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H0091.........................................by RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION FISH AND GAME OFFICER - Amends existing law to provide that the director of the Department of Fish and Game may award a conservation officer his badge, duty weapon and handcuffs upon retirement in certain circumstances. 02/02 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/03 Rpt prt - to Res/Con 02/08 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/09 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/10 3rd rdg - PASSED - 59-10-1 AYES -- Anderson, Barraclough, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Martinez, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Rusche, Rydalch, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Andrus, Barrett, Hart, Loertscher, Mathews, McGeachin, Roberts, Sali, Shepherd(8), Wood Absent and excused -- Edmunson Floor Sponsor - Moyle Title apvd - to Senate 02/11 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Res/Env 02/21 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/22 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/24 3rd rdg - PASSED - 27-5-3 AYES -- Andreason, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Richardson, Schroeder, Stennett, Werk, Williams NAYS -- Davis, Little, Pearce, Stegner, Sweet Absent and excused -- Brandt, Broadsword, Noble Floor Sponsor - Burtenshaw Title apvd - to House 02/25 To enrol 02/28 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/01 Pres signed - To Governor 03/07 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 33 Effective: 07/01/05
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 91 BY RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO FISH AND GAME CONSERVATION OFFICERS; AMENDING SECTION 36-1301, 3 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR MAY AWARD A CONSERVATION OFFICER 4 HIS BADGE, DUTY WEAPON AND HANDCUFFS UPON RETIREMENT IN CERTAIN CIRCUM- 5 STANCES, TO REVISE DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. That Section 36-1301, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 8 amended to read as follows: 9 36-1301. POWER AND DUTY OF OFFICERS -- OFFICIAL BADGE -- WHO MAY WEAR -- 10 SEPARABILITYISSUANCE UPON RETIREMENT. ( a1) Authorized Officers. The director, 11 all conservation officers and other classified department employees, and all 12 sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, forest supervisors, marshals, police officers, 13 state forest department officers, and national forest rangers shall have 14 statewide jurisdiction and it is hereby made their duty to enforce the provi- 15 sions of the Idaho fish and game code. 16 ( b2) Authority and Limitations as Peace Officers. All conservation offi- 17 cers who receive certification from the Idaho peace officer standards and 18 training advisory council shall have all the authority given by statute to 19 peace officers of the state of Idaho. All other classified employees 20 appointed by the director shall have the power of peace officers limited to: 21 1.(a) The enforcement of the provisions of title 36, Idaho Code, and com- 22 mission rules and proclamations promulgated pursuant thereto. 23 2.(b) The arrest of persons having domestic animals unlawfully in their 24 possession. 25 3.(c) The enforcement of the provisions of chapter 70, title 67, Idaho 26 Code, provided that such authority is exercised in cooperation with sher- 27 iffs of the respective counties. 28 4.(d) Responding to express requests from other law enforcement agencies 29 for aid and assistance in enforcing other laws. For purposes of this sec- 30 tion, such a request from a law enforcement agency shall mean only a 31 request for assistance as to a particular and singular violation or sus- 32 picion of violation of law, and shall not constitute a continuous request 33 for assistance outside the purview of enforcement of title 36, Idaho Code. 34 ( c3) Additional Authority and Duties. Said officers and employees shall 35 have additional peace officer power, but not constituting an obligation beyond 36 their regular course of duty, relative to: 37 1.(a) The enforcement of the provisions of title 38, Idaho Code (Idaho 38 forestry act), as authorized by section 38-133, Idaho Code. 39 2.(b) The enforcement of provisions of chapter 71, title 67, Idaho Code. 40 3.(c) The enforcement of the provisions of sections 18-3906 and 18-7031, 41 Idaho Code, relating to littering. 42 4.(d) The enforcement of the provisions of section 42-3811, Idaho Code, 43 relating to the enforcement of certain provisions of chapter 38, title 42, 2 1 Idaho Code. 2 ( d4) Official Badge -- Who May Wear. No person who is not at the time a 3 classified employee or conservation officer, duly authorized and commissioned 4 by the director, shall wear or exhibit in public an official badge of the 5 Ddepartment of Ffish and Ggame of the state of Idaho. 6 (5) Issuance Upon Retirement. The director may award to a conservation 7 officer, upon retirement, that officer's badge, duty weapon and handcuffs, 8 providing that a committee of three (3) of the conservation officer's peers 9 certifies to the director that the retiring officer has served meritoriously 10 for a minimum of fifteen (15) years and should therefore be so honored.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14614 This legislation provides that dedicated Idaho Conservation Officers receive their badge, handcuffs, and duty weapon upon retirement. Currently most other state law enforcement agencies do provide these items upon retirement. This is standard procedure when they have spent many years in this career path and have served the public meritoriously. Prior to receiving this honor, there will be a committee of three peers who certify that the officer has served meritoriously for at least fifteen years. It is the intent of this legislation to show our conservation officers how much the people of this state care about their service and dedication to the public. FISCAL NOTE There will be an estimated cost of approximately $2,000.00 annually from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game budget. This has no impact on the general budget. Contact: Rep. Rich Wills Phone: 332-1000 Rep. Mike Moyle 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 91