February 24, 2016

Iowa

Criminalizes “agricultural production facility fraud.”

This law makes it a crime to commit “agricultural production facility fraud.” The crime of “agricultural production facility fraud” includes: (1) obtaining access to an agricultural facility by false pretenses; and (2) making a false statement as part of an employment application or agreement, if the statement is made with the intent to commit an act not authorized by the owner of the agricultural production facility. Violations of the law can result in serious or aggravated misdemeanor charges.

This law was signed on March 2, 2012 and went into effect on July 1, 2012.

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