Idaho State ATV Association Legislative Highlights 2012 Session

House Bill 542aa was sponsored by Representative Judy Boyle. The purpose of the bill was to remove Idaho Fish & Game from having legislative authority to control ATV traffic on Federal Lands. It failed in the Senate on March 27, 2012.

Senate kills ATV hunting bill (HB 542)

“A measure to strip the Idaho Department of Fish and Game of the authority to regulate ATV-motorized hunters was shot down by Senate lawmakers. The Senate voted 20-15 against the measure, which took aim at Fish and Game rules requiring sportsmen on ATVs in a third of Idaho’s hunting units to avoid off-road vehicle trails.”  Source: The Idaho Statesman, Tuesday, March 27, 2012

 For your information, this is how the Senate and House voted:


Supported our bill:

Anderson, Andrus, Barbieri, Barrett, Batt, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block(Block), Boyle, Chadderdon, Collins, Crane, DeMordaunt, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Hartgen, Harwood, Henderson, Lake, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, McGeachin, McMillan(McMillan), Moyle, Nesset, Nielsen, Nonini, Palmer, Patrick, Perry, Raybould, Roberts, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Simpson, Sims, Thayn, Thompson, Trail, Vander Woude, Wood(35), Mr. Speaker

Did not support our bill:

Bateman, Bilbao(Reynoldson), Bolz, Buckner-Webb, Burgoyne, Chew, Cronin, Gibbs, Guthrie, Higgins, Jaquet, Killen, King, Lacey, Pence, Ringo, Rusche, Smith(30), Smith(24), Stevenson, Wood(27)


Supported our bill:

Brackett, Broadsword, Cameron, Corder, Fulcher, Heider, Johnson, Keough, McKague, McKenzie, Nuxoll, Pearce, Smyser, Tippets, Vick

Did not support our bill:

Andreason, Bair, Bilyeu, Bock, Darrington, Davis, Goedde, Hammond, Hill, LeFavour, Lodge, Malepeai, Mortimer, Rice, Schmidt, Siddoway, Stennett, Toryanski, Werk, Winde


A big thank you to David and Haden Claiborne for all their efforts with HB 542. They spent many hours working on this bill. Thanks also to everyone who sent e-mails over the last several months in support of this bill. Thanks again for your input. — Web Administrator