Adopted and Filed

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

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ARC 6213C


Adopted and Filed

Rule making related to record-keeping requirements

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

Legal Authority for Rule Making

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

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on December 29, 2021, as ARC 6111C. One comment was received that expressed general support for the rule making. No changes from the Notice have been made.

Adoption of Rule Making

This rule making was adopted by the Department on February 2, 2022.

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.

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).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on March 30, 2022.

The following rule-making actions are adopted:

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:

[Filed 2/3/22, effective 3/30/22]

[Published 2/23/22]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 2/23/22.

Agriculture and Land Stewardship Department

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  • Record-keeping—exemption for tropical and ornamental fish, 67.6
  • Published on 2/23/2022
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Rule 21-67.6(1) Rule 21-67.6(2)
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