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

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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-Introduced.html

House File 475 - Introduced




                                 HOUSE FILE       
                                 BY  COMMITTEE ON NATURAL
                                     RESOURCES

                                 (SUCCESSOR TO HF 210)

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act relating to the use of a straight wall cartridge rifle
  2    to hunt deer and including penalties.
  3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 481A.48, Code 2017, is amended by adding
  1  2 the following new subsection:
  1  3    NEW SUBSECTION.  6.  The commission shall adopt rules
  1  4 pursuant to chapter 17A allowing the use of straight wall
  1  5 cartridge rifles to hunt deer as follows:
  1  6    a.  A straight wall cartridge rifle may be used to hunt deer
  1  7 during youth deer hunting season and first and second shotgun
  1  8 deer hunting seasons by a person who has a valid deer hunting
  1  9 license and is otherwise qualified to hunt.
  1 10    b.  A straight wall cartridge rifle that is allowed pursuant
  1 11 to this subsection shall be of the same caliber and use the
  1 12 same straight wall ammunition as is allowed for use in a pistol
  1 13 or revolver for hunting deer as provided in subsection 5.
  1 14 In addition, the commission shall provide, by rule, for the
  1 15 use of straight wall ammunition under this subsection that
  1 16 meets  ballistics specifications similar to the requirements
  1 17 for straight wall ammunition allowed for use in a pistol or
  1 18 revolver for hunting deer as provided in subsection 5.
  1 19    c.  A person possessing a prohibited rifle while hunting deer
  1 20 commits a scheduled violation under section 805.8B, subsection
  1 21 3, paragraph "h", subparagraph (6). In addition, the hunting
  1 22 privileges of a person convicted of possessing a prohibited
  1 23 rifle while hunting deer shall be suspended for two years.
  1 24    Sec. 2.  Section 805.8B, subsection 3, paragraph h, Code
  1 25 2017, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph:
  1 26    NEW SUBPARAGRAPH.  (6)  Possession of a prohibited rifle
  1 27 while hunting deer, the scheduled fine is two hundred fifty
  1 28 dollars.
  1 29                           EXPLANATION
  1 30 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
  1 31 the explanation's substance by the members of the general assembly.
  1 32    This bill requires the natural resource commission to adopt
  1 33 rules allowing the use of straight wall cartridge rifles to
  1 34 hunt deer during youth deer hunting season and first and second
  1 35 shotgun deer hunting seasons. The straight wall cartridge
  2  1 rifles allowed must be of the same caliber and use the same
  2  2 straight wall ammunition as is allowed for use in a pistol
  2  3 or revolver for hunting deer. In addition, the commission
  2  4 is required to adopt rules allowing the use of straight wall
  2  5 ammunition in a straight wall cartridge rifle that meets
  2  6 ballistics specifications similar to the requirements for
  2  7 straight wall ammunition allowed for use in a pistol or
  2  8 revolver for hunting deer.
  2  9    A violation of the bill's provisions is punishable with a
  2 10 scheduled fine of $250 and the hunting privileges of a person
  2 11 convicted of possessing a prohibited rifle while hunting deer
  2 12 must be suspended for two years.
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