1. A manure storage indemnity fund is created as a separate fund in the state treasury under the control of the department. The general fund of the state is not liable for claims presented against the fund.
2. The fund consists of moneys from indemnity fees remitted by permittees to the department as provided in section 455J.3; moneys from indemnity fees remitted by persons required to submit manure management plans to the department pursuant to section 455J.4; sums collected on behalf of the fund by the department through legal action or settlement; moneys required to be repaid to the department by a county pursuant to this chapter; civil penalties assessed and collected by the department or the attorney general pursuant to chapter 455B, against animal feeding operations; moneys paid as a settlement involving an enforcement action for a civil penalty subject to assessment and collection against permittees by the department or the attorney general pursuant to chapter 455B; interest, property, and securities acquired through the use of moneys in the fund; or moneys contributed to the fund from other sources.
3. The moneys collected under this section shall be deposited in the fund and shall be appropriated to the department for the exclusive purpose of providing moneys for cleanup of abandoned facilities as provided in section 455J.5, and to pay the department for costs related to administering the provisions of this chapter. For each fiscal year, the department shall not use more than one percent of the total amount which is available in the fund or ten thousand dollars, whichever is less, to pay for the costs of administration. Moneys in the fund shall not be subject to appropriation or expenditure for any other purpose than provided in this section.
4. The treasurer of state shall act as custodian of the fund and disburse amounts contained in the fund as directed by the department. The treasurer of state is authorized to invest the moneys deposited in the fund. The income from such investment shall be credited to and deposited in the fund. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys in the fund are not subject to reversion to the general fund of the state. The fund shall be administered by the department which shall make expenditures from the fund consistent with the purposes set out in this chapter. The moneys in the fund shall be disbursed upon warrants drawn by the director of revenue and finance pursuant to the order of the department. The fiscal year of the fund begins July 1. The finances of the fund shall be calculated on an accrual basis in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The auditor of state shall regularly perform audits of the fund.
5. The following shall apply to moneys in the fund:
a. On August 31 following the close of each fiscal year, moneys in the fund which are not obligated or encumbered on June 30 of the past fiscal year, not counting the department's estimate of the cost to the fund for pending or unsettled claims and any amount required to be credited to the general fund of the state under this subsection, in excess of three million dollars shall be deposited in the organic nutrient management fund as created in section 161C.5 for purposes of supporting the organic nutrient management program.
b. The executive council may allocate moneys from the general fund of the state as provided in section 7D.10A in an amount necessary to support the fund, including payment of claims as provided in section 455J.5. However, an allocation of moneys from the general fund of the state shall be made only if the amount of moneys in the fund, which are not obligated or encumbered, and not counting the department's estimate of the cost to the fund for pending or unsettled claims and any amount required to be credited to the general fund of the state under this subsection, is less than one million dollars.
c. The department shall credit an amount to the general fund of the state which is equal to an amount allocated to the fund by the executive council under paragraph "b". The department shall credit the moneys to the general fund of the state if the moneys in the fund which are not obligated or encumbered, and not counting the department's estimate of the cost to the fund for pending or unsettled claims and any amount required to be transferred to the general fund under this paragraph, are in excess of two million five hundred thousand dollars. The department is not required to credit the total amount to the general fund of the state during any one fiscal year.
95 Acts, ch 195, §5
98 Acts, ch 1209, §3, 50
Referred to in §7D.10A, 455B.109, 455B.191, 455B.200A, 455I.6, 455J.1
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