Senate File 554 - Introduced SENATE FILE 554 BY COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE (SUCCESSOR TO SF 370) A BILL FOR An Act establishing a pesticide administration and enforcement 1 fund and making appropriations. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2586SV (2) 88 da/rn
S.F. 554 Section 1. Section 206.5, subsection 2, Code 2019, is 1 amended by adding the following new paragraph: 2 NEW PARAGRAPH . c. Moneys collected by the department from 3 certification fees shall be credited to the administration fund 4 created in section 206.5A. 5 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION . 206.5A Pesticide administration and 6 enforcement fund. 7 1. A pesticide administration and enforcement fund is 8 created in the state treasury under the management and control 9 of the department. 10 2. The fund shall include moneys collected by the department 11 in fees as provided in section 206.5 and moneys appropriated 12 by the general assembly. The fund may include other moneys 13 available to and obtained or accepted by the department, 14 including moneys from public or private sources. 15 3. Moneys in the fund are appropriated to the department 16 and shall be used exclusively to administer and enforce the 17 provisions of this chapter as determined and directed by the 18 department, and shall not require further special authorization 19 by the general assembly. 20 4. a. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, interest or earnings 21 on moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund. 22 b. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys credited to the fund 23 that remain unexpended or unobligated at the end of a fiscal 24 year shall not revert to any other fund. 25 EXPLANATION 26 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 27 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 28 BILL’S PROVISIONS. This bill amends Code chapter 206, 29 the “Pesticide Act of Iowa”, which is administered by the 30 department of agriculture and land stewardship (DALS). The 31 bill provides that all certification fees are credited to a 32 new pesticide administration and enforcement fund under DALS’ 33 management and control to be used to administer and enforce the 34 provisions of the Code chapter. 35 -1- LSB 2586SV (2) 88 da/rn 1/ 2
S.F. 554 BACKGROUND. A person who applies a restricted-use pesticide 1 as designated by DALS rule must be certified as a commercial, 2 public, or private applicator. In addition to paying a fee, 3 the person must pass an examination or attend continuing 4 instructional courses. A commercial applicator is a person 5 engaged in the business of applying pesticides, a public 6 applicator is a person employed to apply pesticides by a state 7 or local government, and a private applicator is a person who 8 applies or supervises the use of a pesticide on property owned 9 or leased by the person. 10 -2- LSB 2586SV (2) 88 da/rn 2/ 2