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HJM007........................................by RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION WILDERNESS - Stating findings of the Legislature and requesting Congress to adopt legislation to negate any Presidential Executive order regarding creation of de facto wilderness. 02/18 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/21 Rpt prt - to Res/Con 03/01 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/02 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/06 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 62-3-5 AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jones, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Robison, Sali, Schaefer(Tiegs), Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Trail, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker NAYS -- Boe, Jaquet, Ringo Absent and excused -- Black, Mader, Marley, Tilman, Wheeler Floor Sponsors - Hornbeck, Barrett Title apvd - to Senate 03/07 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Res/Env 03/27 Rpt out - to 10th Ord 03/28 10th ord - ADOPTED - voice vote Title apvd - to House 03/29 To enrol 03/30 Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed 03/31 To Secretary of State
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 7 BY RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE 1 A JOINT MEMORIAL 2 TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS 3 ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE STATE OF 4 IDAHO IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES. 5 We, your Memorialists, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 6 State of Idaho assembled in the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-fifth 7 Idaho Legislature, do hereby respectfully represent that: 8 WHEREAS, Idaho is a state which has sixty-six percent of its landmass con- 9 trolled by the federal government; and 10 WHEREAS, access to Idaho's public lands is a vital part of Idaho's natural 11 resource economy as well as an important part of our citizens heritage, recre- 12 ation and enjoyment; and 13 WHEREAS, Idaho currently has 4,081,315 acres of wilderness which is suffi- 14 cient; and 15 WHEREAS, President Clinton has proposed to establish another nine million 16 acres of defacto wilderness in Idaho by declaring certain public lands in the 17 state to be roadless; and 18 WHEREAS, Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne requested a longer comment period 19 for Idaho citizens to study and comment on the roadless plan and his request 20 was summarily denied by the United States Forest Service; and 21 WHEREAS, the state of Idaho has been compelled to initiate a lawsuit to 22 protect its interests in Idaho land designated as public; and 23 WHEREAS, roadless areas prevent access to the forests of Idaho and nega- 24 tively affect forest health by preventing intervention in disease, insect 25 infestations and fire suppression. 26 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses- 27 sion of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and 28 the Senate concurring therein, that the Congress of the United States is urged 29 to pass legislation negating any Presidential Executive Order President 30 Clinton may issue regarding additional defacto wilderness and instructing the 31 United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to maintain 32 roads and access into the public lands in Idaho. 33 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa- 34 tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this 35 Memorial to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Repre- 36 sentatives of Congress, and the congressional delegation representing the 37 State of Idaho in the Congress of the United States.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 09968 Memorial to the U.S. Congress to advise them that the State of Idaho, Governor and Legislature strongly object to President Clinton establishing roadless areas by executive order. FISCAL IMPACT No fiscal impact. Contact Name: Rep. Twila Hornbeck Phone: (208) 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HJM 7