Notice of Intended Action

Record-keeping—exemption for tropical and ornamental fish, 67.6

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to record-keeping requirements

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Agriculture and Land Stewardship Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 67, "Animal Welfare," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 162.16.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 162.5.

Purpose and Summary

This proposed rule making exempts tropical and ornamental fish from certain record-keeping requirements.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


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 Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 21—Chapter 8.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 18, 2022. Comments should be directed to:

Colin Tadlock

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Wallace State Office Building

502 East 9th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Phone: 515.281.7808


Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

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 actions are proposed:

Item 1. Amend subrule 67.6(1), introductory paragraph, as follows:

67.6(1) Records shall be made and retained for a period of 12 months for any change of ownership of a dog, cat or nonhuman primate, including but not limited to any sale, exchange, transfer, trade, or adoption from any commercial establishment. Records shall be similarly kept on other small vertebrate animals, excluding tropical or ornamental fish, sold or transferred, except that individual identifications shall not be required. Records shall include the following:

Item 2. Amend subrule 67.6(2), introductory paragraph, as follows:

67.6(2) All commercial establishments shall furnish a statement of sale, exchange, transfer, trade, or adoption to each purchaser or recipient of a dog, cat, nonhuman primate, bird, or other vertebrate animal, excluding tropical or ornamental fish. This statement shall include the following:

Agriculture and Land Stewardship Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 1/18/2022.

Official Document

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 21-67.6(1) Rule 21-67.6(2)
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