Senate File 370 - Introduced SENATE FILE 370 BY KAPUCIAN A BILL FOR An Act relating to the use of certain pesticides, by providing 1 for a fee increase, the establishment of a fund, and making 2 appropriations. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 2586XS (2) 88 da/rn
S.F. 370 Section 1. Section 206.5, subsection 2, paragraph a, Code 1 2019, is amended to read as follows: 2 a. A commercial applicator shall pay a seventy-five dollar 3 fee for a three-year certification. A public applicator or a 4 private applicator shall pay a fifteen thirty dollar fee for a 5 three-year certification. 6 Sec. 2. Section 206.5, subsection 2, Code 2019, is amended 7 by adding the following new paragraph: 8 NEW PARAGRAPH . c. Moneys collected by the department from 9 certification fees shall be credited to the administration fund 10 created in section 206.5A. 11 Sec. 3. NEW SECTION . 206.5A Pesticide administration and 12 enforcement fund. 13 1. A pesticide administration and enforcement fund is 14 created in the state treasury under the management and control 15 of the department. 16 2. The fund shall include moneys collected by the department 17 in fees as provided in section 206.5 and moneys appropriated 18 by the general assembly. The fund may include other moneys 19 available to and obtained or accepted by the department, 20 including moneys from public or private sources. 21 3. Moneys in the fund are appropriated to the department 22 and shall be used exclusively to administer and enforce the 23 provisions of this chapter as determined and directed by the 24 department, and shall not require further special authorization 25 by the general assembly. 26 4. a. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, interest or earnings 27 on moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund. 28 b. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys credited to the fund 29 that remain unexpended or unobligated at the end of a fiscal 30 year shall not revert to any other fund. 31 EXPLANATION 32 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 33 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 34 BILL’S PROVISIONS. This bill amends Code chapter 206, 35 -1- LSB 2586XS (2) 88 da/rn 1/ 2
S.F. 370 the “Pesticide Act of Iowa”, which is administered by the 1 department of agriculture and land stewardship (DALS). The 2 bill increases the amount of a fee required to be paid by a 3 public or private applicator before obtaining a three-year 4 certification. All certification fees are credited to a new 5 pesticide administration and enforcement fund under DALS’ 6 management and control to be used to administer and enforce the 7 provisions of the Code chapter. 8 BACKGROUND. A person who applies a restricted-use pesticide 9 as designated by DALS rule must be certified as a commercial, 10 public, or private applicator. In addition to paying a fee, 11 the person must pass an examination or attend continuing 12 instructional courses. A commercial applicator is a person 13 engaged in the business of applying pesticides, a public 14 applicator is a person employed to apply pesticides by a state 15 or local government, and a private applicator is a person who 16 applies or supervises the use of a pesticide on property owned 17 or leased by the person. 18 -2- LSB 2586XS (2) 88 da/rn 2/ 2