Notice of Intended Action

Lifetime trout fishing license, 15.12(1)“gg”

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to lifetime trout fishing license

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Natural Resource Commission (Commission) hereby proposes to amend Chapter 15, "General License Regulations," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 455A.5(6)"a" and 483A.1(1).

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2021 Iowa Acts, House File 234.

Purpose and Summary

Chapter 15 establishes hunting, fishing, and trapping license fees and governs license sales and refunds, among other topics. Iowa law requires most persons, whether residents or nonresidents, to obtain an applicable license and pay a fee prior to fishing, hunting, or trapping.

2021 Iowa Acts, House File 234 (signed into law on June 8, 2021), establishes a new lifetime trout fishing license for Iowa residents who are at least 65 years of age. Iowa Code section 483A.1 requires that all license fees be promulgated in rule. Accordingly, this proposed rule making adds this new license to Chapter 15 and establishes its $65 fee.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa. A copy of the fiscal impact statement is available from the Department of Natural Resources (Department) upon request.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found. A copy of the jobs impact statement is available from the Department upon request.


This rule is subject to the waiver provisions of 571—Chapter 11. Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Commission for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on October 26, 2021. Comments should be directed to:

Joe Larscheid

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Wallace State Office Building

502 East Ninth Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Phone: 515.201.3376


Public Hearing

A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally will be held via conference call as follows. Persons who wish to attend the conference call should contact Joe Larscheid via email. A conference call number will be provided prior to the hearing. Persons who wish to make oral comments at the conference call public hearing must submit a request to Joe Larscheid prior to the hearing to facilitate an orderly hearing.

October 26, 2021

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Video/conference call

Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing will be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.

Any persons who intend to attend the hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Department and advise of specific needs.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Adopt the following new paragraph 15.12(1)"gg":

gg. Lifetime trout fishing license — $65.

Natural Resource Commission

This Organization is a part of the Natural Resources Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 10/26/2021.

Official Document

The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.

View Official PDF

View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 10/6/2021.

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Administrative Rule References

The following administrative rule references were added to this document. You may click a reference to view related notices.

Rule 571-15.12(1)"gg"
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