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House Journal: Page 1895: Wednesday, April 26, 1995

 5     "Section 1.  Section 35A.2, subsection 2, Code
 6   1995, is amended to read as follows:
 7     2.  Five Six commissioners shall be honorably
 8   discharged members of the armed forces of the United
 9   States.  The American legion of Iowa, disabled
10   American veterans department of Iowa, veterans of
11   foreign wars department of Iowa, American veterans of
12   World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, the Vietnam veterans
13   of America, and the military order of the purple
14   heart, through their department commanders, shall
15   submit two names respectively from their organizations
16   to the governor.  The governor shall appoint from each
17   of the organizations one representative to serve as a
18   member of the commission, unless the appointments
19   would conflict with the bipartisan and gender balance
20   provisions of sections 69.16 and 69.16A.  In addition,
21   the governor shall appoint two members one member of
22   the public, knowledgeable in the general field of
23   veterans affairs, to serve on the commission."
24     2.  Page 1, by inserting after line 2 the
25   following:
26     "Sec. ___.  Section 35A.3, Code 1995, is amended by
27   adding the following new subsection:
28     NEW SUBSECTION.  13.  Conduct an equal number of
29   meetings at Camp Dodge and the Iowa veterans home.
30   The agenda for each meeting shall include a reasonable
31   time period for public comment."
32     3.  Page 1, by inserting after line 4 the
33   following:
36     The commission of veterans affairs shall do the
37   following:
38     1.  Develop and issue for response requests for
39   proposals for storing information and data concerning
40   the military service records of Iowa veterans, and
41   other information the commission deems appropriate,
42   upon microfilm, electronic computer, or data
43   processing equipment, and for proposals for the
44   purchase of the equipment necessary to store the
45   records and information.  The commission shall also
46   make every reasonable effort to obtain federal funding
47   for the storing of information and data and the
48   purchase of equipment as provided in this subsection.
49   The commission shall deliver a written report on all
50   proposals submitted in response to the requests for

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 1   proposals along with the commission's recommendations
 2   to the general assembly not later than January 1,
 3   1996.
 4     2.  Study the costs of training provided to
 5   executive directors of county commissions of veteran

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