General Assembly: 76 (1996 Regular GA) - Chapter 1172 - Deer and wild turkey hunting licenses


Published: 1996-04-25

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2. After January 1, 1998, only new windshield placards issued by the department pur- suant to this chapter shall be valid and any other hanging device issued prior to January 1, 1997, shall be invalid.

3. A person who has been issued a hanging device prior to January 1, 1997, shall apply for a new removable windshield placard and handicapped designation by January 1,1998.

4. A person who has been issued handicapped registration plates or handicapped iden- tification stickers shall apply for a handicapped designation on the person's motor vehicle license or nonoperator's identification card by January 1, 1998.

5. A person who has been issued a handicapped parking permit, but who does not possess a valid Iowa motor vehicle license, shall apply for a non operator's identification card by January 1, 1998.

Sec. 15. Section 321L.I0, Code 1995, is repealed.

Sec. 16. The department shall work with the American medical association and other groups to educate physicians and chiropractors regarding the chiropractors' and physi- cians' statements required for issuance of a handicapped parking permit and the require- ments under section 321L.2 for issuance of a handicapped parking permit. If possible, this education effort shall be included within relevant continuing education curriculum.

Sec. 17. FUTURE REISSUANCE. The department shall implement the reissuance of removable windshield placards on January 1,2001, and every four years thereafter, in the same manner as provided for reissuance in this Act.

Approved April 25, 1996

CHAPTER 1172 DEER AND WILD TURKEY HUNTING LICENSES

H.F.2383

AN ACT relating to issuance of free deer and wild turkey hunting licenses to certain landowners and tenants.

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

Section 1. Section 483A.24, subsections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, Code 1995, are amended by striking the subsections and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

2. a. As used in this subsection: (1) "Family member" means a resident of Iowa who is the spouse or child of the owner

or tenant and who resides with the owner or tenant. (2) "Farm unit" means all parcels of land, not necessarily contiguous, which are oper-

ated as a unit for agricultural purposes and which are under the lawful control of the owner or tenant.

(3) "Owner" means an owner of a farm unit who is a resident of Iowa and who is one of the following:

(a) Is the sole operator of the farm unit. (b) Makes all of the farm operation decisions but contracts for custom farming or hires

labor for all or part of the work on the farm unit. (c) Participates annually in farm operation decisions or cropping practices on specific

fields of the farm unit that are rented to a tenant.

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(d) Raises specialty crops on the farm unit including, but not limited to, orchards, nurs- eries, or tree farms that do not always produce annual income but require annual operat- ing decisions about maintenance or improvement.

(e) Has all or part of the farm unit enrolled in a long-term agricultural land retirement program of the federal government.

An "owner" does not mean a person who owns a farm unit and who employs a farm manager or third party to operate the farm unit, or a person who owns a farm unit and who rents the entire farm unit to a tenant who is responsible for all farm operations. However this paragraph does not apply to an owner who is a parent of the tenant and who resides in this state.

(4) "Tenant" means a person who is a resident of Iowa and who rents and actively farms a farm unit owned by another person. A member of the owner's family may be a tenant. A person who works on the farm for a wage and is not a family member does not qualify as a tenant.

b. Upon written application on forms furnished by the department, the department shall issue annually without fee one deer or one wild turkey license, or both, to the owner of a farm unit or to a member of the owner's family, but not to both, and to the tenant or to a member of the tenant's family, but not to both. The deer hunting license or wild turkey hunting license issued shall be valid only on the farm unit for which an applicant qualifies pursuant to this subsection and shall be equivalent to the least restrictive license issued under section 481A38. The owner or the tenant need not reside on the farm unit to qualify for a free license to hunt on that farm unit.

c. In addition to the free deer hunting license received, an owner of a farm unit or a member of the owner's family and the tenant or a member of the tenant's family may purchase a deer hunting license for any option offered to paying deer hunting licensees.

3. The director shall provide up to twenty-five nonresident deer hunting licenses for allocation as requested by a majority of a committee consisting of the majority leader of the senate, speaker of the house of representatives, and director of the department of economic development, or their designees. The licenses provided pursuant to the subsec- tion shall be in addition to the number of nonresident licenses authorized pursuant to section 483A8. The purpose of the special nonresident licenses is to allow state officials and local development groups to promote the state and its natural resources to nonresi- dent guests and dignitaries. Photographs, video tapes, or any other form of media result- ing from the hunting visitation shall not be used for political campaign purposes. The nonresident licenses shall be issued without application upon payment of the nonresident deer hunting license fee and the wildlife habitat stamp fee. The licenses are valid in all zones open to deer hunting. The hunter safety and ethics education certificate require- ment pursuant to section 483A27 is waived for a nonresident issued a license pursuant to this subsection.

4. The director shall provide up to twenty-five nonresident wild turkey hunting licenses for allocation as requested by a majority of a committee consisting of the majority leader of the senate, speaker of the house of representatives, and director of the department of economic development, or their designees. The licenses provided pursuant to the subsec- tion shall be in addition to the number of nonresident licenses authorized pursuant to section 483A 7. The purpose of the special nonresident licenses is to allow state officials and local development groups to promote the state and its natural resources to nonresi- dent guests and dignitaries. Photographs, video tapes, or any other form of media result- ing from the hunting visitation shall not be used for political campaign purposes. The nonresident licenses shall be issued without application upon payment of the nonresident wild turkey hunting license fee and the wildlife habitat stamp fee. The licenses are valid in all zones open to wild turkey hunting. The hunter safety and ethics education certificate requirement pursuant to section 483A27 is waived for a nonresident issued a license pur- suant to this subsection.

Approved April 29, 1996