General Assembly: 77 (1997 Regular GA) - Chapter 141 - Hunting deer with pistol or revolver

Published: 1997-05-14

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If pecuniary damage amounts are not available at the time of sentencing, the county attor- ney shall provide a statement of pecuniary damages incurred up to that time to the clerk of court. The statement shall be provided no later than thirty days after sentencing. If a defendant believes no person suffered pecuniary damages, the defendant shall so state. If the defendant has any mental or physical impairment which would limit or prohibit the performance of a public service, the defendant shall so state. The court may order a mental or physical examination, or both, of the defendant to determine a proper course of action. At the time of sentencing or at a later date to be determined by the court, the court shall set out the amount of restitution including the amount of public service to be performed as restitu- tion and the persons to whom restitution must be paid. If the full amount of restitution cannot be determined at the time of sentencing, the court shall issue a temporary order determining a reasonable amount for restitution identified up to that time. At a later date as determined by the court, the court shall issue a permanent, supplemental order, setting the full amount of restitution. The court shall enter further supplemental orders, if necessary. These court orders shall be known as the plan of restitution.

Sec. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes ef- feet upon enactment.

Approved May 14, 1997



AN ACT relating to the hunting of deer with a pistol or revolver and providing a penalty.

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

Section 1. Section 481A48, Code 1997, is amended by adding the following new unnum- bered paragraph:

NEW UNNUMBERED PARAGRAPH. The commission shall establish one or more pistol or revolver seasons for hunting deer as separate firearm seasons or to coincide with one or more other firearm deer hunting seasons. Any pistol or revolver firing a magnum three hundred fifty-seven thousandths of one inch caliber or larger, centerfire, straight wall am- munition propelling an expanding-type bullet is legal for hunting deer during the pistol or revolver seasons. The commission shall adopt rules to allow black powder pistols or revolv- ers for hunting deer. The rules shall not allow pistols or revolvers with shoulder stock or long-barrel modifications. The barrel length of a pistol or revolver use for deer hunting shall be at least four inches. The rules may limit types of ammunition. A person who is sixteen years of age or less shall not hunt deer with a pistol or revolver. A person possessing a prohibited pistol or revolver while hunting deer commits a scheduled violation under sec- tion 805.8, subsection 5, paragraph "h".

Sec. 2. Section 805.8, subsection 5, paragraph h, Code 1997, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph:

NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (5) Possession of a prohibited pistol or revolver while hunting deer, the scheduled fine is one hundred dollars.

Approved May 14,1997