AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
IDAHO WOLF DEPREDATION CONTROL BOARD
22-5301. board created. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 25-2612A, Idaho Code, there is hereby created the Idaho wolf depredation control board in the office of the governor for the purpose of directing and managing funds as provided for in this chapter for wolf depredation control within the state of Idaho. The board shall be composed of five (5) members, three (3) of whom shall be appointed by the governor. A majority of the members present at any meeting shall constitute a quorum, and a majority vote of the quorum at any meeting shall constitute an official act of the board. The membership of the board shall consist at all times of members representing the following executive agencies and interests:
(a) The director of the department of agriculture;
(b) The director of the department of fish and game;
(c) A member representative of sportsmen’s interests;
(d) A member representative of the livestock industry; and
(e) A member of the public at large, not to exclude any person who may have sportsmen or livestock interests.
Members of the board not representing an executive agency will be appointed by the governor.
(2) Each member of the board shall be a citizen of the United States and a bona fide resident of the state of Idaho. During a term of office, a member must continue to possess all of the qualifications necessary for appointment. Failure to maintain such qualifications shall be cause for removal from office. The governor may remove any appointed board member at will.
(3) On July 1, 2014, the governor shall appoint each member who is not an executive agency director to an initial term as follows: the member representative of sportsmen’s interests shall serve an initial appointment of two (2) years; the member representative of the livestock industry shall serve an initial appointment of two (2) years and the member of the public at large shall serve an initial appointment of three (3) years. All subsequent terms of appointment of all appointed board members shall be two (2) years. Vacancies shall be filled as terms expire. Each of such board members shall hold office until his successor has been appointed. The term of office shall commence on July 1 of the year of appointment and expire on June 30 of the last year of the term of office.
(4) Vacancies in any unexpired term shall be filled by appointment by the governor for the remainder of the unexpired term. The member appointed to fill a vacancy shall represent the same interest as the member whose office has become vacant.
[22-5301, added 2014, ch. 188, sec. 2, p. 500.]