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The Adams County Record Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Constitutional Right to Hunt, Fish, and Trap: Before Voters in November BY SENATOR MONTY are groups whose focus is assisting us. The passage of PEARCE, SPEAKER to stop these activities a possible amendment to the LAWERENCE DENNEY through ballot initiatives state Constitution requires AND REP JUDY BOYLE and misinformation. Having a 2/3 vote of both House We are proud to announce an Idaho Constitutional and Senate. This amendment the passage of House Joint amendment protecting passed 63 - 4 in the House Resolution 2, The Right these rights is important and 31 - 3 in the Senate. to Hunt, Fish, and Trap, to retain our traditions. Below is the language from through the Idaho Houseand Fourteen other states have HJR2: Senate as one of the last bills passed similar amendments That Article I, of the of the 2012 session. After into their Constitution. Constitution of the State decades of work towards Vermont's Constitution has of Idaho, be, and the same this goal, a Constitutional included these rights since is hereby amended by the amendment will finally be on 1777. addition thereto of a NEW the November 2012 election Negotiations on Idaho's SECTION, to be known and ballot for the people of Idaho amendment went on designated as Section 23, to decide if these rights throughout the session to Article I, of the Constitution deserve state Constitutional obtain the best wording of the State of Idaho and to protection, possible to protect not read as follows: Hunting, fishing, and only hunting, fishing, and ARTICLE 1 SECTION trapping are Idaho traditions trapping rights but also 23. THE RIGHTS TO passed on from generation to protect private property HUNT, FISH AND TRAP. generation and an important rights, including water The rights to hunt, fish and part of our culture and rights. The National Rifle trap, including by the use lifestyle. A recent poll shows Association (NRA) and their of traditional methods, are that 75% of Americans legal department was a vital a valued part of the heritage support hunting, even those partner in this work and we of the State of Idaho and who are not hunters. There appreciate their efforts at shall forever be preserved for the people and managed through the laws, rules and proclamations that preserve the future of hunting, fishing and trapping. Public hunting, fishing and trapping of wildlife shall be a preferred means of managing wildlife. The rights set forth herein do not create a right to trespass on private property, shall not affect rights to divert, appropriate and use water, or establish any minimum amount of water in any water body, shall not lead to a diminution of other private rights, and shall not prevent the suspension or revocation, pursuant to statute enacted by the Legislature, of an individual's hunting, fishing or trapping license. It will now be up to the Idaho voters in November to finally secure these rights for all future Idahoans. Statewide texting-while-driving ban goes into effect July I Texting while driving is now, no specific law banning Safety Administration (GHSA) always a dangerous choice, textingwhile driving, offers 10 tips for managing After July 1, it will also be an "Most people know that some of the most common illegal and costly decision, texting and driving is a lethal driver distractions. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" combination;' said Lisa Losness 1. Turn it off. Turn your Otter signed legislation this with the Idaho Transportation phone off or switch it to silent month making texting while Department's Highway Safety mode before you get in the car. driving an infraction and Office. "But, there are still 2. Spread the word. Set making Idaho the 37th state to drivers who need this law to up a special message to tell enact a texting-while-driving remind them to never make callers that you are driving and ban. this dangerous decision." you'll get back to them as soon Banning the use of "This legislation will save as possible, or sign up for a smartphones and other hand- lives:' Losness said. "But service that offers this. held devices to manually texting and driving is just one 3. Pull over. If you need to review, prepare or send of many distractions motorists make a call, pull over to a safe written communications while face every time they get behind area first. operating a motor vehicle, the the wheel7 4. Use your passengers. Ask new law will receive primary April is National Distracted a passenger to make the call enforcement -- police can Driving Awareness Month for you. stop and cite offenders for that and Losness encourages Idaho 5. "X" the text. Don't ever violation alone -- but offenses motorists to eliminate all text and drive, surf the web or are not moving violations, distractions that take attention read your email while driving. Also, there are no points away from the important task It is dangerous and against the assessed against the driver's of safe driving, law in most states. license. Inattention or distraction is a 6. Know the law. Familiarize Violators can expect to leading cause of motor vehicle yourself with state and local pay $85 if caught by a law crashes in Idaho, responsible laws before you get in the car. enforcement officer, for about one out of every five Some states and localities The state already had of the state's motor-vehicle prohibit the use of hand held misdemeanor penalties for crashes, cell phones. inattentive driving, but until The Governors Highway 7. Prepare. Review maps and directions before you start to drive. If you need help when you are on the road, ask a passenger to help or pull over to a safe location to review the map/directions again. 8. Secure your pets. Pets can be a big distraction in the car. Always secure your pets properly before you start to drive. 9. Keep the kids safe. Pull over to a safe location to address situations with your children in the car. 10. Focus on the task at hand. Refrain from smoking, eating, drinking, reading and any other activity that takes your mind and eyes off the road. Questions? Visit us online at itd.idaho.gov, follow ITD on Twitter (@IdaholTD) or Facebook and check travel conditions at 511.idaho.gov or dial 5-1-1. Please slow down in highway construction zones and pay attention. Safety for drivers and workers is our highest priority Page 5 Parks & Rec Board Meeting First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at City Hall. Adams County Search & Rescue North -- First Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the MV Emergency Services Building South -- First Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Adams County Courthouse The American Legion Meets the first Thursday of every month at the American Legion Hall at 7:30 pm. Council School Board Second Monday of every month at 6 pm at the Council High School Library. Adams Soil & Water Conservation Dist Second Monday of the month 7:30 pm at the Adams County Extension Office. Adams Coop. Weed Management Area Second Tuesday of each month at 3 pm at the Adams County Weed Control building. For info call 253-4669. Adams Co. Sheriff Reserve Officers Meeting the second Wednesday at 7 pm in the Adams County Courthouse Council Valley Free Library Board Second Wednesday at 4 pm in the library. Indian Valley Fire Department Second Thursday at 7 pm in the Indian Val- ley Fire Hall Alcoholics Anonymous NewMeadows -- Every Friday at 6:30 pm in the United Methodist Church. Council -- Every Mon. & Wed. at 8 pm in the Council Valley Free Library. Natural Resource Committee Fourth Monday at 7 pm in the Adams Coun- ty Courtroom. Council City Council Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at Council City Hall. Adams County Commissioners Second, Third & Fourth Mondays at 9:00 am in the Commissioners Room, County Court- house Community Worship Services Directory  le's atltalc Otm Highway 95, Council 1st & 3rd Sundays 3:30 pm Friday Mass - noon. Oudt of li lqazat 102 S. Exeter * 208-566-4264 Pastor John Schaffer Discipleship 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Fellowship 12:00 p.m. Children's Church 11 : 15 a.m. taa Vaky Camnta Oura Pastor Brian Gladhart 355-2020 Assoc. Pastor Isaac Ward 257-3812 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 11 : 15 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Clm of Ot of tatar !/Sam S Fairfield, Council * 253-4330 Bishop: Douglas Llnford Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Comlal ml Omatl 190 4th Ave. 253-6923 Interim Pastor Roger Hayden Worship Services at 7:00 p.m. Hoam of l-ar Meets at 340 Commercial Street, Weiser, Idaho 208-318-8660 or 208-549-0669 Pastors Stephen and Debble Blount Sunday School 9:30 AM Services 10:30 AM & 6:30 P.M Bible Study Thursday 7:00 PM 1st Lutlmm Oltah of Counl St Judes' on Hwy 95 253-4486 Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays Worship Service Sunday 5:00 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Ntw Mtadom Urdt   210 N. Heighho 347-2427 www.newmeadowsumc.org Pastor Andy Satta Morning Worship 10:30 a.m Children's Church held during worship coma  lO5 Califomla Ave. * 253-6461 www.councllcc.org Co-Pastors: Wayne Freedman & Les Sheneberger Morning Worship 10 a.m. Wed. Bible Studies 5:30 & 7:30 pm Mon. Women's Bible Study 7 pm Frl. Men's Breakfast Bible Study 7 am Fin'/Ira For Olflst Qlrldm Basement of Tater Tots Daycare 208-741-0410 Pastor: Jon Sorg Services Sunday 11:00 a.m. Comdl V Amn of eaxl 253-6430 Pastor: Geoff Cole Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Power & Light Company Tue. 7 p.m. Bible Study Thurs. 7 p.m.