House File 277 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1providing for programs and regulations administered
2and enforced by the department of agriculture and land
3stewardship, providing fees, providing for the allocation of
4moneys, and making penalties applicable.
5BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1DIVISION I
2REGULATION OF COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS
3   Section 1.  Section 162.2, subsection 19, Code 2023, is
4amended by striking the subsection and inserting in lieu
5thereof the following:
   619.  “Pet shop” means a facility where vertebrate animals,
7excluding fish, not born and reared on the facility’s premises
8are bought, sold, exchanged, or offered for sale or exchange to
9the public, at retail. “Pet shop” does not include a facility
10if one of the following applies:
   11a.  The facility receives less than one thousand dollars from
12the sale or exchange of vertebrate animals, excluding fish,
13during a twelve-month period.
   14b.  The facility sells or exchanges less than twelve
15vertebrate animals, excluding fish, during a twelve-month
16period.
17DIVISION II
18GRAIN REGULATION
19PART A
20GRAIN DEALERS
21   Sec. 2.  Section 203.1, Code 2023, is amended by adding the
22following new subsection:
23   NEW SUBSECTION.  12A.  “Scale weight ticket” means the same
24as defined in section 203C.1.
25   Sec. 3.  Section 203.5, subsection 8, paragraph a, Code 2023,
26is amended to read as follows:
   27a.  The applicant has caused liability to the Iowa grain
28depositors and sellers indemnity fund in regard to a license
29issued under this chapter or chapter 203C, and the liability
30has not been discharged, settled, or satisfied.
31   Sec. 4.  Section 203.11, subsection 2, paragraph a,
32subparagraph (3), Code 2023, is amended to read as follows:
   33(3)  Uses a scale weight ticket or credit-sale contract in
34violation of this chapter or a requirement established by the
35department under this chapter.
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1   Sec. 5.  Section 203.15, subsection 2, paragraph f, Code
22023, is amended to read as follows:
   3f.  The duration of the credit-sale contract, which shall
4not exceed twelve fifteen months from the date the contract is
5executed.
6   Sec. 6.  Section 203.17, Code 2023, is amended to read as
7follows:
   8203.17  Documents and records.
   91.  The department may adopt rules specifying the form,
10content, use, and maintenance of documents issued by a grain
11dealer under this chapter including but not limited to scale
 12weight tickets, settlement sheets, daily position records, and
13credit-sale contracts. The department may adopt rules for
14both printed and electronic documents, including rules for
15the transmission, receipt, authentication, and archiving of
16electronically generated or stored documents.
   172.  All scale weight ticket forms in the possession of a
18grain dealer shall have been permanently and consecutively
19numbered at the time of printing. A grain dealer shall
20maintain an accurate record of all scale weight ticket numbers.
21The record shall include the disposition of each numbered form,
22whether issued, destroyed, or otherwise disposed of.
23   Sec. 7.  Section 203.20, Code 2023, is amended to read as
24follows:
   25203.20  Shrinkage adjustments — disclosures — penalties.
   261.  A person who, in connection with the receipt of
27corn or soybeans grain for storage, processing, or sale,
28adjusts the scale weight of the grain to compensate for the
29moisture content of the grain shall compute the amount of
30the adjustment by multiplying the scale weight of the grain
31by that factor which results in a rate of adjustment of one
32and eighteen hundredths percent of weight per one percent of
33moisture content. The use of person who uses any rate of
34weight adjustment for moisture content other than the one
35prescribed by this subsection is commits a fraudulent practice
-2- 1as defined in section 714.8. The person shall post on the
2business premises in a conspicuous place notice of the rate
3of adjustment for moisture content that is as prescribed by
4this subsection. Failure The person who fails to make this
5disclosure is commits a simple misdemeanor.
   62.  A person who, in connection with the receipt of grain for
7storage, processing, or sale, adjusts the quantity of the grain
8received to compensate for losses to be incurred during the
9handling, processing, or storage of the grain shall post on the
10business premises in a conspicuous place notice of the rate of
11adjustment to be made for this shrinkage. Failure The person
12who fails
to make the required this disclosure is commits a
13simple misdemeanor.
   143.  A person who adjusts the scale weight of corn or soybeans
15both
 grain for moisture content and for handling, processing,
16or storage losses may combine the two adjustment factors into
17a single factor and may use this resulting factor to compute
18the amount of weight adjustment in connection with storage,
19processing, or sale transactions, provided that the person
20shall post on the business premises in a conspicuous place a
21notice that discloses the moisture shrinkage factor prescribed
22by subsection 1, the handling shrinkage factor to be imposed,
23and the single factor that results from combining these
24factors. Failure The person who fails to make the required
25
 this disclosure is commits a simple misdemeanor.
26Part b
27WAREHOUSE OPERATORS
28   Sec. 8.  Section 203C.5, subsection 2, Code 2023, is amended
29to read as follows:
   302.  a.  The department may adopt rules specifying the
31form, content, and use of documents issued by a warehouse
32operator under this chapter including but not limited to scale
 33weight tickets, warehouse receipts, settlement sheets, and
34daily position records. The department may adopt rules for
35both printed and electronic documents, including rules for
-3-1the transmission, receipt, authentication, and archiving of
2electronically generated or stored documents.
   3b.  All scale weight ticket forms and warehouse receipt
4forms in the possession of a warehouse operator shall have been
5permanently and consecutively numbered at the time of printing.
6A warehouse operator shall maintain an accurate record of
7the numbers of these documents. The record shall include
8the disposition of each form, whether issued, destroyed, or
9otherwise disposed of. The department may by rule require this
10use of prenumbered forms and recording for documents other than
11scale weight tickets and warehouse receipts.
12   Sec. 9.  Section 203C.6, subsection 8, paragraph a, Code
132023, is amended to read as follows:
   14a.  The applicant has caused liability to the Iowa grain
15depositors and sellers indemnity fund through operations under
16a license issued under this chapter or chapter 203, and the
17liability has not been discharged, settled, or satisfied.
18   Sec. 10.  Section 203C.17, subsections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5,
19Code 2023, are amended to read as follows:
   201.  Any grain which has been received at any Grain deposited
21with a
licensed warehouse operator for which the actual sale
22price is has not been fixed and either proper documentation
23made has not been furnished or payment has not been made shall
24be construed to be grain held for storage within the meaning of
25this chapter. Grain may be held
 considered stored grain and
26may be retained
in open storage or placed on under warehouse
27receipt. A warehouse receipt shall be issued for all grain
28held in open storage within one year from the date of delivery
29to the warehouse, unless the depositor has signed a statement
30that the depositor does not desire a warehouse receipt. A
 The
31licensed
warehouse operator shall issue a warehouse receipt
32shall be issued to the depositor upon request by the depositor.
33The warehouse operator’s tariff shall apply for to any grain
34that is retained in open storage or placed under warehouse
35receipt as provided in section 203C.18.
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   12.  Bulk grain deposited with a licensed warehouse operator
2for processing, cleaning, drying, shipping for the account of
3the depositor, or any other purpose shall be removed within
4thirty days from the date of deposit or such grain shall be
5determined as considered stored grain and the. The warehouse
6operator’s tariff charges shall apply to the bulk grain as
7provided in section 203C.28
.
   83.  Grain received on deposited and subject to a scale weight
9 ticket which that fails to have the price fixed and properly
10documented on the records of the licensed warehouse operator
11shall be construed to be retained in open storage.
   124.  All bulk grain whether retained in open storage and
13deposited subject to a scale weight ticket
or having been
14 placed on under warehouse receipt is covered by the grain
15depositors and sellers indemnity fund created in as provided in
16 chapter 203D.
   175.  Any grain which has been received at any An unlicensed
18warehouse and for which the operator shall not retain deposited
19bulk grain, if its
actual sale price has not been fixed, and
20payment for the bulk grain has not been made within thirty days
21from receipt of the grain its date of deposit, unless covered
22
 purchased by a credit-sale contract, shall be construed to be
23unlawful storage within the meaning of this chapter
. Bulk
24grain received at any
 An unlicensed warehouse for any operator
25who retains deposited bulk gain under any
other purpose
26
 circumstance must either be returned return the bulk grain to
27the depositor, or disposed of dispose of the bulk grain by
28order of the depositor, within thirty days from date of actual
29
 the deposit of the bulk grain.
30   Sec. 11.  Section 203C.25, Code 2023, is amended to read as
31follows:
   32203C.25  Shrinkage adjustments — disclosures — penalties.
   331.  A person who, in connection with the receipt of
34corn or soybeans grain for storage, processing, or sale,
35adjusts the scale weight of the grain to compensate for the
-5-1moisture content of the grain shall compute the amount of
2the adjustment by multiplying the scale weight of the grain
3by that factor which results in a rate of adjustment of one
4and eighteen hundredths percent of weight per one percent of
5moisture content. The use of person who uses any rate of
6weight adjustment for moisture content other than the one
7prescribed by this subsection is commits a fraudulent practice
 8as defined in section 714.8. The person shall post on the
9business premises in a conspicuous place notice of the rate
10of adjustment for moisture content that is as prescribed by
11this subsection. Failure The person who fails to make this
12disclosure is commits a simple misdemeanor.
   132.  A person who, in connection with the receipt of grain for
14storage, processing, or sale, adjusts the quantity of the grain
15received to compensate for losses to be incurred during the
16handling, processing, or storage of the grain shall post on the
17business premises in a conspicuous place notice of the rate of
18adjustment to be made for this shrinkage. Failure The person
19who fails
to make the required this disclosure is commits a
20simple misdemeanor.
   213.  A person who adjusts the scale weight of corn or soybeans
22both
 grain for moisture content and for handling, processing,
23or storage losses may combine the two adjustment factors into
24a single factor and may use this resulting factor to compute
25the amount of weight adjustment in connection with storage,
26processing, or sale transactions, provided that the person
27shall post on the business premises in a conspicuous place a
28notice that discloses the moisture shrinkage factor prescribed
29by subsection 1, the handling shrinkage factor to be imposed,
30and the single factor that results from combining these
31factors. Failure The person who fails to make the required
32
 this disclosure is commits a simple misdemeanor.
33   Sec. 12.  Section 203C.36, subsection 2, paragraph a,
34subparagraph (3), Code 2023, is amended to read as follows:
   35(3)  Uses a scale weight ticket, warehouse receipt, or
-6-1other document in violation of this chapter or requirements
2established by the department under this chapter.
3PART C
4INDEMNITY FUND
5   Sec. 13.  Section 203D.1, Code 2023, is amended by adding the
6following new subsection:
7   NEW SUBSECTION.  14A.  “Scale weight ticket” means the same
8as defined in section 203C.1.
9DIVISION III
10WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
11PART A
12LICENSING, INSPECTIONS, AND FEES
13   Sec. 14.  Section 214.2, Code 2023, is amended to read as
14follows:
   15214.2  License.
   161.  A person who uses or displays for use any commercial
17weighing and measuring device, as defined in section 215.1,
18shall secure
 must be issued a license from by the department
 19for that deviceThe department shall issue the license after
20inspecting the device.

   212.  a.  Except as provided in paragraph “b”, a license issued
22under subsection 1 shall expire on December 31 of each year.
   23b.  A license issued under subsection 1 for a motor fuel pump
24shall expire on June 30 of each year.
25   Sec. 15.  Section 214.3, subsection 1, Code 2023, is amended
26by striking the subsection.
27   Sec. 16.  Section 214.3, subsection 2, Code 2023, is amended
28to read as follows:
   292.  The A license inspection fee is imposed on a person
30who uses or displays for use a
commercial weighing and
31measuring device. The license fee is due the day the device
32is placed into service
 department issues the license. A
33license inspection fee shall be charged to the person owning
34or operating a commercial weighing and measuring device
35inspected
 The amount of the license fee shall be calculated in
-7-1accordance with the class or section for devices as established
2by handbook 44 of the United States national institute of
3standards and technology.
4   Sec. 17.  Section 214.11, subsection 1, Code 2023, is amended
5to read as follows:
   61.  The department shall provide for annual biennial
7 inspections of all motor fuel pumps, including but not limited
8to motor fuel blender pumps, licensed under this chapter.
9Inspections shall be for the purpose of determining the
10accuracy and correctness of motor fuel pumps. For that purpose
11the department’s inspectors may enter upon the premises of any
12
 a wholesale dealer or a retail dealer motor fuel site.
13   Sec. 18.  Section 215.2, Code 2023, is amended to read as
14follows:
   15215.2  Special inspection tests — request — fees.
   161.  The owner or servicer of a commercial weighing and
17measuring device may request the department conduct a special
18inspection test of the device to determine its accuracy and
19correctness.
   202.  The fee for special tests, including but not limited to,
21using state inspection equipment, for the calibration, testing,
22certification, or repair
 conducting a special inspection test
23 of a commercial weighing and measuring device shall be paid
24by the owner or servicer or person requesting the special
 25inspection test in accordance with the following schedule:
   261.    a.  Class S, scales, seventy-five dollars per hour.
   272.    b.  Class M, meters, fifty-two dollars and fifty cents
28per hour.
29   Sec. 19.  REPEAL.  Section 215.12, Code 2023, is repealed.
30PART B
31MOTOR FUEL STANDARDS AND CLASSIFICATIONS
32   Sec. 20.  Section 159A.6, subsection 1, paragraph c, Code
332023, is amended to read as follows:
   34c.  Develop standards for decals required pursuant to
35section 214A.16 214A.21A, which shall be designed to promote
-8-1the advantages of using renewable fuels. The standards may be
2incorporated within a model decal adopted by the office.
3   Sec. 21.  Section 214A.1, subsection 2, Code 2023, is amended
4to read as follows:
   52.  “ASTM international” means a nonprofit organization,
6previously named
the American society for testing and materials
7international.
8   Sec. 22.  Section 214A.1, Code 2023, is amended by adding the
9following new subsections:
10   NEW SUBSECTION.  33A.  a.  “Renewable diesel” means a motor
11fuel for use in an internal combustion engine and ignited by
12pressure without the presence of an electric spark, which
13is produced from nonfossil renewable resources, including
14agricultural plants, animal fats, residue, and waste generated
15from the production, processing, and marketing of agricultural
16products, and other renewable resources.
   17b.  “Renewable diesel” must meet the standards provided in
18section 214A.2.
   19c.  “Renewable diesel” does not include any of the following:
   20(1)  Biodiesel.
   21(2)  A fuel that has been coprocessed.
22   NEW SUBSECTION.  33B.  “Renewable diesel blended fuel” means
23a blend of renewable diesel with petroleum-based diesel fuel,
24biodiesel, or a combination of petroleum-based diesel fuel and
25biodiesel, which meets the standards, including separately
26the standard for its renewable diesel component, provided in
27section 214A.2.
28   Sec. 23.  Section 214A.2, subsection 4, Code 2023, is amended
29by adding the following new paragraph:
30   NEW PARAGRAPH.  c.  (1)  If the motor fuel is advertised
31for sale or sold as renewable diesel or renewable diesel
32blended fuel, the motor fuel must meet departmental standards
33based in part or in whole on specifications adopted by ASTM
34international for renewable diesel or renewable diesel blended
35motor fuel, to every extent applicable, as determined by the
-9-1department subject to subparagraph (2).
   2(2)  Renewable diesel must at least meet departmental
3standards based in whole or in part on ASTM international
4specification D975, or a successor ASTM international
5specification, established by rule. The specification shall
6apply to renewable diesel before it leaves its place of
7manufacture.
8   Sec. 24.  Section 214A.2, subsection 5, Code 2023, is amended
9by adding the following new paragraph:
10   NEW PARAGRAPH.  d.  (1)  Renewable diesel shall be classified
11RD-100.
   12(2)  Renewable diesel blended fuel shall be classified RD-xx
13where “xx” is the volume percent of renewable diesel.
14   Sec. 25.  Section 214A.2B, Code 2023, is amended to read as
15follows:
   16214A.2B  Laboratory for motor fuel and biofuels fuels,
17biofuels, and renewable fuels
.
   18A laboratory for motor fuel and biofuels is established at a
19community college which is engaged in biofuels testing on July
201, 2007, and which testing includes but is not limited to
 The
21Iowa central fuel testing laboratory at Iowa central community
22college shall test motor fuels, biofuels, and renewable fuels,
23including but not limited to
B-20 biodiesel fuel testing for
 24use by motor trucks and the ability of biofuels to meet ASTM
25international standards
. The laboratory shall conduct the
26 testing of motor fuel fuels sold in this state and biofuel
27which is
 biofuels blended in with motor fuel fuels in this
28state to ensure that the motor fuel or fuels, biofuels, and
29renewable fuels
meet the requirements departmental standards
30 in section 214A.2.
31PART C
32CODE EDITOR DIRECTIVE
33   Sec. 26.  CODE EDITOR DIRECTIVE.
   341.  The Code editor is directed to make the following
35transfer:
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   1Section 214A.16 to section 214A.21A.
   22.  The Code editor shall correct internal references in the
3Code and in any enacted legislation as necessary due to the
4enactment of this section.
5DIVISION IV
6WATER QUALITY
7   Sec. 27.  Section 466B.43, subsection 6, Code 2023, is
8amended to read as follows:
   96.  By October 1, 2019, and each October 1 thereafter of
10each year
, the division shall submit a report to the governor
11and the general assembly itemizing expenditures, by hydrologic
12unit code 8 watershed, under the programs, if any, during the
13previous fiscal year, if any.
14   Sec. 28.  Section 466B.44, subsection 5, Code 2023, is
15amended to read as follows:
   165.  Notwithstanding any other provision in this section
17to the contrary, beginning on July 1, 2018, the division
18may use any amount available to support the water quality
19urban infrastructure program to instead extend do any of the
20following:

   21a.   Extendand support the three-year data collection of
22in-field agricultural practices project as enacted in 2015 Iowa
23Acts, ch.132, §18.
   24b.  Support water quality agriculture infrastructure programs
25created in section 466B.43.
26   Sec. 29.  Section 466B.44, subsection 7, Code 2023, is
27amended to read as follows:
   287.  By October 1, 2019, and by October 1 of each year
29thereafter, the division shall submit a report to the governor
30and the general assembly itemizing expenditures under the
31program, if any, during the previous fiscal year.
32EXPLANATION
33The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
34the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   35GENERAL. This bill relates to a number of regulations
-11-1and programs administered and enforced by the department of
2agriculture and land stewardship (DALS). Specifically, the
3bill amends provisions regulating commercial establishments
4including pet shops engaged in the business of purchasing and
5transferring (by sale or exchange) vertebrate animals (animals)
6other than agricultural animals (Code chapter 162). The
7bill regulates grain transactions including by grain dealers
8(dealers) and warehouse operators (operators) (Code chapters
9203 and 203C) and the indemnification of losses by sellers or
10depositors from the grain depositors and sellers indemnity fund
11(Code chapter 203D). The bill also regulates the commercial
12use of weights and measures, including motor fuel pumps (fuel
13pumps) that are part of motor fuel dispensers (dispensers),
14and types of motor fuel advertised for sale (Code chapters
15214, 214A, and 215), including diesel fuel for use in certain
16internal combustion engines. Finally, the bill provides for
17the expenditure of moneys for surface water quality initiatives
18(initiatives) in order to assess and reduce nutrients in this
19state’s watersheds (Code chapter 466B) in conformance with the
20Iowa nutrient reduction strategy (Code section 455B.171).
   21COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS — PET SHOPS. Under current law,
22a business classified as a pet shop is a type of establishment
23required to be annually licensed (Code section 162.5) and pay
24an associated fee (Code section 162.2B). A business is not
25regulated as a pet shop if, during the prior 12-month period,
26the business either receives less than $500 or transfers
27less than six animals. The bill doubles the exemption
28qualifications to less than $1,000 or less than 12 animals
29(amended Code section 162.2).
   30COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS — PENALTY. A person who operates
31as a pet shop in violation of licensing requirements is guilty
32of a simple misdemeanor (Code section 162.13).
   33GRAIN REGULATION — BACKGROUND. As part of a grain
34transaction, an operator issues a prenumbered scale
35weight ticket to a depositor as evidence of stored grain.
-12-1Alternatively, the operator may issue a warehouse receipt as a
2form which may be a document of title and therefore negotiable
3(Code chapter 554, Art.7). In order for a seller or depositor
4to be indemnified for a loss by the fund, the dollar value of
5a claim for transferred grain is based on either a warehouse
6receipt or scale weight ticket (Code section 203D.6).
   7GRAIN REGULATION — TERMS. Currently, several different
8terms are used to describe the same item. The bill changes
9the terms to be uniform, including “scale ticket” to “scale
10weight ticket” and “Iowa grain depositors and sellers indemnity
11fund” to “grain depositors and sellers indemnity fund”, which
12are both defined (amended Code sections 203.1, 203.5, 203.11,
13203.17, 203C.5, 203C.6, 203C.17, 203C.36, and 203D.1).
   14GRAIN REGULATION — GRAIN MOISTURE CONTENT. A person
15receiving corn or soybeans as part of a transaction involving
16storage, processing, or sale may adjust the scale weight to
17account for moisture content (i.e., reducing the scale weight
18by a special factor calculated for each 1 percent of moisture
19content). The bill provides that the adjustment applies to all
20grain in which there are standards established by the United
21States department of agriculture (Code sections 203.1 and
22203C.1 and amended Code sections 203.20 and 203C.25).
   23GRAIN REGULATION — CREDIT-SALE CONTRACT. A buyer and
24seller of grain may execute a credit-sale contract, also known
25as a price-later contract, for transfer of title, in which the
26seller delivers the grain to the buyer who pays the seller
27a price more than 30 days later (Code section 203.1). In
28order to engage in these transactions, a buyer who is a grain
29dealer must maintain a class 1 license requiring a net worth
30of at least $75,000 (Code section 203.3(4)), the parties must
31execute a contract form meeting statutory requirements (amended
32Code section 203.15(2)), and the grain is not considered as
33purchased grain covered by the grain depositors and sellers
34indemnity fund (Code section 203D.6(4)). The bill extends the
35maximum period of a credit-sale contract’s duration, requiring
-13-1later payment for the delivered grain, from 12 to 15 months
2(amended Code section 203.15(2)).
   3GRAIN REGULATION — OPEN STORAGE. An operator may retain
4delivered grain in open storage (meaning without issuing a
5warehouse receipt or making a purchase) subject to certain
6limitations. Grain subject to a scale weight ticket without
7having the price fixed and documented by the operator is
8considered to be retained in open storage. Currently, if
9grain is retained in open storage, the operator must issue the
10depositor a warehouse receipt within one year of the grain’s
11delivery date, unless the depositor signs a statement refusing
12it. The bill eliminates this requirement. Upon request, the
13operator must still issue the depositor a warehouse receipt
14(amended Code section 203C.17).
   15GRAIN REGULATION — PENALTIES. A person who violates Code
16chapter 203 or 203C is guilty of a simple misdemeanor (Code
17sections 203.11 and 203C.36).
   18WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. A person who uses or displays a
19commercial weighing or measuring device (device) must be
20licensed. The term of the license is 12 months. Generally,
21the term is on a calendar year basis (January 1 to December
2231) but for motor fuel pumps the term is on a fiscal year
23basis (July 1 to June 30). A fee is required for the issuance
24of the license and an inspection (license inspection fee)
25first due when the device is placed into service. DALS is
26expressly required to inspect motor fuel pumps each year. The
27bill provides that the fee is for the issuance of the license
28rather than the inspection, the license fee is due when the
29license is issued, and that DALS must inspect motor fuel pumps
30on a biennial basis (amended Code sections 214.2, 214.3, and
31214.11). The bill also eliminates a requirement that persons
32engaged in repairing scales must file a bond with the state
33(repealed Code section 215.12).
   34WEIGHTS AND MEASURES — MOTOR FUEL STANDARDS AND
35CLASSIFICATIONS. Motor fuels include fossil (petroleum) based
-14-1gasoline and diesel fuel as well as certain biofuel components
2derived from renewable (nonpetroleum) resources such as ethanol
3classified as E-100 and biodiesel comprised of monoalkyl esters
4of long-chain fatty acids and classified as B-100. Both types
5of substances are used to produce renewable fuels (e.g., E-15
6or B-5) subject to separate departmental standards based on
7ASTM international (ASTM) specifications. The bill regulates
8another liquid fuel referred to renewable diesel classified as
9RD-100 that may be used as a motor fuel or a blending component
10and classified as RD-xx. RD-100 is produced from nonfossil
11renewable resources but is not biodiesel due to manufacturing
12processes. Petroleum-based diesel fuel and RD-100 are subject
13to the same ASTM specification D975 while B-100 is subject to
14ASTM specification D6751 (amended Code sections 214A.1 and
15214A.2).
   16WEIGHTS AND MEASURES — TESTING LABORATORY. The bill
17expressly recognizes the Iowa central fuel testing laboratory
18at Iowa central community college as the official laboratory
19for testing motor fuels, biofuels, and renewable fuels (amended
20Code section 214A.2B).
   21WEIGHTS AND MEASURES — CODE EDITOR DIRECTIVE. The bill
22transfers Code section 214A.16 from subchapter I to subchapter
23II of Code chapter 214A. The Code section regulates a notice
24required to be posted for consumers purchasing renewable fuels.
25In 2022, the general assembly enacted 2022 Iowa Acts, chapter
261152, which reorganized Code chapter 214A. Subchapter I
27regulates general matters such as standards and classifications
28and subchapter II regulates the advertisement, sale, and use
29of motor fuel.
   30WEIGHTS AND MEASURES — PENALTY. A person who fails to allow
31for an inspection of a motor fuel pump is guilty of a simple
32misdemeanor.
   33WATER QUALITY. DALS regulates two water quality
34initiatives, including water quality agriculture infrastructure
35programs (amended Code section 466B.43) and the water quality
-15-1urban infrastructure program (amended Code section 466B.44).
2The initiative is supported by the water quality initiative
3fund (Code section 466B.45), the water quality infrastructure
4fund (Code section 8.57B), and the water quality financial
5assistance fund (Code section 16.134A). Moneys in the last
6fund (15 percent) are appropriated to support the water quality
7urban infrastructure program. The bill provides that DALS
8may use moneys available to support the water quality urban
9infrastructure program to instead support the water quality
10agriculture infrastructure programs. The bill also eliminates
11dates in several Code sections that are now extraneous.
   12APPLICABLE PENALTIES. A simple misdemeanor is punishable by
13confinement for no more than 30 days and a fine of at least $105
14but not more than $855.
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