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S1499......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
WOLF OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE - Amends existing law to extend the time in which
the Department of Fish and Game is authorized to work in conjunction with
the Wolf Oversight Committee in the development and implementation of an
Idaho Wolf Management Plan.
03/04 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
Rpt prt - to Res/Env
03/05 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/06 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/07 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch(Bartlett), Brandt, Bunderson,
Burtenshaw, Cameron, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure,
Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Hill, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia,
Little, Lodge, Marley, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder,
Sims, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Williams
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsor - Schroeder
Title apvd - to House
03/08 House intro - 1st rdg - to Res/Con
03/14 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
Rls susp - PASSED - 57-7-6
AYES -- Barraclough, Bell, Bieter, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford,
Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Denney,
Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Gould,
Hadley, Hammond, Henbest, Higgins, Jaquet, Jones, Kendell, Kunz,
Lake, Loertscher, Mader, Martinez, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen,
Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Raybould, Ridinger, Roberts,
Robison, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith(33), Smith(23), Smylie,
Stevenson, Stone, Trail, Wheeler, Young
NAYS -- Barrett, Harwood, Hornbeck, Langford, McKague, Sali, Wood
Absent and excused -- Aikele, Bedke, Deal, Kellogg, Tilman, Mr.
Floor Sponsor - Wheeler
Title apvd - to Senate
03/14 To enrol
03/15 Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed
03/18 To Governor
03/26 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 327
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2002
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1499
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO WOLVES; AMENDING SECTION 36-715, IDAHO CODE, TO EXTEND THE TIME IN
3 WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME IS AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN CONJUNCTION
4 WITH THE WOLF OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE IN DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN
5 IDAHO WOLF MANAGEMENT PLAN.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 36-715, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 36-715. DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME REGARDING THE ENDAN-
10 GERED SPECIES ACT. (1) Since wolf/dog hybridizations are known to exist within
11 Idaho and these hybrids are not protected by the United States endangered spe-
12 cies act, a biological evaluation shall be required of the animal to determine
13 species priority before the department of fish and game may take any action in
14 accordance with the United States endangered species act.
15 (2) The department of fish and game shall not be authorized to expend
16 funds, transfer assets or enter into a cooperative agreement with any agency,
17 department or entity of the United States government concerning wolves unless
18 expressly authorized by state statute except that the department is authorized
19 to provide a representative to participate on the northern rocky mountain wolf
20 recovery team and to participate in activities regarding nuisance wolves, and
21 except that the department is allowed to meet and confer with state, local and
22 federal agencies, departments or entities or federally recognized Indian
23 tribes to discuss those federal or tribal entities' plans for wolf
24 reintroduction or for monitoring wolf reintroduction and wolf recovery pro-
25 grams. Additionally, the department may cooperate with counties, federal agen-
26 cies, departments or entities or federally recognized Indian tribes regarding
27 damage complaints, depredation, and conflicts regarding wolves in this state.
28 The department of fish and game is not authorized to participate in investiga-
29 tions or enforcement actions involving violations of the final rules of the
30 United States fish and wildlife service or section 9 of the United States
31 endangered species act, as the final rules and section 9 regulate the
32 reintroduction of wolves into central Idaho.
33 (3) If a wolf is sighted, the burden of proof concerning the reported
34 presence of the wolf within Idaho shall rest with the observer and the depart-
35 ment of fish and game shall take no action to enforce the United States endan-
36 gered species act regarding wolves in absence of that proof.
37 (4) From the effective date of this act through December 31, 200 23, the
38 department of fish and game is authorized to work in conjunction with the wolf
39 oversight committee, as established by the wolf EIS participation plan dated
40 February, 1992, in the development and implementation of an Idaho wolf manage-
41 ment plan, provided that:
42 (a) The department is authorized to work in conjunction with the wolf
43 oversight committee to develop and coordinate wolf management plans with
1 state agency officials of the states of Wyoming and Montana.
2 (b) Any Idaho wolf management plan so developed by the department and
3 wolf oversight committee shall take into consideration local economies,
4 custom, culture, and private property rights. The department and the wolf
5 oversight committee may consult with federal entities and coordinate with
6 state and local government entities in the development of the plan.
7 (c) Upon completion of an Idaho wolf management plan, the department and
8 the wolf oversight committee shall provide a report to the senate
9 resources and environment committee and to the house resources and conser-
10 vation committee and shall provide written copies to all interested par-
11 ties. When the plan is complete, the speaker of the house of representa-
12 tives and the president pro tempore of the senate may authorize a joint
13 meeting of the senate resources and environment committee and the house
14 resources and conservation committee to be held during the interim to
15 review the Idaho wolf management plan.
16 (d) Members of the wolf oversight committee shall serve without compensa-
17 tion, but shall be reimbursed actual expenses for attending meetings of
18 the committee from funds provided by the department of fish and game at
19 prevailing state rates.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The effective date of the act is extended to December 31, 2003.
Name: Senator Laird Noh
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1499