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Legislative Bill Tracking

Conservation issues in the 2016 Idaho legislative session.

ICL's position: Support Clagstone Meadows Easement Funding (HB 646)

This bill provides pass-through funding authority to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Idaho Department of Lands for a conservation easement for Stimson Lumber Co's Clagstone Meadows property in North Idaho. Learn more

ICL's position: Oppose Public Lands Under Assault (SB 1338)

A proposal has been introduced that would allow counties to declare public lands a public nuisance. Learn more

ICL's position: Support Authorizing Trapper Education (HB 378)

This bill would amend state law and provide the Idaho Department of Fish and Game with the authority to implement trapper education. Learn more

ICL's position: Oppose Banning Plastic Bag Bans (HB 372)

A proposed bill would prevent any cities or counties from implementing any bans or taxes on plastic bags, cups, Styrofoam or other containers. Learn more

ICL's position: Support Removing Hybrid Fee (SB 1311)

This proposal would eliminate a $75 fee that was tacked on to the registration cost for all hybrid vehicles during the 2015 legislative session. Learn more

ICL's position: In review Oil and Gas Industry Bill #1 (SB 1306)

An industry-sponsored bill proposes changes to how the Oil and Gas Commission and Idaho Department of Lands consider applications for drilling permits, integration and appeals. Learn more

ICL's position: Support Requiring Trapper Education (Rules Docket No. 13-0116-1501)

This rule would establish mandatory trappers education for those seeking new licenses. Learn more

ICL's position: Oppose Public Lands Takeover - Pilot Project (HJM 14)

This House Joint Memorial would endorse Rep. Raúl Labrador's (R-ID) congressional proposal to turn up to 200,000 acres of national forests over to be managed by the state. Learn more

ICL's position: Oppose Rewriting Public Lands History (HB 582)

This bill attempts to reinterpret the U.S. Constitution, Idaho Constitution and the Idaho Admissions Act to say something they never said. The bill would also direct how lands would be managed, in the unlikely event that the public lands takeover is successful. Learn more

ICL's position: Oppose Unleashing Suction Dredging (HB 488)

A proposal from Rep. Paul Shepherd (R-Riggins) would eliminate oversight from the state for almost all suction-dredge mining. This would open tens of thousands of miles of stream to unregulated, year-round dredge mining. Learn more

ICL's position: Support Establishing the Idaho Pollution Permit System (Rules Docket No. 58-0125-1401)

The Department of Environmental Quality is developing the rules by which they will administer permits under the Clean Water Act. The rules are required to be Learn more

ICL's position: Oppose Oil and Gas Industry Bill #2 (SB 1339)

An industry-sponsored bill proposes to change how the Oil and Gas Commission and Idaho Department of Lands consider applications for drilling permits, integration and appeals. Learn more

ICL's position: Support Supporting Access on State Lands (HCR 53)

This resolution would oppose any proposals that would bar access to state lands by hunters, anglers and trappers. Learn more

ICL's position: Oppose Blocking Public Lands (HB 586)

This bill withdraws the Idaho Legislature's consent for the United States government to acquire any additional lands within Idaho. The bill is a component of the effort to seize and sell-off Idaho's treasured public lands. Learn more

ICL's position: Support Increasing Mining Bonds (SB 1197)

Increases the soft-cap on reclamation bonds for mining projects. Learn more

ICL's position: Oppose Unleashing Suction Dredging #2 (HB 510)

A revised version of a bill that would exempt suction-dredge mining from state permitting and oversight. Learn more

ICL's position: Support Boosting Funding for Fire Management (SB 1200)

This bill would boost funding for the Idaho Department of Lands to improve fire preparedness in fiscal year 2016. Learn more

ICL's position: Oppose Weakening Water Quality Standards for Toxics (Rules Docket No. 58-0102-1201)

The Dept. of Environmental Quality is proposing to reduce water quality standards for water quality standards for toxic and carcinogenic substances. Learn more
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