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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.
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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 two three ( 23) years after its commission for any of the fol-
12 lowing offenses:
13 (a) Unlawfully taking or possessing any big game animal, caribou, or
14 grizzly bear All 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 in All viola-
17 tions defined as flagrant violations by section 36-501 36-1402(e), Idaho Code.
18 (c) Unlawfully purchasing, possessing or using any license, tag or permit
19 by any person who does not reside in the state of Idaho at the time of pur-
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
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.
There is no fiscal impact on the general fund.
Name: Senator Clint Stennett
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1366