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  1  1    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  84A.7A  SENIOR CONSERVATION AND
  1  2 OUTDOOR RECREATION EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM.
  1  3    1.  Subject to an appropriation of sufficient funds by the
  1  4 general assembly, the senior conservation and outdoor
  1  5 recreation employment program is established for the
  1  6 employment of individuals age sixty years or older by county
  1  7 conservation boards to further conservation efforts, enhance
  1  8 this state's natural resources, and assist environmental
  1  9 education and outdoor recreation programs.
  1 10    2.  The department of workforce development shall
  1 11 administer the senior conservation and outdoor recreation
  1 12 employment program and shall adopt rules governing operation
  1 13 of the program and eligibility guidelines for county
  1 14 participation and grant criteria.
  1 15    3.  Funds appropriated by the general assembly for each
  1 16 fiscal year for purposes of this section shall be allocated as
  1 17 follows:
  1 18    a.  Fifty percent of the moneys appropriated shall be
  1 19 allocated to this state's county conservation boards and
  1 20 distributed on a per capita basis.
  1 21    b.  Fifty percent of the moneys appropriated shall be
  1 22 awarded on a competitive grant basis.  A county conservation
  1 23 board may apply to the department for a competitive grant on
  1 24 forms provided by the department.  The completed application
  1 25 shall be accompanied by a plan for the employment of persons
  1 26 age sixty years or older in meaningful, productive, and
  1 27 healthy public service jobs developed by the county
  1 28 conservation board.  A county conservation board submitting an
  1 29 application for a competitive grant under this section shall
  1 30 agree to pay each individual employed under a senior
  1 31 conservation and outdoor recreation employment program
  1 32 implemented by the county conservation board a wage that meets
  1 33 or exceeds the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is
  1 34 greater.  A county applying for a grant under this section is
  1 35 encouraged to seek additional assistance and resources from
  2  1 other state departments and agencies, federal agencies and
  2  2 grant programs, private organizations, and any other person,
  2  3 as appropriate, in order to match state funds received under
  2  4 this section.
  2  5    Sec. 2.  Section 455A.11, Code 1997, is amended to read as
  2  6 follows:
  2  7    455A.11  PREFERENCES IN TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT.
  2  8    In its employment of persons in temporary positions in
  2  9 conservation and outdoor recreation, the department of natural
  2 10 resources shall give preference to persons meeting eligibility
  2 11 requirements for the green thumb senior conservation and
  2 12 outdoor recreation employment program under section 15.227
  2 13 84A.7A and to persons working toward an advanced education in
  2 14 natural resources and conservation.  
  2 15                           EXPLANATION
  2 16    This bill establishes, subject to an appropriation of
  2 17 sufficient funds by the general assembly, the senior
  2 18 conservation and outdoor recreation employment program for the
  2 19 employment of individuals age 60 years or older by county
  2 20 conservation boards to further conservation efforts, enhance
  2 21 this state's natural resources, and assist environmental
  2 22 education and outdoor recreation programs.
  2 23    The department of workforce development is responsible for
  2 24 administering the program and for establishing eligibility
  2 25 guidelines for county participation and grant criteria.
  2 26    Fifty percent of any funds appropriated by the general
  2 27 assembly shall be allocated to county conservation boards on a
  2 28 per capita basis, and 50 percent on a competitive grant basis.
  2 29    A county conservation board applying for a competitive
  2 30 grant must submit to the department a plan for the employment
  2 31 of persons age 60 years or older in meaningful, productive,
  2 32 and healthy public service jobs and must agree to pay each
  2 33 person employed under the program a wage that meets or exceeds
  2 34 the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is greater.
  2 35    The bill also directs the department of natural resources
  3  1 to give employment preference for temporary positions in
  3  2 conservation and outdoor recreation to persons meeting
  3  3 eligibility requirements for this program by replacing a
  3  4 reference to the green thumb program, which no longer exists,
  3  5 with a reference to the senior conservation and outdoor
  3  6 recreation employment program.  
  3  7 LSB 2098XS 77
  3  8 kh/cf/24
     

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