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SENATE BILL NO. 1208
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S1208...............................................by AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS
BEEKEEPERS - Amends existing law relating to bees to require every
beekeeper to obtain a permit to bring bees into Idaho; and to specify
qualifications for a permit as a "qualified bistate beekeeper."
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1208
BY AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO BEES; AMENDING SECTION 22-2526, IDAHO CODE, TO REQUIRE EVERY BEE-
3 KEEPER TO OBTAIN A PERMIT AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AMENDING SEC-
4 TION 22-2529, IDAHO CODE, TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR A PERMIT BY A
5 "QUALIFIED BISTATE BEEKEEPER" AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AND
6 AMENDING SECTION 22-2530, IDAHO CODE, TO SPECIFY QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PER-
7 MIT AS A "QUALIFIED BISTATE BEEKEEPER" AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Section 22-2526, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
10 amended to read as follows:
11 22-2526. IMPORTATION OF BEES -- PERMIT REQUIREMENTS. Any beekeeper who is
12 not a "qualified bi-state beekeeper" desiring to move bees into
13 Idaho shall, before bringing such bees into said state, be required to obtain
14 a permit from the director. Before such a permit will be issued, a certificate
15 of health must be obtained from the state of origin showing lack of foulbrood,
16 or other infectious or contagious disease in said bees, combs, hives or bee-
17 keeping equipment, and be delivered to the director. There shall be a permit
18 charge of twenty-five cents (25[) per colony for each colony of bees moved
19 into the state of Idaho. This amount shall be paid to the state of Idaho by
20 the beekeeper prior to the movement. A p P ermit
21 issued hereunder shall expire six (6) months from date of issuance.
22 SECTION 2. That Section 22-2529, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
23 amended to read as follows:
24 22-2529. ACT CONSTRUED TO PERMIT TRANSPORTATION OF BEES -- PERMIT.
25 This act shall not be construed to prevent the transportation across the Idaho
26 state line of bees in hives, or bee supplies and equipment, between bee yards
27 owned by, or under the control of a A "qualified bi-
28 state bistate beekeeper . " However, such
29 transportation shall not be lawful unless a general and continuing
30 may transport across the Idaho state line, bees in hives, or bee sup-
31 plies and equipment, between bee yards owned by, or under the control of the
32 beekeeper if he holds a permit therefor as hereinafter
33 provided in section 22-2530, Idaho Code, shall have been first obtained
34 from the director, and such permit may be revoked by the director upon
35 a showing that such privilege has been or is being abused. Bee colonies in
36 transit through Idaho shall be netted while within the borders of Idaho and no
37 such bees shall be off loaded offloaded in Idaho
38 without full compliance of the laws.
39 SECTION 3. That Section 22-2530, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
40 amended to read as follows:
1 22-2530. ANNUAL GENERAL AND CONTINUING PERMIT. An annual
2 general and continuing permit shall be issued to a "qualified
3 bi-state bistate beekeeper" by the director upon
4 receipt of an annual application and a report of a satisfactory
5 inspection by the director's designated agent as to the health
6 and condition of the applicant's Idaho bee colonies.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that all bees entering
Idaho are inspected to reduce the negative impacts of
bugs and diseases.
There could be an impact to the Ag Departments budget as a result
of the requirement to inspect all bees entering Idaho.
CONTACT: Senator Shawn Keough 332-l
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE