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H0042........................................................by MR. SPEAKER
Requested by: Department of Fish and Game
BEAR/ELK/DEER TAGS - SENIOR RESIDENTS - Amends existing law to remove an
age restriction for certain fees for bear, deer or elk tags for persons who
hold a senior resident combination license.
01/08 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
Rpt prt - to Res/Con
01/24 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
01/25 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
01/29 3rd rdg - PASSED - 64-3-3
AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Boe, Bolz,
Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Collins, Crow,
Deal, Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20),
Gagner, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood, Henbest, Higgins, Hornbeck,
Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kendell, Kunz, Langford, Loertscher, Marley,
Meyer Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy,
Raybould, Ridinger, Roberts, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Shepherd,
Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stone, Swan, Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood,
Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- Lake, Mader, McKague
Absent and excused -- Black, Cuddy, Sellman
Floor Sponsor - Raybould
Title apvd - to Senate
01/30 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Res/Env
03/05 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/06 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/20 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw,
Cameron, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure,
Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee,
Lodge, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sims, Sorensen,
Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams,
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsor -- Schroeder
Title apvd - to House
03/21 To enrol
03/22 Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed - to Gov
03/23 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 139
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 42
BY MR. SPEAKER
Requested by: Department of Fish and Game
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO FISH AND GAME; AMENDING SECTION 36-409, IDAHO CODE, TO REMOVE AN
3 AGE RESTRICTION FOR CERTAIN FEES FOR BEAR, DEER OR ELK TAGS FOR PERSONS
4 WHO HOLD A SENIOR RESIDENT COMBINATION LICENSE AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 36-409, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 36-409. GAME TAGS -- PERMITS -- FEES -- PENALTY. (a) Resident Game Tags.
10 A resident who has obtained a permit to hunt, as provided in section 36-401,
11 Idaho Code, or has purchased or obtained a license to hunt, as provided in
12 section 36-406, Idaho Code, upon payment of the fees provided herein shall be
13 eligible to receive a resident game tag to hunt and kill a moose, bighorn
14 sheep, mountain goat, elk, deer, antelope, mountain lion, bear, sandhill crane
15 or turkey in accordance with the laws of this state and rules promulgated by
16 the commission; provided further, that any person seventy (70) years of age or
17 older who holds a senior resident combination license or any person who holds
18 a youth combination or hunting license or any disabled American veteran who
19 holds a disabled combination license, may be issued a bear, deer or elk tag
20 for a fee as specified in section 36-416, Idaho Code; provided further, that
21 resident game tags may be issued only to those persons who meet residency
22 requirements of subsection (s) of section 36-202, Idaho Code.
23 (b) Nonresident Game Tags. A nonresident who has purchased a license to
24 hunt, as provided in section 36-407(a), Idaho Code, or has obtained a license
25 to hunt, as provided in section 36-406(e), Idaho Code, or a resident who has
26 purchased or obtained a license to hunt, as provided in section 36-406, Idaho
27 Code, upon payment of the fees provided herein, shall be eligible to receive a
28 nonresident tag to hunt and kill a moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk,
29 deer, antelope, mountain lion, bear, sandhill crane or turkey in accordance
30 with the laws of this state and rules promulgated by the commission.
31 (c) Game Tags Required. The appropriate tag must be had for the hunting
32 or taking of each and every one (1) of the aforementioned wildlife. Provided,
33 however, that the requirements for a mountain lion tag or a bear tag, as to
34 different periods of time and areas of the state, shall be determined and
35 specified by the commission. Provided further, that the commission may promul-
36 gate rules to allow a nonresident deer tag to be used to hunt and kill either
37 a bear or a mountain lion during the open season for deer in that area, unit
38 or zone as may be specified by the commission. All of said tags are to bear
39 and have serial numbers.
40 (d) Game Tag to Be Validated and Attached to Carcass. As soon as any per-
41 son kills any wildlife for which a tag is required, said tag, belonging to
42 him, must be validated and attached to said wildlife in a manner provided by
43 commission rule.
1 (e) Archery Permits. In addition to meeting the license and tag require-
2 ments provided in this chapter, any person s participating in any controlled or
3 general game season which has been specifically designated as an archery hunt
4 must have in his possession an archery hunt permit which may be purchased at a
5 fee as specified in section 36-416, Idaho Code.
6 (f) Muzzleloader Permit. In addition to meeting the license and tag
7 requirements provided in this chapter, any person participating in any con-
8 trolled or general game season which has been specifically designated as a
9 muzzleloader hunt must have in his possession a muzzleloader permit which may
10 be purchased at a fee as specified in section 36-416, Idaho Code.
11 (g) Hound Hunter Permit -- Resident -- Nonresident. Any person using a
12 dog for the purpose of hunting or for taking, as defined in section 36-202,
13 Idaho Code, big game or furbearing animals must have in his possession a valid
14 hound hunter permit which may be purchased by resident and nonresident license
15 holders for a fee as specified in section 36-416, Idaho Code.
16 (h) Nonresident Bird of Prey Capture Permit. The commission may, under
17 rules as it may prescribe, issue a nonresident bird of prey capture permit.
18 This capture permit may be purchased by any licensed, nonresident falconer for
19 capturing birds of prey in Idaho. The fee for the permit shall be as specified
20 in section 36-416, Idaho Code, and the permit shall be issued under the condi-
21 tion that the nonresident's home state allows reciprocal raptor capturing
22 privileges for Idaho falconers.
23 (i) Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Pheasant Permit. The commission may,
24 under rules as it may prescribe, issue a wildlife management area pheasant
25 permit that must be purchased by all persons over sixteen (16) years of age
26 prior to hunting pheasants on state wildlife management areas designated by
27 the commission. The fee for the permit shall be as specified in section
28 36-416, Idaho Code.
29 (j) Bear Baiting Permit. The commission may, under rules as it may pre-
30 scribe, issue a bear baiting permit. Any person placing or using bait as may
31 be allowed by rule for the purpose of attracting bear must have in his posses-
32 sion a valid bear baiting permit which may be purchased by a license holder
33 for a fee as specified in section 36-416, Idaho Code.
34 (k) Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program Permit. The commission
35 may, as provided by federal laws or regulations and under rules as it may pre-
36 scribe, issue a migratory bird harvest information program permit that must be
37 purchased by all persons prior to hunting migratory game birds as required by
38 federal law or regulations. The fee for the permit shall be as specified in
39 section 36-416, Idaho Code.
40 (l) Dog Field Trial Permit. The commission may, under rules as it may
41 prescribe, issue a dog field trial permit to any person using birds for dog
42 field trials or training as may be allowed by rule. The permit may be pur-
43 chased for a fee as specified in section 36-416, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
During the many modifications to the department's fee increase legislation this year, a
commitment was made in late March 2000 to the Senate Resource and Environment
Committee. That commitment was to reduce the cost of bear, deer, and elk tags for eligible
residents ages 65 through 69 to half price. This legislation would implement that
commitment. The prices of these tags for this age group of residents will be the same as
those fees for resident junior hunters and eligible resident seniors aged 70 and older.
This will reduce license revenue to the department by about $44,000 per year. If an
eligible resident were to purchase all three tags that person would save $26.25.
Name: Roger Fuhrman, Department of Fish and Game
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. H42