession a muzzleloader permit which may
23 be purchased at a fee of seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50).
24 (h) Upland Game Bird Stamp. The commission may, under rules as it may
25 prescribe, issue an upland game bird stamp that must be purchased by all per-
26 sons over sixteen (16) years of age prior to hunting upland game birds, pro-
27 vided that a stamp shall not be required to hunt forest grouse (blue, ruffed
28 or spruce), sharp-tailed grouse, sage grouse, or turkey. The fee for such a
29 stamp shall be five dollars ($5.00) and the proceeds from the sale of such
30 stamps shall be utilized for the acquisition of state and federal lands or
31 interests of less than fee simple in private lands and the development, man-
32 agement, improvement, sale or exchange of upland game bird habitat in accor-
33 dance with Idaho fish and game commission order number 95-07. This subsection
34 shall be null and void and of no force and effect on and after July 1, 2000.
35 (i) Hound Hunter Permit. Any person using a dog for the purpose of hunt-
36 ing or for taking, as defined in section 36-202, Idaho Code, big game or
37 furbearing animals must have in his possession a valid hound hunter permit
38 which may be purchased for a fee of ten dollars ($10.00).
39 (j) Nonresident Bird of Prey Capture Permit. The commission may, under
40 rules as it may prescribe, issue a nonresident bird of prey capture permit.
41 This capture permit may be purchased by any licensed, nonresident falconer for
42 capturing birds of prey in Idaho. The fee for the permit shall be one hundred
43 dollars ($100) and the permit shall be issued under the condition that the
44 nonresident's home state allows reciprocal raptor capturing privileges for
45 Idaho falconers. Any funds in excess of those required to issue and administer
46 nonresident capture permits shall be used to issue and administer any resident
47 falconry program established by the commission.
48 (k) Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Pheasant Permit. The commission may,
49 under rules as it may prescribe, issue a wildlife management area pheasant
50 permit that must be purchased by all persons over sixteen (16) years of age
51 prior to hunting pheasants on state wildlife management areas designated by
52 the commission. The fee for the permit shall be ten dollars ($10.00).
AMENDED STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
S1500 as amended
The purpose of this legislation is to delete the
current senior resident license and leave all persons
over 65 in one category, enabling them to purchase a
senior resident combination for $3. The legislation
terminates all free five-year senior resident licenses
on December 31, 1998.
Additionally, the legislation defines disabled persons and
provides for a fifth class license which may be held by resident
disabled person upon payment of $3.
Estimated revenue is as follows:
Year 1 Year 2
License Revenue $16,721 $133,541
Tag Revenue $81,000 $81,000
Total IC/Tag Rev. $97,721 $214,541
PR $47,731 $100,291
DJ $63,267 $203,155
Subtotal - Federal $110,998 $303,446
Total All Revenues $208,719 $517,967
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