Invasive species
INVASIVE SPECIES – Amends and adds to existing law to provide requirements for launch and transport of conveyances and to provide that a portion of annual revenue deposited in the invasive species fund may be made available to counties, cities, and other local entities for certain equipment and supplies.

RS31185 / S1322

This legislation amends Idaho Code § 22-1904 to further define "conveyance" as "retail or wholesale products, or water known to carry or have a reasonable possibility of carrying invasive species." Up to twenty percent of the invasive species fund's annual revenue is also to be made available by the department to counties, cities, or other local entities for equipment and supply costs necessary for the operation of watercraft inspection stations. Additionally, this legislation creates a new section of code requiring immediate removal of vegetation and water drainage from conveyances. Nonresidential vehicles must also carry an invasive species sticker and must be inspected at a watercraft inspection station prior to launch.

This legislation causes no additional expenditure of funds at the state or local level of government nor does it cause an increase or decrease in revenue for state or local government therefore the legislation has no fiscal impact.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/12 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/13 Reported Printed; referred to Resources & Environment
02/22 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/23 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
02/27 Read third time in full – PASSED - 25-9-1
AYES – Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Adams, Foreman, Forsmann(Carlson), Hart, Herndon, Lenney, Nichols, Trakel, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – Schroeder
Floor Sponsor - Burtenshaw
Title apvd - to House
02/28 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
02/28 Read First Time, Referred to Resources & Conservation
03/12 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/13 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/14 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 54-14-2
AYES – Achilles, Allgood, Andrus, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew(Beazer), Clow, Cornilles, Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Alfieri, Barbieri, Crane(12), Crane(13), Gallagher, Hawkins, Kingsley, Lambert, Price, Redman, Scott, Skaug, Tanner, Wisniewski
Absent – Galaviz, Shepherd
Floor Sponsor - Blanksma
Title apvd - to Senate
03/15 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
03/18 Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker
03/19 Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate
03/19 Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor
03/20 Reported delivered to Governor at 4:52 p.m. on 03/19/24
03/22 Signed by Governor on 03/21/24
Session Law Chapter 122
Effective: 07/01/2024