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Monday, March 23, 2015

Idaho Drivers Can Soon Show Their RMEF Pride

If you want something bad enough and you work hard enough, you can make it happen. That’s exactly the lesson learned by hard-working volunteers and members of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in the state of Idaho. Thanks to the execution of an idea coupled with support, determination and follow-through, Idaho will become the seventh state to have an RMEF license plate.

Representative Clark Kauffman (R-Filer) sponsored the measure in the House Transportation Committee where, thanks to input and testimony provided by RMEF volunteers and staffers, it passed without a dissenting vote. The bill then successfully weaved its way through the different legislative chambers until it found itself on the governor’s desk where Butch Otter signed it into law on March 5, 2015.

Below is a submission by Rep. Kauffman taken from the March 6th edition of the Idaho Legislative Highlights newsletter.

“This week I met with Governor Otter as he signed HB 44, legislation that creates an Idaho license plate for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF). The mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. The Elk Foundation is a leader in wildlife conservation, with a tremendous track record of conservation and land protection around the country and here in Idaho. This new license plate will help the foundation raise the necessary funds to further their mission.”

The new RMEF license plates are expected to be ready for Idaho drivers sometime this summer. The exact design is yet to be finalized.

Treasure Valley Chapter Chair John Aultman, Treasure Valley Chapter Chair Dale Morehouse,
Idaho Governor Butch Otter, Rep. Clark Kauffman, Southern Idaho Chair Jameson Sharp,
Regional Director Colin Hickman and RMEF Board of Director Dennis Rodocha
(left to right)

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