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S1229......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
CERVID CARCASSES - Adds to existing law relating to fish and game to
provide for certain restrictions on the importation and disposal of cervid
carcasses or parts of cervid carcasses from chronic wasting disease endemic
areas; to provide exceptions; to provide for violations and penalties; and
to provide that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game shall publish lists
of chronic wasting disease endemic areas.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1229
BY STATE AFFAIRS 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 PROVIDE LEGISLATIVE
4 INTENT, TO DEFINE TERMS, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON THE IMPOR-
5 TATION AND DISPOSAL OF CERVID CARCASSES OR PARTS OF CERVID CARCASSES FROM
6 CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE ENDEMIC AREAS, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, TO PROVIDE
7 FOR VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF FISH
8 AND GAME SHALL PUBLISH LISTS OF CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE ENDEMIC AREAS AND
9 TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN RULEMAKING.
10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
11 SECTION 1. That Chapter 5, Title 36, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
12 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
13 ignated as Section 36-506, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
14 36-506. RESTRICTION OF IMPORTATION OF CERVID CARCASSES FROM CWD ENDEMIC
15 AREAS. (1) It is the intent of the legislature, with respect to importation of
16 cervid carcasses from CWD endemic areas, that no part of a cervid spinal col-
17 umn or brain shall be imported into the state of Idaho.
18 (2) When used in this section:
19 (a) "CWD" means chronic wasting disease;
20 (b) "CWD endemic area" means any state within the United States, or a
21 Canadian province with one (1) or more documented case of CWD in either
22 wild or domestic cervidae;
23 (c) "Head" means the bony part of a skull excluding the skin;
24 (d) "Headskin" means the skin portion of the head that shall include
25 lips, eyelids and ears either in part or in total.
26 (3) No cervid carcass or parts of a cervid carcass shall be imported into
27 the state of Idaho from a CWD endemic area, except for the following body
29 (a) Boned-out meat and commercially processed cuts of meat;
30 (b) Portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or brain attached;
31 (c) Hides with the headskin and feet or hooves attached either in part or
32 in total, or the hide, headskin, feet or hooves unattached;
33 (d) Clean skull plates, with no meat or tissue attached, with antlers
35 (e) Antlers with no meat or tissue attached;
36 (f) Finished taxidermy products; and
37 (g) Teeth.
38 Any person violating the provisions of this subsection shall be found guilty
39 as provided in section 36-1401, Idaho Code, and shall be punished as set forth
40 in section 36-1402, Idaho Code.
41 (4) The provisions of this section shall not apply to nonresidents
42 traveling through the state of Idaho, provided that no person, including a
43 nonresident, shall dispose of any cervid carcass or parts of a cervid carcass
1 from a CWD endemic area in the state of Idaho. Any person violating the provi-
2 sions of this subsection shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be pun-
3 ished as set forth in section 36-1402, Idaho Code.
4 (5) The Idaho department of fish and game shall publish, on an annual
5 basis, a list of all CWD endemic areas. During the interim between publica-
6 tions, the department shall add by temporary rule additional CWD endemic
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation is to provide for certain restrictions on the
importation and disposal of cervid carcasses or parts of cervid
carcasses from chronic wasting disease endemic areas, to provide
exceptions, to provide for violations and penalties, to provide
that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game shall publish lists of
chronic wasting disease endemic areas and to provide for certain
There is no fiscal impact.
Name: Senator Gary Schroeder
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1229