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Senate File 2131

SENATE FILE BY COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE (SUCCESSOR TO SF 2018) Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to the promotion of equines, by establishing an 2 equine industry promotional commission and an equine industry 3 promotional fund. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 SF 2131 6 da/nh/cc/26 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. NEW SECTION. 175C.1 DEFINITIONS. 1 2 1. "Commission" means the equine industry promotional 1 3 commission established pursuant to section 175C.2. 1 4 2. "Department" means the department of agriculture and 1 5 land stewardship. 1 6 3. "Fund" means the equine industry promotional fund 1 7 created pursuant to section 175C.6. 1 8 4. "Secretary" means the secretary of agriculture. 1 9 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION. 175C.2 EQUINE INDUSTRY PROMOTIONAL 1 10 COMMISSION. 1 11 1. An equine industry promotional commission is 1 12 established within the department. 1 13 2. The commission shall be composed of the following 1 14 members: 1 15 a. Four nonvoting, ex officio members who shall include 1 16 all of the following: 1 17 (1) The secretary of agriculture or the secretary's 1 18 designee. 1 19 (2) The dean of the college of agriculture at Iowa state 1 20 university or the dean's designee. 1 21 (3) A licensed veterinarian associated with the veterinary 1 22 teaching hospital at the college of veterinary medicine at 1 23 Iowa state university who is appointed by the dean of the 1 24 college. 1 25 (4) A person appointed by the president of the Iowa 1 26 association of community college presidents. The person shall 1 27 be actively engaged in the care and management of equines as 1 28 part of a curriculum at a community college. 1 29 b. Eleven voting members who shall be appointed by the 1 30 governor. The voting members must be presently actively 1 31 engaged or have long been actively engaged in providing for 1 32 the care and management of equines, including breeds of equine 1 33 common in this state. Ten of the members shall be actively 1 34 engaged in areas of equine expertise, which shall include at 1 35 least all of the following: 2 1 (1) Quarterhorse racing. 2 2 (2) Thoroughbred racing. 2 3 (3) Harness racing. 2 4 (4) Ring or arena events or judging competitions, which 2 5 may include shows, exhibitions, rodeos, or other contests. 2 6 (5) Recreational activities, which may include trail 2 7 riding. 2 8 (6) Activities which involve pulling wagons, carts, 2 9 carriages, or agricultural equipment or implements. 2 10 (7) Ranching activities such as herding and roping 2 11 livestock. 2 12 (8) Breeding equines. 2 13 (9) Support services providing for routine care and 2 14 management, which may include auctioneers, stables, trainers, 2 15 tack dealers, feed dealers, or ferriers. 2 16 (10) The practice of veterinary medicine as a member in 2 17 good standing of the American association of equine 2 18 practitioners. 2 19 3. The governor shall appoint the voting members based on 2 20 a list of nominations submitted by organizations or 2 21 individuals representing areas of equine expertise. 2 22 Appointments of voting members are subject to the requirements 2 23 of sections 69.16 and 69.16A. In addition, the appointments 2 24 shall be geographically balanced. Unless the governor 2 25 determines that it is not feasible, at least one person 2 26 appointed as a voting member shall reside in each of the 2 27 state's congressional districts at the time of appointment. 2 28 4. Except for initial appointees, the voting members shall 2 29 serve three=year terms. However, the governor shall appoint 2 30 initial members to serve for two=year or three=year terms to 2 31 ensure the appointment of at least one member each year. A 2 32 member is eligible for reappointment but shall not serve for 2 33 more than two consecutive terms. A vacancy on the commission 2 34 shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the regular term 2 35 in the same manner as regular appointments are made. A member 3 1 filling an unexpired term shall not serve for more than seven 3 2 consecutive years. A former member may be appointed to the 3 3 commission if the former member has not served on the 3 4 commission for two years. 3 5 5. The commission shall elect a chairperson and other 3 6 officers from among its voting members as provided by the 3 7 commission. The commission shall meet on a regular basis and 3 8 at the call of the chairperson or upon the written request to 3 9 the chairperson of five or more voting members. The 3 10 commission shall adopt rules for the conduct of its business 3 11 and may provide for the establishment of committees. 3 12 6. Members shall not receive compensation. 3 13 7. Six voting members constitute a quorum and the 3 14 affirmative vote of a majority of the voting members present 3 15 is necessary for any substantive action to be taken by the 3 16 commission. The majority shall not include any member who has 3 17 a conflict of interest and a statement by a member that the 3 18 member has a conflict of interest is conclusive for this 3 19 purpose. A vacancy in the membership does not impair the 3 20 duties of the commission. 3 21 Sec. 3. NEW SECTION. 175C.3 COMMISSION'S MISSION. 3 22 The commission is the principal public organization devoted 3 23 to promoting the collective interests of the state's equine 3 24 industry. 3 25 Sec. 4. NEW SECTION. 175C.4 COMMISSION DUTIES. 3 26 In carrying out its mission, as provided in section 175C.3, 3 27 the commission may do all of the following: 3 28 1. Market and promote the equine industry. 3 29 2. Maintain an accurate and current database regarding the 3 30 equine industry and equine communities. 3 31 3. Collect and disseminate accurate information regarding 3 32 equines to the equine industry and equine communities. 3 33 4. Initiate or support equine educational programs. 3 34 5. Initiate or support equine research. 3 35 Sec. 5. NEW SECTION. 175C.5 DEPARTMENT DUTIES. 4 1 The department shall assist the commission in carrying out 4 2 its mission as provided in section 175C.3 by doing all of the 4 3 following: 4 4 1. Furnishing facilities, supplies, and clerical 4 5 assistance. 4 6 2. Assisting the commission in carrying out its duties as 4 7 provided in section 175C.4. 4 8 3. Administering the equine industry promotional fund as 4 9 provided in section 175C.6. 4 10 Sec. 6. NEW SECTION. 175C.6 EQUINE INDUSTRY PROMOTIONAL 4 11 FUND. 4 12 1. An equine industry promotional fund is created in the 4 13 state treasury under the administration of the department and 4 14 the control of the commission. The fund is composed of moneys 4 15 available to and obtained or accepted by the department from 4 16 the United States or private sources for placement in the 4 17 fund. 4 18 2. Moneys in the fund are appropriated to the commission 4 19 exclusively to assist the commission in carrying out its 4 20 duties as provided in section 175C.4, and the department in 4 21 carrying out its duties as provided in section 175C.5. 4 22 3. Section 8.33 shall not apply to moneys in the fund. 4 23 Notwithstanding section 12C.7, moneys earned as income or 4 24 interest from the fund shall remain in the fund until expended 4 25 as provided in this section. 4 26 SF 2131 4 27 da/nh/cc/26
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