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S1137..........................................by RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT
CERVID CARCASSES - IMPORTATION - Adds to existing law to restrict the
importation of cervid carcasses or parts of cervid carcasses from other
states or countries; to provide exceptions; to provide for certain testing;
and to provide for violations and penalties.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1137
BY RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO FISH AND GAME; AMENDING CHAPTER 5, TITLE 36, IDAHO CODE, BY THE
3 ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 36-506, IDAHO CODE, TO RESTRICT THE IMPORTATION
4 OF CERVID CARCASSES OR PARTS OF CERVID CARCASSES FROM OTHER STATES OR
5 COUNTRIES, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN TESTING, TO PRO-
6 VIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME SHALL MAKE TEST KITS AND
7 INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE AND TO PROVIDE FOR VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Chapter 5, Title 36, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
10 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
11 ignated as Section 36-506, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
12 36-506. RESTRICTION OF IMPORTATION OF CERVID CARCASSES. (1) No cervid
13 carcass or parts of a cervid carcass shall be imported into the state of Idaho
14 from another state or country, except for the following body parts:
15 (a) Meat that is cut and wrapped, either commercially or privately;
16 (b) Quarters or other portions of meat to which no part of the spinal
17 column or head is attached;
18 (c) Meat that has been deboned;
19 (d) Hides with no heads attached;
20 (e) Finished taxidermy heads;
21 (f) Antlers with no meat or tissue attached;
22 (g) Skulls with antlers attached and with no meat or tissue attached; and
23 (h) Upper canine teeth.
24 (2) The prohibition in subsection (1) shall not apply to carcasses or
25 parts of carcasses imported into the state of Idaho from any state or country
26 contiguous to the state of Idaho, provided that any person importing a cervid
27 carcass or part of a cervid carcass, other than those body parts identified in
28 paragraphs (a) through (h) of subsection (1), into the state from a contiguous
29 state or country shall:
30 (a) At the time the animal is taken, obtain a blood sample and preserve
31 the same in accordance with instructions provided by the department of
32 fish and game pursuant to subsection (3) of this section for the purpose
33 of testing for brucellosis;
34 (b) Within twenty-four (24) hours of the animal being taken, obtain a
35 brain stem tissue sample and preserve the same in formaldehyde in accor-
36 dance with the instructions provided by the department of fish and game
37 pursuant to subsection (3) of this section for the purpose of testing for
38 chronic wasting disease;
39 (c) Within fourteen (14) days of the animal being taken, deliver the sam-
40 ples to an office of the department of fish and game along with a fee in
41 the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) to defray costs of kit prepara-
42 tion and distribution, sample receipt and testing and information setting
43 forth the specific location the animal was taken, the date the animal was
1 taken, and the identity of the individual that took the animal.
2 Each office of the department of fish and game shall, on a weekly basis, sub-
3 mit blood samples and brain stem samples submitted pursuant to the provisions
4 of this subsection to an appropriate laboratory for the purpose of testing for
5 brucellosis and chronic wasting disease. The department shall compile and mon-
6 itor results of such testing.
7 (3) Each office of the department of fish and game shall make test kits
8 and instructions, including the minimum amount of blood and brain stem tissue
9 samples required to be collected as well as the method of preservation, avail-
10 able for purposes of compliance with this section.
11 (4) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be found
12 guilty as provided in section 36-1401, Idaho Code, and shall be punished as
13 set forth in section 36-1402, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
To aid in the prevention of disease being introduced into Idaho's
Cervidae by infected animal tissue from other states.
There is no fiscal impact to the general fund.
Name: Senator Jeff Siddoway
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1137