Senate Study Bill 1019 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE BILL BY CHAIRPERSON CHAPMAN) A BILL FOR An Act relating to stocking of waters located on private 1 property. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1117XC (3) 88 js/rn
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 481A.78, Code 2019, is amended by 1 striking the section and inserting in lieu thereof the 2 following: 3 481A.78 Stocking private water. 4 The commission shall not stock a private pond or lake. 5 However, the commission may stock a creek or stream flowing 6 through private property. 7 EXPLANATION 8 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 9 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 10 Under current law, the natural resource commission may stock 11 private water only when the owner of the private water agrees 12 that such water shall be open to the public for fishing. The 13 commission may provide a breeding stock of fish for privately 14 owned farm ponds upon the request of the owner. 15 This bill prohibits the commission from stocking a private 16 lake or pond. The commission may, however, stock a creek or 17 stream that flows through private property. 18 -1- LSB 1117XC (3) 88 js/rn 1/ 1