Senate Study Bill 1195 - Introduced SENATE/HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS BILL BY JOINT APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES) A BILL FOR An Act relating to and making appropriations and related 1 statutory changes involving state government entities 2 involved with agriculture, natural resources, and 3 environmental protection, and including effective date 4 provisions. 5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 6 TLSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ DIVISION I 1 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP 2 GENERAL APPROPRIATION FOR FY 2017-2018 3 Section 1. GENERAL FUND —— DEPARTMENT. 4 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 5 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the 6 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, 7 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 8 used for the purposes designated: 9 For purposes of supporting the department, including its 10 divisions, for administration, regulation, and programs; for 11 salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes; and 12 for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 17,640,576 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 372.00 15 2. Of the amount appropriated in subsection 1, the following 16 amount is transferred to Iowa state university of science and 17 technology, to be used for the university’s midwest grape and 18 wine industry institute: 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 288,000 20 3. The department shall submit a report each quarter of the 21 fiscal year to the legislative services agency, the department 22 of management, the members of the joint appropriations 23 subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources, and the 24 chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house 25 committees on appropriations. The report shall describe in 26 detail the expenditure of moneys appropriated in this section 27 to support the department’s administration, regulation, and 28 programs. 29 DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS 30 MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS 31 Sec. 2. UNCLAIMED PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING WINNINGS —— 32 HORSE AND DOG RACING. There is appropriated from the moneys 33 available under section 99D.13 to the department of agriculture 34 and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 35 -1- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 1/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, the following amount, or so 1 much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes 2 designated: 3 For purposes of supporting the department’s administration 4 and enforcement of horse and dog racing law pursuant to section 5 99D.22 , including for salaries, support, maintenance, and 6 miscellaneous purposes: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 295,516 8 Sec. 3. RENEWABLE FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND —— MOTOR FUEL 9 INSPECTION. 10 1. There is appropriated from the renewable fuel 11 infrastructure fund created in section 159A.16 to the 12 department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal 13 year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, the 14 following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 15 used for the purposes designated: 16 For purposes of the inspection of motor fuel, including 17 salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 500,000 19 2. The department shall establish and administer programs 20 for the auditing of motor fuel including biofuel processing 21 and production plants, for screening and testing motor fuel, 22 including renewable fuel, and for the inspection of motor fuel 23 sold by dealers including retail dealers who sell and dispense 24 motor fuel from motor fuel pumps. 25 SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS 26 GENERAL FUND 27 Sec. 4. DAIRY REGULATION. 28 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 29 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the 30 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, 31 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 32 used for the purposes designated: 33 For purposes of performing functions pursuant to section 34 192.109 , including conducting a survey of grade “A” milk and 35 -2- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 2/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ certifying the results to the secretary of agriculture: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 189,196 2 2. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in 3 this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the 4 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain 5 available to be used for the purposes designated until the 6 close of the succeeding fiscal year. 7 Sec. 5. LOCAL FOOD AND FARM PROGRAM. 8 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 9 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the 10 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, 11 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 12 used for the purposes designated: 13 For purposes of supporting the local food and farm program 14 pursuant to chapter 267A : 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 75,000 16 2. The department shall enter into a cost-sharing agreement 17 with Iowa state university of science and technology to support 18 the local food and farm program coordinator position as part of 19 the university’s cooperative extension service in agriculture 20 and home economics pursuant to chapter 267A . 21 3. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in 22 this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the 23 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain 24 available to be used for the purposes designated until the 25 close of the succeeding fiscal year. 26 Sec. 6. AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION. 27 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 28 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the 29 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, 30 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 31 used for the purposes designated: 32 For purposes of allocating moneys to an Iowa association 33 affiliated with a national organization which promotes 34 agricultural education providing for future farmers: 35 -3- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 3/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 25,000 1 2. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in 2 this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the 3 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain 4 available to be used for the purposes designated until the 5 close of the succeeding fiscal year. 6 Sec. 7. FARMERS WITH DISABILITIES PROGRAM. 7 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 8 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the 9 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, 10 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 11 used for the purposes designated: 12 For purposes of supporting a program for farmers with 13 disabilities: 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 130,000 15 2. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used for 16 the public purpose of providing a grant to a national nonprofit 17 organization with over 80 years of experience in assisting 18 children and adults with disabilities and special needs. The 19 moneys shall be used to support a nationally recognized program 20 that began in 1986 and has been replicated in at least 30 other 21 states, but which is not available through any other entity 22 in this state, and that provides assistance to farmers with 23 disabilities in all 99 counties to allow the farmers to remain 24 in their own homes and be gainfully engaged in farming through 25 provision of agricultural worksite and home modification 26 consultations, peer support services, services to families, 27 information and referral, and equipment loan services. 28 3. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in 29 this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the 30 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain 31 available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the 32 close of the succeeding fiscal year. 33 DIVISION II 34 GENERAL FUND 35 -4- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 4/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP 1 WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE 2 APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 2017-2018 3 Sec. 8. WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE —— GENERAL. 4 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 5 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the 6 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, 7 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 8 used for the purposes designated: 9 For deposit in the water quality initiative fund created in 10 section 466B.45 , for purposes of supporting the water quality 11 initiative administered by the division of soil conservation 12 and water quality as provided in section 466B.42 , including 13 salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,000,000 15 2. a. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be 16 used to support projects in subwatersheds as designated by the 17 division that are part of high-priority watersheds identified 18 by the water resources coordinating council established 19 pursuant to section 466B.3 . 20 b. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to 21 support projects in watersheds generally, including regional 22 watersheds, as designated by the division and high-priority 23 watersheds identified by the water resources coordinating 24 council established pursuant to section 466B.3. 25 3. In supporting projects in subwatersheds and watersheds 26 as provided in subsection 2, all of the following shall apply: 27 a. The demonstration projects shall utilize water quality 28 practices as described in the latest revision of the document 29 entitled “Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy” initially presented 30 in November 2012 by the department of agriculture and land 31 stewardship, the department of natural resources, and Iowa 32 state university of science and technology. 33 b. The division shall implement demonstration projects as 34 provided in paragraph “a” by providing for participation by 35 -5- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 5/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used in 1 farming. To every extent practical, the division shall provide 2 for collaborative participation by such persons who hold a 3 legal interest in agricultural land located within the same 4 subwatershed. 5 c. The division shall implement a demonstration project on 6 a cost-share basis as determined by the division. However, the 7 state’s share of the amount shall not exceed 50 percent of the 8 estimated cost of establishing the practice as determined by 9 the division or 50 percent of the actual cost of establishing 10 the practice, whichever is less. 11 d. The demonstration projects shall be used to educate other 12 persons about the feasibility and value of establishing similar 13 water quality practices. The division shall promote field day 14 events for purposes of allowing interested persons to establish 15 water quality practices on their agricultural land. 16 e. The division shall conduct water quality evaluations 17 within supported subwatersheds. Within a reasonable period 18 after accumulating information from such evaluations, the 19 division shall create an aggregated database of water quality 20 practices. Any information identifying a person holding a 21 legal interest in agricultural land or specific agricultural 22 land shall be a confidential record under section 22.7 . 23 4. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used 24 to support education and outreach in a manner that encourages 25 persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used for 26 farming to implement water quality practices, including the 27 establishment of such practices in watersheds generally, and 28 not limited to subwatersheds or high-priority watersheds. 29 5. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used 30 to contract with persons to coordinate the implementation of 31 efforts provided in this section. 32 6. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used by 33 the department to support urban soil and water conservation 34 efforts, which may include but are not limited to management 35 -6- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 6/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ practices related to bioretention, landscaping, the use of 1 permeable or pervious pavement, and soil quality restoration. 2 The moneys shall be allocated on a cost-share basis as provided 3 in chapter 161A. 4 7. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the 5 contrary, the department may use moneys appropriated in 6 subsection 1 to carry out the provisions of this section on a 7 cost-share basis in combination with other moneys available to 8 the department from a state or federal source. 9 8. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in 10 this section may be used to pay for the costs of administering 11 and implementing the water quality initiative by the 12 department’s division of soil conservation and water quality as 13 provided in section 466B.42 and this section. 14 DIVISION III 15 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES 16 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 2017-2018 17 Sec. 9. GENERAL FUND —— DEPARTMENT. 18 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 19 to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year 20 beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, the following 21 amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 22 purposes designated: 23 For purposes of supporting the department, including its 24 divisions, for administration, regulation, and programs; for 25 salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes; and 26 for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 11,299,811 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 1,145.95 29 2. Of the number of full-time equivalent positions 30 authorized to the department pursuant to subsection 1, 50 31 full-time equivalent positions shall be allocated by the 32 department for seasonal employees for purposes of providing 33 maintenance, upkeep, and sanitary services at state parks. 34 This subsection shall not impact park ranger or park manager 35 -7- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 7/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ positions within the department. 1 3. The department shall submit a report each quarter of the 2 fiscal year to the legislative services agency, the department 3 of management, the members of the joint appropriations 4 subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources, and the 5 chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house 6 committees on appropriations. The report shall describe in 7 detail the expenditure of moneys appropriated under this 8 section to support the department’s administration, regulation, 9 and programs. 10 Sec. 10. STATE FISH AND GAME PROTECTION FUND —— REGULATION 11 AND ADVANCEMENT OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. 12 1. There is appropriated from the state fish and game 13 protection fund to the department of natural resources for the 14 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, 15 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 16 used for the purposes designated: 17 For purposes of supporting the regulation or advancement of 18 hunting, fishing, or trapping, or the protection, propagation, 19 restoration, management, or harvest of fish or wildlife, 20 including for administration, regulation, law enforcement, and 21 programs; and for salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, 22 and miscellaneous purposes: 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 43,147,993 24 2. Notwithstanding section 455A.10 , the department may use 25 the unappropriated balance remaining in the state fish and game 26 protection fund to provide for the funding of health and life 27 insurance premium payments from unused sick leave balances of 28 conservation peace officers employed in a protection occupation 29 who retire, pursuant to section 97B.49B . 30 3. Notwithstanding section 455A.10 , the department of 31 natural resources may use the unappropriated balance remaining 32 in the state fish and game protection fund for the fiscal 33 year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, as is 34 necessary to fund salary adjustments for departmental employees 35 -8- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 8/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ for which the general assembly has made an operating budget 1 appropriation in subsection 1. 2 Sec. 11. GROUNDWATER PROTECTION FUND —— WATER 3 QUALITY. There is appropriated from the groundwater protection 4 fund created in section 455E.11 to the department of natural 5 resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, 6 and ending June 30, 2018, from those moneys which are not 7 allocated pursuant to that section, the following amount, or 8 so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes 9 designated: 10 For purposes of supporting the department’s protection 11 of the state’s groundwater, including for administration, 12 regulation, and programs, and for salaries, support, 13 maintenance, equipment, and miscellaneous purposes: 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,455,832 15 DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS 16 MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS 17 Sec. 12. SPECIAL SNOWMOBILE FUND —— SNOWMOBILE 18 PROGRAM. There is appropriated from the special snowmobile 19 fund created under section 321G.7 to the department of natural 20 resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and 21 ending June 30, 2018, the following amount, or so much thereof 22 as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: 23 For purposes of administering and enforcing the state 24 snowmobile programs: 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 100,000 26 Sec. 13. UNASSIGNED REVENUE FUND —— UNDERGROUND STORAGE 27 TANKS SECTION EXPENSES. There is appropriated from the 28 unassigned revenue fund administered by the Iowa comprehensive 29 petroleum underground storage tank fund board established 30 pursuant to section 455G.4 to the department of natural 31 resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and 32 ending June 30, 2018, the following amount, or so much thereof 33 as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: 34 For purposes of paying for administration expenses of the 35 -9- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 9/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ department’s underground storage tanks section: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 200,000 2 SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS 3 GENERAL FUND 4 Sec. 14. FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT AND DAM SAFETY. 5 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 6 to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year 7 beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, the following 8 amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 9 purpose designated: 10 For purposes of supporting floodplain management and dam 11 safety: 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,885,000 13 2. Of the amount appropriated in subsection 1, up to 14 $400,000 may be used by the department to acquire or install 15 stream gages for purposes of tracking and predicting flood 16 events and for compiling necessary data to improve flood 17 frequency analysis. 18 3. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in 19 subsection 1 that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the 20 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain 21 available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the 22 close of the succeeding fiscal year. 23 Sec. 15. FORESTRY HEALTH MANAGEMENT. 24 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 25 to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year 26 beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, the following 27 amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 28 purposes designated: 29 For purposes of providing for forestry health management 30 programs: 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 500,000 32 2. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in 33 this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the 34 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain 35 -10- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 10/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ available to be used for the purposes designated until the 1 close of the succeeding fiscal year. 2 DIVISION IV 3 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 4 SPECIAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 2017-2018 5 VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY 6 Sec. 16. VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY. 7 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 8 to Iowa state university of science and technology for the 9 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, 10 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 11 used for the purposes designated: 12 For purposes of supporting the college of veterinary 13 medicine for the operation of the veterinary diagnostic 14 laboratory and for not more than the following full-time 15 equivalent positions: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,000,000 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 51.00 18 2. a. Iowa state university of science and technology 19 shall not reduce the amount that it allocates to support the 20 college of veterinary medicine from any other source due to the 21 appropriation made in this section. 22 b. Paragraph “a” does not apply to a reduction made to 23 support the college of veterinary medicine, if the same 24 percentage of reduction imposed on the college of veterinary 25 medicine is also imposed on all of Iowa state university of 26 science and technology’s budget units. 27 3. If by June 30, 2018, Iowa state university of science and 28 technology fails to allocate the moneys appropriated in this 29 section to the college of veterinary medicine in accordance 30 with this section, the moneys appropriated in this section for 31 that fiscal year shall revert to the general fund of the state. 32 DIVISION V 33 ENVIRONMENT FIRST FUND 34 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 2017-2018 35 -11- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 11/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ Sec. 17. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND 1 STEWARDSHIP. There is appropriated from the environment first 2 fund created in section 8.57A to the department of agriculture 3 and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 4 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, the following amounts, or so 5 much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes 6 designated: 7 1. CONSERVATION RESERVE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (CREP) 8 a. For the conservation reserve enhancement program to 9 restore and construct wetlands for the purposes of intercepting 10 tile line runoff, reducing nutrient loss, improving water 11 quality, and enhancing agricultural production practices: 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,000,000 13 b. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated 14 in paragraph “a” may be used for costs of administration and 15 implementation of soil and water conservation practices. 16 c. Notwithstanding any other provision in law, the 17 department may use moneys appropriated in this subsection, 18 in combination with other appropriate environment first 19 fund appropriations, for cost sharing to match United States 20 department of agriculture, natural resources conservation 21 service, wetlands reserve enhancement program (WREP) funding 22 available to Iowa. 23 2. WATERSHED PROTECTION 24 a. For continuation of a program that provides 25 multiobjective resource protections for flood control, water 26 quality, erosion control, and natural resource conservation: 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 900,000 28 b. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated 29 in paragraph “a” may be used for costs of administration and 30 implementation of soil and water conservation practices. 31 3. FARM MANAGEMENT DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM 32 a. For continuation of a statewide voluntary farm 33 management demonstration program to demonstrate the 34 effectiveness and adaptability of emerging practices in 35 -12- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 12/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ agronomy that protect water resources and provide other 1 environmental benefits: 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 375,000 3 b. The amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, shall be 4 allocated to an organization representing soybean growers to 5 provide for an agriculture and environment performance program. 6 4. SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION —— ADMINISTRATION 7 a. For use by the department for costs of administration and 8 implementation of soil and water conservation practices: 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,800,000 10 b. Of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “a”, $150,000 11 is allocated to support field staff providing technical 12 assistance. 13 5. CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP) 14 a. To encourage and assist farmers in enrolling in and the 15 implementation of the federal conservation reserve program and 16 to work with them to enhance their revegetation efforts to 17 improve water quality and habitat: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 900,000 19 b. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated 20 in paragraph “a” may be used for costs of administration and 21 implementation of soil and water conservation practices. 22 6. SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION 23 a. For use by the department in providing for soil and water 24 conservation: 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 8,325,000 26 b. (1) Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, for 27 transfer to the hungry canyons account of the loess hills 28 development and conservation fund created in section 161D.2: 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 450,000 30 (2) Of the amount transferred to the hungry canyons account 31 pursuant to subparagraph (1), not more than 10 percent of the 32 moneys may be used for administrative costs. 33 c. Of the remaining amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, 34 for use by the department in providing for soil and water 35 -13- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 13/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ conservation administration, the conservation of soil and 1 water resources, or the support of soil and water conservation 2 districts: 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7,875,000 4 d. Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “c” that the 5 department allocates to a soil and water conservation district, 6 the first $15,000 may be expended by the district for the 7 purpose of providing financial incentives under section 161A.73 8 to establish management practices for the control of soil 9 erosion on land that is row-cropped, including but not limited 10 to nontill planting, ridge-till planting, and contouring 11 strip-cropping. Of any remaining amount of that appropriation 12 allocated by the department to a district, 30 percent may be 13 expended by the district for that same purpose. 14 e. Not more than 5 percent of the moneys appropriated in 15 paragraph “c” may be allocated for cost sharing to address 16 complaints filed under section 161A.47 . 17 f. Of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “c”, 5 percent 18 shall be allocated for financial incentives to establish 19 practices to protect watersheds above publicly owned lakes of 20 the state from soil erosion and sediment as provided in section 21 161A.73 . 22 g. The state soil conservation committee established by 23 section 161A.4 may allocate moneys appropriated in paragraph 24 “c” to conduct research and demonstration projects to promote 25 conservation tillage and nonpoint source pollution control 26 practices. 27 h. The allocation of moneys as financial incentives as 28 provided in section 161A.73 may be used in combination with 29 moneys allocated by the department of natural resources. 30 i. Not more than 15 percent of the moneys appropriated 31 in paragraph “c” may be used for costs of administration and 32 implementation of soil and water conservation practices. 33 j. In lieu of moneys appropriated in section 466A.5 , not 34 more than $25,000 of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “c” 35 -14- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 14/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ shall be used by the division of soil conservation and water 1 quality of the department of agriculture and land stewardship 2 to provide administrative support to the watershed improvement 3 review board established in section 466A.3 . 4 Sec. 18. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES. There is 5 appropriated from the environment first fund created in section 6 8.57A to the department of natural resources for the fiscal 7 year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, the 8 following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 9 used for the purposes designated: 10 1. STATE PARKS MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS 11 a. For regular maintenance and operations of state parks and 12 staff time associated with these activities: 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 6,235,000 14 b. Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, up to 15 $100,000 shall be allocated for statewide coordination of 16 volunteer efforts under the water quality and keepers of the 17 land programs. 18 2. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) 19 To provide local watershed managers with geographic 20 information system data for their use in developing, 21 monitoring, and displaying results of their watershed work: 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 195,000 23 3. WATER QUALITY MONITORING 24 For continuing the establishment and operation of water 25 quality monitoring stations: 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,955,000 27 4. PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM ACCOUNT 28 For deposit in the public water supply system account of the 29 water quality protection fund created in section 455B.183A : 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 500,000 31 5. REGULATION OF ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS 32 For the regulation of animal feeding operations, including 33 as provided for in chapters 459 through 459B : 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,320,000 35 -15- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 15/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ 6. AMBIENT AIR QUALITY 1 For the abatement, control, and prevention of ambient 2 air pollution in this state, including measures as necessary 3 to assure attainment and maintenance of ambient air quality 4 standards from particulate matter: 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 425,000 6 7. WATER QUANTITY REGULATION 7 For regulating water quantity from surface and subsurface 8 sources by providing for the allocation and use of water 9 resources, the protection and management of water resources, 10 and the preclusion of conflicts among users of water resources, 11 including as provided in chapter 455B, division III, part 4: 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 495,000 13 8. GEOLOGICAL AND WATER SURVEY 14 For continuing the operations of the department’s geological 15 and water survey including but not limited to providing 16 analysis, data collection, investigative programs, and 17 information for water supply development and protection: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 200,000 19 Sec. 19. REVERSION. 20 1. a. Except as provided in paragraph “b”, and 21 notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated for the 22 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, in this division of this 23 Act that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the 24 fiscal year shall not revert but instead shall remain available 25 to be used for the purposes designated until the close of the 26 succeeding fiscal year, or until the project for which the 27 appropriation was made is completed, whichever is earlier. 28 b. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated for 29 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, in this division of 30 this Act to the department of agriculture and land stewardship 31 to provide financial assistance for the establishment of 32 permanent soil and water conservation practices that remain 33 unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year 34 shall not revert but instead shall remain available for 35 -16- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 16/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the 1 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020. 2 2. Subsection 1 does not apply to moneys transferred 3 pursuant to this division to the hungry canyons account of 4 the loess hills development and conservation fund created in 5 section 161D.2 which shall not revert as provided in that 6 section. 7 DIVISION VI 8 ENVIRONMENT FIRST FUND 9 SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 2017-2018 10 Sec. 20. WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE —— DEPARTMENT OF 11 AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP. 12 1. There is appropriated from the environment first fund 13 created in section 8.57A to the department of agriculture 14 and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 15 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, the following amount, or so 16 much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes 17 designated: 18 For deposit in the water quality initiative fund created in 19 section 466B.45 , for purposes of supporting the water quality 20 initiative administered by the division of soil conservation 21 and water quality as provided in section 466B.42 , including 22 salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,375,000 24 2. a. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be 25 used to support projects in subwatersheds as designated by the 26 division that are part of high-priority watersheds identified 27 by the water resources coordinating council established 28 pursuant to section 466B.3 . 29 b. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to 30 support projects in watersheds generally, including regional 31 watersheds, as designated by the division and high-priority 32 watersheds identified by the water resources coordinating 33 council established pursuant to section 466B.3. 34 3. In supporting projects in subwatersheds and watersheds 35 -17- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 17/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ as provided in subsection 2, all of the following shall apply: 1 a. The demonstration projects shall utilize water quality 2 practices as described in the latest revision of the document 3 entitled “Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy” initially presented 4 in November 2012 by the department of agriculture and land 5 stewardship, the department of natural resources, and Iowa 6 state university of science and technology. 7 b. The division shall implement demonstration projects as 8 provided in paragraph “a” by providing for participation by 9 persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used in 10 farming. To every extent practical, the division shall provide 11 for collaborative participation by such persons who hold a 12 legal interest in agricultural land located within the same 13 subwatershed. 14 c. The division shall implement a demonstration project on 15 a cost-share basis as determined by the division. However, the 16 state’s share of the amount shall not exceed 50 percent of the 17 estimated cost of establishing the practice as determined by 18 the division or 50 percent of the actual cost of establishing 19 the practice, whichever is less. 20 d. The demonstration projects shall be used to educate other 21 persons about the feasibility and value of establishing similar 22 water quality practices. The division shall promote field day 23 events for purposes of allowing interested persons to establish 24 water quality practices on their agricultural land. 25 e. The division shall conduct water quality evaluations 26 within supported subwatersheds. Within a reasonable period 27 after accumulating information from such evaluations, the 28 division shall create an aggregated database of water quality 29 practices. Any information identifying a person holding a 30 legal interest in agricultural land or specific agricultural 31 land shall be a confidential record under section 22.7 . 32 4. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used 33 to support education and outreach in a manner that encourages 34 persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used for 35 -18- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 18/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ farming to implement water quality practices, including the 1 establishment of such practices in watersheds generally, and 2 not limited to subwatersheds or high-priority watersheds. 3 5. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used 4 to contract with persons to coordinate the implementation of 5 efforts provided in this section. 6 6. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used by 7 the department to support urban soil and water conservation 8 efforts, which may include but are not limited to management 9 practices related to bioretention, landscaping, the use of 10 permeable or pervious pavement, and soil quality restoration. 11 The moneys shall be allocated on a cost-share basis as provided 12 in chapter 161A. 13 7. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the 14 contrary, the department may use moneys appropriated in 15 subsection 1 to carry out the provisions of this section on a 16 cost-share basis in combination with other moneys available to 17 the department from a state or federal source. 18 8. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in 19 this section may be used to pay for the costs of administering 20 and implementing the water quality initiative by the 21 department’s division of soil conservation and water quality as 22 provided in section 466B.42 and this section. 23 Sec. 21. REAP —— IN LIEU OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION. 24 Notwithstanding the standing appropriation in section 455A.18, 25 there is appropriated from the environment first fund created 26 in section 8.57A to the Iowa resources enhancement and 27 protection fund, in lieu of the appropriation made in section 28 455A.18, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and 29 ending June 30, 2018, the following amount, to be allocated as 30 provided in section 455A.19: 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12,000,000 32 DIVISION VII 33 ELIMINATION OF WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT REVIEW BOARD 34 SPECIAL APPROPRIATION FOR FY 2017-2018 35 -19- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 19/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ RELATED STATUTORY CHANGES 1 Sec. 22. MANAGEMENT OF MONEYS IN THE WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT 2 FUND —— APPROPRIATION. 3 1. Notwithstanding section 466A.2, and the repeal of 4 chapter 466A as provided in this division of this Act, on and 5 after December 31, 2017, the department of agriculture and land 6 stewardship shall manage the watershed improvement fund in the 7 same manner as required in 2016 Acts, chapter 1134, section 8 35, including by making necessary payments to satisfy any 9 outstanding obligations incurred by the watershed improvement 10 review board prior to December 31, 2017. 11 2. Any unobligated and unencumbered moneys remaining in 12 the watershed improvement fund on December 31, 2017, are 13 appropriated to the department for use by the department in 14 providing for soil and water conservation administration, the 15 conservation of soil and water resources, or the support of 16 soil and water conservation districts in the same manner as 17 provided in the section of this Act appropriating moneys to the 18 department from the environment first fund created in section 19 8.57A. 20 Sec. 23. Section 461.33, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 21 2017, is amended to read as follows: 22 a. Soil conservation and watershed protection, including by 23 supporting the division of soil conservation and water quality 24 within the department of agriculture and land stewardship 25 and soil and water conservation district commissioners. The 26 department may provide for the installation of conservation 27 practices and watershed protection improvements as provided in 28 chapters 161A , 161C , 461A , and 466 , and 466A . 29 Sec. 24. REPEAL. Chapter 466A, Code 2017, is repealed. 30 Sec. 25. EFFECTIVE DATES. 31 1. The section of this division of this Act repealing 32 chapter 466A takes effect January 1, 2018. 33 2. The remainder of the provisions in this division take 34 effect July 1, 2017. 35 -20- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 20/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ DIVISION VIII 1 IOWA RESOURCES ENHANCEMENT AND PROTECTION FUND 2 SPECIAL USE OF MONEYS FOR FY 2017-2018 3 Sec. 26. OPEN SPACES ACCOUNT —— PARK MAINTENANCE AND 4 REPAIR. Notwithstanding section 455A.19, subsection 1, 5 paragraph “a”, subparagraph (1), of the moneys allocated to 6 the open spaces account of the Iowa resources enhancement and 7 protection fund, $288,000 shall be used by the department of 8 natural resources for state park maintenance and repair for 9 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending on June 30, 10 2018. 11 DIVISION IX 12 LIVESTOCK HEALTH SPECIAL APPROPRIATION FOR FY 2017-2018 13 GENERAL FUND —— RELATED STATUTORY CHANGES 14 Sec. 27. FOREIGN ANIMAL DISEASES AFFLICTING LIVESTOCK —— 15 APPROPRIATION. There is appropriated from the general fund of 16 the state to the department of agriculture and land stewardship 17 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 18 2018, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, 19 to be used for the purposes designated: 20 1. For deposit in the foreign animal disease preparedness 21 and response fund created in section 163.3B as enacted in this 22 division of this Act: 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 100,000 24 2. In developing a foreign animal disease preparedness and 25 response strategy as required in section 163.3C as enacted in 26 this division of this Act, the department shall prepare an 27 interim report to be submitted to the joint appropriations 28 subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources not later 29 than January 10, 2018. The interim report shall include 30 preliminary findings and recommendations together with plans 31 for completing the strategy. The department shall prepare 32 a final report to be submitted to the joint appropriations 33 subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources not later 34 than January 10, 2019. The report shall include final 35 -21- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 21/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ findings and recommendations for establishing the strategy, 1 and may include any proposed notice of intended action for 2 consideration by the department or proposed legislation for 3 consideration by the general assembly. 4 Sec. 28. NEW SECTION . 163.3B Foreign animal disease 5 preparedness and response fund. 6 1. A foreign animal disease preparedness and response 7 fund is created in the state treasury under the control and 8 management of the department. 9 2. The fund shall include moneys appropriated by the general 10 assembly credited to the fund. The fund may include other 11 moneys available to and obtained or accepted by the department 12 as provided in section 159.6A, including but not limited to the 13 federal government, other public sources, or private sources. 14 3. Moneys in the fund are appropriated to the department and 15 shall be used exclusively to develop, establish, and implement 16 a foreign animal disease preparedness and response strategy 17 as described in section 163.3C, and shall not require further 18 special authorization by the general assembly. 19 4. a. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, interest or earnings 20 on moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund. 21 b. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys credited to the fund 22 that remain unexpended or unobligated at the end of a fiscal 23 year shall not revert to any other fund. 24 Sec. 29. NEW SECTION . 163.3C Foreign animal disease 25 preparedness and response strategy. 26 1. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise 27 requires: 28 a. “Foreign animal disease” means a disease introduced into 29 this state that negatively affects the health of livestock 30 and is transmittable between the same or different species of 31 livestock. 32 b. “Livestock” means an animal belonging to the bovine, 33 caprine, equine, ovine, or porcine species, ostriches, rheas, 34 emus; farm deer as defined in section 170.1; or turkeys, 35 -22- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 22/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ chickens, or other poultry. 1 2. The department shall develop and establish a foreign 2 animal disease preparedness and response strategy for use by 3 the department in order to prevent, control, or eradicate the 4 transmission of foreign animal diseases among populations 5 of livestock. The strategy may be part of the department’s 6 veterinary emergency preparedness and response services 7 as provided in section 163.3A. The strategy shall provide 8 additional expertise and resources to increase biosecurity 9 efforts that assist in the prevention of a foreign animal 10 disease outbreak in this state. In developing and establishing 11 the strategy, the department shall consult with interested 12 persons including but not limited to the following: 13 a. The Iowa cattlemen’s association. 14 b. The Iowa state dairy association. 15 c. The Iowa pork producers association. 16 d. The Iowa sheep producers industry association. 17 e. The Iowa turkey federation. 18 f. The Iowa poultry association. 19 g. The college of veterinary medicine at Iowa state 20 university. 21 h. The livestock health advisory council created in section 22 267.2. 23 3. The department shall implement the foreign animal 24 disease preparedness and response strategy if necessary 25 to prevent, control, or eradicate the transmission and 26 incidence of foreign animal diseases that may threaten or 27 actually threaten livestock in this state. In implementing 28 the strategy, the department may utilize emergency response 29 measures as otherwise required under section 163.3A. The 30 department may but is not required to consult with interested 31 persons when implementing the strategy. 32 DIVISION X 33 APPROPRIATION AND STATUTORY CHANGES —— ELIMINATION 34 OF LEOPOLD CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 35 -23- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 23/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ Sec. 30. Section 266.39A, Code 2017, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 266.39A Agricultural research. 3 Iowa state university of science and technology shall 4 conduct continuing agricultural research to provide information 5 about environmental and social impacts of agricultural research 6 on the small or family farm and information about population 7 trends and impact of the trends on Iowa agriculture , in 8 addition to research that may include the categories specified 9 in section 266.39B, subsection 2 . The research shall include 10 an agricultural land tenure study conducted every five years to 11 determine the ownership of farmland, and to analyze ownership 12 trends, using the categories of land ownership defined in 13 chapter 9H . The study shall be conducted on the basis of 14 regions established by the university. A region shall be 15 composed of not more than twenty-three contiguous counties. 16 Sec. 31. Section 455E.11, subsection 2, paragraph b, 17 subparagraph (3), subparagraph division (a), Code 2017, is 18 amended to read as follows: 19 (a) Thirty-five percent is appropriated annually for 20 the Leopold center for sustainable agriculture at Iowa state 21 university of science and technology to the Iowa nutrient 22 research fund created in section 466B.46 . 23 Sec. 32. Section 466B.46, subsection 2, Code 2017, is 24 amended by adding the following new paragraph: 25 NEW PARAGRAPH . 0b. Moneys appropriated from the agriculture 26 management account of the groundwater protection fund pursuant 27 to section 455E.11, subsection 2, paragraph “b” , subparagraph 28 (3), subparagraph division (a). 29 Sec. 33. ONGOING ACTIVITIES AND EXPENSES. 30 1. Until July 1, 2017, the Leopold center for sustainable 31 agriculture established in section 266.39 shall not initiate 32 any new activity that otherwise could be conducted under 33 section 266.39 or 266.39B, including but not limited to 34 research grants and projects. The Leopold center for 35 -24- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 24/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ sustainable agriculture shall not incur any obligation or 1 expense unless approved by the college of agriculture and life 2 sciences at Iowa state university of science and technology. 3 The Leopold center for sustainable agriculture shall cancel 4 any existing grant or project that is not in the process of 5 being immediately completed. However, the Leopold center 6 for sustainable agriculture shall not cancel a grant or 7 project that would result in a default of a legal or equitable 8 obligation, including breach of contract. 9 2. On and after July 1, 2017, the college of agriculture 10 and life sciences at Iowa state university of science and 11 technology shall administer any ongoing activity that the 12 Leopold center for sustainable agriculture had administered 13 under section 266.39 or 266.39B prior to that date. The 14 college may expend moneys appropriated from the Iowa nutrient 15 research fund created in section 466B.46 in order to pay for 16 any necessary expenses associated with the Leopold center 17 for sustainable agriculture and for completing any ongoing 18 activity. The college shall cancel any existing grant 19 or project that is not in the process of being completed. 20 However, the college shall not cancel a grant or project that 21 would result in a default of a legal or equitable obligation, 22 including breach of contract. The college shall submit a 23 report to the general assembly by January 10, 2018, which 24 shall include a summary of the ongoing activities and expenses 25 described in this section and the expected completion date of 26 those activities and expenses. 27 Sec. 34. REPEAL. Sections 266.39 and 266.39B, Code 2017, 28 are repealed. 29 Sec. 35. EFFECTIVE DATES. 30 1. The section of this division of this Act providing for 31 ongoing activities and expenses, being deemed of immediate 32 importance, takes effect upon enactment. 33 2. The section of this division of this Act repealing 34 sections 266.39 and 266.39B takes effect on July 1, 2017. 35 -25- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 25/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ DIVISION XI 1 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP 2 GENERAL APPROPRIATION FOR FY 2018-2019 3 Sec. 36. GENERAL FUND —— DEPARTMENT. 4 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 5 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the 6 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, 7 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 8 used for the purposes designated: 9 For purposes of supporting the department, including its 10 divisions, for administration, regulation, and programs; for 11 salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes; and 12 for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 8,820,288 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 372.00 15 2. Of the amount appropriated in subsection 1, the following 16 amount is transferred to Iowa state university of science and 17 technology, to be used for the university’s midwest grape and 18 wine industry institute: 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 144,000 20 3. The department shall submit a report each quarter of the 21 fiscal year to the legislative services agency, the department 22 of management, the members of the joint appropriations 23 subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources, and the 24 chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house 25 committees on appropriations. The report shall describe in 26 detail the expenditure of moneys appropriated in this section 27 to support the department’s administration, regulation, and 28 programs. 29 DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS 30 MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS 31 Sec. 37. UNCLAIMED PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING WINNINGS —— 32 HORSE AND DOG RACING. There is appropriated from the moneys 33 available under section 99D.13 to the department of agriculture 34 and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 35 -26- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 26/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, the following amount, or so 1 much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes 2 designated: 3 For purposes of supporting the department’s administration 4 and enforcement of horse and dog racing law pursuant to section 5 99D.22 , including for salaries, support, maintenance, and 6 miscellaneous purposes: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 147,758 8 Sec. 38. RENEWABLE FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND —— MOTOR FUEL 9 INSPECTION. 10 1. There is appropriated from the renewable fuel 11 infrastructure fund created in section 159A.16 to the 12 department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal 13 year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, the 14 following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 15 used for the purposes designated: 16 For purposes of the inspection of motor fuel, including 17 salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 250,000 19 2. The department shall establish and administer programs 20 for the auditing of motor fuel including biofuel processing 21 and production plants, for screening and testing motor fuel, 22 including renewable fuel, and for the inspection of motor fuel 23 sold by dealers including retail dealers who sell and dispense 24 motor fuel from motor fuel pumps. 25 SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS 26 GENERAL FUND 27 Sec. 39. DAIRY REGULATION. 28 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 29 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the 30 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, 31 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 32 used for the purposes designated: 33 For purposes of performing functions pursuant to section 34 192.109 , including conducting a survey of grade “A” milk and 35 -27- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 27/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ certifying the results to the secretary of agriculture: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 94,598 2 2. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in 3 this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the 4 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain 5 available to be used for the purposes designated until the 6 close of the succeeding fiscal year. 7 Sec. 40. LOCAL FOOD AND FARM PROGRAM. 8 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 9 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the 10 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, 11 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 12 used for the purposes designated: 13 For purposes of supporting the local food and farm program 14 pursuant to chapter 267A : 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 37,500 16 2. The department shall enter into a cost-sharing agreement 17 with Iowa state university of science and technology to support 18 the local food and farm program coordinator position as part of 19 the university’s cooperative extension service in agriculture 20 and home economics pursuant to chapter 267A . 21 3. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in 22 this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the 23 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain 24 available to be used for the purposes designated until the 25 close of the succeeding fiscal year. 26 Sec. 41. AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION. 27 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 28 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the 29 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, 30 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 31 used for the purposes designated: 32 For purposes of allocating moneys to an Iowa association 33 affiliated with a national organization which promotes 34 agricultural education providing for future farmers: 35 -28- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 28/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12,500 1 2. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in 2 this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the 3 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain 4 available to be used for the purposes designated until the 5 close of the succeeding fiscal year. 6 Sec. 42. FARMERS WITH DISABILITIES PROGRAM. 7 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 8 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the 9 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, 10 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 11 used for the purposes designated: 12 For purposes of supporting a program for farmers with 13 disabilities: 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 65,000 15 2. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used for 16 the public purpose of providing a grant to a national nonprofit 17 organization with over 80 years of experience in assisting 18 children and adults with disabilities and special needs. The 19 moneys shall be used to support a nationally recognized program 20 that began in 1986 and has been replicated in at least 30 other 21 states, but which is not available through any other entity 22 in this state, and that provides assistance to farmers with 23 disabilities in all 99 counties to allow the farmers to remain 24 in their own homes and be gainfully engaged in farming through 25 provision of agricultural worksite and home modification 26 consultations, peer support services, services to families, 27 information and referral, and equipment loan services. 28 3. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in 29 this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the 30 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain 31 available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the 32 close of the succeeding fiscal year. 33 DIVISION XII 34 GENERAL FUND 35 -29- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 29/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP 1 WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE 2 APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 2018-2019 3 Sec. 43. WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE —— GENERAL. 4 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 5 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the 6 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, 7 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 8 used for the purposes designated: 9 For deposit in the water quality initiative fund created in 10 section 466B.45 , for purposes of supporting the water quality 11 initiative administered by the division of soil conservation 12 and water quality as provided in section 466B.42 , including 13 salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,500,000 15 2. a. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be 16 used to support projects in subwatersheds as designated by the 17 division that are part of high-priority watersheds identified 18 by the water resources coordinating council established 19 pursuant to section 466B.3 . 20 b. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to 21 support projects in watersheds generally, including regional 22 watersheds, as designated by the division and high-priority 23 watersheds identified by the water resources coordinating 24 council established pursuant to section 466B.3. 25 3. In supporting projects in subwatersheds and watersheds 26 as provided in subsection 2, all of the following shall apply: 27 a. The demonstration projects shall utilize water quality 28 practices as described in the latest revision of the document 29 entitled “Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy” initially presented 30 in November 2012 by the department of agriculture and land 31 stewardship, the department of natural resources, and Iowa 32 state university of science and technology. 33 b. The division shall implement demonstration projects as 34 provided in paragraph “a” by providing for participation by 35 -30- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 30/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used in 1 farming. To every extent practical, the division shall provide 2 for collaborative participation by such persons who hold a 3 legal interest in agricultural land located within the same 4 subwatershed. 5 c. The division shall implement a demonstration project on 6 a cost-share basis as determined by the division. However, the 7 state’s share of the amount shall not exceed 50 percent of the 8 estimated cost of establishing the practice as determined by 9 the division or 50 percent of the actual cost of establishing 10 the practice, whichever is less. 11 d. The demonstration projects shall be used to educate other 12 persons about the feasibility and value of establishing similar 13 water quality practices. The division shall promote field day 14 events for purposes of allowing interested persons to establish 15 water quality practices on their agricultural land. 16 e. The division shall conduct water quality evaluations 17 within supported subwatersheds. Within a reasonable period 18 after accumulating information from such evaluations, the 19 division shall create an aggregated database of water quality 20 practices. Any information identifying a person holding a 21 legal interest in agricultural land or specific agricultural 22 land shall be a confidential record under section 22.7 . 23 4. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used 24 to support education and outreach in a manner that encourages 25 persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used for 26 farming to implement water quality practices, including the 27 establishment of such practices in watersheds generally, and 28 not limited to subwatersheds or high-priority watersheds. 29 5. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used 30 to contract with persons to coordinate the implementation of 31 efforts provided in this section. 32 6. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used by 33 the department to support urban soil and water conservation 34 efforts, which may include but are not limited to management 35 -31- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 31/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ practices related to bioretention, landscaping, the use of 1 permeable or pervious pavement, and soil quality restoration. 2 The moneys shall be allocated on a cost-share basis as provided 3 in chapter 161A. 4 7. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the 5 contrary, the department may use moneys appropriated in 6 subsection 1 to carry out the provisions of this section on a 7 cost-share basis in combination with other moneys available to 8 the department from a state or federal source. 9 8. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in 10 this section may be used to pay for the costs of administering 11 and implementing the water quality initiative by the 12 department’s division of soil conservation and water quality as 13 provided in section 466B.42 and this section. 14 DIVISION XIII 15 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES 16 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 2018-2019 17 Sec. 44. GENERAL FUND —— DEPARTMENT. 18 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 19 to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year 20 beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, the following 21 amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 22 purposes designated: 23 For purposes of supporting the department, including its 24 divisions, for administration, regulation, and programs; for 25 salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes; and 26 for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,649,905.50 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 1,145.95 29 2. Of the number of full-time equivalent positions 30 authorized to the department pursuant to subsection 1, 50 31 full-time equivalent positions shall be allocated by the 32 department for seasonal employees for purposes of providing 33 maintenance, upkeep, and sanitary services at state parks. 34 This subsection shall not impact park ranger or park manager 35 -32- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 32/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ positions within the department. 1 3. The department shall submit a report each quarter of the 2 fiscal year to the legislative services agency, the department 3 of management, the members of the joint appropriations 4 subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources, and the 5 chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house 6 committees on appropriations. The report shall describe in 7 detail the expenditure of moneys appropriated under this 8 section to support the department’s administration, regulation, 9 and programs. 10 Sec. 45. STATE FISH AND GAME PROTECTION FUND —— REGULATION 11 AND ADVANCEMENT OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. 12 1. There is appropriated from the state fish and game 13 protection fund to the department of natural resources for the 14 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, 15 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 16 used for the purposes designated: 17 For purposes of supporting the regulation or advancement of 18 hunting, fishing, or trapping, or the protection, propagation, 19 restoration, management, or harvest of fish or wildlife, 20 including for administration, regulation, law enforcement, and 21 programs; and for salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, 22 and miscellaneous purposes: 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 21,573,996.50 24 2. Notwithstanding section 455A.10 , the department may use 25 the unappropriated balance remaining in the state fish and game 26 protection fund to provide for the funding of health and life 27 insurance premium payments from unused sick leave balances of 28 conservation peace officers employed in a protection occupation 29 who retire, pursuant to section 97B.49B . 30 3. Notwithstanding section 455A.10 , the department of 31 natural resources may use the unappropriated balance remaining 32 in the state fish and game protection fund for the fiscal 33 year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, as is 34 necessary to fund salary adjustments for departmental employees 35 -33- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 33/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ for which the general assembly has made an operating budget 1 appropriation in subsection 1. 2 Sec. 46. GROUNDWATER PROTECTION FUND —— WATER 3 QUALITY. There is appropriated from the groundwater protection 4 fund created in section 455E.11 to the department of natural 5 resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, 6 and ending June 30, 2019, from those moneys which are not 7 allocated pursuant to that section, the following amount, or 8 so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes 9 designated: 10 For purposes of supporting the department’s protection 11 of the state’s groundwater, including for administration, 12 regulation, and programs, and for salaries, support, 13 maintenance, equipment, and miscellaneous purposes: 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,727,916 15 DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS 16 MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS 17 Sec. 47. SPECIAL SNOWMOBILE FUND —— SNOWMOBILE 18 PROGRAM. There is appropriated from the special snowmobile 19 fund created under section 321G.7 to the department of natural 20 resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and 21 ending June 30, 2019, the following amount, or so much thereof 22 as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: 23 For purposes of administering and enforcing the state 24 snowmobile programs: 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000 26 Sec. 48. UNASSIGNED REVENUE FUND —— UNDERGROUND STORAGE 27 TANKS SECTION EXPENSES. There is appropriated from the 28 unassigned revenue fund administered by the Iowa comprehensive 29 petroleum underground storage tank fund board established 30 pursuant to section 455G.4 to the department of natural 31 resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and 32 ending June 30, 2019, the following amount, or so much thereof 33 as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: 34 For purposes of paying for administration expenses of the 35 -34- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 34/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ department’s underground storage tanks section: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 100,000 2 SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS 3 GENERAL FUND 4 Sec. 49. FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT AND DAM SAFETY. 5 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 6 to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year 7 beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, the following 8 amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 9 purpose designated: 10 For purposes of supporting floodplain management and dam 11 safety: 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 942,500 13 2. Of the amount appropriated in subsection 1, up to 14 $200,000 may be used by the department to acquire or install 15 stream gages for purposes of tracking and predicting flood 16 events and for compiling necessary data to improve flood 17 frequency analysis. 18 3. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in 19 subsection 1 that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the 20 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain 21 available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the 22 close of the succeeding fiscal year. 23 Sec. 50. FORESTRY HEALTH MANAGEMENT. 24 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 25 to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year 26 beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, the following 27 amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the 28 purposes designated: 29 For purposes of providing for forestry health management 30 programs: 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 250,000 32 2. Notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated in 33 this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the 34 close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain 35 -35- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 35/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ available to be used for the purposes designated until the 1 close of the succeeding fiscal year. 2 DIVISION XIV 3 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 4 SPECIAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 2018-2019 5 VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY 6 Sec. 51. VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY. 7 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state 8 to Iowa state university of science and technology for the 9 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, 10 the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 11 used for the purposes designated: 12 For purposes of supporting the college of veterinary 13 medicine for the operation of the veterinary diagnostic 14 laboratory and for not more than the following full-time 15 equivalent positions: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,000,000 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 51.00 18 2. a. Iowa state university of science and technology 19 shall not reduce the amount that it allocates to support the 20 college of veterinary medicine from any other source due to the 21 appropriation made in this section. 22 b. Paragraph “a” does not apply to a reduction made to 23 support the college of veterinary medicine, if the same 24 percentage of reduction imposed on the college of veterinary 25 medicine is also imposed on all of Iowa state university of 26 science and technology’s budget units. 27 3. If by June 30, 2019, Iowa state university of science and 28 technology fails to allocate the moneys appropriated in this 29 section to the college of veterinary medicine in accordance 30 with this section, the moneys appropriated in this section for 31 that fiscal year shall revert to the general fund of the state. 32 DIVISION XV 33 ENVIRONMENT FIRST FUND 34 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 2018-2019 35 -36- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 36/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ Sec. 52. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND 1 STEWARDSHIP. There is appropriated from the environment first 2 fund created in section 8.57A to the department of agriculture 3 and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 4 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, the following amounts, or so 5 much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes 6 designated: 7 1. CONSERVATION RESERVE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (CREP) 8 a. For the conservation reserve enhancement program to 9 restore and construct wetlands for the purposes of intercepting 10 tile line runoff, reducing nutrient loss, improving water 11 quality, and enhancing agricultural production practices: 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 500,000 13 b. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated 14 in paragraph “a” may be used for costs of administration and 15 implementation of soil and water conservation practices. 16 c. Notwithstanding any other provision in law, the 17 department may use moneys appropriated in this subsection, 18 in combination with other appropriate environment first 19 fund appropriations, for cost sharing to match United States 20 department of agriculture, natural resources conservation 21 service, wetlands reserve enhancement program (WREP) funding 22 available to Iowa. 23 2. WATERSHED PROTECTION 24 a. For continuation of a program that provides 25 multiobjective resource protections for flood control, water 26 quality, erosion control, and natural resource conservation: 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 450,000 28 b. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated 29 in paragraph “a” may be used for costs of administration and 30 implementation of soil and water conservation practices. 31 3. FARM MANAGEMENT DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM 32 a. For continuation of a statewide voluntary farm 33 management demonstration program to demonstrate the 34 effectiveness and adaptability of emerging practices in 35 -37- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 37/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ agronomy that protect water resources and provide other 1 environmental benefits: 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 187,500 3 b. The amount appropriated in paragraph “a” shall be 4 allocated to an organization representing soybean growers to 5 provide for an agriculture and environment performance program. 6 4. SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION —— ADMINISTRATION 7 a. For use by the department for costs of administration and 8 implementation of soil and water conservation practices: 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,900,000 10 b. Of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “a”, $75,000 11 is allocated to support field staff providing technical 12 assistance. 13 5. CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP) 14 a. To encourage and assist farmers in enrolling in and the 15 implementation of the federal conservation reserve program and 16 to work with them to enhance their revegetation efforts to 17 improve water quality and habitat: 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 450,000 19 b. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated 20 in paragraph “a” may be used for costs of administration and 21 implementation of soil and water conservation practices. 22 6. SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION 23 a. For use by the department in providing for soil and water 24 conservation: 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,162,500 26 b. (1) Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, for 27 transfer to the hungry canyons account of the loess hills 28 development and conservation fund created in section 161D.2: 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 225,000 30 (2) Of the amount transferred to the hungry canyons account 31 pursuant to subparagraph (1), not more than 10 percent of the 32 moneys may be used for administrative costs. 33 c. Of the remaining amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, 34 for use by the department in providing for soil and water 35 -38- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 38/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ conservation administration, the conservation of soil and 1 water resources, or the support of soil and water conservation 2 districts: 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,937,500 4 d. Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “c” that the 5 department allocates to a soil and water conservation district, 6 the first $7,500 may be expended by the district for the 7 purpose of providing financial incentives under section 161A.73 8 to establish management practices for the control of soil 9 erosion on land that is row-cropped, including but not limited 10 to nontill planting, ridge-till planting, and contouring 11 strip-cropping. Of any remaining amount of that appropriation 12 allocated by the department to a district, 30 percent may be 13 expended by the district for that same purpose. 14 e. Not more than 5 percent of the moneys appropriated in 15 paragraph “c” may be allocated for cost sharing to address 16 complaints filed under section 161A.47 . 17 f. Of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “c”, 5 percent 18 shall be allocated for financial incentives to establish 19 practices to protect watersheds above publicly owned lakes of 20 the state from soil erosion and sediment as provided in section 21 161A.73 . 22 g. The state soil conservation committee established by 23 section 161A.4 may allocate moneys appropriated in paragraph 24 “c” to conduct research and demonstration projects to promote 25 conservation tillage and nonpoint source pollution control 26 practices. 27 h. The allocation of moneys as financial incentives as 28 provided in section 161A.73 may be used in combination with 29 moneys allocated by the department of natural resources. 30 i. Not more than 15 percent of the moneys appropriated 31 in paragraph “c” may be used for costs of administration and 32 implementation of soil and water conservation practices. 33 Sec. 53. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES. There is 34 appropriated from the environment first fund created in section 35 -39- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 39/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ 8.57A to the department of natural resources for the fiscal 1 year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, the 2 following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 3 used for the purposes designated: 4 1. STATE PARKS MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS 5 a. For regular maintenance and operations of state parks and 6 staff time associated with these activities: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,117,500 8 b. Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, up to 9 $50,000 shall be allocated for statewide coordination of 10 volunteer efforts under the water quality and keepers of the 11 land programs. 12 2. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) 13 To provide local watershed managers with geographic 14 information system data for their use in developing, 15 monitoring, and displaying results of their watershed work: 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 97,500 17 3. WATER QUALITY MONITORING 18 For continuing the establishment and operation of water 19 quality monitoring stations: 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,477,500 21 4. PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM ACCOUNT 22 For deposit in the public water supply system account of the 23 water quality protection fund created in section 455B.183A : 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 250,000 25 5. REGULATION OF ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS 26 For the regulation of animal feeding operations, including 27 as provided for in chapters 459 through 459B : 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 660,000 29 6. AMBIENT AIR QUALITY 30 For the abatement, control, and prevention of ambient 31 air pollution in this state, including measures as necessary 32 to assure attainment and maintenance of ambient air quality 33 standards from particulate matter: 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 212,500 35 -40- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 40/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ 7. WATER QUANTITY REGULATION 1 For regulating water quantity from surface and subsurface 2 sources by providing for the allocation and use of water 3 resources, the protection and management of water resources, 4 and the preclusion of conflicts among users of water resources, 5 including as provided in chapter 455B, division III, part 4: 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 247,500 7 8. GEOLOGICAL AND WATER SURVEY 8 For continuing the operations of the department’s geological 9 and water survey including but not limited to providing 10 analysis, data collection, investigative programs, and 11 information for water supply development and protection: 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 100,000 13 Sec. 54. REVERSION. 14 1. a. Except as provided in paragraph “b”, and 15 notwithstanding section 8.33 , moneys appropriated for the 16 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, in this division of this 17 Act that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the 18 fiscal year shall not revert but instead shall remain available 19 to be used for the purposes designated until the close of the 20 succeeding fiscal year, or until the project for which the 21 appropriation was made is completed, whichever is earlier. 22 b. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated for 23 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, in this division of 24 this Act to the department of agriculture and land stewardship 25 to provide financial assistance for the establishment of 26 permanent soil and water conservation practices that remain 27 unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year 28 shall not revert but instead shall remain available for 29 expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the 30 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021. 31 2. Subsection 1 does not apply to moneys transferred 32 pursuant to this division to the hungry canyons account of 33 the loess hills development and conservation fund created in 34 section 161D.2 which shall not revert as provided in that 35 -41- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 41/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ section. 1 DIVISION XVI 2 ENVIRONMENT FIRST FUND 3 SPECIAL APPROPRIATION FOR FY 2018-2019 4 Sec. 55. WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE —— DEPARTMENT OF 5 AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP. 6 1. There is appropriated from the environment first fund 7 created in section 8.57A to the department of agriculture 8 and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 9 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, the following amount, or so 10 much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes 11 designated: 12 For deposit in the water quality initiative fund created in 13 section 466B.45 , for purposes of supporting the water quality 14 initiative administered by the division of soil conservation 15 and water quality as provided in section 466B.42 , including 16 salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,187,500 18 2. a. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be 19 used to support projects in subwatersheds as designated by the 20 division that are part of high-priority watersheds identified 21 by the water resources coordinating council established 22 pursuant to section 466B.3 . 23 b. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to 24 support projects in watersheds generally, including regional 25 watersheds, as designated by the division and high-priority 26 watersheds identified by the water resources coordinating 27 council established pursuant to section 466B.3. 28 3. In supporting projects in subwatersheds and watersheds 29 as provided in subsection 2, all of the following shall apply: 30 a. The demonstration projects shall utilize water quality 31 practices as described in the latest revision of the document 32 entitled “Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy” initially presented 33 in November 2012 by the department of agriculture and land 34 stewardship, the department of natural resources, and Iowa 35 -42- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 42/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ state university of science and technology. 1 b. The division shall implement demonstration projects as 2 provided in paragraph “a” by providing for participation by 3 persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used in 4 farming. To every extent practical, the division shall provide 5 for collaborative participation by such persons who hold a 6 legal interest in agricultural land located within the same 7 subwatershed. 8 c. The division shall implement a demonstration project on 9 a cost-share basis as determined by the division. However, the 10 state’s share of the amount shall not exceed 50 percent of the 11 estimated cost of establishing the practice as determined by 12 the division or 50 percent of the actual cost of establishing 13 the practice, whichever is less. 14 d. The demonstration projects shall be used to educate other 15 persons about the feasibility and value of establishing similar 16 water quality practices. The division shall promote field day 17 events for purposes of allowing interested persons to establish 18 water quality practices on their agricultural land. 19 e. The division shall conduct water quality evaluations 20 within supported subwatersheds. Within a reasonable period 21 after accumulating information from such evaluations, the 22 division shall create an aggregated database of water quality 23 practices. Any information identifying a person holding a 24 legal interest in agricultural land or specific agricultural 25 land shall be a confidential record under section 22.7 . 26 4. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used 27 to support education and outreach in a manner that encourages 28 persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used for 29 farming to implement water quality practices, including the 30 establishment of such practices in watersheds generally, and 31 not limited to subwatersheds or high-priority watersheds. 32 5. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used 33 to contract with persons to coordinate the implementation of 34 efforts provided in this section. 35 -43- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 43/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ 6. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used by 1 the department to support urban soil and water conservation 2 efforts, which may include but are not limited to management 3 practices related to bioretention, landscaping, the use of 4 permeable or pervious pavement, and soil quality restoration. 5 The moneys shall be allocated on a cost-share basis as provided 6 in chapter 161A. 7 7. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the 8 contrary, the department may use moneys appropriated in 9 subsection 1 to carry out the provisions of this section on a 10 cost-share basis in combination with other moneys available to 11 the department from a state or federal source. 12 8. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in 13 this section may be used to pay for the costs of administering 14 and implementing the water quality initiative by the 15 department’s division of soil conservation and water quality as 16 provided in section 466B.42 and this section. 17 EXPLANATION 18 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 19 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 20 GENERAL. This bill relates to agriculture and natural 21 resources by making appropriations for the fiscal years 22 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 to support related entities, including 23 the department of agriculture and land stewardship (DALS), 24 the department of natural resources (DNR), and Iowa state 25 university (ISU). 26 The bill primarily appropriates moneys to DALS and DNR. 27 The appropriations are made to support those departments for 28 administration, regulation, and support of programs. The bill 29 requires the departments to submit quarterly reports to the 30 general assembly and department of management regarding the 31 expenditure of appropriated moneys. The bill also provides 32 moneys to support specific programs or projects administered by 33 those departments. The bill appropriates moneys from a number 34 of sources, including the general fund of the state (general 35 -44- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 44/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ fund), the state fish and game protection fund, the groundwater 1 protection fund (Code section 455E.11), and the environment 2 first fund (EFF) (Code section 8.57A). Special appropriations 3 are made from the open spaces account of the Iowa resources 4 enhancement and protection fund (REAP) (Code sections 455A.18 5 and 455A.19). Appropriations are made from a number of sources 6 to support the water quality initiative (WQI) (Code chapter 7 466B). The bill is organized into divisions. 8 DALS —— GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS —— FY 2017-2018. The 9 bill appropriates moneys to DALS from the general fund for FY 10 2017-2018 in order to support its administrative divisions, 11 including consumer protection and industry services, soil 12 conservation, and food safety and animal health. Moneys are 13 transferred to ISU to support its midwest grape and wine 14 institute. 15 DALS —— MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS —— DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS 16 —— FY 2017-2018. The bill appropriates moneys from several 17 sources for FY 2017-2018 to support a number of designated 18 purposes, including moneys derived from unclaimed winnings from 19 horse and dog races, for administration and enforcement of 20 racing regulations (Code section 99D.22); and moneys credited 21 to the renewable fuel infrastructure fund (Code section 22 159A.16), for purposes of motor fuel inspection and auditing 23 biofuel processing and production (Code chapter 214A). 24 DALS —— SPECIAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS —— FY 2017-2018. 25 The bill also makes special appropriations from the general 26 fund for FY 2017-2018 to DALS in order to support specific 27 purposes including milk inspection (Code section 192.109), 28 the local food and farm program (Code chapter 267A), an 29 agricultural education organization, and assistance to farmers 30 with disabilities. 31 DALS —— GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS —— WQI —— FY 2017-2018. 32 The bill appropriates moneys from the general fund for FY 33 2017-2018 to DALS for deposit in the water quality initiative 34 fund (Code section 466B.45), to support the WQI including 35 -45- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 45/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ high-priority watershed projects. 1 DNR —— GENERAL FUND AND OTHER MAJOR FUNDS APPROPRIATIONS 2 —— FY 2017-2018. The bill makes appropriations from a number 3 of funds for FY 2017-2018 to DNR in order to support its 4 administrative divisions involving natural resources and 5 environmental protection from the general fund of the state, 6 the state fish and game protection fund, and the groundwater 7 protection fund. 8 DNR —— MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS —— DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS —— 9 FY 2017-2018. The bill appropriates moneys for FY 2017-2018 to 10 DNR from a number of sources to support designated purposes, 11 including moneys deposited in the special snowmobile fund 12 (Code section 321G.7) to provide for administering and 13 enforcing the state snowmobile programs; and moneys deposited 14 in the unassigned revenue fund for purposes of paying for 15 administration of DNR’s underground storage tanks section. 16 DNR —— SPECIAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS —— FY 2017-2018. 17 The bill also makes special appropriations from the general 18 fund for FY 2017-2018 to DNR in order to support specific 19 purposes including floodplain management and dam safety and 20 forestry health management programs. 21 ISU —— SPECIAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS —— FY 2017-2018. 22 The bill appropriates moneys from the general fund for FY 23 2017-2018 to ISU to support the operation of its veterinary 24 diagnostic laboratory. 25 DALS AND DNR —— EFF —— GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS —— FY 26 2017-2018. The bill appropriates moneys from the EFF for FY 27 2017-2018 to support a number of programs administered by DALS 28 and DNR. For DALS, the moneys are appropriated to support 29 programs involving soil conservation, watershed protection 30 and nutrient management, and the loess hills development and 31 conservation fund (Code section 161D.2). For DNR, moneys 32 are appropriated to support programs involving state parks, 33 geographic information systems, water quality monitoring, 34 public water supplies, regulation of animal feeding operations, 35 -46- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 46/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ air quality, water quality regulation, and the geological and 1 water survey. The bill includes provisions that delay the 2 reversion of these moneys. The reversion of the appropriated 3 moneys is delayed. 4 EFF —— SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR WQI AND REAP —— FY 5 2018-2019. Moneys are appropriated to the water quality 6 initiative fund subject to the same conditions applicable to 7 moneys appropriated to the fund from the general fund. Moneys 8 are appropriated to support REAP from the EFF in lieu of the 9 general fund. 10 DALS —— WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT FUND —— ADMINISTRATION 11 AND RELATED STATUTORY CHANGES TO ELIMINATE THE WATERSHED 12 IMPROVEMENT REVIEW BOARD. The bill eliminates powers, duties, 13 and funding for the watershed improvement review board. DALS 14 is required to manage the watershed improvement fund and make 15 necessary payments to satisfy outstanding obligations incurred 16 by the board prior to December 31, 2017. Any unobligated and 17 unencumbered moneys remaining in the fund are appropriated to 18 DALS to support soil conservation efforts. 19 DNR —— OPEN SPACES ACCOUNT OF REAP —— PARK MAINTENANCE AND 20 REPAIR —— FY 2017-2018. A portion of moneys allocated to 21 REAP’s open spaces account are to be used by DNR for state park 22 maintenance and repair. 23 DALS —— GENERAL FUND —— LIVESTOCK HEALTH AND RELATED 24 STATUTORY CHANGES —— FY 2017-2018. The bill appropriates 25 moneys to DALS for purposes of developing a foreign animal 26 disease preparedness and response strategy and for the possible 27 implementation of that strategy. The bill makes a number of 28 statutory changes including the establishment of a foreign 29 animal disease preparedness and response fund. 30 ISU —— ELIMINATION OF LEOPOLD CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE 31 AGRICULTURE FY 2017-2018. The bill eliminates ISU’s Leopold 32 center for sustainable agriculture. ISU’s college of 33 agriculture and life sciences is to oversee the process 34 of winding up the center’s affairs. Remaining moneys are 35 -47- LSB 1047JB (4) 87 da/rn 47/ 49
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ appropriated to the Iowa nutrient research fund (Code section 1 466B.46). The bill appropriates the annual standing limited 2 appropriation from the groundwater protection fund used to 3 support the center for deposit in the Iowa nutrient research 4 fund. 5 DALS —— GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS —— FY 2018-2019. For 6 DALS, the bill appropriates moneys from the general fund for 7 FY 2018-2019 in order to support its administrative divisions, 8 including consumer protection and industry services, soil 9 conservation, and food safety and animal health. Moneys are 10 transferred to ISU to support its midwest grape and wine 11 institute. 12 DALS —— MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS —— DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS 13 —— FY 2018-2019. The bill appropriates moneys to DALS from 14 several sources for FY 2018-2019 in order to support a number 15 of designated purposes, including moneys derived from unclaimed 16 winnings from horse and dog races, for administration and 17 enforcem