EXTERMINATION OF WILD ANIMALS AND PESTS IN COUNTIES
25-2612A. Duties and powers of the state animal damage control board. (1) There is hereby created a state animal damage control board. The chairman of the Idaho sheep and goat health board shall be a voting member and serve as the chairman of the state animal damage control board which shall have such duties and powers relating to the prevention and control of damage caused by predatory animals and other vertebrate pests, including threatened or endangered wildlife, within the state of Idaho as are established by federal or state law, federal or state rule or regulation, or county ordinance. It is hereby made the duty of the state animal damage control board to coordinate and give general direction to programs to prevent and control damage or conflicts on federal, state, or other public or private lands caused by predatory animals, rodents, or birds injurious to animal husbandry, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, wildlife and human health or safety; and also to facilitate, coordinate or conduct such investigations, experiments or tests as deemed necessary to determine, demonstrate and promulgate the best methods of predatory animals and other vertebrate pest control. In carrying out these duties, the board may cooperate with federal, state, county, city and private agencies, organizations or individuals; provided, however, that the authority of this board is not to supersede the state fish and game department or the responsible federal agency in the utilization of the funds of those two (2) agencies in their conduct of similar work within the state of Idaho, but the board shall cooperate and work with these two (2) agencies. Prevention and control of predatory animals and other vertebrate pests does not include the payment of compensation for damages.
(2) In addition to the chairman, the state animal damage control board shall consist of a member appointed by the president of the Idaho cattle association, the director of the state department of agriculture, the director of the state department of fish and game, and the chairman of the board of directors of each of the five (5) animal damage control districts.
(3) The state animal damage control board shall have as its primary duties the coordination of the control efforts of the five (5) animal damage control districts; the establishment of general policies for the control programs; the establishment of annual priorities for control efforts; and the assignment or distribution of moneys made available to the board from any source. All contracts or agreements for providing prevention and control services which involve an expenditure of moneys from the state animal damage control board shall be in writing and shall be maintained as a part of the official records of the board.
(4) The Idaho sheep and goat health board shall provide staff, administrative and fiscal services for the animal damage control board.
[(25-2612A), 25-128A, 25-128 added 1951, ch. 250, sec. 2, p. 527; am. 1971, ch. 136, sec. 12, p. 522; am. 1974, ch. 18, sec. 98, p. 364; am. 1985, ch. 63, sec. 3, p. 127; am. 1986, ch. 212, sec. 1, p. 546; am. and redesig. 1997, ch. 116, sec. 2, p. 291; am. and redesig. 1998, ch. 205, sec. 3, p. 727; am. 2012, ch. 117, sec. 25, p. 331.]