Senate Study Bill 3058 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT BILL BY CHAIRPERSON DEARDEN) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the identification of owners of blinds and 1 stands for hunting deer and making penalties applicable. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5602XC (3) 84 av/nh
S.F. _____ Section 1. NEW SECTION . 481A.41 Blinds and stands for 1 hunting deer. 2 A person shall not use a blind or stand for hunting deer 3 unless the blind or stand is affixed with and exhibits a 4 weather-resistant tag or other form of identification which 5 plainly shows the name and address of the owner of the blind or 6 stand. For purposes of this section, “blind or stand” means an 7 enclosure used for concealment while hunting deer, constructed 8 either wholly or partially from man-made materials, and used 9 by a person who is hunting deer for the purpose of hiding 10 from sight. A “blind or stand” is not a naturally occurring 11 landscape feature or an arrangement of natural or agricultural 12 plant material that a deer hunter uses for concealment. The 13 natural resource commission shall adopt rules pursuant to 14 chapter 17A to implement this section. 15 Sec. 2. Section 805.8B, subsection 3, paragraph b, Code 16 2011, is amended to read as follows: 17 b. For violations of sections 481A.41, 481A.54 , 481A.69 , 18 481A.71 , 481A.72 , 482.6 , 483A.3 , 483A.6 , 483A.19 , and 483A.27 , 19 the scheduled fine is twenty dollars. 20 EXPLANATION 21 This bill requires that a blind or stand used for hunting 22 deer must be affixed with and exhibit a weather-resistant tag 23 or other form of identification which plainly shows the name 24 and address of the owner of the blind or stand. For purposes 25 of the bill, a “blind or stand” is an enclosure used for 26 concealment while hunting deer, constructed either wholly or 27 partially from man-made materials, and used by a person who is 28 hunting deer for the purpose of hiding from sight. A “blind 29 or stand” does not include a naturally occurring landscape 30 feature or an arrangement of natural or agricultural plant 31 material that a deer hunter uses for concealment. The natural 32 resource commission is required to adopt rules to implement the 33 provisions of the bill. A violation of the provisions of the 34 bill is punishable by a scheduled fine of $20. 35 -1- LSB 5602XC (3) 84 av/nh 1/ 1