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TITLE 22
AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
CHAPTER 53
IDAHO WOLF DEPREDATION CONTROL BOARD
22-5306.  wolf control assessments — use of funds — fish and game fund transfer. In order to carry out the provisions of this chapter, the following shall occur:
(1)  Wolf control assessments collected from the livestock industry, by and through the state brand inspector and the Idaho sheep and goat health board, shall be combined for purposes of deposit into the livestock subaccount of the wolf control fund and, beginning in fiscal year 2015, shall total one hundred ten thousand dollars ($110,000) annually for each fiscal year.
(a)  The state brand inspector shall assess, levy and collect, as set forth in section 25-1145, Idaho Code, wolf control assessments in an amount sufficient to fund, in combination with Idaho sheep and goat health board assessments, the livestock subaccount of the wolf control fund as provided in subsection (1) of this section.
(b)  The Idaho sheep and goat health board shall assess, levy and collect, as set forth in section 25-131, Idaho Code, wolf control assessments in an amount sufficient to fund, in combination with state brand inspector assessments, the livestock subaccount of the wolf control fund as provided in subsection (1) of this section.
(2)  The wolf depredation control board shall use all funds in the wolf control fund, with the exception of moneys transferred from the fish and game fund as provided for in subsections (3), (4) and (5) of this section unless so directed by the fish and game commission pursuant to subsection (3) of this section, for all activities associated with legal lethal means of control and for the purposes of sections 22-5302 and 22-5304(4), Idaho Code.
(3)  Beginning in fiscal year 2022, the state controller shall annually, as soon after July 1 of each year as practical, transfer three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) from the fish and game fund to the fish and game fund transfer subaccount of the wolf control fund. The fish and game commission, on or before July 1 of each year, is authorized to direct the wolf depredation control board as to the use of such funds and the wolf depredation control board shall comply with the direction of the commission.
(4)  In no event shall the wolf control assessments deposited into the livestock subaccount exceed one hundred ten thousand dollars ($110,000).
(5)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in the event the total wolf control assessments collected from the livestock industry in any fiscal year are less than one hundred ten thousand dollars ($110,000), and available moneys in the secondary fund are insufficient to bring the total to one hundred ten thousand dollars ($110,000), the livestock industry shall only be required to deposit the moneys so collected and available from the secondary fund into the livestock subaccount of the wolf control fund, and the state controller shall transfer the full amount transferred from the fish and game fund to the fish and game fund transfer subaccount of the wolf control fund.

History:
[22-5306, added 2014, ch. 188, sec. 2, p. 502; am. 2021, ch. 307, sec. 2, p. 915.]


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