Full Statute Name:  I-143 Game Farm Reform

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Primary Citation:  1-143 (2000) Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  August, 2014 Date Adopted:  2000
Summary: This initiative would amend state law to prohibit all new alternative livestock ranches, also known as game farms. Existing game farms would be allowed to continue operating, but would be prohibited from transferring their license to any other party. They would also be prohibited from allowing shooting of game farm animals for any type of fee. The proposal also repeals provisions of the law concerning applications for expansion of game farms. If approved by voters, the measure would take effect immediately. It was passed in 2000 by 51.4% of voters.
Statute Text: 

This initiative would amend state law to prohibit all new alternative livestock ranches, also known as game farms. Existing game farms would be allowed to continue operating, but would be prohibited from transferring their license to any other party. They would also be prohibited from allowing shooting of game farm animals for any type of fee. The proposal also repeals provisions of the law concerning applications for expansion of game farms. If approved by voters, the measure would take effect immediately.

This measure would eliminate $104,000 in annual costs of review of game farm applications and expansions, as well as $3,850 yearly revenues from application fees. Abolishing fee shooting may force closure of some game farms, which could result in less revenue to the state and lower overall regulation costs.

[ ] FOR prohibiting new game farms, prohibiting transfer of existing game farm licenses, and prohibiting shooting of game farm animals for a fee.

[ ] AGAINST prohibiting new game farms, prohibiting transfer of existing game farm licenses, and prohibiting shooting of game farm animals for a fee.

To examine the actual ballot, see https://archive.org/details/2000voterinforma00montrich

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