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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4
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HJR004.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
GAME - HUNTING/FISHING/TRAPPING - Proposes a new section to the
Constitution of the State of Idaho to provide that hunting, trapping,
fishing and taking of game animals, game birds and game fish are a valued
part of our heritage; and to provide that all wildlife shall be managed by
laws and regulations which provide continued supplies for Idaho citizens.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2002
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 A JOINT RESOLUTION
2 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF
3 IDAHO, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 23, ARTICLE I, TO PROVIDE THAT
4 HUNTING, TRAPPING AND FISHING AND THE TAKING OF GAME ANIMALS, GAME BIRDS
5 AND GAME FISH ARE A VALUED PART OF OUR HERITAGE AND THEREFORE THE RIGHT
6 TO HUNT, TRAP AND FISH WILL BE FOREVER PRESERVED FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE
7 STATE OF IDAHO WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE STATE OF IDAHO AND THAT ALL
8 WILDLIFE SHALL BE MANAGED BY REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS, LAWS AND RULES;
9 STATING THE QUESTION TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORATE; DIRECTING THE LEG-
10 ISLATIVE COUNCIL TO PREPARE THE STATEMENTS REQUIRED BY LAW; AND DIRECTING
11 THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO PUBLISH THE AMENDMENT AND ARGUMENTS AS REQUIRED
12 BY LAW.
13 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
14 SECTION 1. That Article I, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be
15 amended by the addition of a NEW SECTION, to be known and designated as Sec-
16 tion 23, Article I, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho, and to read as
18 SECTION 23. RIGHT TO HUNT, TRAP AND FISH. Hunting, trapping,
19 and fishing and the taking of game animals, game birds and game fish
20 are a valued part of our heritage and therefore the right to hunt,
21 trap and fish will be forever preserved for the people of the state
22 of Idaho within the boundaries of the state of Idaho. All wildlife
23 shall be managed by reasonable restrictions, laws and rules.
24 SECTION 2. The question to be submitted to the electors of the State of
25 Idaho at the next general election shall be as follows:
26 "Shall Article I, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be amended by
27 the addition of a new Section 23, to provide that hunting, trapping, and fish-
28 ing and the taking of game animals, game birds and game fish are a valued part
29 of our heritage and therefore the right to hunt, trap and fish will be forever
30 preserved for the people of the state of Idaho within the boundaries of the
31 state of Idaho and that all wildlife shall be managed by reasonable restric-
32 tions, laws and rules?".
33 SECTION 3. The Legislative Council is directed to prepare the statements
34 required by Section 67-453, Idaho Code, and file the same.
35 SECTION 4. The Secretary of State is hereby directed to publish this pro-
36 posed constitutional amendment and arguments as required by law.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This bill will forever preserve the right to hunt, fish, and
trap, as they are a valued part of Idaho's heritage. All
wildlife shall be managed by reasonable restrictions, laws, and
As estimated by the Secretary of State's office, this will cost
the general fund approximately $25,000.
Name: Rep. Dick Harwood
Rep. Tom Trail
Phone: 208 332-1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HJR 4