Bill Text: IA HF2174 | 2019-2020 | 88th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to entering private property by persons using dogs while fur harvesting or training dogs on fur-bearing animals, providing penalties, and making penalties applicable.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-02-04 - Subcommittee recommends passage. [HF2174 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2019-HF2174-Introduced.html
House File 2174 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2174 BY FRY A BILL FOR An Act relating to entering private property by persons using 1 dogs while fur harvesting or training dogs on fur-bearing 2 animals, providing penalties, and making penalties 3 applicable. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 5164YH (8) 88 js/rn
H.F. 2174 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 481A.56A Using a dog while fur 1 harvesting —— training a dog —— entering private property. 2 A person using a dog while fur harvesting or training a 3 dog on a fur-bearing animal shall not allow the dog to enter 4 private property without first receiving permission from 5 the property owner. Failure to receive permission prior to 6 allowing the dog to enter private property constitutes a simple 7 misdemeanor. Additionally, a person who violates this section 8 shall be subject to civil damages as provided in sections 9 481A.130 and 481A.131. A fur-bearing animal taken in violation 10 of this section shall be subject to seizure as provided in 11 section 481A.12. 12 EXPLANATION 13 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 14 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 15 This bill relates to entering private property when using 16 a dog while fur harvesting or training a dog on a fur-bearing 17 animal. Under current law, a person with a valid fur harvester 18 license may train certain dogs on any fur-bearing animals 19 at any time of the year. A person with a valid hunting or 20 fur harvester license may also train a dog on coyotes or 21 groundhogs. 22 Under the bill, a person who uses a dog while fur harvesting 23 or training a dog on a fur-bearing animal shall not allow the 24 dog to enter the property of another without first receiving 25 the property owner’s permission. A person who violates the 26 provisions of the bill commits a simple misdemeanor. A simple 27 misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more than 30 28 days or a fine of at least $65 but no more than $625 or by 29 both. In addition, a person who violates the provisions of 30 the bill is subject to existing civil damages in Code chapter 31 481A relating to unlawfully taking an animal. A fur-bearing 32 animal taken by a person while the person is violating the 33 provisions of the bill is subject to seizure by the director of 34 the department of natural resources or a peace officer. 35 -1- LSB 5164YH (8) 88 js/rn 1/ 1
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