Commission Meeting, Legislative Conference Call, February 21, 2019

A Commission conference call is scheduled at 8:00 a.m. MST

Place of Meeting:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
600 S Walnut Street
Boise, Idaho

Persons Attending: Commissioners, Director and Staff

Purpose of Meeting

Discuss legislation, rules, and other matters of interest to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and sportsmen. Agenda notices will be posted before each meeting.



Posted 2/19/2019

SNR – Senate Resources and Environment Committee
HNR – House Resources and Conservation Committee
All agenda items designated for potential action

  1. Update about Fish and Game Rule dockets
    HCR 7, Fish and Game rule rejection. Passed the House and the Senate
  2. Update about Fish and Game Legislative Presentations (JFAC, other) and budget issues
  3. Bill Analysis for Discussion/Action for Policy Position
    House Bill 97, Clarify landowner recreational immunity. Awaiting hearing in HNR.
    Commission position: Support
    House Bill 100, Revises administrative rules approval. Passed the House. Awaiting hearing in Senate State Affairs.
    Senate Bill 1039, Remove sunset dates for Wolf Depredation Control Board, livestock assessments, and IDFG license transfer. Passed Senate and House.
    Commission position: Support
    House Bill 80, Expand claims eligible for wildlife damage compensation. Passed the House. Hearing in SNR on 2/20.
    Commission position: Monitor.
    House Bill 96, Revise Outfitter set-aside and allocated tags for deer and elk.
    Commission position: Does Not Support
    Senate Bill 1088, Requires Commission to issue 5 DAV free big game tags and revises tag designation provisions to select the most deserving disabled veteran. Hearing in SNR on 2/20.
    Commission position: Monitor.
    Senate Bill 1089, Illegal to willfully post public land as private or to obstruct entry. Awaiting hearing in SNR.
    Commission position: Monitor.
    Senate Bill 110, Amends existing law to provide legislative intent, to revise a provision regarding a search by an officer, and to provide that a search or inspection by an officer shall be subject to certain requirements. Awaiting a hearing in HNR. Analysis
    House Bill 162, Creates an Idaho Council on Federal Lands to monitor state policies and issues associated with federal lands including facilitating contracts between the federal government and state agencies as warranted. Awaiting a hearing in House State Affairs Committee.
    House Joint Memorial No. 9, Urging the National Marine Fishery Service to practice all expediency toward the completion of the Incidental Take Permit required for the lawful operation of Idaho’s Steelhead fishing season. Passed the House.
    House Joint Memorial No. 6, Transportation project in Fremont County. Awaiting a hearing in House Transportation Committee.
  4. Other Discussion
  5. Executive Session I.C. 74-206 (1) (f)
Individuals with disabilities may request meeting accommodations by contacting the Director’s office at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game directly at 208-334-5159 or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-2529 (TDD).
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