House File 860 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to and making appropriations and related
2statutory changes involving state government entities
3involved with agriculture, natural resources, and
4environmental protection, and providing contingent effective
5date provisions.
6BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1DIVISION I
2DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP
3GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS
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, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022,
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:
..................................................  $1418,538,199
...............................................  FTEs15395.00
   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.  The department shall submit a report each quarter of the
22fiscal year to the legislative services agency, the department
23of management, the members of the joint appropriations
24subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources, and the
25chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house
26committees on appropriations. The report shall describe in
27detail the expenditure of moneys appropriated in this section
28to support the department’s administration, regulation, and
29programs.
30DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONs
31MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS
32   Sec. 2.  UNCLAIMED PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING WINNINGS —
33HORSE AND DOG RACING.
  There is appropriated from the moneys
34available under section 99D.13 to the department of agriculture
35and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
-1-12021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so
2much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes
3designated:
   4For purposes of supporting the department’s administration
5and enforcement of horse and dog racing law pursuant to section
699D.22, including for salaries, support, maintenance, and
7miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $8305,516
9   Sec. 3.  RENEWABLE FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND — MOTOR
10FUEL INSPECTION.
  There is appropriated from the renewable
11fuel infrastructure fund created in section 159A.16 to the
12department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal
13year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the
14following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
15used for the purposes designated:
   16For purposes of the inspection of motor fuel, including
17salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $18500,000
19SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS
20GENERAL FUND
21   Sec. 4.  DAIRY REGULATION.
   221.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
23to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the
24fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022,
25the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
26used for the purposes designated:
   27For purposes of performing functions pursuant to section
28192.109, including conducting a survey of grade “A” milk and
29certifying the results to the secretary of agriculture:
..................................................  $30189,186
   312.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in
32this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the
33close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain
34available to be used for the purposes designated until the
35close of the succeeding fiscal year.
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1   Sec. 5.  LOCAL FOOD AND FARM PROGRAM.
   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, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022,
5the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
6used for the purposes designated:
   7For purposes of supporting the local food and farm program
8pursuant to chapter 267A:
..................................................  $975,000
   102.  The department shall enter into a cost-sharing agreement
11with Iowa state university of science and technology to support
12the local food and farm program coordinator position as part of
13the university’s cooperative extension service in agriculture
14and home economics pursuant to chapter 267A.
   153.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in
16this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the
17close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain
18available to be used for the purposes designated until the
19close of the succeeding fiscal year.
20   Sec. 6.  AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION.
   211.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
22to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the
23fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022,
24the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
25used for the purposes designated:
   26For purposes of allocating moneys to an Iowa association
27affiliated with a national organization which promotes
28agricultural education providing for future farmers:
..................................................  $2925,000
   302.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in
31this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the
32close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain
33available to be used for the purposes designated until the
34close of the succeeding fiscal year.
35   Sec. 7.  FOREIGN ANIMAL DISEASES AFFLICTING LIVESTOCK.
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  1There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the
2department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal
3year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the
4following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
5used for the purposes designated:
   6For deposit in the foreign animal disease preparedness and
7response fund created in section 163.3B:
..................................................  $81,000,000
9   Sec. 8.  FARMERS WITH DISABILITIES PROGRAM.
   101.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
11to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the
12fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022,
13the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
14used for the purposes designated:
   15For purposes of supporting a program for farmers with
16disabilities:
..................................................  $17180,000
   182.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used for
19the public purpose of providing a grant to a national nonprofit
20organization with over 80 years of experience in assisting
21children and adults with disabilities and special needs. The
22moneys shall be used to support a nationally recognized program
23that began in 1986 and has been replicated in at least 30 other
24states, but which is not available through any other entity
25in this state, and that provides assistance to farmers with
26disabilities in all 99 counties to allow the farmers to remain
27in their own homes and be gainfully engaged in farming through
28provision of agricultural worksite and home modification
29consultations, peer support services, services to families,
30information and referral, and equipment loan services.
   313.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in
32this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the
33close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain
34available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the
35close of the succeeding fiscal year.
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1   Sec. 9.  LOESS HILLS DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION FUND —
2HUNGRY CANYONS ACCOUNT.
   31.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
4to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the
5fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022,
6the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
7used for the purposes designated:
   8For deposit in the hungry canyons account of the loess hills
9development and conservation fund created pursuant to section
10161D.2:
..................................................  $1150,000
   122.  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated to
13the hungry canyons account as provided in subsection 1 may be
14used for administrative costs.
15   Sec. 10.  GRAIN REGULATION.  There is appropriated from the
16general fund of the state to the department of agriculture
17and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
182021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so
19much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes
20designated:
   21For the administration and enforcement of chapters 203
22and 203C, including salaries, support, maintenance, and
23miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $24350,000
25   Sec. 11.  VALUE ADDED AGRICULTURE GRANT PROGRAM.  There
26is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the
27department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal
28year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the
29following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
30used for the purposes designated:
   31For the administration and execution of a value added
32agriculture grant program to identify, evaluate, and support
33programs and services which add value to agriculture products,
34enable new technology, and support marketing strategies:
..................................................  $35500,000
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1DIVISION II
2GENERAL FUND
3DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP
4WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE
5   Sec. 12.  WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE — GENERAL.
   61.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
7to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the
8fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022,
9the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
10used for the purposes designated:
   11For deposit in the water quality initiative fund created in
12section 466B.45, for purposes of supporting the water quality
13initiative administered by the division of soil conservation
14and water quality as provided in section 466B.42, including
15salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $163,000,000
   172.  a.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be
18used to support projects in subwatersheds as designated by the
19division that are part of high-priority watersheds identified
20by the water resources coordinating council established
21pursuant to section 466B.3.
   22b.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to
23support projects in watersheds generally, including regional
24watersheds, as designated by the division and high-priority
25watersheds identified by the water resources coordinating
26council established pursuant to section 466B.3.
   273.  In supporting projects in subwatersheds and watersheds
28as provided in subsection 2, all of the following shall apply:
   29a.  The demonstration projects shall utilize water quality
30practices as described in the Iowa nutrient reduction strategy
31as defined in section 455B.171.
   32b.  The division shall implement demonstration projects as
33provided in paragraph “a” by providing for participation by
34persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used in
35farming. To every extent practical, the division shall provide
-6-1for collaborative participation by such persons who hold a
2legal interest in agricultural land located within the same
3subwatershed.
   4c.  The division shall implement a demonstration project on
5a cost-share basis as determined by the division. However,
6except for edge-of-field practices, the state’s share of the
7amount shall not exceed 50 percent of the estimated cost of
8establishing the practice as determined by the division or
950 percent of the actual cost of establishing the practice,
10whichever is less.
   11d.  The demonstration projects shall be used to educate other
12persons about the feasibility and value of establishing similar
13water quality practices. The division shall promote field day
14events for purposes of allowing interested persons to establish
15water quality practices on their agricultural land.
   16e.  The division shall conduct water quality evaluations
17within supported subwatersheds. Within a reasonable period
18after accumulating information from such evaluations, the
19division shall create an aggregated database of water quality
20practices. Any information identifying a person holding a
21legal interest in agricultural land or specific agricultural
22land shall be a confidential record under section 22.7.
   234.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used
24to support education and outreach in a manner that encourages
25persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used for
26farming to implement water quality practices, including the
27establishment of such practices in watersheds generally, and
28not limited to subwatersheds or high-priority watersheds.
   295.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used
30to contract with persons to coordinate the implementation of
31efforts provided in this section.
   326.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used by
33the department to support urban soil and water conservation
34efforts, which may include but are not limited to management
35practices related to bioretention, landscaping, the use of
-7-1permeable or pervious pavement, and soil quality restoration.
2The moneys shall be allocated on a cost-share basis as provided
3in chapter 161A.
   47.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
5contrary, the department may use moneys appropriated in
6subsection 1 to carry out the provisions of this section on a
7cost-share basis in combination with other moneys available to
8the department from a state or federal source.
   98.  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in
10this section may be used to pay for the costs of administering
11and implementing the water quality initiative by the
12department’s division of soil conservation and water quality as
13provided in section 466B.42 and this section.
14DIVISION III
15department of natural resources
16   Sec. 13.  GENERAL FUND — DEPARTMENT.
   171.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
18to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year
19beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following
20amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the
21purposes designated:
   22For purposes of supporting the department, including its
23divisions, for administration, regulation, and programs; for
24salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes; and
25for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions:
..................................................  $2612,093,066
...............................................  FTEs271,145.95
   282.  Of the number of full-time equivalent positions
29authorized to the department pursuant to subsection 1, 50.00
30full-time equivalent positions shall be allocated by the
31department for seasonal employees for purposes of providing
32maintenance, upkeep, and sanitary services at state parks.
33This subsection shall not impact park ranger or park manager
34positions within the department.
   353.  The department shall submit a report each quarter of the
-8-1fiscal year to the legislative services agency, the department
2of management, the members of the joint appropriations
3subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources, and the
4chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house
5committees on appropriations. The report shall describe in
6detail the expenditure of moneys appropriated under this
7section to support the department’s administration, regulation,
8and programs.
9   Sec. 14.  STATE FISH AND GAME PROTECTION FUND — REGULATION
10AND ADVANCEMENT OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.
   111.  There is appropriated from the state fish and game
12protection fund created pursuant to section 456A.17 to the
13department of natural resources for the fiscal year beginning
14July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount,
15or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes
16designated:
   17For purposes of supporting the regulation or advancement of
18hunting, fishing, or trapping, or the protection, propagation,
19restoration, management, or harvest of fish or wildlife,
20including for administration, regulation, law enforcement, and
21programs; and for salaries, support, maintenance, equipment,
22and miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $2346,273,501
   242.  Notwithstanding section 455A.10, the department may use
25the unappropriated balance remaining in the state fish and game
26protection fund to provide for the funding of health and life
27insurance premium payments from unused sick leave balances of
28conservation peace officers employed in a protection occupation
29who retire, pursuant to section 97B.49B.
   303.  Notwithstanding section 455A.10, the department of
31natural resources may use the unappropriated balance remaining
32in the state fish and game protection fund for the fiscal
33year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, as is
34necessary to fund salary adjustments for departmental employees
35for which the general assembly has made an operating budget
-9-1appropriation in subsection 1.
2   Sec. 15.  GROUNDWATER PROTECTION FUND — WATER
3QUALITY.
  There is appropriated from the groundwater protection
4fund created in section 455E.11 to the department of natural
5resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021,
6and ending June 30, 2022, from those moneys which are not
7allocated pursuant to that section, the following amount, or
8so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes
9designated:
   10For purposes of supporting the department’s protection
11of the state’s groundwater, including for administration,
12regulation, and programs, and for salaries, support,
13maintenance, equipment, and miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $143,455,850
15DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS
16MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS
17   Sec. 16.  SPECIAL SNOWMOBILE FUND — SNOWMOBILE
18PROGRAM.
  There is appropriated from the special snowmobile
19fund created under section 321G.7 to the department of natural
20resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and
21ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof
22as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated:
   23For purposes of administering and enforcing the state
24snowmobile programs:
..................................................  $25100,000
26   Sec. 17.  UNASSIGNED REVENUE FUND — UNDERGROUND STORAGE
27TANKS SECTION EXPENSES.
  There is appropriated from the
28unassigned revenue fund administered by the Iowa comprehensive
29petroleum underground storage tank fund board established
30pursuant to section 455G.4 to the department of natural
31resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and
32ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof
33as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated:
   34For purposes of paying for administration expenses of the
35department’s underground storage tanks section:
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..................................................  $1200,000
2SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS
3GENERAL FUND
4   Sec. 18.  FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT AND DAM SAFETY.
   51.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
6to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year
7beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following
8amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the
9purpose designated:
   10For purposes of supporting floodplain management and dam
11safety:
..................................................  $121,510,000
   132.  Of the amount appropriated in subsection 1, up to
14$400,000 may be used by the department to acquire or install
15stream gages for purposes of tracking and predicting flood
16events and for compiling necessary data to improve flood
17frequency analysis.
   183.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in
19subsection 1 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. 19.  FORESTRY HEALTH MANAGEMENT.
   241.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
25to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year
26beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following
27amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the
28purposes designated:
   29For purposes of providing for forestry health management
30programs:
..................................................  $31500,000
   322.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in
33this section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the
34close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain
35available to be used for the purposes designated until the
-11-1close of the succeeding fiscal year.
2   Sec. 20.  STATE PARK OPERATIONS.  There is appropriated from
3the general fund of the state to the department of natural
4resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and
5ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof
6as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated:
   7For supporting operations at state parks, including
8maintenance and repair of grounds and facilities:
..................................................  $91,000,000
10MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
11   Sec. 21.  VISITOR PARKING AT STATE PARKS — STUDY.  The
12department of natural resources shall conduct a study of the
13availability of visitor parking at state parks. The department
14shall identify any inadequacy in the availability of visitor
15parking at each state park during periods of high use. The
16department shall prepare a report which shall identify each
17state park that fails to provide adequate visitor parking and
18a recommendation to improve that state park to accommodate
19existing or expected visitor parking. The department shall
20submit the report to the governor and general assembly not
21later than December 10, 2021.
22DIVISION IV
23iowa state university
24SPECIAL GENERAL FUND appropriationS
25   Sec. 22.  VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY.
   261.  There is appropriated from the general fund of the state
27to Iowa state university of science and technology for the
28fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022,
29the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
30used for the purposes designated:
   31For purposes of supporting the college of veterinary
32medicine for the operation of the veterinary diagnostic
33laboratory and for not more than the following full-time
34equivalent positions:
..................................................  $354,400,000
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...............................................  FTEs151.00
   22.  a.  Iowa state university of science and technology
3shall not reduce the amount that it allocates to support the
4college of veterinary medicine from any other source due to the
5appropriation made in this section.
   6b.  Paragraph “a” does not apply to a reduction made to
7support the college of veterinary medicine, if the same
8percentage of reduction imposed on the college of veterinary
9medicine is also imposed on all of Iowa state university of
10science and technology’s budget units.
   113.  If by June 30, 2022, Iowa state university of science and
12technology fails to allocate the moneys appropriated in this
13section to the college of veterinary medicine in accordance
14with this section, the moneys appropriated in this section for
15that fiscal year shall revert to the general fund of the state.
16   Sec. 23.  LIVESTOCK DISEASE RESEARCH.  There is appropriated
17from the general fund of the state to Iowa state university
18of science and technology for the fiscal year beginning July
191, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or
20so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes
21designated:
   221.  For deposit in the livestock disease research fund
23created in section 267.8:
..................................................  $24170,390
   252.  Moneys appropriated to the fund under subsection 1 shall
26be used by Iowa state university of science and technology
27to support animal disease research in areas of importance to
28livestock producers.
29   Sec. 24.  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY AGRICULTURAL AGENTS
30— NATIONAL MEETING.
  There is appropriated from the general
31fund of the state to Iowa state university of science and
32technology for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and
33ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof
34as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated:
..................................................  $3525,000
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   1For supporting efforts of the Iowa agricultural extension
2association relating to the state’s hosting of the national
3association of county agricultural agents 2023 national
4meeting.
5DIVISION V
6STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
7SPECIAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION
8AGRICULTURAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
9   Sec. 25.  IOWA’S CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
10(I-CASH).
   There is appropriated from the general fund of the
11state to the state university of Iowa for the fiscal year
12beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following
13amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the
14purposes designated:
   151.  a.  For supporting the operations of Iowa’s center for
16agricultural safety and health, as part of the university’s
17college of public health, and in cooperation with the
18department of agriculture and land stewardship, to anticipate,
19recognize, and prevent occupational illness and injury among
20members of the agricultural community:
..................................................  $21128,154
   22b.  As a condition of the appropriation made in paragraph
23“a”, the state university of Iowa shall retain the director
24of Iowa’s center for agricultural safety and health employed
25on the effective date of this division of this Act for at
26least the same number of hours for the fiscal year beginning
27July 1, 2021, as worked by the director during the fiscal year
28beginning July 1, 2020.
   29c.  As a condition of the appropriation made in paragraph
30“a”, the state university of Iowa shall not reduce the amount
31allocated to support Iowa’s center for agricultural safety from
32any other source due to the appropriation made in paragraph
33“a”.
   34d.  If by June 30, 2022, the state university of Iowa fails
35to use the moneys appropriated in paragraph “a” in accordance
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2unencumbered and unobligated moneys appropriated in paragraph
3“a” for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending
4June 30, 2022, shall revert to the general fund of the state.
5In addition, if moneys are required to be reverted pursuant
6to section 8.33, the state university of Iowa shall transfer
7to the general fund from any otherwise unencumbered and
8unobligated moneys from any other general fund appropriation or
9from any moneys available from other funding sources an amount
10equal to the amount appropriated in paragraph “a” less any
11amount reverted to the general fund of the state pursuant to
12section 8.33.
   132.  a.  For supporting a program to finance the upgrade
14of agricultural tractors by installing roll over protective
15structures:
..................................................  $1675,000
   17b.  The moneys appropriated in paragraph “a” shall be
18expended in the form of cost-share grants requiring that each
19dollar contributed by the state university of Iowa be matched
20on a dollar-for-dollar basis by agricultural manufacturers or
21dealers.
22DIVISION VI
23environment first fund
24general appropriations
25   Sec. 26.  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND
26STEWARDSHIP.
  There is appropriated from the environment first
27fund created in section 8.57A to the department of agriculture
28and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
292021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amounts, or so
30much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes
31designated:
   321.  CONSERVATION RESERVE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (CREP)
   33a.  For the conservation reserve enhancement program to
34restore and construct wetlands for the purposes of intercepting
35tile line runoff, reducing nutrient loss, improving water
-15-1quality, and enhancing agricultural production practices:
..................................................  $21,000,000
   3b.  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated
4in paragraph “a” may be used for costs of administration and
5implementation of soil and water conservation practices.
   6c.  Notwithstanding any other provision in law, the
7department may use moneys appropriated in this subsection,
8in combination with other appropriate environment first
9fund appropriations, for cost sharing to match United States
10department of agriculture, natural resources conservation
11service, wetlands reserve enhancement program (WREP) funding
12available to Iowa.
   132.  WATERSHED PROTECTION
   14a.  For continuation of a program that provides
15multiobjective resource protections for flood control, water
16quality, erosion control, and natural resource conservation:
..................................................  $17900,000
   18b.  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated
19in paragraph “a” may be used for costs of administration and
20implementation of soil and water conservation practices.
   213.  CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP)
   22a.  To encourage and assist farmers in enrolling in and the
23implementation of the federal conservation reserve program and
24to work with them to enhance their revegetation efforts to
25improve water quality and habitat:
..................................................  $26900,000
   27b.  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated
28in paragraph “a” may be used for costs of administration and
29implementation of soil and water conservation practices.
   304.  SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION
   31a.  For use by the department in providing for soil and water
32conservation:
..................................................  $338,325,000
   34b.  (1)  Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, for
35transfer to the loess hills development and conservation fund
-16-1created in section 161D.2:
..................................................  $2490,000
   3(2)  (a)  Of the amount transferred to the loess hills
4development and conservation fund in subparagraph (1), $450,000
5shall be allocated to the fund’s hungry canyons account.
   6(b)  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys allocated to
7the fund’s hungry canyons account as provided in subparagraph
8division (a) may be used for administrative costs.
   9(3)  (a)  Of the amount transferred to the loess hills
10development and conservation fund in subparagraph (1), $40,000
11shall be allocated to the fund’s loess hills alliance account.
   12(b)  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys allocated to the
13fund’s loess hills alliance account as provided in subparagraph
14division (a) may be used for administrative costs.
   15c.  Of the remaining amount appropriated in paragraph “a”,
16for use by the department in providing for soil and water
17conservation administration, the conservation of soil and
18water resources, or the support of soil and water conservation
19districts:
..................................................  $207,835,000
   21d.  Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “c” that the
22department allocates to a soil and water conservation district,
23the first $15,000 may be expended by the district for the
24purpose of providing financial incentives under section 161A.73
25to establish management practices for the control of soil
26erosion on land that is row-cropped, including but not limited
27to nontill planting, ridge-till planting, and contouring
28strip-cropping. Of any remaining amount of that appropriation
29allocated by the department to a district, 30 percent may be
30expended by the district for that same purpose.
   31e.  Not more than 5 percent of the moneys appropriated in
32paragraph “c” may be allocated for cost sharing to address
33complaints filed under section 161A.47.
   34f.  Of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “c”, 5 percent
35shall be allocated for financial incentives to establish
-17-1practices to protect watersheds above publicly owned lakes of
2the state from soil erosion and sediment as provided in section
3161A.73.
   4g.  The state soil conservation and water quality committee
5established by section 161A.4 may allocate moneys appropriated
6in paragraph “c” to conduct research and demonstration projects
7to promote conservation tillage and nonpoint source pollution
8control practices.
   9h.  The allocation of moneys as financial incentives as
10provided in section 161A.73 may be used in combination with
11moneys allocated by the department of natural resources.
   12i.  Not more than 15 percent of the moneys appropriated
13in paragraph “c” may be used for costs of administration and
14implementation of soil and water conservation practices.
   155.  SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION — ADMINISTRATION
   16a.  For use by the department for costs of administration and
17implementation of soil and water conservation practices:
..................................................  $183,800,000
   19b.  Of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “a”, $150,000
20is allocated to support field staff providing technical
21assistance.
22   Sec. 27.  DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES.  There is
23appropriated from the environment first fund created in section
248.57A to the department of natural resources for the fiscal
25year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the
26following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be
27used for the purposes designated:
   281.  STATE PARKS MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS
   29For regular maintenance and operations of state parks and
30staff time associated with these activities:
..................................................  $316,235,000
   322.  GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)
   33To provide local watershed managers with geographic
34information system data for their use in developing,
35monitoring, and displaying results of their watershed work:
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..................................................  $1195,000
   23.  WATER QUALITY MONITORING
   3For continuing the establishment and operation of water
4quality monitoring stations:
..................................................  $52,955,000
   64.  PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM ACCOUNT
   7For deposit in the public water supply system account of the
8water quality protection fund created in section 455B.183A:
..................................................  $9500,000
   105.  REGULATION OF ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS
   11For the regulation of animal feeding operations, including
12as provided for in chapters 459, 459A, and 459B:
..................................................  $131,320,000
   146.  AMBIENT AIR QUALITY
   15For the abatement, control, and prevention of ambient
16air pollution in this state, including measures as necessary
17to assure attainment and maintenance of ambient air quality
18standards from particulate matter:
..................................................  $19425,000
   207.  FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT AND DAM SAFETY
   21For supporting floodplain management and dam safety:
..................................................  $22375,000
23   Sec. 28.  STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA — IOWA GEOLOGICAL
24SURVEY.
  There is appropriated from the environment first
25fund created in section 8.57A to the state university of Iowa
26for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June
2730, 2022, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is
28necessary, to be used for the purposes designated:
   291.  OPERATIONS
   30For purposes of supporting the operations of the Iowa
31geological survey of the state as created within the state
32university of Iowa pursuant to section 456.1, including but not
33limited to providing analysis; data maintenance, collection,
34and compilation; investigative programs; and information for
35water supply development and protection:
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..................................................  $1200,000
   22.  WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
   3For purposes of supporting the Iowa geological survey in
4measuring, assessing, and evaluating the quantity of water
5sources in this state and assisting the department of natural
6resources in regulating water quantity as provided in chapter
7455B, division III, part 4, pursuant to sections 455B.262B and
8456.14:
..................................................  $9495,000
10   Sec. 29.  REVERSION.
  111.  a.  Except as provided in paragraph “b”, and
12notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated for the
13fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, in this division of this
14Act that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the
15fiscal year shall not revert but instead shall remain available
16to be used for the purposes designated until the close of the
17succeeding fiscal year, or until the project for which the
18appropriation was made is completed, whichever is earlier.
   19b.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated for
20the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, in this division of
21this Act to the department of agriculture and land stewardship
22to provide financial assistance for the establishment of
23permanent soil and water conservation practices that remain
24unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year
25shall not revert but instead shall remain available for
26expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the
27fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024.
   282.  Subsection 1 does not apply to moneys transferred
29pursuant to this division of this Act to the loess hills
30development and conservation fund created in section 161D.2
31which shall not revert as provided in that section.
32DIVISION VII
33ENVIRONMENT FIRST FUND
34SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS
35   Sec. 30.  WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE — DEPARTMENT OF
-20-1AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP.
   21.  There is appropriated from the environment first fund
3created in section 8.57A to the department of agriculture
4and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
52021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so
6much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes
7designated:
   8For deposit in the water quality initiative fund created in
9section 466B.45, for purposes of supporting the water quality
10initiative administered by the division of soil conservation
11and water quality as provided in section 466B.42, including
12salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes:
..................................................  $132,375,000
   142.  a.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be
15used to support projects in subwatersheds as designated by the
16division that are part of high-priority watersheds identified
17by the water resources coordinating council established
18pursuant to section 466B.3.
   19b.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to
20support projects in watersheds generally, including regional
21watersheds, as designated by the division and high-priority
22watersheds identified by the water resources coordinating
23council established pursuant to section 466B.3.
   243.  In supporting projects in subwatersheds and watersheds
25as provided in subsection 2, all of the following shall apply:
   26a.  The demonstration projects shall utilize water quality
27practices as described in the Iowa nutrient reduction strategy
28as defined in section 455B.171.
   29b.  The division shall implement demonstration projects as
30provided in paragraph “a” by providing for participation by
31persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used in
32farming. To every extent practical, the division shall provide
33for collaborative participation by such persons who hold a
34legal interest in agricultural land located within the same
35subwatershed.
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   1c.  The division shall implement a demonstration project on
2a cost-share basis as determined by the division. However,
3except for edge-of-field practices, the state’s share of the
4amount shall not exceed 50 percent of the estimated cost of
5establishing the practice as determined by the division or
650 percent of the actual cost of establishing the practice,
7whichever is less.
   8d.  The demonstration projects shall be used to educate other
9persons about the feasibility and value of establishing similar
10water quality practices. The division shall promote field day
11events for purposes of allowing interested persons to establish
12water quality practices on their agricultural land.
   13e.  The division shall conduct water quality evaluations
14within supported subwatersheds. Within a reasonable period
15after accumulating information from such evaluations, the
16division shall create an aggregated database of water quality
17practices. Any information identifying a person holding a
18legal interest in agricultural land or specific agricultural
19land shall be a confidential record under section 22.7.
   204.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used
21to support education and outreach in a manner that encourages
22persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used for
23farming to implement water quality practices, including the
24establishment of such practices in watersheds generally, and
25not limited to subwatersheds or high-priority watersheds.
   265.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used
27to contract with persons to coordinate the implementation of
28efforts provided in this section.
   296.  The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used by
30the department to support urban soil and water conservation
31efforts, which may include but are not limited to management
32practices related to bioretention, landscaping, the use of
33permeable or pervious pavement, and soil quality restoration.
34The moneys shall be allocated on a cost-share basis as provided
35in chapter 161A.
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   17.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
2contrary, the department may use moneys appropriated in
3subsection 1 to carry out the provisions of this section on a
4cost-share basis in combination with other moneys available to
5the department from a state or federal source.
   68.  Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in
7this section may be used to pay for the costs of administering
8and implementing the water quality initiative by the
9department’s division of soil conservation and water quality as
10provided in section 466B.42 and this section.
11DIVISION VIII
12IOWA RESOURCES ENHANCEMENT AND PROTECTION FUND
13   Sec. 31.  REAP — IN LIEU OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION.In
14lieu of the standing appropriation in section 455A.18, there is
15appropriated from the environment first fund created in section
168.57A to the Iowa resources enhancement and protection fund
17for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June
1830, 2022, the following amount, to be allocated as provided in
19section 455A.19:
..................................................  $2012,000,000
21   Sec. 32.  REAP — OPEN SPACES ACCOUNT — STATE PARK
22MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR.
  Notwithstanding section 455A.19,
23subsection 1, paragraph “a”, subparagraph (1), of the moneys
24allocated to the open spaces account of the Iowa resources
25enhancement and protection fund, up to $1,000,000 may be
26used by the department of natural resources for state park
27maintenance and repair for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
282021, and ending on June 30, 2022.
29DIVISION IX
30CODE CHANGES
31   Sec. 33.  NEW SECTION.  159A.17  Appropriation.
   32For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending
33June 30, 2022, and for each fiscal year thereafter, there
34is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the
35renewable fuel infrastructure fund created in section 159A.16
-23-1the amount of eleven million dollars.
2   Sec. 34.  Section 455A.18, subsection 3, paragraph a, Code
32021, is amended to read as follows:
   4a.  For each fiscal year of the fiscal period beginning
5July 1, 1997, and ending June 30, 2023 2026, there is
6appropriated from the general fund, to the Iowa resources
7enhancement and protection fund, the amount of twenty million
8dollars, to be used as provided in this chapter. However,
9in any fiscal year of the fiscal period, if moneys from the
10lottery are appropriated by the state to the fund, the amount
11appropriated under this subsection shall be reduced by the
12amount appropriated from the lottery.
13   Sec. 35.  CONTINGENT EFFECTIVE DATE.  The section of this
14division of this Act enacting section 159A.17 takes effect
15upon the enactment of 2021 Iowa Acts, Senate File 549 or
16its successor, if enacted, or House Study Bill 185 or its
17successor, if enacted.
18EXPLANATION
19The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
20the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   21GENERAL. This bill relates to agriculture and natural
22resources by making appropriations for the fiscal year
232021-2022 to support related entities, including the department
24of agriculture and land stewardship (DALS), the department of
25natural resources (DNR), and Iowa state university (ISU), and
26the university of Iowa (UI).
   27The bill primarily appropriates moneys to DALS and DNR.
28 The appropriations are made to support those departments for
29administration, regulation, and support of programs. The bill
30requires the departments to submit quarterly reports to the
31general assembly and department of management regarding the
32expenditure of appropriated moneys. The bill also provides
33moneys to support specific programs or projects administered
34by those departments. The bill appropriates moneys from a
35number of sources, including the general fund of the state
-24-1(general fund), the state fish and game protection fund, the
2groundwater protection fund, and the environment first fund
3(EFF). Appropriations are made from a number of sources to
4support the water quality initiative (WQI).
   5The bill is organized into divisions.
   6DALS — GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS. The bill appropriates
7moneys to DALS from the general fund in order to support its
8administrative divisions, including consumer protection and
9industry services, soil conservation, and food safety and
10animal health. Moneys are transferred to ISU to support its
11midwest grape and wine institute.
   12DALS — MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS — DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS.
13 The bill appropriates moneys from several sources to support a
14number of designated purposes, including moneys derived from
15unclaimed winnings from horse and dog races, for administration
16and enforcement of racing regulations; and moneys credited
17to the renewable fuel infrastructure fund, for purposes of
18regulating motor fuel.
   19DALS — SPECIAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS. The bill
20makes special appropriations from the general fund to DALS in
21order to support specific purposes including milk inspection,
22the local food and farm program, an agricultural education
23organization, foreign animal disease preparedness, assistance
24to farmers with disabilities, loess hills protections, grain
25regulation, and a value added agriculture grant program.
   26DALS — GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS — WATER QUALITY. The
27bill appropriates moneys from the general fund to DALS for
28deposit in the water quality initiative fund, to support the
29WQI including high-priority watershed projects.
   30DNR — GENERAL FUND AND OTHER MAJOR FUNDS APPROPRIATIONS.
31 The bill makes appropriations from a number of funds to DNR in
32order to support its administrative divisions involving natural
33resources and environmental protection from the general fund,
34the state fish and game protection fund, and the groundwater
35protection fund.
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   1DNR — MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS — DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS.
2 The bill appropriates moneys to DNR from a number of sources
3to support designated purposes, including moneys deposited in
4the special snowmobile fund to provide for administering and
5enforcing the state snowmobile programs; and moneys deposited
6in the unassigned revenue fund for purposes of paying for
7administration of DNR’s underground storage tanks section.
   8DNR — SPECIAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS. The bill makes
9special appropriations from the general fund to DNR in order
10to support specific purposes including floodplain management,
11dam safety and forestry health management programs, and state
12parks.
   13DNR — MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. The bill requires the DNR
14to conduct a study of the availability of visitor parking at
15state parks. DNR must submit a report regarding its findings
16and recommendations by December 10, 2021.
   17ISU — SPECIAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS. The bill
18appropriates moneys from the general fund to ISU to support the
19operation of its veterinary diagnostic laboratory and livestock
20disease research. The bill also supports efforts for hosting
21the national association of county agricultural agents.
   22UI — SPECIAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS. The bill makes
23appropriations from the general fund to UI to support the
24operations of Iowa’s center for agricultural safety and health
25which is part of UI’s college of public health.
   26DALS, DNR, AND UI — EFF — GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS. The
27bill appropriates moneys from the EFF to support a number of
28programs administered by DALS, DNR, and UI. For DALS, the
29moneys are appropriated to support programs involving soil
30conservation, watershed protection and nutrient management,
31and the loess hills development and conservation fund. For
32DNR, moneys are appropriated to support programs involving
33state parks, geographic information systems, water quality
34monitoring, public water supplies, regulation of animal feeding
35operations, air quality, and floodplain management and dam
-26-1safety. For UI, moneys are appropriated to support the Iowa
2geological survey. The bill includes provisions that delay the
3reversion of these moneys.
   4EFF — SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR WQI. The bill
5appropriates moneys from the EFF to the water quality
6initiative fund subject to the same conditions applicable to
7moneys appropriated to the fund from the general fund.
   8IOWA RESOURCES ENHANCEMENT AND PROTECTION (REAP) FUND — EFF
9APPROPRIATION IN LIEU OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION. An amount
10of moneys is appropriated from the EFF to the REAP fund instead
11of the $20 million otherwise required to be appropriated to
12the fund from the general fund. Notwithstanding the standing
13allocation from the REAP fund to the open spaces account, DNR
14may use moneys in the account for state park maintenance and
15repair.
   16CODE CHANGES. The bill makes several Code changes.
   17The bill provides a standing limited appropriation to
18the renewable fuel infrastructure fund contingent upon the
19enactment of legislation relating to motor fuel and biofuels,
20including programs to support the installation, replacement, or
21conversion of ethanol and biodiesel infrastructure.
   22The bill extends the final fiscal year for the annual
23appropriation from the general fund of state for deposit to the
24Iowa resources enhancement and protection fund from the fiscal
25year ending June 30, 2023, to the fiscal year ending June 30,
262026.
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