House File 2423 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2423 BY COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HF 2144) A BILL FOR An Act prohibiting the purchase of weapons seized as a public 1 nuisance by certain persons. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5284HV (2) 86 av/rj
H.F. 2423 Section 1. Section 483A.33, Code 2016, is amended by adding 1 the following new subsection: 2 NEW SUBSECTION . 6. The director, any peace officer, an 3 employee of the department, or a member of their immediate 4 family shall not purchase a weapon seized pursuant to section 5 483A.32 and disposed of pursuant to this section or section 6 809.21. For purposes of this subsection, “member of their 7 immediate family” means a spouse, child, stepchild, brother, 8 brother-in-law, stepbrother, sister, sister-in-law, stepsister, 9 parent, parent-in-law, or stepparent of the director, a peace 10 officer, or an employee of the department who resides in the 11 same household in the same principal residence of the director, 12 a peace officer, or an employee of the department. 13 EXPLANATION 14 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 15 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 16 This bill prohibits the director, any peace officer, and 17 employees of the department of natural resources and members 18 of their immediate families from purchasing a weapon seized 19 as a public nuisance incident to a violation of specified 20 statutes pertaining to wildlife laws and sold at a public 21 sale or auction by the department of natural resources or 22 the department of public safety. Legal weapons, including 23 rifles and shotguns, seized in this manner are disposed of, 24 as provided by rule, by the department at its annual public 25 sale. Other legal weapons seized may be sold by the department 26 of public safety at public auction pursuant to Code section 27 809.21. 28 -1- LSB 5284HV (2) 86 av/rj 1/ 1