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Page 4 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 The Adams County Record I would be Zollman's chief deputy Dear Editor, Ryan Zollman asked me to consider accepting the position as his chief depu- ty. I was honored and have accepted his offer. I sup- Sheriff than Ryan Zollman. port Ryan Zollman 100%. gro n Adams County could not .To~a, "7-X ask for a better person to serve and protect as their Zollman would make a great Sheriff Dear Editor, I worked for Adams County from 1994 until 2009 in Hells Canyon as a Marine Deputy. I was pleased to hear Ryan was running for Sheriff. I met Ryan Zollman about 10 years ago as a young Deputy. I noticed some very good .qualities in Ryan, he was always polite, and he took his time learning the job. I noticed when he contacted peo- ple that he realized he was a public servant and treated people the way he would want to be treated if contacted by a police officer. He has done well with the Sheriff's Office, Continued in that he has advanced to Lieutenant, he has been a Canine Officer and School Resource Officer. The School Resource Officer is a very important job, and anyone who does it has gained the confi- dence of his superiors, because he represents the Department prob- ably more than any other position in the eyes of the public and especially the students he contacts. I believe Ryan Zollman would make a great Sheriff for Adams County. He is a commissioned Police Officer and understands the job as a Deputy. He is looked up to by his fel- Ludwig has qualities for sheriff Dear Editor, I have personally known Vern Ludwig for many years. As a cornerstone PUBLIC NOTICE OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS Two amendments to the Idaho Constitution will appear on the November 6, 2012 General Election ballot. These amendments have been 10roposed to the people for ratification following action by the legislature. The proposed amendments, the Legislative Council's Statements of Meaning and Purpose and Result to be Accomplished, and the Statements For and the Statements Against are listed as follows: 2. Because the Idaho Constitution is not clear regarding state and local supervision of adult felony and misdemeanor probationers, legal challenges could result in unwanted changes to the current system. This amendment would allow voters to provide constitutional clarification. S.J.R. 02 Statements AGAINST the Proposed Amendment 1. Changes to the Constitution should be made only for major issues of interest to the state or in the event of a constitutional crisis. 2. This Section preserves the statewide. uniform felony probation system, but does not address possible different misdemeanor probation treatment among judicial districts, i H.J.R. 2aa I Text of Proposed Amendment IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2, AS AMENDED BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE lead to a diminution of other private rights, and shall not prevent the suspension or revocation, pursuant to statute enacted by the Legislaturel of an individual's hunting, fishing or trapping license. A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 23, ARTICLE I, TO PROVIDE THAT THE RIGHTS TO HUNT, FISH AND TRAP, INCLUDING BY THE USE OF TRADITIONAL METHODS, ARE AVALUED. PART OF THE HERITAGE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO AND SHALL FOREVER BE PRESERVED FOR THE PEOPLE AND MANAGED THROUGH THE LAWS, RULES AND PROCLAMATIONS THAT PRESERVE THE FUTURE OF HUNTING, FISHING AND TRAPPING, TO PROVIDE THAT PUBLIC HUNTING, FISHING AND TRAPPING OF WILDLIFE SHALL BE A PREFERRED MEANS OF MANAGING WILDLIFE AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE RIGHTS SET FORTH 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 I Text of Proposed Amendment[ IN THE SENATE SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 102 BY JUDICIARYAND RULES COMMITTEE A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 5, ARTICLE X, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF IDAHO,' RELATING TO THE CONTROL OVER STATE PRISONS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF CORRECTION SHALL HAVE THE CONTROL, DIRECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF ADULT FELONY PROBATION AND PAROLE; ST,~kTING THE QUESTION TO BE SUBMII]-I-ED TO THE ELECTORATE; DIRECTING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO PREPARE THE STATEMENTS REQURED BY LAW AND DIRECTING THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO PUBLISH THE AMENDMENT AND ARGUMENTS AS REQUIRED BY LAW. Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: SECTION 1. That Section 5, Article X, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be amended to read as follows: Section 5. STATE PRISONS -- CONTROL OVER. The state legislature shall establJsh a nonpartisan board to be known as the state board of correction, and to consist of three members appointed by the governor, one member for two years, one member for four years, and one member for six years. After the appointment of the first board the term of. each member appointed shall be six years. This board shall have the control, direction and management of the penitentiaries of the state, their employees and properties, and of adult felony probation and parole, with such compensation, powers, and duties as may be prescribed by law. Ballot Question ] "Shall Section 5, Article X, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be amended to provide that the State Board of Correction shall have the parole?" Legislative Council's Statement of Meaning, Purpose and Result to be Accomplished S.J.R. 102 Currently, Section 5, Article X, of the Constitution of the State Of Idaho provides that the Board of Correction shall have the control, direction and management of adult probation and parole. The proposed amendment would insert the word =felony" before the'word "probation" and would clarify that the Board of Correction's authority is limited to the supervision and management of felony offenders. Consequently, if the .proposed constitutional amendment is adopted, the Board of Correction would not have the authority to supervise or manage misdemeanor probationers. Misdemeanor probationers would continue to be supervised by Idaho counties, as is permitted by law. control, direction and management RIGHTS, AND SHALL NOT PREVENT of adult felony probation andTHE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION, PURSUANT TO STATUTE ENACTED BY I Ballot Question I "ShallArticle I, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be amended by the addition of a New Section 23, -to provide that the rights to hunt, fish and trap, including by the use of traditional methods, are a valued part of the heritage of the State of Idaho and shall forever be preserved for the people and managed through the laws, rules and proclamations ] that preserve the future of hunting, fishing and trapping; to provide that public hunting, fishing and trapping of wildlife shall be a preferred means of managing wildlife; and to provide that the rights set forth 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?" Legislative Council's Statement of Meaning, Purpose and Result to be Accomplished H.J.R. 2aa This proposed amendment would provide that the rights to hunt, fish and trap are a valued part of Idaho's heritage and would preserve these rights for the people of Idaho and manage these rights through the laws of the state. This amendment specifies that hunting, fishing and trapping shall be a preferred means of managing wildlife. This amendment does not create a right to trespass or affect rights to divert or appropriate water. This amendment also will not prevent the suspension or revocation of licenses issued by the state for hunting, fishing or trapping. Legislative Council's Statements FOR the Proposed Amendment 1. Hunting, fishing and trapping have long been practiced by the people of Idaho, and this amendment preserves Idaho's great sporting heritage. 2. Hunters, fishers and trappers help sustain a healthy ecosystem, and this amendment provides sportsmen meaningful and permanent protection to hunt, fish and trap. 3. Without constitutional protection, bans on certain types of hunting and trapping have been successful in other states and have incrementally eroded sportsmen's rights. Statements AGAINST the Proposed Amendment Legislative Council's Statements FOR the Proposed Amendment 1. Currently, adult felony probationeJrs are supervised by the Board of Corrrection through the Idaho Department of Correction. This amendment would preserve local control of the misdemeanor probation process by clarifying that the state's role is limited to felony offenders, while counties have supervision authority over low officers, and I know he will pay attention to the public needs of Adams County. Thank You, P 'zJrol, t' da,,n$ ~demeanor probationers. THE LEGISLATURE, OFAN INDIVIDUAL'S HUNTING, FISHING OR TRAPPING LICENSE; STATING THE QUESTION TO BE "SUBMITTED TO THE ELECTORATE; DIRECTING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO PREPARE THE STATEMENTS REQUIRED BY LAW; AND DIRECTING THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO PUBLISH THE AMENDMENT AND ARGUMENTS AS REQUIRED BY LAW. Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: SECTION 1: ThatArticle I, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho, be, and the same is hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and designated as Section 23, Articlel, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho and to read as follows: SECTION 23. THE RIGHTS TO HUNT, FISH AND TRAP. The rights to hunt, fish and trap, including by the use of traditional methods, are a valued part of the heritage of the State of Idaho and 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 of our community, he has consistently demonstrated his acquired knowledge and practical common sense. He has proven himself as reputablebusi- ness man who cares about the people he serves. As the local agent for Alltel, he has been dependable and professional, serving his customers' needs at all hours of the day. Vern has great communication skills, integrity, and con- fidence, all which are essential qualities for a sheriff. Vern's proven dedica- tion to our community, as well as his candor and credibility, make him an ideal candidate for Sheriff. Vern has stated that he would like to have Ryan Zollman serve as his Under Sheriff, which is an ideal combination of prin- ciple, respectability, and experience to bring to the Adams County Sheriff's Department, and to serve the best interest of the citizens of Adams County. Please show your sflp- port for Vern Ludwig on Nov. 6. S/TaSf FTzz,'Cca/ Write in Don Allen 1. Future legislation to address public concerns regarding inhumane and unsportsmanlike practices could be affected by this amendment. 2. This amendment is unnecessary because the rights to hunt, fish and trap are not threatened and are already protected by law. 3. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game's wildlife management decisions could be constitutionally challenged as a result of this amendment. Dear Editor, the votes to elect him into We are now entering office. I appreciated your the final days before the strong support, in the face November elections for of all of the lies and mis- Sheriff, and, after a lot of information being spread conversations with oth- about me back during the ers, including Don Alien, week before the Primaries, I have come to the con- and I hope that you will clusion that, out of the give Don the same ded- current candidates on the ication of effort to oust proposed, printed ballot, I the current administra- would vote for neither of tion of the S.O. and bring them. Instead, now that in people who would Don Allen has announced serve with integrity and his intention to run as a honesty. Please help him write-in candidate, with win this election so we an assurance to me that can get back to receiving he would have a full-time, fair, equitable, and honest professional with sub- law enforcement, which Stantial law enforcement this county needs so experience for his Under much. We, as citizens and Sheriff or Chief Deputy, I residents of this county, believe that he would be deserve to be represent- the best candidate run- ed by a law enforcement ning for Sheriff of Adams agency consisting of trust- County. As such, I strong: worthy, dependable offi- ly urge those of you who cers, and not by a Sheriff supported me during the and Under Sheriff who Primary campaign period, aren't even eligible for cer- to back Don for Sheriff. tification by Idaho POST. I believe that, because of Believe me, if any of the his management back- other candidates wins the ground, along with a election, their actions and professiona,1 LE Under decisions will be influ- Sheriff to handle the law enced strongly by the cur- enforcement part of that rent administration, since office, he will be able to those other candidates do bring about the needed not have the experience changes in the Adams nor knowledge to admin- County Sheriff's Office. ister that office. We have "l-he strategy is purely to ask ourselves, "Do we mathematical: Since, in really want more of this the primary election, Don current administration and I, together, received and its highly question- more that two-thirds of able activities, or do we the votes cast, if We were want a Sheriff who will to have our supporters administer the office in a vote for just one person, professional, business-like PubfishedbyBen Ysursa Don, in this case, we will Secretary of State See FACING PAGE III1~ State of Idaho have a super-majority of ,.