House File 219 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 219 BY MITCHELL A BILL FOR An Act relating to the age an adult child may hunt on a parent’s 1 property. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2144YH (1) 88 js/rn
H.F. 219 Section 1. Section 483A.24, subsection 1, Code 2019, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. Owners or tenants of land, and their minor children 3 who are younger than the age of twenty-seven , may hunt, fish 4 or trap upon such lands and may shoot by lawful means ground 5 squirrels, gophers, or woodchucks upon adjacent roads without 6 securing a license so to do; except, special licenses to hunt 7 deer and wild turkey shall be required of owners and tenants 8 but they shall not be required to have a special wild turkey 9 hunting license to hunt wild turkey on a hunting preserve 10 licensed under chapter 484B . 11 Sec. 2. Section 483A.24, subsection 2, paragraph a, 12 subparagraph (1), Code 2019, is amended to read as follows: 13 (1) “Family member” means a resident of Iowa who is the 14 spouse or child , including an adult child who is younger than 15 the age of twenty-seven, of the owner or tenant and who resides 16 with the owner or tenant. 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 Under current law, only a minor child may hunt certain 21 animals without a license on the land owned or leased by a 22 parent. This bill allows a child who is under the age of 27 23 to hunt certain animals without a license on land owned or 24 leased by a parent. The bill changes the definition of “family 25 member” for purposes of free wild turkey and deer hunting 26 licenses issued to landowners and tenants to include an adult 27 child that is under the age of 27. 28 -1- LSB 2144YH (1) 88 js/rn 1/ 1