Wildlife, exhibitor license
WILDLIFE – Adds to existing law to provide an exception to requirements for wildlife held captive in Idaho.

RS30120 / S1084

Wildlife exhibitors under a USDA Class C Exhibitors License since 2003 are treated the same as municipal zoos, except the Department of Fish and Game will continue to regulate importation of cervidae under its jurisdiction for disease purposes and have the ability to inspect animal records in the possession of those exhibitors. The legislation also eliminates much of the duplicity of state and federal regulation of wildlife exhibits for those operating in good standing for the past 20 years.To clarify that animals living in a wildlife exhibit under a USDA Class C Exhibitors License are not generally living in a state of nature, and accordingly, are not included in the definition of "wildlife". It also eliminates the duplicity of state and federal regulations of wildlife exhibits in Idaho.

This bill has no negative effect on the state general fund as it will eliminate some of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game's (IDFG) regulatory functions.duties. IDFG may also be able to recoup some administrative costs within their wildlife program.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/13 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/14 Reported Printed; referred to Resources & Environment
02/23 Reported out of committee; to 14th Order for amendment
03/02 Placed in the Committee of the Whole
Reported out without recommendation, as amended
Amendments ordered printed; referred for engrossment
Amendments reported printed
Reported engrossed, filed for first reading, as amended
Read first time as amended, filed for Second Reading
03/03 Read second time as amended, filed for Third reading
03/08 Retained on calendar
03/09 Read third time in full as amended – PASSED - 33-2-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Dunn(Carlson), Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Zuiderveld
NAYS – Lenney, Wintrow
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Burtenshaw
Title apvd - to House
03/13 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
Read First Time, Referred to Resources & Conservation
03/16 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/17 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/20 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/21 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 52-13-5
AYES – Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Cannon, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Gallagher, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Weber, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Berch, Burns, Cheatum, Chew, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Mathias, Nash, Necochea, Roberts, Rubel
Absent – Alfieri, Dixon(24), Redman, Vander Woude, Wheeler
Floor Sponsor - Boyle
Title apvd - to Senate
03/22 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker
03/23 Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate
Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor
03/24 Reported delivered to Governor at 8:25 a.m. on 03/24/23
03/28 Signed by Governor on 03/27/23
Session Law Chapter 150
Effective: 03/27/2023