Agriculture Committee – All-Bill Summary 2018

All bills passed by the Legislature and sent to the Governor for her signature during the 2018 session. 

HF 2281 – Fish confinement feeding operations
HF 2422
– Noxious weed update bill
HF 2407
– Lake pesticides
HF 2408
Sale of eggs by grocery stores 


HF 2281 amends the animal agriculture compliance act to assign an equivalency factor of .00006 to fish weighing less than 25 grams. Fish weighing more than 25 grams retain assignment of .001.


HF 2407 creates a new civil penalty for applying pesticides in natural lakes without a license.


HF 2408 codifies the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) benefit that grocery stores maintain a sufficient inventory of conventional eggs.


HF 2422 allows the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to add a weed to the list of noxious weeds without legislative approval. The bill also creates a state weed commissioner.