House File 278 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 278 BY COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE (SUCCESSOR TO HF 80) A BILL FOR An Act providing for the issuance of annual statewide licenses 1 for certain establishments offering food for sale, including 2 license fees, and including effective date provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1122HV (2) 90 da/ns
H.F. 278 Section 1. Section 137F.6, subsection 1, paragraphs c and h, 1 Code 2023, are amended to read as follows: 2 c. For a temporary food establishment for multiple 3 nonconcurrent events during a calendar year, one annual 4 license fee of two hundred dollars for each establishment on 5 a countywide statewide basis. 6 h. For a farmers market where time/temperature control for 7 safety food is sold or distributed, one annual license fee 8 of one hundred fifty dollars for each vendor on a countywide 9 statewide basis. 10 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate 11 importance, takes effect upon enactment. 12 EXPLANATION 13 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 14 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 15 This bill provides for the licensure of certain food 16 establishments under the regulatory jurisdiction of the 17 department of inspections and appeals (DIA) or a political 18 subdivision that has entered into a contract with DIA (together 19 termed a “regulatory authority”) under Code chapter 137F. 20 Specifically, the bill amends provisions for a temporary food 21 establishment that operates for not more than 14 consecutive 22 days in conjunction with a single event and at multiple 23 nonconcurrent events during a calendar year (Code sections 24 137F.1 and 137F.6). The license fee is $200. A farmers market 25 is subject to regulation as a food establishment if its vendor 26 sells unpackaged foods that must be temperature controlled such 27 as meat, poultry, dairy products, cooked or prepared foods, 28 or soft pies requiring refrigeration (see 481 IAC 31.5). The 29 license fee is $150. In each case, the license is valid on a 30 countywide basis. The bill amends Code section 137F.6(1) by 31 providing that the license is valid on a statewide basis. 32 The bill takes effect upon enactment. 33 -1- LSB 1122HV (2) 90 da/ns 1/ 1