WHEREAS, on March 17, 2017, a proclamation of disaster emergency was issued in response to the shortage of livestock feed in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas due to wildfires in their states; and


WHEREAS, transport of resources such as hay, feed, fencing materials, and other supplies through the state of Iowa is needed to provide disaster relief to cattlemen affected by this shortage; and


WHEREAS, strict compliance with the permit and fee requirements of Iowa Code § 326.23 (1) and Iowa code § 452A.53 (4) will prevent or hinder efforts to cope with this time-sensitive transport of supplies through our state in order to assist those states in need.


NOW, THEREFORE, I, TERRY E. BRANSTAD, Governor of the State of Iowa, by the power and authority vested in me by the Iowa Constitution Art. IV, §§ 1, 8 and Iowa Code § 29C.6 (1), and all other applicable laws, do hereby AMEND the proclamation of March 17, 2017, and do hereby ORDER and DIRECT the following to be included:

SECTION ONE. Pursuant toIowa Code § 29C.6 (6), I hereby suspend the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code § 326.23 (1) and Iowa Code § 452A.53 (4) to the extent that those provisions require the purchase of temporary registration permits and temporary fuel permits for insterstate travel through the state of Iowa for loads of hay, feed, fencing materials, and other supplies to the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

SECTION TWO. Nothing contained in this declaration shall be construed as an exemption from any other portion of the Iowa Code or Iowa Administrative Code not specifically identified in this proclamation.

SECTION THREE. The Iowa Department of Transportation is hereby directed to monitor the operation of this proclamation to assure the public's safety and facilitate the movement of trucks involved in transporting resources to assist those states in need.


SECTION FOUR. This amendment to the March 17, 2017, state of disaster emergency proclamation shall be effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 24, 2017, and shall expire on May 16, 2017, at 11:59 p.m., unless sooner terminated or extended in writing by me. Iowa Code § 29C.6 (1).

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the Great Seal of the State of Iowa to be affixed. Done at Des Moines, Iowa, this twenty-fourth day of March in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Seventeen.






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