House File 2407 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2407 BY COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE (SUCCESSOR TO HF 2260) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the application of pesticides into lakes, 1 and providing penalties. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5197HV (1) 87 js/rn
H.F. 2407 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 206.7A Discharge of pesticides into 1 natural lakes —— civil penalty. 2 1. A person shall not spray, place, discharge, or otherwise 3 put a pesticide or other chemical into a natural lake, or an 4 artificial lake connected to a natural lake, that is used as a 5 source water for public or private water supplies. 6 2. This section does not apply to an operator who is 7 certified pursuant to this chapter. 8 3. A person who violates this section shall be subject to a 9 civil penalty in the amount of one thousand dollars. 10 Sec. 2. Section 206.22, subsection 2, Code 2018, is amended 11 to read as follows: 12 2. Any person violating any provision of this chapter 13 other than section 206.11, subsection 1 , paragraph “a” , or 14 section 206.7A shall be guilty of a serious misdemeanor; 15 provided, that any offense committed more than five years after 16 a previous conviction shall be considered a first offense; and 17 provided, further, that in any case where a registrant was 18 issued a warning by the secretary pursuant to the provisions 19 of this chapter , such registrant shall upon conviction of a 20 violation of any provision of this chapter other than section 21 206.11, subsection 1 , paragraph “a” , be guilty of a serious 22 misdemeanor; and the registration of the article with reference 23 to which the violation occurred shall terminate automatically. 24 An article, the registration of which has been terminated, may 25 not again be registered unless the article, its labeling, and 26 other material required to be submitted appear to the secretary 27 to comply with all the requirements of this chapter . 28 EXPLANATION 29 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 30 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 31 This bill relates to the application of pesticides into 32 lakes. 33 The bill prohibits a person from discharging a pesticide 34 into a natural lake, or an artificial lake connected to a 35 -1- LSB 5197HV (1) 87 js/rn 1/ 2
H.F. 2407 natural lake, that is used as a source water for water supplies 1 unless the person is certified to apply the pesticide pursuant 2 to Code chapter 206. The bill imposes a civil penalty for a 3 violation of the bill in the amount of $1,000. 4 -2- LSB 5197HV (1) 87 js/rn 2/ 2