General Assembly: 78 (1999 Regular GA) - Chapter 40 - Taking of muskrats by colony traps


Published: 1999-04-21

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57 LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-EIGHTH G.A., 1999 SESSION

CHAPTER40 TAKING OF MUSKRATS BY COLONY TRAPS

S.F. 265

AN ACT relating to the taking of muskrats by colony trap.

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

CH.41

Section 1. Section 481A.92, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 1999, is amended to read as follows:

E)£eept as etheFWise previded iR this ehapter a A person shall not use or attempt to use colony traps in taking, capturing, trapping, or killing any game or fur-bearing animals except muskrats as determined by rule of the commission. Box traps capable of capturing more than one game or fur-bearing animal at each setting are prohibited. A valid hunting license is required for box trapping cottontail rabbits and squirrels. All traps and snares used for the taking of fur-bearing animals shall have a metal tag attached plainly labeled with the user's name and address. All traps and snares, except those which are placed entirely under water, shall be checked at least once every twenty-four hours. Officers ap- pointed by the department may confiscate such traps and snares found in use that are not properly labeled or checked.

Approved April 21, 1999

CHAPTER41 HEALTH CARE SERVICE AND TREATMENT COVERAGE

S.F. 276

AN ACT relating to health care service and treatment coverage by providing for continuity of care, discussion and advocacy of treatment options, coverage of emergency room services, utilization review requirements, and an external review process, and providing an effective date. ·

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

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 514C.14 CONTINUITY OF CARE- PREGNANCY. 1. Except as provided under subsection 2 or 3, a carrier, as defined in section 513B.2, an

organized delivery system, authorized under 1993 Iowa Acts, chapter 158, or a plan estab- lished pursuant to chapter 509A for public employees, which terminates its contract with a participating health care provider, shall continue to provide coverage under the contract to a covered person in the second or third trimester of pregnancy for continued care from such health care provider. Such persons may continue to receive such treatment or care through postpartum care related to the child birth and delivery. Payment for covered benefits and benefit levels shall be according to the terms and conditions of the contract.

2. A covered person who makes an involuntary change in health plans may request that the new health plan cover the services of the covered person's physician specialist who is not a participating health care provider under the new health plan, if the covered person is in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. Continuation of such coverage shall con- tinue through postpartum care related to the child birth and delivery. Payment for covered