Amdt 8145 - Animal Facility Regulations - Key Vote
Iowa Key Votes
Amendment - Amendment Rejected (House) (42-53) - Feb. 17, 2010(Key vote)
Title: Animal Facility Regulations
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to adopt an amendment to HF 2280 that establishes fees and penalties relating to animal breeding and keeping.
-Exempts livestock or any other agricultural animal used in agricultural production from this act (Sec. 1). -Requires the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to provide for the operation of a commercial establishment by issuing or renewing an authorization, including any of the following (Sec. 4):
- -A certificate of registration for a pound, animal, shelter, or research facility;
-A state license for a boarding kennel, commercial kennel, or pet shop; and
-A state license or permit for a commercial breeder, dealer, or public auction. A federal licensee
must apply for and be issued either a permit or a state license in lieu of a permit.
- -A boarding kennel, $30;
-A commercial breeder, $40. However, a commercial breeder who owns, keeps, breeds, or transports a greyhound dog for pari-mutuel wagering at a racetrack as provided in chapter 99D shall pay a different fee for the issuance or renewal of a state license as provided in rules adopted by the department;
-A commercial kennel, $40;
-A dealer, $100;
-A pet shop, $50; and
-A public auction, $40.
- -Moneys appropriated to the department;
-Fees collected by the department;
-Civil penalties collected by the department; and
-Other moneys placed in the fund by the department.
- -Adequate feed;
-Grooming practices; or
- -Primary responsibility for state parks and forests;
-Protecting the environment;
-Managing energy, including duties previously assigned to the Office of Energy Independence;
-Managing land resources; and
-Managing water resources.
- -Communication and information technology;
-Personnel and fiscal management systems; and
- -For any purpose for which lawful presence in the United States is not restricted by law;
-For assistance for health care items and services that are necessary for the treatment of an
emergency medical condition, not related to an organ transplant procedure;
-For short-term, noncash, in-kind emergency disaster relief;
-For public health assistance for immunizations with respect to diseases and for testing and treatment of symptoms of communicable diseases whether or not such symptoms are caused by a communicable disease;
-For programs, services, or assistance such as soup kitchens, crisis counseling and intervention, and short-term shelter specified by the United States attorney general, in the sole and unreviewable discretion of the United States attorney general after consultation with appropriate federal agencies and departments, which:
-Deliver in-kind services at the community level, including through public or private nonprofit agencies;
-Do not condition the provision of assistance, the amount of assistance provided, or the cost of assistance provided on the income or resources of the individual recipient; and
-Are necessary for the protection of life or safety; and
-For prenatal care.
business premises at any time during normal working hours for the limited purpose of determining whether the permittee is providing for a standard of care required for permittees (Sec. 18).
- -An oral or written complaint received by the department by a person. The complainant must provide the complainant's name and address and telephone number. The department's record of a complaint is confidential, unless any of the following apply:
-The results of the monitoring are used in a contested case or in a judicial proceeding;
-The record is sought in discovery in any administrative, civil, or criminal case; or
-The department's record of a complaint is filed by a person other than an individual; and
-A report prepared by a person employed by the United States department of agriculture that requires a permittee to take action necessary to correct a breach of standard of care.
Amendment - Introduced (House) - Feb. 16, 2010
Title: Animal Facility Regulations
- Annette Sweeney (IA - R) (Out Of Office)