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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3
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HJR003........................................by RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
WILDLIFE - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Idaho
to provide that a two-thirds majority is required to approve any initiative
or referendum submitted to the people at a general election that proposes,
in any manner, to affect the taking of wildlife, or the season for, or the
method of, the taking of wildlife.
02/02 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/03 Rpt prt - to Res/Con
02/08 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/09 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/10 3rd rdg - FAILED - 41-28-1
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Black, Bruneel, Campbell,
Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Field(13), Field(20), Geddes, Gould,
Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hornbeck, Kunz, Linford, Loertscher,
Mader, McKague, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner,
Pomeroy, Ridinger, Sali, Schaefer, Stevenson, Stone, Taylor, Tilman,
Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
NAYS -- Bieter, Boe, Callister, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Ellsworth,
Gagner, Hansen(29), Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton,
Kendell, Lake, Marley, Meyer, Reynolds, Ringo, Robison, Sellman,
Shepherd, Smith, mylie, Stoicheff, Trail(Miller)
Absent and excused -- Moss,
Floor Sponsor - Denney
Filed with the Chief Clerk
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3
BY RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
1 A JOINT RESOLUTION
2 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1, ARTICLE III, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
3 STATE OF IDAHO, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF REFERENDUM AND INITIATIVE, TO
4 PROVIDE THAT A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY IS REQUIRED FOR APPROVAL OF ANY INITIA-
5 TIVE OR REFERENDUM WHICH PROPOSES IN ANY MANNER TO AFFECT THE TAKING OF
6 WILDLIFE, THE SEASON FOR, OR THE METHOD OF, THE TAKING OF WILDLIFE; STAT-
7 ING THE QUESTION TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORATE; DIRECTING THE LEGISLA-
8 TIVE COUNCIL TO PREPARE THE STATEMENTS REQUIRED BY LAW; AND DIRECTING THE
9 SECRETARY OF STATE TO PUBLISH THE AMENDMENT AND ARGUMENTS AS REQUIRED BY
11 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
12 SECTION 1. That Section 1, Article III, of the Constitution of the State
13 of Idaho be amended to read as follows:
14 SECTION 1. LEGISLATIVE POWER -- ENACTING CLAUSE -- REFERENDUM
15 -- INITIATIVE. The legislative power of the state shall be vested in
16 a senate and house of representatives. The enacting clause of every
17 bill shall be as follows: "Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the
18 State of Idaho."
19 The people reserve to themselves the power to approve or reject
20 at the polls any act or measure passed by the legislature. This power
21 is known as the referendum, and legal voters may, under such condi-
22 tions and in such manner as may be provided by acts of the legisla-
23 ture, demand a referendum vote on any act or measure passed by the
24 legislature and cause the same to be submitted to a vote of the peo-
25 ple for their approval or rejection.
26 The people reserve to themselves the power to propose laws, and
27 enact the same at the polls independent of the legislature. This
28 power is known as the initiative, and legal voters may, under such
29 conditions and in such manner as may be provided by acts of the leg-
30 islature, initiate any desired legislation and cause the same to be
31 submitted to the vote of the people at a general election for their
32 approval or rejection.
33 Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, any law proposed for
34 enactment by initiative, or any act or measure passed by the legisla-
35 ture and submitted for approval or rejection by referendum, which
36 proposes in any manner to affect the taking of wildlife, or the sea-
37 son for, or the method of, the taking of wildlife, shall be effective
38 only upon approval by two-thirds of those voting at a general elec-
40 SECTION 2. The question to be submitted to the electors of the State of
41 Idaho at the next general election shall be as follows:
42 "Shall Section 1, Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho
1 be amended to require that any initiative or referendum submitted to the peo-
2 ple at a general election which proposes in any manner to affect the taking of
3 wildlife, or the season for, or the method of, the taking of wildlife, shall
4 be effective only upon approval by two-thirds of those voting?".
5 SECTION 3. The Legislative Council is directed to prepare the statements
6 required by Section 67-453, Idaho Code, and file the same.
7 SECTION 4. The Secretary of State is hereby directed to publish this pro-
8 posed constitutional amendment and arguments as required by law.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the State of
Idaho requiring approval by two-thirds of those voting at a general election
on any initiative or referendum which proposes in any manner to affect the
taking of wildlife, the season for, or the method of taking wildlife.
The cost of placing a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the State of
Idaho on the ballot is approximately $25,000.00.
CONTACT: Rep. Lawerence Denney
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE HJR 3