Iowa Bowhunters Association
Please look at SF516. It will have a real detrimental effect on all Iowans that use the public use areas.
We have dropped off any legislation that isn’t moving forward. We will continue to monitor them, making sure they don’t come back as an amendment.
There isn’t any new legislation, but we must continue to remind legislators how we feel about these pieces of legislation listed below. After the initial outrage over legislation, we sometimes become complacent and let things slide. Everything listed below is on the House or Senate calendar, they can/will be brought to the full House or Senate for debate and vote. Now is not the time to let up.
Our Call to Action is receiving lots of visitors, but not enough responders. We try to make it as easy as possible, one click on each piece of legislation. Talking points are already added or you can add your own comments as well.
SF516 – (formerly SSB1198) A bill to change state policy on open spaces, land acquisition and trails
SF516 didn’t pass out of subcommittee this week but was later voted to move on.
We assume that the only group supporting SF516, Farm Bureau put enough pressure on legislator to move it forward. The House Environmental Protection Committee has two meeting scheduled this week; they will not quit till they move SF516 forward. We will have a Call to Action soon on 516. A list of Environmental Protection committee members will be listed at end of this update
SF550 (formerly SSB1125) Natural Resource Funding (IWILL)
On Senate calendar
SF548 – (formerly SSB1129) Forest Reserve Program Changes
On Senate Calendar
SSB1184 – Pertains to Depredation Tags (O)
Sponsored by Natural Resource Committee and Sen. Sweeney
SF383 – Adds Physical Therapist to list as to who OK’s disability permit. (M)
Allows Physical therapist along with a doctor to decides who will receive disabled crossbow permit
Sponsored by Sen. Sweeney – District 27 – Hardin Co. [email protected]
SF363 is now in the Ways and Means committee and passed out of subcommittee this week. It will make it’s way to full Senate floor. Even Farm Bureau against SF363
SF363 (formerly SF277)– NR family member deer tags (O)
Nonresident Family Members Deer Tags (A) - This bill creates a special deer hunting license available to certain nonresident family members. The bill allows a nonresident who is a family member of a resident to purchase a nonresident family member deer hunting license for a fee that is one-half the fee of a nonresident deer hunting license established by the Natural Resource Commission by rule. A nonresident may only use a nonresident family member hunting license while hunting with a resident who is a family member of the nonresident Sponsored by Sen. Klimesh - District 32 - Winneshiek Co. [email protected]
SF208 – (formerly SF175) Second Chance Bow Tags (O) - This bill allows a person who was unsuccessful in taking a deer during a bow season while using a bow season deer hunting license, to use the license and
unfilled tag during the late muzzleloader season or the January antlerless deer hunting season that follows the
bow season for which the license and tag were valid. A person hunting pursuant to the bill is authorized to hunt
using a crossbow during the January antlerless deer hunting season.
On Senate debate calendar
SJR8 (also HJR6)– Constitutional Amendment right to hunt, fish, trap and harvest wildlife (S)
HF582 – A veteran with permanent disability due to military service may use a crossbow in any archery season (M)
On House calendar for debate
HF538 – This is the House version of SF383. Physical Therapist approval for crossbow (O)
HF - House File HSB - House Study Bill SF - Senate File SSB - Senate Study Bill
(O) – Oppose
(S) – Support
(NR)- Not registered; meaning our lobbyist has not declared our position yet.
Environmental Protection House Members
Dean C. Fisher (R, District 53), Chair
Zach Dieken (R, District 5), Vice Chair
Austin Baeth (D, District 36), Ranking Member
Molly Buck (D, District 41)
Mark Cisneros (R, District 96)
Dave Deyoe (R, District 51)
Jon Dunwell (R, District 38)
Helena Hayes (R, District 88)
Megan Jones (R, District 6)
Bob Kressig (D, District 75)
Elinor A. Levin (D, District 89)
Shannon Lundgren (R, District 65)
Brad Sherman (R, District 91)
Sharon Sue Steckman (D, District 59)
Mark I. Thompson (R, District 56)
Josh Turek (D, District 20)
Adam Zabner (D, District 90)