Legislative Updates

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Bill Type: House Bills
Bill Number Commission Stance Overview
H0230 Support with caveat

Amends and adds to existing law to provide for the use of moneys for fishing access; to revise provisions regarding moneys paid into the Fish and Game Set-Aside Account; to provide for the use of moneys derived from certain license endorsements; to revise provisions regarding the transfer of certain amounts from the Expendable Big Game Depredation Fund; to revise conditions and requirements regarding payment for certain damages due to depredation; to revise certain deposit provisions regarding the Fish and Game Set-Aside Account; to provide for 3-year nonresident junior fishing licenses; to provide for license endorsements to fund wildlife depredation compensation and prevention and sportsmen access programs; to revise certain license fees; to revise provisions regarding procedures associated with depredation claims; and to provide that methods of determining forage utilization and damage or loss due to wildlife may include exclosure cages or other devices.

H0141 Support

Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding records of commercial wildlife tanneries; and to provide for the seizure and confiscation of wildlife or portions thereof in the possession of commercial wildlife tanneries under certain conditions.

H0090 support
H0089 support
Bill Type: Senate Bills
Bill Number Commission Stance Overview
S1027 Support

Amends existing law to revise certain license, tag and permit provisions; to provide for grizzly bear tags; to require taxidermist and fur buyer’s licenses for those that engage in the business of buying certain skins and parts of specified animals; to require the retention of records for those who purchase certain skins and parts of specified animals; to revise reporting requirements regarding the taking of certain wolves and to provide for the control of depredation of grizzly bear; to provide an exception for grizzly bear to prohibitions of waste and destruction of wildlife; and to provide for reimbursement to the state for grizzly bear killed, possessed or wasted.

S1010 Support

 Appropriates an additional $400,000 to the Department of Fish and Game for fiscal year 2017 for winter feeding.

Legislative updates

Summary Information Related to Idaho Fish and Game for the 2017 Idaho Legislative Session

These information are presented as a courtesy for those interested in bills surrounding Idaho Fish and Game during the recent legislative session. Bills are listed as summary and include the Commission's stance, if warranted.

Idaho Code

Idaho laws pertaining to Fish and Game are contained in Title 36 of Idaho Code.

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Administrative Rules

The Administrative Rules are made available on the Internet by the Office of Administrative Rules, Idaho Department of Administration. Official copies of the Administrative Rules must be obtained through the Office of Administrative Rules.

Administrative Code

The Administrative Code is a compilation of all final and temporary administrative rules affecting the citizens of Idaho that have been promulgated and adopted in accordance with Title 67, Chapter 52, Idaho Code. Administrative Rules have the force and effect of law and as such are subject to a comprehensive process that includes review and approval by the Idaho Legislature in order to become final and enforceable. Please see the administrative rules pertaining to the Department of Fish and Game.