Bill Text: IA HF168 | 2021-2022 | 89th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act creating a crude oil disaster prevention and response fee, and providing for the deposit of the fees in certain water quality funds.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-22 - Introduced, referred to Environmental Protection. H.J. 182. [HF168 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2021-HF168-Introduced.html
House File 168 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 168 BY ANDERSON A BILL FOR An Act creating a crude oil disaster prevention and response 1 fee, and providing for the deposit of the fees in certain 2 water quality funds. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1527HH (1) 89 js/ns
H.F. 168 Section 1. Section 8.57B, subsection 1, Code 2021, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. A water quality infrastructure fund is created within 3 the division of soil conservation and water quality of the 4 department of agriculture and land stewardship. The fund 5 shall consist of moneys deposited in the fund pursuant to 6 section 8.57, subsection 5 , paragraph “f” , subparagraph 7 (1), subparagraph division (c), moneys deposited in the fund 8 pursuant to section 455B.702, moneys transferred to the fund 9 pursuant to section 423G.6 , and appropriations made to the fund 10 and transfers of interest, earnings, and moneys from other 11 funds as provided by law. 12 Sec. 2. Section 16.134A, subsection 2, Code 2021, is amended 13 by adding the following new paragraph: 14 NEW PARAGRAPH . 0b. Moneys deposited in the fund pursuant to 15 section 455B.702. 16 Sec. 3. NEW SECTION . 455B.702 Crude oil disaster prevention 17 and response fee. 18 1. A crude oil disaster prevention and response fee shall 19 be payable by the owner or operator of a pipeline company, as 20 defined in section 479B.2, that does not deliver its product 21 for final use in this state, in an amount equal to fifty 22 ten-thousandths of one cent per gallon of crude oil transported 23 out of the state by pipeline, whether extracted in or out of 24 the state. The director shall establish by rule procedures for 25 collecting the fees. 26 2. Fees collected pursuant to this section shall be 27 deposited as follows: 28 a. Fifteen percent shall be deposited in the water quality 29 infrastructure fund created in section 8.57B. 30 b. Eighty-five percent shall be deposited in the water 31 quality financial assistance fund created in section 16.134A. 32 EXPLANATION 33 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 34 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 35 -1- LSB 1527HH (1) 89 js/ns 1/ 2
H.F. 168 This bill creates a crude oil disaster prevention and 1 response fee applied to crude oil transported out of the state 2 by pipeline and payable by the owner or operator of a pipeline 3 company that does not deliver its product for final use in 4 this state. The bill requires the director of the department 5 of natural resources to establish rules for collecting the 6 fee. Of the fees collected, 15 percent shall be deposited in 7 the water quality infrastructure fund and 85 percent shall be 8 deposited in the water quality financial assistance fund. 9 Pursuant to Code section 455B.109, the environmental 10 protection commission is required to establish, by rule, civil 11 penalties applicable to a violation of Code chapter 455B, which 12 would include the failure to pay the fee created in the bill. 13 -2- LSB 1527HH (1) 89 js/ns 2/ 2
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