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]

Download: Iowa-2017-HF410-Enrolled.html

House File 410 - Enrolled




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                              (SUCCESSOR TO HF 175)
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                                         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

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