House File 2127 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2127 BY HEARTSILL 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 5557YH (3) 87 js/rj
H.F. 2127 Section 1. Section 483A.33, Code 2018, 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 the immediate family 4 of the director, peace officer, or employee shall not purchase 5 a weapon seized pursuant to section 483A.32 and disposed of 6 pursuant to this section or section 809.21. For purposes 7 of this subsection, “member of the immediate family” means a 8 spouse, child, stepchild, brother, brother-in-law, stepbrother, 9 sister, sister-in-law, stepsister, parent, parent-in-law, or 10 stepparent of the director, a peace officer, or an employee of 11 the department who resides in the same household in the same 12 principal residence of the director, a peace officer, or an 13 employee of the department. 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 prohibits the director, any peace officer, and 18 any employee of the department of natural resources and any 19 immediate family member of the director, a peace officer, 20 or an employee from purchasing a weapon seized as a public 21 nuisance incident to a violation of specified statutes 22 and rules pertaining to wildlife laws and sold at a public 23 sale or auction by the department of natural resources or 24 the department of public safety. Legal weapons, including 25 rifles and shotguns, seized in this manner are disposed of, 26 as provided by rule, by the department at its annual public 27 sale. Other legal weapons seized may be sold by the department 28 of public safety at public auction pursuant to Code section 29 809.21. 30 -1- LSB 5557YH (3) 87 js/rj 1/ 1