House Study Bill 618 - Introduced HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE BILL BY CHAIRPERSON SWEENEY) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the assessment of moneys on sheep and wool 1 production. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5539YC (2) 84 da/rj
H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 182.14, subsection 1, Code 2011, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. If approved by a majority of voters at a referendum, an 3 assessment shall be set by the board at not more than two cents 4 for each pound of wool produced and sold by a producer and not 5 more than ten fifty cents per head on sheep sold by a producer. 6 EXPLANATION 7 Current law provides for an assessment (a so-called 8 checkoff) on the sale of sheep and wool to first purchasers. 9 The assessment is ultimately expended by the Iowa sheep and 10 wool promotion board for purposes of promoting the marketing 11 of sheep and wool and to provide for related education and 12 research programs. The board operates and the checkoff is 13 imposed pursuant to a referendum approved by sheep and wool 14 producers. 15 This bill increases the maximum amount of the checkoff rate 16 on the sale of each head of sheep from 10 cents to 50 cents. 17 -1- LSB 5539YC (2) 84 da/rj 1/ 1