House File 604 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 604 BY COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HF 318) A BILL FOR An Act relating to commercial fishing to remove underused, 1 undesirable, and injurious organisms from waters of the 2 state, and including applicability provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1382HV (1) 88 js/rn
H.F. 604 Section 1. Section 482.1, subsection 2, paragraph c, Code 1 2019, is amended to read as follows: 2 c. Authorize the director to enter into written contracts 3 for the removal of underused, undesirable, or injurious 4 organisms from the waters of the state. The contracts shall 5 specify all terms and conditions desired. Sections 482.4 , 6 482.6 , and 482.14 do not apply to these contracts. 7 Sec. 2. APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to contracts 8 becoming effective on and after January 1, 2020. 9 EXPLANATION 10 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 11 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 12 Under current law, a person who has a contract with 13 the department of natural resources to remove underused, 14 undesirable, or injurious organisms from the waters of the 15 state is exempt from obtaining a license, tagging commercial 16 fishing equipment, and submitting monthly reports to the 17 department when acting within the scope of the contract. This 18 bill removes those exemptions. 19 The bill applies to contracts becoming effective on and 20 after January 1, 2020. 21 -1- LSB 1382HV (1) 88 js/rn 1/ 1