The Idaho Hunting and Fishing Amendment
will appear on the November 6, 2012 ballot
in the state of Idaho
as an legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The measure would add to the Idaho Constitution
the right to hunt, fish and trap in the state. According to reports, the sponsor of the measure is State Senator Lee Heider
, who introduced the measure during 2012 state legislative session
Path to the ballot
If a proposed amendment is agreed to by two-thirds of the members of both the Idaho State Senate and the Idaho House of Representatives, the proposed amendment goes on the next general election ballot.
During the week of March 20, 2012, it was reported that the language of the proposal was being re-worded. According to reports, language added by the National Rifle Association on controlling wildlife through hunting was met with opposition from the Fish and Game Commission. The main proponent of the bill, Sen. Lee Heider, tweaked the bill to alleviate those concerns, hoping those changes would result in the passage of the measure to the November 2012 ballot.