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S1087..........................................by RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT FISH AND GAME COMMISSION - Amends existing law to revise term of office provisions relating to the Fish and Game Commission. 02/06 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/07 Rpt prt - to Res/Env 02/19 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/20 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/28 3rd rdg - FAILED - 7-28-0 AYES -- Andreason, Broadsword, Coiner, Gannon, Heinrich, Jorgenson, Schroeder NAYS -- Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Burkett, Cameron, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond, Hill, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Schroeder Filed in Office of the Secretary of Senate
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1087 BY RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO FISH AND GAME; AMENDING SECTION 36-102, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE TERM 3 OF OFFICE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION. 4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 5 SECTION 1. That Section 36-102, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 6 amended to read as follows: 7 36-102. IDAHO FISH AND GAME COMMISSION. (a) Creation. There is hereby 8 created the Idaho fish and game commission. The department of fish and game of 9 the state of Idaho is hereby placed under the supervision, management and con- 10 trol of said Idaho fish and game commission, hereinafter referred to as the 11 commission or as said commission. 12 (b) Membership -- Appointment -- Qualifications. The commission shall 13 consist of seven (7) members, to be appointed by the governor of the state of 14 Idaho, who shall hold office during the pleasure of the governor and who 15 shall be subject to removal by him. The selection and appointment of said mem- 16 bers shall be made solely upon consideration of the welfare and best interests 17 of fish and game in the state of Idaho, and no person shall be appointed a 18 member of said commission unless he shall be well informed upon, and inter- 19 ested in, the subject of wildlife conservation and restoration. No member 20 shall hold any other elective or appointive office, state, county or munici- 21 pal, or any office in any political party organization. Not more than four (4) 22 of the members of said commission shall at any time belong to the same politi- 23 cal party. Each of the members of said commission shall be a citizen of the 24 United States, and of the state of Idaho, and a bona fide resident of the 25 region from which he is appointed as hereinafter set forth. Said members so 26 appointed shall act and assume full powers and duties upon appointment, as 27 herein provided, but such appointments shall be subject to confirmation by the 28 senate at its next session. 29 (c) Creation of Regions. For the purpose of this act, the state of Idaho 30 is divided into seven (7) regions, which shall be named: 31 (1) Panhandle region to consist of the counties of Boundary, Bonner, 32 Kootenai, Shoshone and Benewah; 33 (2) Clearwater region to consist of the counties of Latah, Clearwater, 34 Nez Perce, Lewis and Idaho; 35 (3) Southwestern region to consist of the counties of Adams, Valley, 36 Washington, Payette, Gem, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore and Owyhee; 37 (4) Magic Valley region to consist of the counties of Camas, Blaine, 38 Gooding, Lincoln, Minidoka, Jerome, Twin Falls and Cassia; 39 (5) Southeastern region to consist of the counties of Bingham, Power, 40 Bannock, Caribou, Oneida, Franklin and Bear Lake; 41 (6) Upper Snake River region to consist of the counties of Clark, Fre- 42 mont, Butte, Jefferson, Madison, Teton and Bonneville; 43 (7) Salmon region to consist of the counties of Lemhi and Custer. 2 1 Each of the above enumerated regions shall, at all times, be represented 2 by one (1) member of the commission, appointed from said region by the gover- 3 nor. 4 (d) Terms of Office. 5 (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the members 6 of said commission shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years; pro- 7 vided, that in the case of the death of any commissioner, or his removal 8 from office as hereinbefore provided, the governor shall appoint a succes- 9 sor from the same region for the unexpired term. Beginning in 1999 and 10 thereafter, the term of each member shall expire on June 30. The term of 11 any member which would otherwise expire prior to June 30 shall be extended 12 to June 30. No member shall serve more than two (2) terms, except that a13 member appointed to fill an unexpired term may be appointed to two (2)14 additional, full terms. Members serving on the effective date of this act15 shall be eligible to complete the term they are then serving, and shall16 thereafter be governed by the provisions of this subsection limiting the17 length of any additional terms to four (4) years and the number of terms18 to two (2).19 (2) In appointing successors for the members whose terms expire in 1999, 20 the governor shall designate two (2) members to be appointed for a term of 21 three (3) years and two (2) members to be appointed for a term of four (4) 22 years. Successors to the members appointed for a term of three (3) years 23 shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years thereafter. 24 (e) Oath of Office -- Bond. Each commissioner shall, before entering upon 25 his official duties, take and subscribe to the official oath, in writing, as 26 provided by section 59-401, Idaho Code, to which said official oath there 27 shall be added a declaration as to the name of the political party to which 28 such commissioner belongs, and said commissioner shall be bonded to the state 29 of Idaho in the time, form, and manner prescribed by chapter 8, title 59, 30 Idaho Code. 31 (f) Compensation and Reimbursement for Expenses. Each member of the com- 32 mission shall be compensated as provided by section 59-509(h), Idaho Code. All 33 such compensation and expenses shall be paid from the fish and game account. 34 (g) Quorum. A majority of the commissioners shall constitute a quorum for 35 the transaction of any business, for the performance of any duty, or for the 36 exercise of any power. 37 (h) Office and Supplies. The commission shall have its principal office 38 in Ada county and is authorized to purchase supplies, equipment, printed 39 forms, and notices, and to issue such publications as may be necessary.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 16905 The purpose of this legislation is to remove term limits from Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners. FISCAL NOTE There is no fiscal impact. Contact Name: Senator Gary Schroeder Phone: 208-332-1324 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1087