Bill Text: IA HF475 | 2017-2018 | 87th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to the use of a straight wall cartridge rifle to hunt deer and including penalties. (Formerly HF 210.) Effective 7-1-17.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-04-13 - Signed by Governor. H.J. 1009. [HF475 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2017-HF475-Enrolled.html

House File 475 - Enrolled




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                              (SUCCESSOR TO HF 210)
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                                   A BILL FOR
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                                         House File 475

                             AN ACT
 RELATING TO THE USE OF A STRAIGHT WALL CARTRIDGE RIFLE
    TO HUNT DEER AND INCLUDING PENALTIES.

 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
    Section 1.  Section 481A.48, Code 2017, is amended by adding
 the following new subsection:
    NEW SUBSECTION.  6.  The commission shall adopt rules
 pursuant to chapter 17A allowing the use of straight wall
 cartridge rifles to hunt deer as follows:
    a.  A straight wall cartridge rifle may be used to hunt deer
 during youth and disabled deer hunting season and first and
 second shotgun deer hunting seasons by a person who has a valid
 deer hunting license and is otherwise qualified to hunt.
    b.  A straight wall cartridge rifle that is allowed pursuant
 to this subsection shall be of the same caliber and use the
 same straight wall ammunition as is allowed for use in a pistol
 or revolver for hunting deer as provided in subsection 5.
 In addition, the commission shall provide, by rule, for the
 use of straight wall ammunition under this subsection that
 meets  ballistics specifications similar to the requirements
 for straight wall ammunition allowed for use in a pistol or
 revolver for hunting deer as provided in subsection 5.
    c.  A person possessing a prohibited rifle while hunting deer
 commits a scheduled violation under section 805.8B, subsection
 3, paragraph "h", subparagraph (6). In addition, the hunting
 privileges of a person convicted of possessing a prohibited
 rifle while hunting deer shall be suspended for two years.
    Sec. 2.  Section 805.8B, subsection 3, paragraph h, Code
 2017, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph:
    NEW SUBPARAGRAPH.  (6)  Possession of a prohibited rifle
 while hunting deer, the scheduled fine is two hundred fifty
 dollars.


                                                                                            LINDA UPMEYER


                                                                                            JACK WHITVER


                                                                                            CARMINE BOAL


                                                                                            TERRY E. BRANSTA

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