House File 625 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 625 BY COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS (SUCCESSOR TO HF 486) (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 194) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the payment of writing fees when purchasing 1 a combination package of hunting or fishing licenses. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2565HZ (1) 86 av/sc
H.F. 625 Section 1. Section 483A.9A, subsection 2, Code 2015, is 1 amended by striking the subsection. 2 Sec. 2. Section 483A.12, subsection 2, Code 2015, is amended 3 to read as follows: 4 2. A license agent shall retain a writing fee of fifty 5 cents from the sale of each license or combination package of 6 licenses except that the writing fee for a free deer or wild 7 turkey hunting license , as authorized under section 483A.24, 8 subsection 2 , shall be one dollar. The writing fee for a 9 combination package of licenses or a multi-year license shall 10 be the same as if each annual license was purchased separately. 11 If a county recorder is a license agent, the writing fees 12 retained by the county recorder shall be deposited in the 13 general fund of the county. 14 EXPLANATION 15 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 16 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 17 This bill provides that the writing fee retained by a license 18 agent that issues combination hunting and fishing licenses 19 shall be the same as if each annual license was purchased 20 separately. Currently, the writing fee of 50 cents from the 21 sale of a combination package of licenses is the same as for 22 the purchase of a single annual license. The natural resource 23 commission offers three-year hunting or fishing licenses and 24 combination one-year hunting and fishing licenses. 25 Code section 483A.9A(2), which requires that the total cost 26 of combination packages of licenses must be less than the 27 total cost of the licenses if each was purchased separately, 28 is stricken. 29 -1- LSB 2565HZ (1) 86 av/sc 1/ 1