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HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 9
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UNITED STATES-CANADA SUMMIT - Stating findings of the Legislature;
expressing support for the agreements made at the Idaho-Canada summit; and
urging the United States Congress and the United States trade
representative to meet with the Canadian government to review and reconcile
statistics concerning the cattle and beef industry.
03/14 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/15 Rpt prt - to Agric Aff
03/17 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/20 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/21 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote - to Senate
03/22 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Agric Aff
03/24 Rpt out - to 10th Ord
03/27 10th ord - ADOPTED - voice vote
Title apvd - to House
03/28 To enrol
03/29 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/30 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. 9
BY EDUCATION 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, on January 19 and 20, 2000, an agricultural summit was held in
9 Boise, Idaho, involving representatives from the governments of the United
10 States and Canada, the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, and
11 the states of Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana, and representatives from
12 the beef and potato industries of those provinces and states; and
13 WHEREAS, through discussions, and the exchange of information and
14 briefings from government and industry, a dialogue was initiated and consensus
15 reached in certain areas of mutual concern; and
16 WHEREAS, both the Alberta and Idaho conference attendees agreed that they
17 would communicate points of agreement to their national governments through a
18 formal communication, which this memorial embodies and constitutes.
19 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
20 sion of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and
21 the Senate concurring therein, that we support the agreements made at the
22 Idaho-Canada Summit, and urge the United States Congress and the United States
23 trade representative to meet with the Canadian government to review and recon-
24 cile their statistics concerning the cattle and beef industry, so that the
25 industries on both sides of the border have access to accurate, comparable and
26 timely data.
27 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the states and provinces involved in the
28 Pacific Northwest Cattle Project meet and develop a consistent set of cattle
29 statistics and a single methodology for gathering and reporting these statis-
30 tics, and also improve communication through regional meetings, tours and
32 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the United States Department of Agriculture
33 and Agriculture Canada work towards the removal of federal certificates and
34 federal endorsement requirements for the movement of cattle between Canada and
35 the United States within the Northwest region.
36 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the states and provinces involved should be
37 encouraged to expand the Pacific Northwest Cattle Project for feeder cattle
38 from six months to twelve months access and expand the project to include
39 other classes of cattle.
40 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
41 tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this
42 Memorial to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Repre-
43 sentatives in Congress, and the congressional delegation representing the
44 State of Idaho in the Congress of the United States.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
As a result of the Idaho-Canada Trade Summit held in Boise, Idaho, January 20,
2000, the cattle working group agreed to petition Congress and the Canadian
Parliament concerning issues of communication, production data, animal health
regulations, and the Pacific Northwest Cattle Project.
No fiscal impact.
Name: Rep. Max Black
Name: Sara Braasch, Idaho Cattle Association
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HJM 9