Bill Text: IA HF410 | 2017-2018 | 87th General Assembly | Enrolled
Bill Title: A bill for an act classifying Palmer amaranth as a primary noxious weed and an invasive plant and making penalties applicable. (Formerly HF 175.) Effective 7-1-17.
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)
Status: (Passed) 2017-04-21 - Signed by Governor. H.J. 1142. [HF410 Detail]
House File 410 - Enrolled HOUSE FILE BY COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HF 175) \5 A BILL FOR \1 House File 410 AN ACT CLASSIFYING PALMER AMARANTH AS A PRIMARY NOXIOUS WEED AND AN INVASIVE PLANT AND MAKING PENALTIES APPLICABLE. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: Section 1. Section 199.1, subsection 16, paragraph a, Code 2017, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (9) Palmer amaranth == Amaranthus palmeri. Sec. 2. Section 317.1A, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 2017, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (12) Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri). Sec. 3. NEW SECTION. 317.14A Special requirements for the control or elimination of palmer amaranth on conservation reserve program land. The program for weed control established pursuant to section 317.13, and any order issued under that program, shall not apply to the control or elimination of palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) on land enrolled in the conservation reserve program as described in 7 C.F.R. pt. 1410, unless the control or elimination measures comply with the conservation reserve program requirements for that land including contract requirements. The board of supervisors in adopting the program for weed control, or the commissioner in administering the program, shall seek cooperation with the United States department of agriculture, which may include the department's farm service agency office for that county, the farm service agency's state office, or any other office or official designated by the department. Sec. 4. Section 317.25, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 2017, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (9) Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri). LINDA UPMEYER JACK WHITVER CARMINE BOAL TERRY E. BRANSTA -1-