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HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 10
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HJM010........................................by RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
WOLVES - DELISTING - Stating findings of the Legislature and urging the
Secretary of the Interior, Gale Norton, to meet with representatives from
Idaho and Montana to consider and agree upon alternative strategies to
immediately delist the gray wolf within Idaho and Montana as requested in
the October 7, 2005, letter from Montana Governor Schweitzer and Idaho
Governor Kempthorne to Secretary Norton.
02/02 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/03 Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
02/06 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/08 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote
Floor Sponsor - Roberts
Title apvd - to Senate
02/09 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Res/Env
02/20 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
02/21 10th Ord - ADOPTED - voice vote
Floor Sponsor - Brandt
Title apvd - to House
02/22 To enrol
02/23 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
02/24 Pres signed
02/27 To Secretary of State
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 10
BY RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
1 A JOINT MEMORIAL
2 TO THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, TO THE GOVERNOR OF MONTANA,
3 TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE STATE OF MONTANA IN THE
4 CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, TO THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF IDAHO AND
5 TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE STATE OF IDAHO IN THE
6 CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.
7 We, your Memorialists, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the
8 State of Idaho assembled in the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth
9 Idaho Legislature, do hereby respectfully represent that:
10 WHEREAS, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reintroduced the gray wolf
11 into central Idaho with the goal of reestablishing a viable, self-sustaining
12 population; and
13 WHEREAS, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that the existence
14 of 30 breeding pairs of wolves spread out over the states of Idaho, Montana
15 and Wyoming for three consecutive years would constitute a recovered popula-
16 tion; and
17 WHEREAS, the gray wolf populations of Idaho and Montana alone far exceed
18 the aforementioned recovered population standard; and
19 WHEREAS, the states of Idaho and Montana have produced wolf conservation
20 and management plans deemed adequate by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service;
22 WHEREAS, the Wyoming state wolf management plan was rejected by the U. S.
23 Fish and Wildlife Service; and
24 WHEREAS, the state of Wyoming and the federal government are litigating
25 the U. S. Department of the Interior's decision to reject Wyoming's wolf man-
26 agement plan; and
27 WHEREAS, it could take years for this litigation to work its way through
28 the courts.
29 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
30 sion of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and
31 the Senate concurring therein, that the Legislature urges the Secretary of the
32 Interior Gale Norton to meet with representatives from Idaho and Montana to
33 consider and agree upon alternative strategies to immediately delist the gray
34 wolf within Idaho and Montana as requested in the October 7, 2005, letter from
35 Montana Governor Schweitzer and Idaho Governor Kempthorne to Secretary Norton.
36 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
37 tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this
38 Memorial to the Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, the Governor of Montana
39 Brian Schweitzer, the congressional delegation representing the State of Mon-
40 tana in the Congress of the United States, the Governor of Idaho Dirk
41 Kempthorne and the congressional delegation representing the State of Idaho in
42 the Congress of the United States.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This House Joint Memorial urges Gale Norton, U.S. Secretary of
the Interior, to meet with representatives from Montana and Idaho
to consider and agree upon alternative strategies to immediately
delist the gray wolf within Idaho and Montana.
There will be no fiscal impact.
Name: Rep. Ken Roberts
Phone: (208) 332-1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HJM 10