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DOMESTIC CERVIDAE - Amends existing law to provide a moratorium on the
registration of domestic cervidae farms and ranches.
01/12 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/15 Rpt prt - to Agric Aff
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1004
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO DOMESTIC CERVIDAE; AMENDING SECTION 25-3701, IDAHO CODE, TO PRO-
3 VIDE A MORATORIUM ON THE REGISTRATION OF DOMESTIC CERVIDAE FARMS AND
4 RANCHES; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 25-3701, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 25-3701. DOMESTIC CERVIDAE FARMING DEEMED AGRICULTURAL PURSUIT. It shall
9 be lawful for any person, association or corporation to breed, own or control
10 domestic cervidae, which are defined as fallow deer (dama dama), elk (cervus
11 elaphus) or reindeer (rangifer tarandus), but shall not include red deer
12 (urasian cervidae) or any subspecies or hybrids thereof, and hold such animal
13 in captivity for breeding or other useful purposes on domestic cervidae farms
14 or ranches, provided the premises have been registered with the division of
15 animal industries prior to the effective date of this act or after July 1,
16 2012. Reindeer (rangifer tarandus) shall not be held for domestic purposes
17 north of the Salmon River. For the purposes of all classification and adminis-
18 tration of the laws of the state of Idaho, and all administrative orders and
19 rules pertaining thereto, the breeding, raising, producing, harvesting or mar-
20 keting of such animals or their products by the producer or his agent shall be
21 deemed an agricultural pursuit; such animals shall be deemed livestock and
22 their products shall be deemed agricultural products; the persons engaged in
23 such agricultural pursuits shall be deemed farmers, cervidae farmers, cervidae
24 breeders or cervidae ranchers; the premises within which such pursuit is con-
25 ducted shall be deemed farms, cervidae farms, or cervidae ranches.
26 SECTION 2. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby
27 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
28 passage and approval.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to place a moratorium on the
establishment of new domestic Cervidae farms in the State of
Idaho from the date of passage of this legislation until 2 July,
There is no fiscal impact.
Name: Senator Gary Schroeder
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1004