MINES AND MINING
47-1319. Bond forfeiture on default. (a) The surety bond required by this act to be given by a permittee for dredge or other placer mining purposes under permit shall be exonerated and discharged upon the completion or termination of such mining operation as specified in the permit granted therefor and upon full compliance with the requirements of this act and the rules and regulations of said board of land commissioners made for the administration thereof.
(b) That in event the holder of any permit issued under this act fails to comply with the requirements of this act and the rules and regulations of the Idaho board of land commissioners for the administration hereof, then the applicable bond of such permittee shall be forfeited to the state of Idaho in such amount and to such extent as the state board of land commissioners shall estimate and determine will be necessary to pay all cost and expense of restoring the lands and beds of streams damaged by dredge or other placer mining of said defaulting permittee and covered by such bond and remaining unrestored, and such forfeited funds are to be deposited in the dredge and placer mining account, which is hereby created in the dedicated fund of the state treasury. All moneys deposited in the dredge and placer mining account pursuant to this section or other provisions of this chapter shall be utilized by the state board of land commissioners for the restoration of lands and watercourses damaged by placer or dredge mining operations.
(c) No forfeiture of bond of a permittee shall be made until after procedures have been followed as provided in sections 47-1318 and 47-1320, Idaho Code, and the complaint is issued and findings of facts and rulings of law in support of the order of forfeiture, if any, have been made and the time for appeal has expired.
[47-1319, added 1955, Init. Meas., sec. 8; am. 1957, ch. 325, sec. 2, p. 685; am. 1969, ch. 281, sec. 8, p. 845; am. 1984, ch. 102, sec. 6, p. 237; am. 1988, ch. 72, sec. 2, p. 103.]