Senate File 609 - ReprintedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to and making appropriations and related
2statutory changes involving state government entities
3involved with agriculture, natural resources, and
4environmental protection.
5BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1DIVISION I
2DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP
3GENERAL APPROPRIATION
4   Section 1.  GENERAL FUND — DEPARTMENT.
   51.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
6to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the
7fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020,
8the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
9used for the purposes designated:
   10For purposes of supporting the department, including its
11divisions, for administration, regulation, and programs; for
12salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes; and
13for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions:
..................................................  $1418,327,339
...............................................  FTEs15372.00
   162.  Of the amount appropriated in subsection 1, the following
17amount is transferred to Iowa state university of science and
18technology, to be used for the university’s midwest grape and
19wine industry institute:
..................................................  $20288,000
   213.  a.  Of the amount appropriated in subsection 1, the
22following amount is transferred to Iowa state university of
23science and technology to be used for purposes of supporting
24the college of veterinary medicine for the operation of the
25veterinary diagnostic laboratory:
..................................................  $26200,000
   27b.  The amount transferred in paragraph “a” is contingent on
28the enactment of 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 601, or successor
29legislation.
   304.  The department shall submit a report each quarter of the
31fiscal year to the legislative services agency, the department
32of management, the members of the joint appropriations
33subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources, and the
34chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house
35committees on appropriations. The report shall describe in
-1-1detail the expenditure of moneys appropriated in this section
2to support the department’s administration, regulation, and
3programs.
4DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONs
5MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS
6   Sec. 2.  UNCLAIMED PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING WINNINGS —
7HORSE AND DOG RACING.
  There is appropriated from the moneys
8available under section 99D.13 to the department of agriculture
9and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
102019, and ending June 30, 2020, the following amount, or so
11much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes
12designated:
   13For purposes of supporting the department’s administration
14and enforcement of horse and dog racing law pursuant to section
1599D.22, including for salaries, support, maintenance, and
16miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $17305,516
18   Sec. 3.  RENEWABLE FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND — MOTOR
19FUEL INSPECTION.
  There is appropriated from the renewable
20fuel infrastructure fund created in section 159A.16 to the
21department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal
22year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, the
23following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
24used for the purposes designated:
   25For purposes of the inspection of motor fuel, including
26salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $27500,000
28   Sec. 4.  MONEYS CREDITED TO THE WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT FUND
29—FARM MANAGEMENT DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.
  Notwithstanding 2017
30Iowa Acts, chapter 168, section 22, as amended by 2017 Iowa
31Acts, chapter 170, section 42, of the moneys credited to the
32watershed improvement fund that are unencumbered or unobligated
33and managed by and otherwise appropriated to the department of
34agriculture and land stewardship pursuant to those sections,
35the department shall expend the following amount, or so much
-2-1thereof as is necessary, for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
22019, and ending June 30, 2020, for the purpose designated:
   31.  For the continuation of a statewide voluntary
4farm management demonstration program to demonstrate the
5effectiveness and adaptability of emerging practices in
6agronomy that protect water resources and provide other
7environmental benefits:
..................................................  $8100,000
   92.  The amount required to be expended by the department of
10agriculture and land stewardship pursuant to subsection 1 shall
11be allocated by the department to an organization representing
12soybean growers to provide for an agriculture and environment
13performance program in the same manner as enacted in 2017 Iowa
14Acts, chapter 168, section 17, subsection 3.
15SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS
16GENERAL FUND
17   Sec. 5.  DAIRY REGULATION.
   181.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
19to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the
20fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020,
21the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
22used for the purposes designated:
   23For purposes of performing functions pursuant to section
24192.109, including conducting a survey of grade “A” milk and
25certifying the results to the secretary of agriculture:
..................................................  $26189,196
   272.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in
28this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the
29close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain
30available to be used for the purposes designated until the
31close of the succeeding fiscal year.
32   Sec. 6.  LOCAL FOOD AND FARM PROGRAM.
   331.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
34to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the
35fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020,
-3-1the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
2used for the purposes designated:
   3For purposes of supporting the local food and farm program
4pursuant to chapter 267A:
..................................................  $575,000
   62.  The department shall enter into a cost-sharing agreement
7with Iowa state university of science and technology to support
8the local food and farm program coordinator position as part of
9the university’s cooperative extension service in agriculture
10and home economics pursuant to chapter 267A.
   113.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in
12this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the
13close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain
14available to be used for the purposes designated until the
15close of the succeeding fiscal year.
16   Sec. 7.  AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION.
   171.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
18to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the
19fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020,
20the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
21used for the purposes designated:
   22For purposes of allocating moneys to an Iowa association
23affiliated with a national organization which promotes
24agricultural education providing for future farmers:
..................................................  $2525,000
   262.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in
27this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the
28close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain
29available to be used for the purposes designated until the
30close of the succeeding fiscal year.
31   Sec. 8.  FARMERS WITH DISABILITIES PROGRAM.
   321.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
33to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the
34fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020,
35the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
-4-1used for the purposes designated:
   2For purposes of supporting a program for farmers with
3disabilities:
..................................................  $4180,000
   52.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used for
6the public purpose of providing a grant to a national nonprofit
7organization with over 80 years of experience in assisting
8children and adults with disabilities and special needs. The
9moneys shall be used to support a nationally recognized program
10that began in 1986 and has been replicated in at least 30 other
11states, but which is not available through any other entity
12in this state, and that provides assistance to farmers with
13disabilities in all 99 counties to allow the farmers to remain
14in their own homes and be gainfully engaged in farming through
15provision of agricultural worksite and home modification
16consultations, peer support services, services to families,
17information and referral, and equipment loan services.
   183.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in
19this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the
20close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain
21available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the
22close of the succeeding fiscal year.
23   Sec. 9.  FOREIGN ANIMAL DISEASES AFFLICTING LIVESTOCK.
  24There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the
25department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal
26year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, the
27following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
28used for the purposes designated:
   29For deposit in the foreign animal disease preparedness and
30response fund created in section 163.3B:
..................................................  $31500,000
32DIVISION II
33GENERAL FUND
34DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP
35WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE
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1   Sec. 10.  WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE — GENERAL.
   21.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
3to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the
4fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020,
5the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
6used for the purposes designated:
   7For deposit in the water quality initiative fund created in
8section 466B.45, for purposes of supporting the water quality
9initiative administered by the division of soil conservation
10and water quality as provided in section 466B.42, including
11salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $123,000,000
   132.  a.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be
14used to support projects in subwatersheds as designated by the
15division that are part of high-priority watersheds identified
16by the water resources coordinating council established
17pursuant to section 466B.3.
   18b.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to
19support projects in watersheds generally, including regional
20watersheds, as designated by the division and high-priority
21watersheds identified by the water resources coordinating
22council established pursuant to section 466B.3.
   233.  In supporting projects in subwatersheds and watersheds
24as provided in subsection 2, all of the following shall apply:
   25a.  The demonstration projects shall utilize water quality
26practices as described in the Iowa nutrient reduction strategy
27as defined in section 455B.171.
   28b.  The division shall implement demonstration projects as
29provided in paragraph “a” by providing for participation by
30persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used in
31farming. To every extent practical, the division shall provide
32for collaborative participation by such persons who hold a
33legal interest in agricultural land located within the same
34subwatershed.
   35c.  The division shall implement a demonstration project on
-6-1a cost-share basis as determined by the division. However,
2except for edge-of-field practices, the state’s share of the
3amount shall not exceed 50 percent of the estimated cost of
4establishing the practice as determined by the division or
550 percent of the actual cost of establishing the practice,
6whichever is less.
   7d.  The demonstration projects shall be used to educate other
8persons about the feasibility and value of establishing similar
9water quality practices. The division shall promote field day
10events for purposes of allowing interested persons to establish
11water quality practices on their agricultural land.
   12e.  The division shall conduct water quality evaluations
13within supported subwatersheds. Within a reasonable period
14after accumulating information from such evaluations, the
15division shall create an aggregated database of water quality
16practices. Any information identifying a person holding a
17legal interest in agricultural land or specific agricultural
18land shall be a confidential record under section 22.7.
   194.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used
20to support education and outreach in a manner that encourages
21persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used for
22farming to implement water quality practices, including the
23establishment of such practices in watersheds generally, and
24not limited to subwatersheds or high-priority watersheds.
   255.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used
26to contract with persons to coordinate the implementation of
27efforts provided in this section.
   286.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used by
29the department to support urban soil and water conservation
30efforts, which may include but are not limited to management
31practices related to bioretention, landscaping, the use of
32permeable or pervious pavement, and soil quality restoration.
33The moneys shall be allocated on a cost-share basis as provided
34in chapter 161A.
   357.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
-7-1contrary, the department may use moneys appropriated in
2subsection 1 to carry out the provisions of this section on a
3cost-share basis in combination with other moneys available to
4the department from a state or federal source.
   58.  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in
6this section may be used to pay for the costs of administering
7and implementing the water quality initiative by the
8department’s division of soil conservation and water quality as
9provided in section 466B.42 and this section.
10DIVISION III
11department of natural resources
12   Sec. 11.  GENERAL FUND — DEPARTMENT.
   131.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
14to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year
15beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, the following
16amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the
17purposes designated:
   18For purposes of supporting the department, including its
19divisions, for administration, regulation, and programs; for
20salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes; and
21for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions:
..................................................  $2211,554,987
...............................................  FTEs231,145.95
   242.  Of the number of full-time equivalent positions
25authorized to the department pursuant to subsection 1, 50
26full-time equivalent positions shall be allocated by the
27department for seasonal employees for purposes of providing
28maintenance, upkeep, and sanitary services at state parks.
29This subsection shall not impact park ranger or park manager
30positions within the department.
   313.  The department shall submit a report each quarter of the
32fiscal year to the legislative services agency, the department
33of management, the members of the joint appropriations
34subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources, and the
35chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house
-8-1committees on appropriations. The report shall describe in
2detail the expenditure of moneys appropriated under this
3section to support the department’s administration, regulation,
4and programs.
5   Sec. 12.  STATE FISH AND GAME PROTECTION FUND — REGULATION
6AND ADVANCEMENT OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.
   71.  There is appropriated from the state fish and game
8protection fund created pursuant to section 456A.17 to the
9department of natural resources for the fiscal year beginning
10July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, the following amount,
11or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes
12designated:
   13For purposes of supporting the regulation or advancement of
14hunting, fishing, or trapping, or the protection, propagation,
15restoration, management, or harvest of fish or wildlife,
16including for administration, regulation, law enforcement, and
17programs; and for salaries, support, maintenance, equipment,
18and miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $1944,007,044
   202.  Notwithstanding section 455A.10, the department may use
21the unappropriated balance remaining in the state fish and game
22protection fund to provide for the funding of health and life
23insurance premium payments from unused sick leave balances of
24conservation peace officers employed in a protection occupation
25who retire, pursuant to section 97B.49B.
   263.  Notwithstanding section 455A.10, the department of
27natural resources may use the unappropriated balance remaining
28in the state fish and game protection fund for the fiscal
29year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, as is
30necessary to fund salary adjustments for departmental employees
31for which the general assembly has made an operating budget
32appropriation in subsection 1.
33   Sec. 13.  GROUNDWATER PROTECTION FUND — WATER
34QUALITY.
  There is appropriated from the groundwater protection
35fund created in section 455E.11 to the department of natural
-9-1resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019,
2and ending June 30, 2020, from those moneys which are not
3allocated pursuant to that section, the following amount, or
4so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes
5designated:
   6For purposes of supporting the department’s protection
7of the state’s groundwater, including for administration,
8regulation, and programs, and for salaries, support,
9maintenance, equipment, and miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $103,455,832
11DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS
12MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS
13   Sec. 14.  SPECIAL SNOWMOBILE FUND — SNOWMOBILE
14PROGRAM.
  There is appropriated from the special snowmobile
15fund created under section 321G.7 to the department of natural
16resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and
17ending June 30, 2020, the following amount, or so much thereof
18as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated:
   19For purposes of administering and enforcing the state
20snowmobile programs:
..................................................  $21100,000
22   Sec. 15.  UNASSIGNED REVENUE FUND — UNDERGROUND STORAGE
23TANKS SECTION EXPENSES.
  There is appropriated from the
24unassigned revenue fund administered by the Iowa comprehensive
25petroleum underground storage tank fund board established
26pursuant to section 455G.4 to the department of natural
27resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and
28ending June 30, 2020, the following amount, or so much thereof
29as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated:
   30For purposes of paying for administration expenses of the
31department’s underground storage tanks section:
..................................................  $32200,000
33SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS
34GENERAL FUND
35   Sec. 16.  FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT AND DAM SAFETY.
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   11.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
2to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year
3beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, the following
4amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the
5purpose designated:
   6For purposes of supporting floodplain management and dam
7safety:
..................................................  $81,510,000
   92.  Of the amount appropriated in subsection 1, up to
10$400,000 may be used by the department to acquire or install
11stream gages for purposes of tracking and predicting flood
12events and for compiling necessary data to improve flood
13frequency analysis.
   143.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in
15subsection 1 that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the
16close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain
17available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the
18close of the succeeding fiscal year.
19   Sec. 17.  FORESTRY HEALTH MANAGEMENT.
   201.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
21to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year
22beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, the following
23amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the
24purposes designated:
   25For purposes of providing for forestry health management
26programs:
..................................................  $27500,000
   282.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in
29this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the
30close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain
31available to be used for the purposes designated until the
32close of the succeeding fiscal year.
33DIVISION IV
34iowa state university
35SPECIAL GENERAL FUND appropriation
-11-1VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY
2   Sec. 18.  VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY.
   31.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
4to Iowa state university of science and technology for the
5fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020,
6the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
7used for the purposes designated:
   8For purposes of supporting the college of veterinary
9medicine for the operation of the veterinary diagnostic
10laboratory and for not more than the following full-time
11equivalent positions:
..................................................  $124,100,000
...............................................  FTEs1351.00
   142.  a.  Iowa state university of science and technology
15shall not reduce the amount that it allocates to support the
16college of veterinary medicine from any other source due to the
17appropriation made in this section.
   18b.  Paragraph “a” does not apply to a reduction made to
19support the college of veterinary medicine, if the same
20percentage of reduction imposed on the college of veterinary
21medicine is also imposed on all of Iowa state university of
22science and technology’s budget units.
   233.  If by June 30, 2020, Iowa state university of science and
24technology fails to allocate the moneys appropriated in this
25section to the college of veterinary medicine in accordance
26with this section, the moneys appropriated in this section for
27that fiscal year shall revert to the general fund of the state.
28DIVISION V
29environment first fund
30general appropriations
31   Sec. 19.  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND
32STEWARDSHIP.
  There is appropriated from the environment first
33fund created in section 8.57A to the department of agriculture
34and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
352019, and ending June 30, 2020, the following amounts, or so
-12-1much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes
2designated:
   31.  CONSERVATION RESERVE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (CREP)
   4a.  For the conservation reserve enhancement program to
5restore and construct wetlands for the purposes of intercepting
6tile line runoff, reducing nutrient loss, improving water
7quality, and enhancing agricultural production practices:
..................................................  $81,000,000
   9b.  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated
10in paragraph “a” may be used for costs of administration and
11implementation of soil and water conservation practices.
   12c.  Notwithstanding any other provision in law, the
13department may use moneys appropriated in this subsection,
14in combination with other appropriate environment first
15fund appropriations, for cost sharing to match United States
16department of agriculture, natural resources conservation
17service, wetlands reserve enhancement program (WREP) funding
18available to Iowa.
   192.  WATERSHED PROTECTION
   20a.  For continuation of a program that provides
21multiobjective resource protections for flood control, water
22quality, erosion control, and natural resource conservation:
..................................................  $23900,000
   24b.  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated
25in paragraph “a” may be used for costs of administration and
26implementation of soil and water conservation practices.
   273.  SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION — ADMINISTRATION
   28a.  For use by the department for costs of administration and
29implementation of soil and water conservation practices:
..................................................  $303,800,000
   31b.  Of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “a”, $150,000
32is allocated to support field staff providing technical
33assistance.
   344.  CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP)
   35a.  To encourage and assist farmers in enrolling in and the
-13-1implementation of the federal conservation reserve program and
2to work with them to enhance their revegetation efforts to
3improve water quality and habitat:
..................................................  $4900,000
   5b.  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated
6in paragraph “a” may be used for costs of administration and
7implementation of soil and water conservation practices.
   85.  SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION
   9a.  For use by the department in providing for soil and water
10conservation:
..................................................  $118,325,000
   12b.  (1)  Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, for
13transfer to the loess hills development and conservation fund
14created in section 161D.2:
..................................................  $15490,000
   16(2)  (a)  Of the amount transferred to the loess hills
17development and conservation fund in subparagraph (1), $450,000
18shall be allocated to the fund’s hungry canyons account.
   19(b)  Not more than 5 percent of the moneys allocated to
20the fund’s hungry canyons account as provided in subparagraph
21division (a) may be used for administrative costs.
   22(3)  (a)  Of the amount transferred to the loess hills
23development and conservation fund in subparagraph (1), $40,000
24shall be allocated to the fund’s loess hills alliance account.
   25(b)  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys allocated to the
26fund’s loess hills alliance account as provided in subparagraph
27division (a) may be used for administrative costs.
   28c.  Of the remaining amount appropriated in paragraph “a”,
29for use by the department in providing for soil and water
30conservation administration, the conservation of soil and
31water resources, or the support of soil and water conservation
32districts:
..................................................  $337,835,000
   34d.  Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “c” that the
35department allocates to a soil and water conservation district,
-14-1the first $15,000 may be expended by the district for the
2purpose of providing financial incentives under section 161A.73
3to establish management practices for the control of soil
4erosion on land that is row-cropped, including but not limited
5to nontill planting, ridge-till planting, and contouring
6strip-cropping. Of any remaining amount of that appropriation
7allocated by the department to a district, 30 percent may be
8expended by the district for that same purpose.
   9e.  Not more than 5 percent of the moneys appropriated in
10paragraph “c” may be allocated for cost sharing to address
11complaints filed under section 161A.47.
   12f.  Of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “c”, 5 percent
13shall be allocated for financial incentives to establish
14practices to protect watersheds above publicly owned lakes of
15the state from soil erosion and sediment as provided in section
16161A.73.
   17g.  The state soil conservation and water quality committee
18established by section 161A.4 may allocate moneys appropriated
19in paragraph “c” to conduct research and demonstration projects
20to promote conservation tillage and nonpoint source pollution
21control practices.
   22h.  The allocation of moneys as financial incentives as
23provided in section 161A.73 may be used in combination with
24moneys allocated by the department of natural resources.
   25i.  Not more than 15 percent of the moneys appropriated
26in paragraph “c” may be used for costs of administration and
27implementation of soil and water conservation practices.
28   Sec. 20.  DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES.  There is
29appropriated from the environment first fund created in section
308.57A to the department of natural resources for the fiscal
31year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, the
32following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
33used for the purposes designated:
   341.  STATE PARKS MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS
   35a.  For regular maintenance and operations of state parks and
-15-1staff time associated with these activities:
..................................................  $26,235,000
   3b.  Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, up to
4$100,000 shall be allocated for statewide coordination of
5volunteer efforts.
   6c.  Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, the
7department may use not more than $250,000 to support up to
8three full-time equivalent positions as state park rangers.
   92.  GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)
   10To provide local watershed managers with geographic
11information system data for their use in developing,
12monitoring, and displaying results of their watershed work:
..................................................  $13195,000
   143.  WATER QUALITY MONITORING
   15For continuing the establishment and operation of water
16quality monitoring stations:
..................................................  $172,955,000
   184.  PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM ACCOUNT
   19For deposit in the public water supply system account of the
20water quality protection fund created in section 455B.183A:
..................................................  $21500,000
   225.  REGULATION OF ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS
   23For the regulation of animal feeding operations, including
24as provided for in chapters 459, 459A, and 459B:
..................................................  $251,320,000
   266.  AMBIENT AIR QUALITY
   27For the abatement, control, and prevention of ambient
28air pollution in this state, including measures as necessary
29to assure attainment and maintenance of ambient air quality
30standards from particulate matter:
..................................................  $31425,000
   327.  FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT AND DAM SAFETY
   33For supporting floodplain management and dam safety:
..................................................  $34375,000
35   Sec. 21.  STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA — IOWA GEOLOGICAL
-16-1SURVEY.
  There is appropriated from the environment first
2fund created in section 8.57A to the state university of Iowa
3for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June
430, 2020, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is
5necessary, to be used for the purposes designated:
   61.  OPERATIONS
   7For purposes of supporting the operations of the Iowa
8geological survey of the state as created within the state
9university of Iowa pursuant to section 456.1, including but not
10limited to providing analysis; data maintenance, collection,
11and compilation; investigative programs; and information for
12water supply development and protection:
..................................................  $13200,000
   142.  WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
   15For purposes of supporting the Iowa geological survey in
16measuring, assessing, and evaluating the quantity of water
17sources in this state and assisting the department of natural
18resources in regulating water quantity as provided in chapter
19455B, division III, part 4, pursuant to sections 455B.262B and
20456.14:
..................................................  $21495,000
22   Sec. 22.  REVERSION.
  231.  a.  Except as provided in paragraph “b”, and
24notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated for the
25fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, in this division of this
26Act that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the
27fiscal year shall not revert but instead shall remain available
28to be used for the purposes designated until the close of the
29succeeding fiscal year, or until the project for which the
30appropriation was made is completed, whichever is earlier.
   31b.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated for
32the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, in this division of
33this Act to the department of agriculture and land stewardship
34to provide financial assistance for the establishment of
35permanent soil and water conservation practices that remain
-17-1unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year
2shall not revert but instead shall remain available for
3expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the
4fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022.
   52.  Subsection 1 does not apply to moneys transferred
6pursuant to this division to the loess hills development and
7conservation fund created in section 161D.2 which shall not
8revert as provided in that section.
9DIVISION VI
10ENVIRONMENT FIRST FUND
11SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS
12   Sec. 23.  WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE — DEPARTMENT OF
13AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP.
   141.  There is appropriated from the environment first fund
15created in section 8.57A to the department of agriculture
16and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
172019, and ending June 30, 2020, the following amount, or so
18much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes
19designated:
   20For deposit in the water quality initiative fund created in
21section 466B.45, for purposes of supporting the water quality
22initiative administered by the division of soil conservation
23and water quality as provided in section 466B.42, including
24salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $252,375,000
   262.  a.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be
27used to support projects in subwatersheds as designated by the
28division that are part of high-priority watersheds identified
29by the water resources coordinating council established
30pursuant to section 466B.3.
   31b.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to
32support projects in watersheds generally, including regional
33watersheds, as designated by the division and high-priority
34watersheds identified by the water resources coordinating
35council established pursuant to section 466B.3.
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   13.  In supporting projects in subwatersheds and watersheds
2as provided in subsection 2, all of the following shall apply:
   3a.  The demonstration projects shall utilize water quality
4practices as described in the Iowa nutrient reduction strategy
5as defined in section 455B.171.
   6b.  The division shall implement demonstration projects as
7provided in paragraph “a” by providing for participation by
8persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used in
9farming. To every extent practical, the division shall provide
10for collaborative participation by such persons who hold a
11legal interest in agricultural land located within the same
12subwatershed.
   13c.  The division shall implement a demonstration project on
14a cost-share basis as determined by the division. However,
15except for edge-of-field practices, the state’s share of the
16amount shall not exceed 50 percent of the estimated cost of
17establishing the practice as determined by the division or
1850 percent of the actual cost of establishing the practice,
19whichever is less.
   20d.  The demonstration projects shall be used to educate other
21persons about the feasibility and value of establishing similar
22water quality practices. The division shall promote field day
23events for purposes of allowing interested persons to establish
24water quality practices on their agricultural land.
   25e.  The division shall conduct water quality evaluations
26within supported subwatersheds. Within a reasonable period
27after accumulating information from such evaluations, the
28division shall create an aggregated database of water quality
29practices. Any information identifying a person holding a
30legal interest in agricultural land or specific agricultural
31land shall be a confidential record under section 22.7.
   324.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used
33to support education and outreach in a manner that encourages
34persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used for
35farming to implement water quality practices, including the
-19-1establishment of such practices in watersheds generally, and
2not limited to subwatersheds or high-priority watersheds.
   35.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used
4to contract with persons to coordinate the implementation of
5efforts provided in this section.
   66.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used by
7the department to support urban soil and water conservation
8efforts, which may include but are not limited to management
9practices related to bioretention, landscaping, the use of
10permeable or pervious pavement, and soil quality restoration.
11The moneys shall be allocated on a cost-share basis as provided
12in chapter 161A.
   137.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
14contrary, the department may use moneys appropriated in
15subsection 1 to carry out the provisions of this section on a
16cost-share basis in combination with other moneys available to
17the department from a state or federal source.
   188.  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in
19this section may be used to pay for the costs of administering
20and implementing the water quality initiative by the
21department’s division of soil conservation and water quality as
22provided in section 466B.42 and this section.
23DIVISION VII
24IOWA RESOURCES ENHANCEMENT AND PROTECTION FUND
25   Sec. 24.  REAP — IN LIEU OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION.In
26lieu of the standing appropriation in section 455A.18, there is
27appropriated from the environment first fund created in section
288.57A to the Iowa resources enhancement and protection fund
29for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June
3030, 2020, the following amount, to be allocated as provided in
31section 455A.19:
..................................................  $3212,000,000
33   Sec. 25.  REAP — OPEN SPACES ACCOUNT — STATE PARK
34MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR.
   Notwithstanding section 455A.19,
35subsection 1, paragraph “a”, subparagraph (1), of the moneys
-20-1allocated to the open spaces account of the Iowa resources
2enhancement and protection fund, up to $1,000,000 may be
3used by the department of natural resources for state park
4maintenance and repair for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
52019, and ending on June 30, 2020.
6DIVISION VIII
7RELATED CODE CHANGES — DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND
8STEWARDSHIP — PROGRAMS TO AUDIT MOTOR FUEL
9   Sec. 26.  NEW SECTION.  214A.2C  Auditing programs.
   10The department shall establish and administer programs
11for the auditing of motor fuel including biofuel processing
12and production plants, for screening and testing motor fuel,
13including renewable fuel, and for the inspection of motor fuel
14sold by dealers, including retail dealers who sell and dispense
15motor fuel from motor fuel pumps.
16DIVISION IX
17RELATED CODE CHANGES — DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES — AIR
18QUALITY FUND
19   Sec. 27.  Section 455B.133C, subsection 6, paragraph c, Code
202019, is amended to read as follows:
   21c.  The department’s calculated estimate for the minor source
22account shall not produce total revenues in excess of two seven
23 hundred fifty thousand dollars during any state fiscal year.
24DIVISION X
25RELATED CODE CHANGES — FUTURE REPEAL OF MERCURY THERMOSTAT
26REGULATION
27   Sec. 28.  Section 455D.16, Code 2019, is amended to read as
28follows:
   29455D.16  Mercury — thermostats.
   301.  As used in this section, unless the context otherwise
31requires:
   32a.  (1)  “Manufacturer” means any person, firm, association,
33partnership, corporation, governmental entity, organization,
34combination, or joint venture that owns or owned the brand name
35of the thermostat.
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   1(2)  This paragraph “a” is repealed on January 1, 2022.
   2b.  “Mercury-added thermostat” means a product or device
3that uses a mercury switch to sense and control room
4temperature through communication with heating, ventilating,
5or air-conditioning equipment. “Mercury-added thermostat”
6includes thermostats used to sense and control room temperature
7in residential, commercial, industrial, and other buildings
8but does not include thermostats used to sense and control
9temperature as part of a manufacturing process.
   10c.  (1)  “Thermostat retailer” means a person who sells
11thermostats of any kind directly to homeowners or other
12nonprofessionals through any selling or distribution mechanism,
13including but not limited to sales using the internet or
14catalogues. A thermostat retailer may also be a thermostat
15wholesaler if it meets the definition of thermostat wholesaler.
   16(2)  This paragraph “c” is repealed on January 1, 2022.
   17d.  (1)  “Thermostat wholesaler” means a person who is
18engaged in the distribution and wholesale selling of large
19quantities of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning
20components, including thermostats, to contractors who install
21heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning components,
22including thermostats.
   23(2)  This paragraph “d” is repealed on January 1, 2022.
   242.  Beginning July 1, 2009, a A person shall not sell, offer
25for sale, or install a mercury-added thermostat in this state.
   263.  Beginning April 1, 2009, except Except as otherwise
27provided, a person who generates a discarded mercury-added
28thermostat shall manage the mercury-added thermostat as a
29hazardous waste or universal hazardous waste, according to all
30applicable state and federal regulations. A contractor who
31replaces or removes mercury-added thermostats shall assure that
32any discarded mercury-added thermostat is subject to proper
33separation and management as hazardous waste or universal
34hazardous waste. A contractor who replaces a mercury-added
35thermostat in a residence shall deliver the mercury-added
-22-1thermostat to an appropriate collection location for recycling.
   24.  a.  Each thermostat manufacturer that has offered for
3final sale, sold at final sale, or distributed mercury-added
4thermostats in the state shall individually, or in conjunction
5with other thermostat manufacturers, do all of the following:
   6a.    (1)  Not later than October 1, 2008, submit a plan to
7the department for approval describing a collection program for
8mercury-added thermostats. The program contained in the plan
9shall ensure that all the following take place:
   10(1)    (a)  That an education and outreach program is
11developed. The program shall be directed toward thermostat
12wholesalers, thermostat retailers, contractors, and homeowners
13and ensure a maximum rate of collection of mercury-added
14thermostats. There shall not be a cost to thermostat
15wholesalers or thermostat retailers for education and outreach
16materials.
   17(2)    (b)  That handling and recycling of mercury-added
18thermostats are accomplished in a manner that is consistent
19with the provisions of the universal waste rules.
   20(3)    (c)  That containers for mercury-added thermostat
21collection are provided to all thermostat wholesalers. The
22cost to thermostat wholesalers for such containers shall be
23limited to an initial, reasonable, one-time fee per container
24as specified in the plan.
   25(4)    (d)  That collection points will be established to serve
26homeowners. The collection points shall include but are not
27limited to regional collection centers permitted under 567 IAC
28ch.123. Collection points may include but are not limited to
29thermostat retailers.
   30(5)    (e)  That collection systems are provided to all
31collection points. Collection systems may include individual
32product mail back or multiple collection containers. The costs
33of collection shall not be passed on to a collection point.
34The costs to a collection point shall be limited to an initial,
35reasonable, one-time fee per container as specified in the
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   2b.    (2)  Not later than April 1, 2009, implement Implement
3 a mercury-added thermostat collection plan approved by the
4department.
   5c.    (3)  Beginning in 2010, submit an annual report to the
6department by April 1 of each year that includes, at a minimum,
7all of the following:
   8(1)    (a)  The number of mercury-added thermostats collected
9and recycled by that manufacturer during the previous calendar
10year.
   11(2)    (b)  The estimated total amount of mercury contained in
12the thermostat components collected by that manufacturer during
13the previous calendar year.
   14(3)    (c)  A list of all participating thermostat wholesalers
15and all collection points for homeowners.
   16(4)    (d)  An evaluation of the effectiveness of the
17manufacturer’s collection program.
   18(5)    (e)  An accounting of the administrative costs incurred
19in the course of administering the collection and recycling
20program.
   21b.  This subsection is repealed on January 1, 2022.
   225.  a.  (1)  By April 1, 2009, a A thermostat wholesaler
23shall do both all of the following:
   24(1)    (a)  Act as a collection site for mercury-added
25thermostats.
   26(2)    (b)  Promote and utilize the collection containers
27provided by thermostat manufacturers to facilitate a contractor
28collection program.
   29b.    (2)  By April 1, 2009, a A thermostat retailer shall
30participate in an education and outreach program to educate
31consumers on the collection program for mercury-added
32thermostats.
   33b.  This subsection is repealed on January 1, 2022.
   346.  a.  Beginning April 1, 2009, all All of the following
35sales prohibitions shall apply to thermostat manufacturers,
-24-1thermostat wholesalers, and thermostat retailers:
   2a.    (1)  A thermostat manufacturer not in compliance with
3this section is prohibited from offering any thermostat for
4final sale in the state. A thermostat manufacturer not in
5compliance with this section shall provide the necessary
6support to thermostat wholesalers and thermostat retailers to
7ensure the manufacturer’s thermostats are not offered for final
8sale.
   9b.    (2)  A thermostat wholesaler or thermostat retailer shall
10not offer for final sale any thermostat of a manufacturer that
11is not in compliance with this section.
   12b.  This subsection is repealed on January 1, 2022.
   137.  a.  The department shall do all of the following:
   14a.    (1)  Review and grant approval of, deny, or approve with
15modifications a manufacturer plan required under this section.
16The department shall not approve a plan unless all elements of
17subsection 4, paragraph “a”subparagraph (1) are adequately
18addressed and the program outlined in the plan will assure a
19maximum rate of collection of mercury-added thermostats. In
20reviewing a plan the department may consider consistency of
21the plan with collection requirements in other states and
22consider consistency between thermostat manufacturer collection
23programs. In reviewing plans, the agency shall ensure that
24education and outreach programs are uniform and consistent to
25ensure ease of implementation by thermostat wholesalers and
26thermostat retailers.
   27b.    (2)  The department shall establish a process for
28public review and comment on all plans submitted by thermostat
29manufacturers prior to plan approval. The department shall
30consult with interested persons, including representatives of
31thermostat manufacturers, environmental groups, thermostat
32wholesalers, thermostat retailers, contractors, and local
33government.
   34b.  This subsection is repealed on January 1, 2022.
   358.  a.  The goal of the collection and recycling efforts
-25-1under this section is to collect and recycle as many
2mercury-added thermostats as reasonably practicable. By
3January 1, 2009, the department shall determine collection
4goals for the program in consultation with interested persons,
5including the national electrical manufacturers association
6and representatives of thermostat manufacturers, thermostat
7wholesalers, thermostat retailers, contractors, environmental
8groups, and local government. If collection efforts fail to
9meet the collection goals described in this subsection, the
10department shall, in consultation with the national electrical
11manufacturers association and other interested persons,
12consider modifications to collection programs in an attempt to
13improve collection rates in accordance with these goals.
   14b.  This subsection is repealed on January 1, 2022.
15DIVISION XI
16RELATED CODE CHANGES — STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA — IOWA
17GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
18   Sec. 29.  Section 352.4, subsection 4, Code 2019, is amended
19to read as follows:
   204.  The state department of agriculture and land
21stewardship, department of management, department of natural
22resources, Iowa geological survey, state agricultural extension
23service, and the economic development authority shall, upon
24request, provide to each county commission any pertinent land
25use information available to assist in the compiling of the
26county land use inventories.
27   Sec. 30.  Section 456.1, Code 2019, is amended to read as
28follows:
   29456.1  Geological Iowa geological survey created.
   30A An Iowa geological survey of the state is created within
31the state university of Iowa, under the jurisdiction and
32authority of the state board of regents.
33   Sec. 31.  Section 456.10, Code 2019, is amended to read as
34follows:
   35456.10  Distribution of reports.
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   1All publications of the Iowa geological survey shall be made
2available electronically via an internet site maintained for
3that purpose.
4   Sec. 32.  Section 456.13, Code 2019, is amended to read as
5follows:
   6456.13  Maps property of state — custody — copies.
   7The maps so delivered to the state geologist shall be the
8property of the state and shall remain in the custody of the
9state geologist. They shall be kept at the office of the Iowa
10 geological survey and be open to examination by all persons
11interested in the maps; but such examination shall only be made
12in the presence of the state geologist or a designee, and the
13state geologist shall not permit any copies of the maps to be
14made without the written consent of the operator or the owner
15of the property, except as provided in section 456.11 or if the
16mine has been abandoned for at least five years.
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