Commission Meeting, Legislative Conference Call, February 28, 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.

 

Agenda

Posted 2/26/2019 3:15pm MT
Definitions:

SNR – Senate Resources and Environment Committee
HNR – House Resources and Conservation Committee

  1. Update about Fish and Game Legislative Presentations (JFAC, other) and budget issues

    JFAC sets FY2020 budget March 4; time TBD.

    Link to listen in.

  2. Bill Analysis for Discussion/Action for Policy Position / Potential Action Items
    House Bill 97, Clarify landowner recreational immunity. On House floor.
    Commission position: Support
    Download Legislature PDF
    House Bill 100, Revises administrative rules approval. Awaiting hearing in Senate State Affairs.
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    Senate Bill 1039, Remove sunset dates for Wolf Depredation Control Board, livestock assessments, and IDFG license transfer. Passed Senate and House.
    Commission position: Support
    Download Legislature PDF
    House Bill 80, Expand claims eligible for wildlife damage compensation. On Senate floor.
    Commission position: Monitor.
    Download Legislature PDF
    House Bill 192; Replaces H 96. Revise Outfitter set-aside and allocated tags for deer and elk. Hearing in HNR expected March 5.
    Download Legislature PDF
    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. In Senate 14th order for Amendment.
    Commission position: Do not support original S 1088.
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    Senate Bill 1089, Illegal to willfully post public land as private or to obstruct entry. Awaiting hearing in SNR.
    Commission position: Monitor.
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    House Bill 189; Replaces H 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. On House floor.
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    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. On House floor.
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    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. Awaiting hearing in SNR.
    Commission position: Support.
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    House Joint Memorial No. 6, Transportation project in Fremont County. On House floor.
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  3. Other Discussion
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).