Approp, wolf depred control, orig
APPROPRIATIONS – WOLF DEPREDATION CONTROL BOARD – Relates to the appropriation to the Wolf Depredation Control Board for fiscal year 2024.

RS30613 / S1166

This is the FY 2024 original appropriation bill for the Wolf Depredation Control Board. It appropriates a total of $392,000 from the General Fund.

Enabling legislation passed in 2014 found that additional financial resources are needed to continue the implementation of Idaho's Wolf management plan administered by the Department of Fish and Game. It established a five-member Wolf Depredation Control Board in the Governor's Office and created a set of new funds and subaccounts to be administered by the Department of Agriculture. The law established fees from the livestock industry to raise $110,000 per year, and provides $300,000 raised by sportsmen, to be transferred into the Wolf Control Fund. The responsibility of the Wolf Control Board is to allocate the money for control actions for wolves where there is a depredation conflict between wolves and wildlife or between wolves and livestock. The board has a cooperative services agreement and a work plan with both the Department of Fish and Game and Wildlife Services. Fish and Game authorizes control actions when wolves are causing conflicts with people, domestic animals, and significant measured deer and elk population declines.

Bill Events
Date Description
03/13 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
Reported Printed; referred to Finance
03/14 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/15 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/17 Read third time in full – PASSED - 32-2-1
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Zuiderveld
NAYS – Foreman, Wintrow
Absent and excused – Lent
Floor Sponsor - Burtenshaw
Title apvd - to House
03/20 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
Read First Time, Filed for Second Reading
03/21 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/22 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 61-6-3
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Berch, Blanksma, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Garner, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Chew, Gannon, Green, Mathias, Necochea, Rubel
Absent – Boyle, Hill, Nash
Floor Sponsor - Miller
Title apvd - to Senate
03/23 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker
03/24 Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate
Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor
Reported delivered to Governor at 11:15 a.m. on 03/24/23
03/28 Signed by Governor on 03/27/23
Session Law Chapter 160
Effective: 07/01/2023