General Assembly: 89 (2021 Regular GA) - Chapter 143 - Appropriations — agriculture and natural resources


Published: 2021-06-02

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CHAPTER 143 APPROPRIATIONS — AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

H.F. 860

AN ACT relating to and making appropriations and related statutory changes involving state government entities involved with agriculture, natural resources, and environmental protection.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

DIVISION I DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP

GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. GENERAL FUND — DEPARTMENT. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of agriculture

and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For purposes of supporting the department, including its divisions, for administration,

regulation, and programs; for salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes; and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: .......................................................................................................................... $ 18,538,194 ................................................................................................................... FTEs 395.00 2. Of the amount appropriated in subsection 1, the following amount is transferred to Iowa

state university of science and technology, to be used for the university’s midwest grape and wine industry institute: .......................................................................................................................... $ 288,000 3. The department shall submit a report each quarter of the fiscal year to the legislative

services agency, the department of management, the members of the joint appropriations subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources, and the chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house committees on appropriations. The report shall describe in detail the expenditure of moneys appropriated in this section to support the department’s administration, regulation, and programs.

DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS

Sec. 2. UNCLAIMED PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING WINNINGS — HORSE AND DOG RACING. There is appropriated from the moneys available under section 99D.13 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For purposes of supporting the department’s administration and enforcement of horse and

dog racing law pursuant to section 99D.22, including for salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: .......................................................................................................................... $ 305,516

Sec. 3. RENEWABLE FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND — MOTOR FUEL INSPECTION. There is appropriated from the renewable fuel infrastructure fund created in section 159A.16 to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For purposes of the inspection of motor fuel, including salaries, support, maintenance, and

miscellaneous purposes: .......................................................................................................................... $ 500,000

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SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS GENERAL FUND

Sec. 4. DAIRY REGULATION. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of agriculture

and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For purposes of performing functions pursuant to section 192.109, including conducting a

survey of grade “A” milk and certifying the results to the secretary of agriculture: .......................................................................................................................... $ 189,196 2. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this section that remain

unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available to be used for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 5. LOCAL FOOD AND FARM PROGRAM. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of agriculture

and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For purposes of supporting the local food and farm program pursuant to chapter 267A:

.......................................................................................................................... $ 75,000 2. The department shall enter into a cost-sharing agreement with Iowa state university

of science and technology to support the local food and farm program coordinator position as part of the university’s cooperative extension service in agriculture and home economics pursuant to chapter 267A. 3. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this section that remain

unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available to be used for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 6. AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of agriculture

and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For purposes of allocating moneys to an Iowa association affiliated with a national

organization which promotes agricultural education providing for future farmers: .......................................................................................................................... $ 25,000 2. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this section that remain

unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available to be used for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 7. FOREIGN ANIMAL DISEASES AFFLICTING LIVESTOCK. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For deposit in the foreign animal disease preparedness and response fund created in section

163.3B: .......................................................................................................................... $ 750,000

Sec. 8. FARMERS WITH DISABILITIES PROGRAM. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of agriculture

and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For purposes of supporting a program for farmers with disabilities:

.......................................................................................................................... $ 180,000 2. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used for the public purpose of

providing a grant to a national nonprofit organization with over 80 years of experience in assisting children and adults with disabilities and special needs. The moneys shall be used to support a nationally recognized program that began in 1986 and has been replicated in at least 30 other states, but which is not available through any other entity in this state, and

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that provides assistance to farmers with disabilities in all 99 counties to allow the farmers to remain in their own homes and be gainfully engaged in farming through provision of agricultural worksite and home modification consultations, peer support services, services to families, information and referral, and equipment loan services. 3. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this section that remain

unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 9. LOESS HILLS DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION FUND. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of agriculture

and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For deposit in the loess hills development and conservation fund created pursuant to section

161D.2: .......................................................................................................................... $ 400,000 2. a. Of the amount appropriated to the loess hills development and conservation fund in

subsection 1, $360,000 shall be allocated to the fund’s hungry canyons account. b. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys allocated to the fund’s hungry canyons account

as provided in paragraph “a” may be used for administrative costs. 3. a. Of the amount appropriated to the loess hills development and conservation fund in

subsection 1, $40,000 shall be allocated to the fund’s loess hills alliance account. b. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys allocated to the fund’s loess hills alliance

account as provided in paragraph “a” may be used for administrative costs.

Sec. 10. SOUTHERN IOWA DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION FUND. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of agriculture

and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For deposit in the southern Iowa development and conservation fund created pursuant to

section 161D.12: .......................................................................................................................... $ 250,000 2. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated to the fund as provided in

subsection 1 may be used for administrative costs.

Sec. 11. GRAIN REGULATION. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For the administration and enforcement of chapters 203 and 203C, including salaries,

support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: .......................................................................................................................... $ 350,000

Sec. 12. VALUE ADDED AGRICULTURE GRANT PROGRAM. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For the administration and execution of a value added agriculture grant program to identify,

evaluate, and support programs and services which add value to agriculture products, enable new technology, and support marketing strategies: .......................................................................................................................... $ 250,000

DIVISION II GENERAL FUND

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE

Sec. 13. WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE — GENERAL.

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1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For deposit in the water quality initiative fund created in section 466B.45, for purposes of

supporting the water quality initiative administered by the division of soil conservation and water quality as provided in section 466B.42, including salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: .......................................................................................................................... $ 3,000,000 2. a. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to support projects in

subwatersheds as designated by the division that are part of high-priority watersheds identified by the water resources coordinating council established pursuant to section 466B.3. b. Themoneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to support projects in watersheds

generally, including regional watersheds, as designated by the division and high-priority watersheds identified by the water resources coordinating council established pursuant to section 466B.3. 3. In supporting projects in subwatersheds and watersheds as provided in subsection 2, all

of the following shall apply: a. The demonstration projects shall utilize water quality practices as described in the Iowa

nutrient reduction strategy as defined in section 455B.171. b. The division shall implement demonstration projects as provided in paragraph “a” by

providing for participation by persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used in farming. To every extent practical, the division shall provide for collaborative participation by such persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land located within the same subwatershed. c. The division shall implement a demonstration project on a cost-share basis as

determined by the division. However, except for edge-of-field practices, the state’s share of the amount shall not exceed 50 percent of the estimated cost of establishing the practice as determined by the division or 50 percent of the actual cost of establishing the practice, whichever is less. d. The demonstration projects shall be used to educate other persons about the feasibility

and value of establishing similar water quality practices. The division shall promote field day events for purposes of allowing interested persons to establish water quality practices on their agricultural land. e. The division shall conduct water quality evaluations within supported subwatersheds.

Within a reasonable period after accumulating information from such evaluations, the division shall create an aggregated database of water quality practices. Any information identifying a person holding a legal interest in agricultural land or specific agricultural land shall be a confidential record under section 22.7. 4. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to support education and

outreach in a manner that encourages persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used for farming to implement water quality practices, including the establishment of such practices in watersheds generally, and not limited to subwatersheds or high-priority watersheds. 5. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used to contract with persons to

coordinate the implementation of efforts provided in this section. 6. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used by the department to support

urban soil and water conservation efforts, which may include but are not limited to management practices related to bioretention, landscaping, the use of permeable or pervious pavement, and soil quality restoration. The moneys shall be allocated on a cost-share basis as provided in chapter 161A. 7. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the department may use

moneys appropriated in subsection 1 to carry out the provisions of this section on a cost-share basis in combination with other moneys available to the department from a state or federal source. 8. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in this section may be used

to pay for the costs of administering and implementing the water quality initiative by the

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department’s division of soil conservation and water quality as provided in section 466B.42 and this section.

DIVISION III DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Sec. 14. GENERAL FUND — DEPARTMENT. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of natural

resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For purposes of supporting the department, including its divisions, for administration,

regulation, and programs; for salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes; and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: .......................................................................................................................... $ 12,093,061 ................................................................................................................... FTEs 1,145.95 2. Of the number of full-time equivalent positions authorized to the department pursuant

to subsection 1, 50.00 full-time equivalent positions shall be allocated by the department for seasonal employees for purposes of providing maintenance, upkeep, and sanitary services at state parks. This subsection shall not impact park ranger or park manager positions within the department. 3. The department shall submit a report each quarter of the fiscal year to the legislative

services agency, the department of management, the members of the joint appropriations subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources, and the chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house committees on appropriations. The report shall describe in detail the expenditure of moneys appropriated under this section to support the department’s administration, regulation, and programs.

Sec. 15. STATE FISH AND GAME PROTECTION FUND — REGULATION AND ADVANCEMENT OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. 1. There is appropriated from the state fish and game protection fund created pursuant to

section 456A.17 to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For purposes of supporting the regulation or advancement of hunting, fishing, or trapping,

or the protection, propagation, restoration, management, or harvest of fish or wildlife, including for administration, regulation, law enforcement, and programs; and for salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, and miscellaneous purposes: .......................................................................................................................... $ 46,273,501 2. Notwithstanding section 455A.10, the department may use the unappropriated balance

remaining in the state fish and game protection fund to provide for the funding of health and life insurance premium payments from unused sick leave balances of conservation peace officers employed in a protection occupation who retire, pursuant to section 97B.49B. 3. Notwithstanding section 455A.10, the department of natural resources may use the

unappropriated balance remaining in the state fish and game protection fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, as is necessary to fund salary adjustments for departmental employees for which the general assembly has made an operating budget appropriation in subsection 1.

Sec. 16. GROUNDWATER PROTECTION FUND — WATER QUALITY. There is appropriated from the groundwater protection fund created in section 455E.11 to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, from those moneys which are not allocated pursuant to that section, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For purposes of supporting the department’s protection of the state’s groundwater,

including for administration, regulation, and programs, and for salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, and miscellaneous purposes: .......................................................................................................................... $ 3,455,850

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DESIGNATED APPROPRIATIONS MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS

Sec. 17. SPECIAL SNOWMOBILE FUND — SNOWMOBILE PROGRAM. There is appropriated from the special snowmobile fund created under section 321G.7 to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: For purposes of administering and enforcing the state snowmobile programs:

.......................................................................................................................... $ 100,000

Sec. 18. UNASSIGNED REVENUE FUND — UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS SECTION EXPENSES. There is appropriated from the unassigned revenue fund administered by the Iowa comprehensive petroleum underground storage tank fund board established pursuant to section 455G.4 to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: For purposes of paying for administration expenses of the department’s underground

storage tanks section: .......................................................................................................................... $ 200,000

SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS GENERAL FUND

Sec. 19. FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT AND DAM SAFETY. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of natural

resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: For purposes of supporting floodplain management and dam safety:

.......................................................................................................................... $ 1,510,000 2. Of the amount appropriated in subsection 1, up to $400,000 may be used by the

department to acquire or install stream gages for purposes of tracking and predicting flood events and for compiling necessary data to improve flood frequency analysis. 3. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in subsection 1 that remain

unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 20. FORESTRY HEALTH MANAGEMENT. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of natural

resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For purposes of providing for forestry health management programs:

.......................................................................................................................... $ 500,000 2. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this section that remain

unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available to be used for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 21. STATE PARK OPERATIONS. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For supporting operations at state parks, including maintenance and repair of grounds and

facilities: .......................................................................................................................... $ 1,000,000

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MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Sec. 22. VISITOR PARKING AT STATE PARKS — STUDY. The department of natural resources shall conduct a study of the availability of visitor parking at state parks. The department shall identify any inadequacy in the availability of visitor parking at each state park during periods of high use. The department shall prepare a report which shall identify each state park that fails to provide adequate visitor parking and a recommendation to improve that state park to accommodate existing or expected visitor parking. The department shall submit the report to the governor and general assembly not later than December 10, 2021.

DIVISION IV IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

SPECIAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 23. VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to Iowa state university of

science and technology for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For purposes of supporting the college of veterinary medicine for the operation of the

veterinary diagnostic laboratory and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: .......................................................................................................................... $ 4,400,000 ................................................................................................................... FTEs 51.00 2. a. Iowa state university of science and technology shall not reduce the amount that

it allocates to support the college of veterinary medicine from any other source due to the appropriation made in this section. b. Paragraph “a” does not apply to a reduction made to support the college of veterinary

medicine, if the same percentage of reduction imposed on the college of veterinary medicine is also imposed on all of Iowa state university of science and technology’s budget units. 3. If by June 30, 2022, Iowa state university of science and technology fails to allocate the

moneys appropriated in this section to the college of veterinary medicine in accordance with this section, the moneys appropriated in this section for that fiscal year shall revert to the general fund of the state.

Sec. 24. LIVESTOCK DISEASE RESEARCH. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to Iowa state university of science and technology for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. For deposit in the livestock disease research fund created in section 267.8:

.......................................................................................................................... $ 170,390 2. Moneys appropriated to the fund under subsection 1 shall be used by Iowa state

university of science and technology to support animal disease research in areas of importance to livestock producers.

DIVISION V STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

SPECIAL GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION AGRICULTURAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

Sec. 25. IOWA’S CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (I-CASH). 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the state university of Iowa

for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For supporting the operations of Iowa’s center for agricultural safety and health, as part of

the university’s college of public health, and in cooperationwith the department of agriculture

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and land stewardship, to anticipate, recognize, and prevent occupational illness and injury among members of the agricultural community: .......................................................................................................................... $ 128,154 2. a. As a condition of the appropriation made in subsection 1, the state university of Iowa

shall retain the director of Iowa’s center for agricultural safety and health employed on the effective date of this division of this Act for at least the same number of hours for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, as worked by the director during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020. b. As a condition of the appropriation made in subsection 1, the state university of Iowa

shall not reduce the amount allocated to support Iowa’s center for agricultural safety from any other source due to the appropriation made in subsection 1. 3. If by June 30, 2022, the state university of Iowa fails to use the moneys appropriated

in subsection 1 in accordance with the purposes and conditions of subsections 1 and 2, any unencumbered and unobligated moneys appropriated in subsection 1 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, shall revert to the general fund of the state. In addition, if moneys are required to be reverted pursuant to section 8.33, the state university of Iowa shall transfer to the general fund from any otherwise unencumbered and unobligated moneys from any other general fund appropriation or from any moneys available from other funding sources an amount equal to the amount appropriated in subsection 1 less any amount reverted to the general fund of the state pursuant to section 8.33.

DIVISION VI ENVIRONMENT FIRST FUND GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 26. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP. There is appropriated from the environment first fund created in section 8.57A to the department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. CONSERVATION RESERVE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (CREP) a. For the conservation reserve enhancement program to restore and construct wetlands

for the purposes of intercepting tile line runoff, reducing nutrient loss, improving water quality, and enhancing agricultural production practices: .......................................................................................................................... $ 1,000,000 b. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “a” may be used for

costs of administration and implementation of soil and water conservation practices. c. Notwithstanding any other provision in law, the department may use moneys

appropriated in this subsection, in combination with other appropriate environment first fund appropriations, for cost sharing to match United States department of agriculture, natural resources conservation service, wetlands reserve enhancement program (WREP) funding available to Iowa. 2. WATERSHED PROTECTION a. For continuation of a program that providesmultiobjective resource protections for flood

control, water quality, erosion control, and natural resource conservation: .......................................................................................................................... $ 900,000 b. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “a” may be used for

costs of administration and implementation of soil and water conservation practices. 3. CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP) a. To encourage and assist farmers in enrolling in and the implementation of the federal

conservation reserve program and to work with them to enhance their revegetation efforts to improve water quality and habitat: .......................................................................................................................... $ 900,000 b. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “a” may be used for

costs of administration and implementation of soil and water conservation practices. 4. SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION

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a. For use by the department in providing for soil and water conservation: .......................................................................................................................... $ 8,325,000 b. (1) Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, for transfer to the hungry canyons

account of the loess hills development and conservation fund created in section 161D.2: .......................................................................................................................... $ 140,000 (2) Not more than 10 percent of the moneys transferred to the fund’s hungry canyons

account as provided in subparagraph (1) may be used for administrative costs. c. Of the remaining amount appropriated in paragraph “a”, for use by the department in

providing for soil and water conservation administration, the conservation of soil and water resources, or the support of soil and water conservation districts: .......................................................................................................................... $ 8,185,000 d. Of the amount appropriated in paragraph “c” that the department allocates to a soil and

water conservation district, the first $15,000 may be expended by the district for the purpose of providing financial incentives under section 161A.73 to establish management practices for the control of soil erosion on land that is row-cropped, including but not limited to nontill planting, ridge-till planting, and contouring strip-cropping. Of any remaining amount of that appropriation allocated by the department to a district, 30 percent may be expended by the district for that same purpose. e. Not more than 5 percent of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “c” may be allocated

for cost sharing to address complaints filed under section 161A.47. f. Of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “c”, 5 percent shall be allocated for financial

incentives to establish practices to protect watersheds above publicly owned lakes of the state from soil erosion and sediment as provided in section 161A.73. g. The state soil conservation and water quality committee established by section 161A.4

may allocate moneys appropriated in paragraph “c” to conduct research and demonstration projects to promote conservation tillage and nonpoint source pollution control practices. h. The allocation of moneys as financial incentives as provided in section 161A.73 may be

used in combination with moneys allocated by the department of natural resources. i. Not more than 15 percent of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “c” may be used for

costs of administration and implementation of soil and water conservation practices. 5. SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION — ADMINISTRATION a. For use by the department for costs of administration and implementation of soil and

water conservation practices: .......................................................................................................................... $ 3,800,000 b. Of the moneys appropriated in paragraph “a”, $150,000 is allocated to support field staff

providing technical assistance.

Sec. 27. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES. There is appropriated from the environment first fund created in section 8.57A to the department of natural resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. STATE PARKS MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS For regular maintenance and operations of state parks and staff time associated with these

activities: .......................................................................................................................... $ 6,235,000 2. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) To provide local watershed managers with geographic information system data for their

use in developing, monitoring, and displaying results of their watershed work: .......................................................................................................................... $ 195,000 3. WATER QUALITY MONITORING For continuing the establishment and operation of water quality monitoring stations:

.......................................................................................................................... $ 2,955,000 4. PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM ACCOUNT For deposit in the public water supply system account of the water quality protection fund

created in section 455B.183A: .......................................................................................................................... $ 500,000 5. REGULATION OF ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS

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For the regulation of animal feeding operations, including as provided for in chapters 459, 459A, and 459B: .......................................................................................................................... $ 1,320,000 6. AMBIENT AIR QUALITY For the abatement, control, and prevention of ambient air pollution in this state, including

measures as necessary to assure attainment andmaintenance of ambient air quality standards from particulate matter: .......................................................................................................................... $ 425,000 7. FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT AND DAM SAFETY For supporting floodplain management and dam safety:

.......................................................................................................................... $ 375,000

Sec. 28. STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA — IOWA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. There is appropriated from the environment first fund created in section 8.57A to the state university of Iowa for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. OPERATIONS For purposes of supporting the operations of the Iowa geological survey of the state as

created within the state university of Iowa pursuant to section 456.1, including but not limited to providing analysis; data maintenance, collection, and compilation; investigative programs; and information for water supply development and protection: .......................................................................................................................... $ 200,000 2. WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT For purposes of supporting the Iowa geological survey in measuring, assessing, and

evaluating the quantity of water sources in this state and assisting the department of natural resources in regulating water quantity as provided in chapter 455B, division III, part 4, pursuant to sections 455B.262B and 456.14: .......................................................................................................................... $ 495,000

Sec. 29. REVERSION. 1. a. Except as provided in paragraph “b”, and notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys

appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, in this division of this Act that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but instead shall remain available to be used for the purposes designated until the close of the succeeding fiscal year, or until the project for which the appropriation was made is completed, whichever is earlier. b. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July

1, 2021, in this division of this Act to the department of agriculture and land stewardship to provide financial assistance for the establishment of permanent soil and water conservation practices that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but instead shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024. 2. Subsection 1 does not apply to moneys transferred pursuant to this division of this Act

to the loess hills development and conservation fund created in section 161D.2 which shall not revert as provided in that section.

DIVISION VII ENVIRONMENT FIRST FUND SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 30. WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE — DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP. 1. There is appropriated from the environment first fund created in section 8.57A to the

department of agriculture and land stewardship for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For deposit in the water quality initiative fund created in section 466B.45, for purposes of

supporting the water quality initiative administered by the division of soil conservation and

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water quality as provided in section 466B.42, including salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: .......................................................................................................................... $ 2,375,000 2. a. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to support projects in

subwatersheds as designated by the division that are part of high-priority watersheds identified by the water resources coordinating council established pursuant to section 466B.3. b. Themoneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to support projects in watersheds

generally, including regional watersheds, as designated by the division and high-priority watersheds identified by the water resources coordinating council established pursuant to section 466B.3. 3. In supporting projects in subwatersheds and watersheds as provided in subsection 2, all

of the following shall apply: a. The demonstration projects shall utilize water quality practices as described in the Iowa

nutrient reduction strategy as defined in section 455B.171. b. The division shall implement demonstration projects as provided in paragraph “a” by

providing for participation by persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used in farming. To every extent practical, the division shall provide for collaborative participation by such persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land located within the same subwatershed. c. The division shall implement a demonstration project on a cost-share basis as

determined by the division. However, except for edge-of-field practices, the state’s share of the amount shall not exceed 50 percent of the estimated cost of establishing the practice as determined by the division or 50 percent of the actual cost of establishing the practice, whichever is less. d. The demonstration projects shall be used to educate other persons about the feasibility

and value of establishing similar water quality practices. The division shall promote field day events for purposes of allowing interested persons to establish water quality practices on their agricultural land. e. The division shall conduct water quality evaluations within supported subwatersheds.

Within a reasonable period after accumulating information from such evaluations, the division shall create an aggregated database of water quality practices. Any information identifying a person holding a legal interest in agricultural land or specific agricultural land shall be a confidential record under section 22.7. 4. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 shall be used to support education and

outreach in a manner that encourages persons who hold a legal interest in agricultural land used for farming to implement water quality practices, including the establishment of such practices in watersheds generally, and not limited to subwatersheds or high-priority watersheds. 5. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used to contract with persons to

coordinate the implementation of efforts provided in this section. 6. The moneys appropriated in subsection 1 may be used by the department to support

urban soil and water conservation efforts, which may include but are not limited to management practices related to bioretention, landscaping, the use of permeable or pervious pavement, and soil quality restoration. The moneys shall be allocated on a cost-share basis as provided in chapter 161A. 7. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the department may use

moneys appropriated in subsection 1 to carry out the provisions of this section on a cost-share basis in combination with other moneys available to the department from a state or federal source. 8. Not more than 10 percent of the moneys appropriated in this section may be used

to pay for the costs of administering and implementing the water quality initiative by the department’s division of soil conservation and water quality as provided in section 466B.42 and this section.

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DIVISION VIII IOWA RESOURCES ENHANCEMENT AND PROTECTION FUND

Sec. 31. REAP — IN LIEU OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION. In lieu of the standing appropriation in section 455A.18, there is appropriated from the environment first fund created in section 8.57A to the Iowa resources enhancement and protection fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the following amount, to be allocated as provided in section 455A.19: .......................................................................................................................... $ 12,000,000

Sec. 32. REAP — OPEN SPACES ACCOUNT — STATE PARK MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR. Notwithstanding section 455A.19, subsection 1, paragraph “a”, subparagraph (1), of the moneys allocated to the open spaces account of the Iowa resources enhancement and protection fund, up to $1,000,000 may be used by the department of natural resources for state park maintenance and repair for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending on June 30, 2022.

DIVISION IX CODE CHANGES

Sec. 33. Section 8.57, subsection 5, paragraph f, subparagraph (1), subparagraph division (c), subparagraph subdivision (i), Code 2021, is amended to read as follows: (i) For each fiscal year of the period beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2029 2039,

of the wagering tax receipts received pursuant to sections 99D.17 and 99F.11, the next fifteen million dollars shall be deposited in the water quality infrastructure fund created in section 8.57B.

Sec. 34. Section 8.57, subsection 5, paragraph f, subparagraph (1), subparagraph division (c), subparagraph subdivision (ii), subparagraph part (B), Code 2021, is amended to read as follows: (B) On July 1, 2029 2039.

Sec. 35. Section 16.134A, subsection 2, paragraph a, subparagraph (2), Code 2021, is amended to read as follows: (2) This paragraph “a” is repealed on January 1, 2030 2040.

Sec. 36. Section 16.134A, subsection 3, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2021, is amended to read as follows: For each fiscal year in the period beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2029 2039,

there is appropriated the following percentages of the balance of the fund for the following purposes:

Sec. 37. NEW SECTION. 159A.17 Appropriation. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, and for each fiscal

year thereafter, there is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the renewable fuel infrastructure fund created in section 159A.16 the amount of five million dollars.

Sec. 38. Section 423G.7, subsection 2, Code 2021, is amended to read as follows: 2. July 1, 2029 2039.

Sec. 39. Section 455A.18, subsection 3, paragraph a, Code 2021, is amended to read as follows: a. For each fiscal year of the fiscal period beginning July 1, 1997, and ending June 30, 2023

2026, there is appropriated from the general fund, to the Iowa resources enhancement and protection fund, the amount of twenty million dollars, to be used as provided in this chapter. However, in any fiscal year of the fiscal period, if moneys from the lottery are appropriated by the state to the fund, the amount appropriated under this subsection shall be reduced by the amount appropriated from the lottery.

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Sec. 40. NEW SECTION. 456.5A Long-range budget plan. 1. As used in this section, “planning period” means a period comprised of five consecutive

fiscal years each beginning July 1 and ending June 30. 2. Not later than January 10, 2022, and not later than January 10 of each subsequent

five-year period, the state geologist shall publish a new long-range budget plan for the next planning period. The long-range budget plan shall describe how moneys appropriated, expected to the appropriated, or otherwise available or expected to be available to the Iowa geological survey for each fiscal year of that planning period are to be expended in a manner that best allows the Iowa geographic 1 survey to exercise its powers and carry out its duties or functions. The long-range budget plan shall include any performance goals and measures required by law or established by the state geologist. The state geologist shall annually evaluate the Iowa geological survey’s progress in attaining those performance goals and shall revise the long-term budget plan as the state geologist determines necessary or desirable.

Sec. 41. Section 456.7, Code 2021, is amended to read as follows: 456.7 Annual report. The On or before January 10 of each year, the state geologist shall, annually, at the time

provided by law, make submit to the governor and the general assembly a full report of the work in of the Iowa geographic 2 survey performed during the preceding year, which. The report shall include a summary of its current long-range budget plan as provided in section 456.5A. The report may be accompanied by such other reports and papers documents as may be considered the state geologist determines is necessary or desirable for publication.

Approved June 2, 2021

1 According to Act; the word “geological” probably intended 2 According to Act; the word “geological” probably intended

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