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S1366..........................................by RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT FISH AND GAME OFFENSES - Amends existing law to provide that prosecutions for specified fish and game misdemeanor offenses must be commenced within three years after commission of the offenses. 02/16 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/17 Rpt prt - to Res/Env
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1366 BY RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO FISH AND GAME; AMENDING SECTION 36-1406, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE 3 THAT PROSECUTIONS FOR SPECIFIED FISH AND GAME MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES MUST BE 4 COMMENCED WITHIN THREE YEARS AFTER COMMISSION OF THE OFFENSES. 5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 SECTION 1. That Section 36-1406, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 7 amended to read as follows: 8 36-1406. STATUTE OF LIMITATION FOR MISDEMEANORS. Notwithstanding any 9 other provision of law, a prosecution for misdemeanors under the provisions of 10 this title must be commenced by the issuance of a citation or filing of a com- 11 plaint within twothree ( 23) years after its commission for any of the fol- 12 lowing offenses: 13 (a) Unlawfully taking or possessing any big game animal, caribou, or14 grizzly bearAll violations with a mandatory minimum license revocation as 15 provided in section 36-1402(d), Idaho Code. 16 (b) The unlawful sale or purchase of wildlife as set forth inAll viola- 17 tions defined as flagrant violations by section 36-50136-1402(e), Idaho Code. 18 (c) Unlawfully purchasing, possessing or using any license, tag or permit19 by any person who does not reside in the state of Idaho at the time of pur-20 chase.21 The prosecution for all other misdemeanors under this title must be commenced 22 as provided in section 19-403, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14003 This bill extends the statute of limitation for prosecution of certain fish and game misdemeanor offenses. Often the investigation of these offenses takes longer than the current two year limitation. The added year allows extra time to complete the investigation so that the effort spent is not wasted and the case can be completed successfully. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact on the general fund. Contact Name: Senator Clint Stennett Phone: 208-332-1351 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1366