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SENATE BILL NO. 1291
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FISH AND GAME COMMISSION - Amends existing law to provide a seventh Fish
and Game region to be a floterial region consisting of and representing all
counties of the state and to provide that those counties currently in the
Salmon Region shall be included within the Upper Snake River Region.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1291
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO FISH AND GAME; AMENDING SECTION 36-102, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE
3 THAT ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 2000, THE SEVENTH FISH AND GAME REGION SHALL BE
4 A FLOTERIAL REGION CONSISTING OF AND REPRESENTING ALL COUNTIES OF THE
5 STATE AND TO PROVIDE THAT THOSE COUNTIES IN THE SALMON REGION SHALL THERE-
6 AFTER BE CONSIDERED TO BE WITHIN THE UPPER SNAKE RIVER REGION.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Section 36-102, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
9 amended to read as follows:
10 36-102. IDAHO FISH AND GAME COMMISSION. (a) Creation. There is hereby
11 created the Idaho fish and game commission. The department of fish and game of
12 the state of Idaho is hereby placed under the supervision, management and con-
13 trol of said Idaho fish and game commission, hereinafter referred to as the
14 commission or as said commission.
15 (b) Membership -- Appointment -- Qualifications. The commission shall
16 consist of seven (7) members, to be appointed by the governor of the state of
17 Idaho, who shall hold office during the pleasure of the governor and who
18 shall be subject to removal by him. The selection and appointment of said mem-
19 bers shall be made solely upon consideration of the welfare and best interests
20 of fish and game in the state of Idaho, and no person shall be appointed a
21 member of said commission unless he shall be well informed upon, and inter-
22 ested in, the subject of wildlife conservation and restoration. No member
23 shall hold any other elective or appointive office, state, county or munici-
24 pal, or any office in any political party organization. Not more than four (4)
25 of the members of said commission shall at any time belong to the same politi-
26 cal party. Each of the members of said commission shall be a citizen of the
27 United States, and of the state of Idaho, and a bona fide resident of the
28 region from which he is appointed as hereinafter set forth. Said members so
29 appointed shall act and assume full powers and duties upon appointment, as
30 herein provided, but such appointments shall be subject to confirmation by the
31 senate at its next session.
32 (c) Creation of Regions -- Terms of Office. For the purpose of this act,
33 on and after July 1, 2000, the state of Idaho is divided into
34 seven (7) regions, which shall be named:
35 (1) Panhandle region to consist of the counties of Boundary, Bonner,
36 Kootenai, Shoshone and Benewah;
37 (2) Clearwater region to consist of the counties of Latah, Clearwater,
38 Nez Perce, Lewis and Idaho;
39 (3) Southwestern region to consist of the counties of Adams, Valley,
40 Washington, Payette, Gem, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore and Owyhee;
41 (4) Magic Valley region to consist of the counties of Camas, Blaine,
42 Gooding, Lincoln, Minidoka, Jerome, Twin Falls and Cassia;
43 (5) Southeastern region to consist of the counties of Bingham, Power,
1 Bannock, Caribou, Oneida, Franklin and Bear Lake;
2 (6) Upper Snake River region to consist of the counties of Clark, Fre-
3 mont, Butte, Jefferson, Madison, Teton , and
4 Bonneville , Lemhi and Custer ;
5 (7) Salmon region to consist of the counties of Lemhi and Custer
6 Floterial region to consist of all of the counties in the
7 state .
8 Each of the above enumerated regions shall, at all times, be represented
9 by one (1) member of the commission, appointed from said region by the gover-
11 The members of said commission shall be appointed for a term of four (4)
12 years; provided, that in the case of the death of any commissioner, or his
13 removal from office as hereinbefore provided, the governor shall appoint a
14 successor from the same region for the unexpired term. No member shall serve
15 more than two (2) consecutive terms, except that a member appointed to fill an
16 unexpired term may be appointed to two (2) additional, full terms. Members
17 serving on the effective date of this act shall be eligible to complete the
18 term they are then serving, and shall thereafter be governed by the provisions
19 of this section limiting the length of any additional terms to four (4) years
20 and the number of consecutive terms to two (2).
21 (d) Oath of Office -- Bond. Each commissioner shall, before entering upon
22 his official duties, take and subscribe to the official oath, in writing, as
23 provided by section 59-401, Idaho Code, to which said official oath there
24 shall be added a declaration as to the name of the political party to which
25 such commissioner belongs, and said commissioner shall be bonded to the state
26 of Idaho in the time, form, and manner prescribed by chapter 8, title 59,
27 Idaho Code.
28 (e) Compensation and Reimbursement for Expenses. Each member of the com-
29 mission shall be compensated as provided by section 59-509(h), Idaho Code. All
30 such compensation and expenses shall be paid from the fish and game account.
31 (f) Quorum. A majority of the commissioners shall constitute a quorum for
32 the transaction of any business, for the performance of any duty, or for the
33 exercise of any power.
34 (g) Office and Supplies. The commission shall have its principal office
35 in the city of Boise and is authorized to purchase supplies, equipment,
36 printed forms, and notices, and to issue such publications as may be neces-
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to amend Section 36-102, Idaho Code, to provide that on
and after July 1, 2000, the seventh Fish and Game Commissioner shall be appointed from a
floterial region consisting of and representing all counties of the state and that those counties in
the Salmon Region shall thereafter be considered to be within the Upper Snake River Region.
There is no fiscal impact.
Contact: Senator Gary J. Schroeder
PH 332-1 321 S 1291