PIJAC

2017 Legislative Session Overview - Iowa

The Iowa General Assembly adjourned its 2017 legislative session on April 22, 2017.

6 pet industry-related issues were introduced, 4 of which were considered priority by PIJAC.

Final Disposition of Priority Legislation/REGULATIONS:

BILL #

SUMMARY

FINAL DISPOSITION

HB 454

Amends Iowa Code Chapter 162 (Care of Animals in Commercial Establishments) to further provide for the regulation of commercial establishments that possess or control animals, other than animals used for an agricultural purpose.

CARRIED OVER TO 2018 SESSION

S460

Amends Title XI (Natural Resources), Section 481A.67 (Seasons and limits) of Iowa Code relating to the noncommercial and commercial harvest of turtles.

CARRIED OVER TO 2018 SESSION

SSB 1174

Amends Title XI (Natural Resources), Section 481A.67 (Seasons and limits) of Iowa Code by requiring the Natural Resources Commission to adopt commercial and noncommercial turtle harvesting season rules.

CARRIED OVER TO 2018 SESSION

REG 2016-001

Rulemaking to adopt rules establishing commercial and recreational seasons and daily catch limits on turtles, as mandated by the enactment of HB 2357 (2015-16 legislative session).

EFFECTIVE 3/22/17

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