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Thirty-sixth Calendar Day - Twenty-fourth Session Day Hall of the House of Representatives Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, February 17, 1997 The House met pursuant to adjournment at 1:05 p.m., Speaker pro tempore Van Maanen of Marion in the chair. Prayer was offered by Reverend Robert Skoor, Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints, Des Moines. The Journal of Friday, February 14, 1997 was approved. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the Linn-Mar S.O.D.A. Group (Students O.K. Without Drugs and Alcohol) from Linn-Mar High School, Marion. LEAVE OF ABSENCE Leave of absence was granted as follows: Moreland of Wapello on request of Cataldo of Polk. PETITION FILED By Gries of Crawford, a resolution by the City Council of the City of Denison, in support of the ten objectives for the Iowa League of Cities 1997 Legislative Session. SENATE MESSAGES CONSIDERED Senate File 61, by Flynn, a bill for an act relating to the membership of a joint 911 service board. Read first time and referred to committee on commerce-regulation. Senate File 104, by committee on education, a bill for an act relating to a minimum age requirement for a coaching authorization issued by the state board of educational examiners and providing an effective date. Read first time and passed on file. The House stood at ease at 1:12 p.m., until the fall of the gavel. The House resumed session at 2:05 p.m., Speaker pro tempore Van Maanen of Marion in the chair. INTRODUCTION OF BILL House File 255, by committee on local government, a bill for an act relating to the allowed growth factor adjustment for county mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities services, making appropriations, and providing an effective date. Read first time and referred to committee on appropriations. On motion by Siegrist of Pottawattamie, the House was recessed at 2:06 p.m., until 4:00 p.m. AFTERNOON SESSION The House reconvened at 4:14 p.m., Speaker Corbett in the chair. LEAVE OF ABSENCE Leave of absence was granted as follows: Wise of Lee, until his arrival, on request of Cohoon of Des Moines. QUORUM CALL A non-record roll call was requested to determine that a quorum was present. The vote revealed eighty-three members present, seventeen absent. MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE The following messages were received from the Senate: Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Senate has on February 17, 1997, passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the House is asked: Senate File 116, a bill for an act relating to the appointment and resignation of registered agents of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships and their registered offices. Also: That the Senate has on February 17, 1997, passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the House is asked: Senate File 131, a bill for an act relating to fraudulent practices involving family investment and medical assistance program benefits and making penalties applicable. MARY PAT GUNDERSON, Secretary CONSIDERATION OF BILLS Regular Calendar ADOPTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION 8 Lord of Dallas called up for consideration House Resolution 8, a resolution to amend the House code of ethics, as follows and moved its adoption: 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 8 2 BY COMMITTEE ON ETHICS 3 (Successor To HSB 116) 4 A resolution to amend the House code of ethics. 5 Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives, 6 That the House code of ethics be amended to read as 7 follows: 8 HOUSE CODE OF ETHICS 9 PREAMBLE. Every legislator and legislative 10 employee has a duty to uphold the integrity and honor 11 of the general assembly, to encourage respect for the 12 law and for the general assembly, and to observe the 13 house code of ethics. The members and employees of 14 the house have a responsibility to conduct themselves 15 so as to reflect credit on the general assembly, and 16 to inspire the confidence, respect, and trust of the 17 public. The following rules are adopted pursuant to 18 chapter 68B of the Code, to assist the members and 19 employees in the conduct of their activities: 20 1. DEFINITIONS. The definitions of terms provided 21 in chapter 68B of the Code apply to the use of those 22 terms in these rules. 23 2. ECONOMIC INTEREST OF MEMBER OR EMPLOYEE OF 24 HOUSE. 25 a. Economic or investment opportunity. A member 26 or employee of the house shall not solicit or accept 27 economic or investment opportunity under circumstances 28 where the member or employee knows, or should know, 29 that the opportunity is being afforded with the intent 30 to influence the member's or employee's conduct in the Page 2 1 performance of official duties. If a member or 2 employee of the house learns that an economic or 3 investment opportunity previously accepted was offered 4 with the intent of influencing the member's or 5 employee's conduct in the performance of the official 6 duties, the member or employee shall take steps to 7 divest that member or employee of that investment or 8 economic opportunity, and shall report the matter in 9 writing to the chairperson of the house ethics 10 committee. 11 b. Excessive charges for services, goods, or 12 property interests. A member or employee of the house 13 shall not charge to or accept from a person known to 14 have a legislative interest, a price, fee, 15 compensation, or other consideration for the sale or 16 lease of any property or the furnishing of services 17 which is in excess of that which the member or 18 employee would ordinarily charge another person. 19 c. Use of confidential information. A member or 20 employee of the house, in order to further the 21 member's or employee's own economic interests, or 22 those of any other person, shall not disclose or use 23 confidential information acquired in the course of the 24 member's or employee's official duties. For the 25 purpose of this rule, information disclosed in open 26 session at a public meeting under chapter 21 of the 27 Code and information that is a public record under 28 chapter 22 of the Code is not confidential 29 information. 30 d. Employment. A member or employee of the house Page 3 1 shall not accept employment, either directly or 2 indirectly, from a political action committee. A 3 member of the house shall not act as a paid lobbyist 4 for any organization. However, this paragraph shall 5 not prohibit a member or employee of the house from 6 working for a candidate's committee, a political 7 party's action committee, or a political action 8 committee which does not support or oppose a candidate 9 for public office in this state or a ballot issue in 10 this state and which is not interested in issues 11 before the general assembly. 12 For the purpose of this rule, a political action 13 committee means a committee, but not a candidate's 14 committee, which accepts contributions, makes 15 expenditures, or incurs indebtedness in the aggregate 16 of more than
twofive hundred fiftydollars in any one 17 calendar year for the purpose of supporting or 18 opposing a candidate for public office or a ballot 19 issue or for the purpose of influencing legislative 20 action. 21 e. A member or employee of the house shall not 22 solicit employment on behalf of the member or 23 employee, or on behalf of another legislator or 24 employee, as a lobbyist while the general assembly is 25 in session. 26 f. Certain goods or services. A member or 27 employee of the house shall not solicit or obtain 28 goods or services from another person under 29 circumstances where the member or employee knows or 30 should know that the goods or services are being Page 4 1 offered or sold with the intent to influence the 2 member's or employee's conduct in the performance of 3 official duties. If a member or employee of the house 4 is afforded goods or services by another person at a 5 price that is not available to other members or 6 classes of members of the general public or is 7 afforded goods or services that are not available to 8 other members or classes of members of the general 9 public by another person where the member or employee 10 knows or should know that the other person intends to 11 influence the member's or employee's official conduct, 12 the member or employee shall not take or purchase the 13 goods or services. 14 3. APPEARANCE BEFORE STATE AGENCY. A member or 15 employee of the house may appear before a state agency 16 in any representation case but shall not act as a 17 lobbyist with respect to the passage, defeat, 18 approval, veto, or modification of any legislation, 19 rule, or executive order. Whenever a member or 20 employee of the house appears before a state agency, 21 the member or employee shall carefully avoid all 22 conduct which might in any way lead members of the 23 general public to conclude that the member or employee 24 is using the member's or employee's official position 25 to further the member's or employee's professional 26 success or personal financial interest. 27 4. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. In order for the 28 general assembly to function effectively, members of 29 the house may be required to vote on bills and 30 participate in committee work which will affect their Page 5 1 employment and other areas in which they may have a 2 monetary interest. Action on bills and committee work 3 which furthers a member's specific employment, 4 specific investment, or other specific interest, as 5 opposed to the interests of the public in general or 6 the interests of a profession, trade, business, or 7 other class of persons, shall be avoided. In making a 8 decision relative to a member's activity on particular 9 bills or in committee work, the following factors 10 should be considered: 11 a. Whether a substantial threat to the member's 12 independence of judgment has been created by the 13 conflict situation. 14 b. The effect of the member's participation on 15 public confidence in the integrity of the general 16 assembly. 17 c. Whether the member's participation is likely to 18 have any significant effect on the disposition of the 19 matter. 20 d. The need for the member's particular 21 contribution, such as special knowledge of the subject 22 matter, to the effective functioning of the general 23 assembly. 24 If a member decides not to participate in committee 25 work or to abstain from voting because of a possible 26 conflict of interest, the member should disclose this 27 fact to the legislative body. The member shall not 28 vote on any question in which the member has an 29 economic interest that is distinguishable from the 30 interests of the general public or a substantial class Page 6 1 of persons. 2 5. STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS. Members and employees 3 of the house shall comply with the requirements 4 contained in chapters 68B (Conflicts of Interest of 5 Public Officers and Employees), 721 (Official 6 Misconduct), and 722 (Bribery and Corruption), and 7 sections 2.18 (Contempt) and 711.4 (Extortion) of the 8 Code. 9 6. CHARGE ACCOUNTS. Members and employees of the 10 house shall not charge any amount or item to a charge 11 account to be paid for by a lobbyist or any client of 12 a lobbyist. 13 7. TRAVEL EXPENSES. A member or employee of the 14 house shall not charge to the state of Iowa amounts 15 for travel and expenses unless the member or employee 16 actually has incurred those mileage and expense costs. 17 Members or employees shall not file the vouchers for 18 weekly mileage reimbursement required by section 2.10, 19 subsection 1 of the Code, unless the travel expense 20 was actually incurred. 21 A member or employee of the house shall not file a 22 claim for per diem compensation for a meeting of an 23 interim study committee or a visitation committee 24 unless the member or employee attended the meeting. 25 However, the speaker may waive this provision and 26 allow a claim to be filed if the member or employee 27 attempted to attend the meeting but was unable to do 28 so because of circumstances beyond the member's or 29 employee's control. 30 8. GIFTS ACCEPTED OR RECEIVED. Members and Page 7 1 employees of the house shall comply with the 2 restrictions relating to the receipt or acceptance of 3 gifts contained in section 68B.22 of the Code. 4 9. HONORARIA RESTRICTIONS. Members and employees 5 of the house shall comply with the restrictions 6 relating to the receipt of honoraria contained in 7 section 68B.23 of the Code. 8 10. DISCLOSURE REQUIRED. Each member of the house 9 and the chief clerk of the house shall file the 10 personal financial disclosure statements required 11 under section 68B.35 of the Code by February 15 of 12 each year for the prior calendar year. 13 11. SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Members and employees of 14 the house shall not engage in conduct which 15 constitutes sexual harassment as defined in section 16 19B.12 of the Code or pursuant to the sexual 17 harassment policy adopted by the house committee on 18 administration and rules. 19 12. COMPLAINTS. 20 a. Filing of complaint. Complaints may be filed 21 by any person believing that a member or employee of 22 the house, a lobbyist, or a client of a lobbyist is 23 guilty of a violation of the house code of ethics, the 24 house rules governing lobbyists, or chapter 68B of the 25 Code. 26 b. Complaints by committee. The ethics committee 27 may initiate a complaint on its own motion. Committee 28 complaints may be initiated by the committee as a 29 result of a committee investigation or as a result of 30 receipt of any complaint or other information that Page 8 1 does not meet the requirements of these rules 2 regarding the form of a complaint but that contains 3 allegations that would form the basis for a valid 4 complaint. 5 c. Form and contents of complaint. A complaint 6 shall be in writing. 7 Complaint forms shall be available from the chief 8 clerk of the house, but a complaint shall not be 9 rejected for failure to use the approved form if it 10 complies with the requirements of these rules. The 11 complaint shall contain a certification made by the 12 complainant, under penalty of perjury, that the facts 13 stated in the complaint are true to the best of the 14 complainant's knowledge. 15 To be valid, a complaint shall allege all of the 16 following: 17 (1) Facts, including the approximate date and 18 location of any event, incident, or transaction that, 19 if true, establish a violation of a provision of 20 chapter 68B of the Code, the house code of ethics, or 21 house rules governing lobbyists for which penalties or 22 other remedies are provided. 23 (2) That the conduct providing the basis for the 24 complaint occurred within three years of the filing of 25 the complaint. 26 (3) That the party charged with a violation is a 27 member or employee of the house, a lobbyist, or a 28 client of a lobbyist. 29 d. Confidentiality of complaint. The filing of 30 the complaint and the contents of the complaint shall Page 9 1 be confidential until the time that the committee 2 meets to determine whether the complaint is valid, 3 unless either the complainant or the party charged in 4 the complaint makes the existence of, or the 5 information contained in, the complaint public. 6 However, if either the complainant or party alleged to 7 have committed the violation requests that the meeting 8 to determine whether the complaint is valid be a 9 closed meeting and the filing of the complaint or the 10 contents of the complaint have not been disclosed, the 11 meeting shall be closed. 12 e. Notice of complaint. Upon receipt of the 13 complaint, the chief clerk of the house shall promptly 14 notify the chairperson and ranking member of the 15 ethics committee that a complaint has been filed and 16 provide both the chairperson and the ranking member 17 with copies of the complaint and any supporting 18 information. Within two working days, the chief clerk 19 shall send notice, either by personal delivery or by 20 certified mail, return receipt requested, to the 21 person or persons alleged to have committed the 22 violation, along with a copy of the complaint and any 23 supporting information. The notice to the accused 24 person shall contain a request that the person submit 25 a written response to the complaint within ten working 26 days of the date that the notice was sent by the chief 27 clerk. At the request of the accused person, the 28 committee may extend the time for the response, not to 29 exceed ten additional calendar days. 30 f. Hearing regarding validity of complaint. The Page 10 1 committee chairperson and the ranking member shall 2 review the complaint and supporting information to 3 determine whether the complaint meets the requirements 4 as to form. If the complaint is deficient as to form, 5 the complaint shall be returned to the complainant 6 with instructions indicating the deficiency unless the 7 committee decides to proceed on its own motion. If 8 the complaint is in writing and contains the 9 appropriate certification, as soon as practicable, the 10 chairperson shall call a meeting of the committee to 11 review the complaint to determine whether the 12 complaint meets the requirements for validity and 13 whether the committee should request that the chief 14 justice of the supreme court appoint an independent 15 special counsel to conduct an investigation to 16 determine whether probable cause exists to believe 17 that a violation of the house code of ethics, house 18 rules governing lobbyists, or chapter 68B of the Code, 19 has occurred. 20 If the committee finds that a complaint does not 21 meet the content requirements for a valid complaint, 22 the committee shall dismiss the complaint and notify 23 both the complainant and the party alleged to have 24 committed the violation of the dismissal and the 25 reasons for dismissal. A dismissal for failure to 26 meet the formal requirements for the filing of a 27 complaint shall be without prejudice and the 28 complainant may refile the complaint at any time 29 within three years of the date that the alleged 30 violation took place. If the dismissal is based upon Page 11 1 a failure to allege facts and circumstances necessary 2 for a valid complaint, the dismissal shall be with 3 prejudice and the party shall not be permitted to file 4 a complaint based upon the same facts and 5 circumstances. 6 g. Request for appointment of independent special 7 counsel. If, after review of the complaint and any 8 response made by the party alleged to have committed 9 the violation, the committee determines that the 10 complaint meets the requirements for form and content, 11 the committee shall request that the chief justice of 12 the supreme court appoint independent special counsel 13 to investigate the matter and determine whether 14 probable cause exists to believe that a violation of 15 chapter 68B of the Code, the house code of ethics, or 16 the house rules governing lobbyists has occurred. 17 h. Receipt of report of independent special 18 counsel. The report from independent special counsel 19 regarding probable cause to proceed on a complaint 20 shall be filed with the chief clerk of the house. 21 Upon receipt of the report of the independent special 22 counsel, the chief clerk shall notify the chairperson 23 of the filing of the report and shall send copies of 24 the report to the members of the ethics committee. As 25 soon as practicable after the filing of the report, 26 the chairperson shall schedule a public meeting for 27 review of the report. The purpose of the public 28 meeting shall be to determine whether the complaint 29 should be dismissed, whether a formal hearing should 30 be held on the complaint, or whether other committee Page 12 1 action is appropriate. The complainant and the person 2 alleged to have committed the violation shall be given 3 notice of the public meeting, shall have the right to 4 be present at the public meeting, and may, at the 5 discretion of the committee, present testimony in 6 support of or against the recommendations contained in 7 the report. 8 If the committee determines that the matter should 9 be dismissed, the committee shall cause an order to be 10 entered dismissing the matter and notice of the 11 dismissal shall be given to the complainant and the 12 party alleged to have committed the violation. If the 13 committee determines that the complaint should be 14 scheduled for formal hearing, the committee shall 15 issue a charging statement which contains the charges 16 and supporting facts that are to be set for formal 17 hearing and notice shall be sent to the complainant 18 and the accused person. 19 The notice shall include a statement of the nature 20 of the charge or charges, a statement of the time and 21 place of hearing, a short and plain statement of the 22 facts asserted, and a statement of the rights of the 23 accused person at the hearing. 24 i. Formal hearing. Formal hearings shall be 25 public and conducted in the manner provided in section 26 68B.31, subsection 8 of the Code. At a formal hearing 27 the accused shall have the right to be present and to 28 be heard in person and by counsel, to cross-examine 29 witnesses, and to present evidence. Members of the 30 committee shall also have the right to question Page 13 1 witnesses. 2 Evidence at the formal hearing shall be received in 3 accordance with rules and procedures applicable to 4 contested cases under chapter 17A of the Code. 5 The committee chairperson, or the vice chairperson 6 or ranking member in the absence of the chairperson, 7 shall preside at the formal hearing and shall rule on 8 the admissibility of any evidence received. The 9 ruling of the chairperson may be overturned by a 10 majority vote of the committee. Independent special 11 counsel shall present the evidence in support of the 12 charge or charges. The burden shall be on the 13 independent special counsel to prove the charge or 14 charges by a preponderance of clear and convincing 15 evidence. Upon completion of the formal hearing, the 16 committee shall adopt written findings of fact and 17 conclusions concerning the merits of the charges and 18 make its report and recommendation to the house. 19 j. Recommendations by the committee. The 20 committee shall recommend to the house that the 21 complaint be dismissed, or that one or more of the 22 following be imposed: 23 (1) That the member or employee of the house or 24 lobbyist be censured or reprimanded, and the 25 recommended appropriate form of censure or reprimand 26 be used. 27 (2) That the member of the house be suspended or 28 expelled from membership in the house and required to 29 forfeit the member's salary for that period, the 30 employee of the house be suspended or dismissed from Page 14 1 employment, or that the lobbyist's or lobbyist's 2 client's lobbying privileges be suspended. 3 13. COMMUNICATIONS WITH ETHICS COMMITTEE. After a 4 complaint has been filed or an investigation has been 5 initiated, a party to the complaint or investigation 6 shall not communicate, or cause another to 7 communicate, as to the merits of the complaint or 8 investigation with a member of the committee, except 9 under the following circumstances: 10 a. During the course of any meetings or other 11 official proceedings of the committee regarding the 12 complaint or investigation. 13 b. In writing, if a copy of the writing is 14 delivered to the adverse party or the designated 15 representative for the adverse party. 16 c. Orally, if adequate prior notice of the 17 communication is given to the adverse party or the 18 designated representative for the adverse party. 19 d. As otherwise authorized by statute, the house 20 code of ethics, house rules governing lobbyists, or 21 vote of the committee. 22 14. PERMANENT RECORD. The chief clerk of the 23 house shall maintain a permanent record of all 24 complaints filed and any corresponding committee 25 action. The permanent record shall be prepared by the 26 ethics committee and shall contain the date the 27 complaint was filed, name and address of the 28 complainant, name and address of the accused person, a 29 brief statement of the charges made, any evidence 30 received by the committee, any transcripts or Page 15 1 recordings of committee action, and ultimate 2 disposition of the complaint. The chief clerk shall 3 keep each complaint confidential until public 4 disclosure is made by the ethics committee. 5 15. MEETING AUTHORIZATION. The house ethics 6 committee is authorized to meet at the discretion of 7 the committee chairperson in order to conduct hearings 8 and other business that properly may come before it. 9 If the committee submits a report seeking house action 10 against a member or employee of the house or lobbyist 11 after the second regular session of a general assembly 12 has adjourned sine die, the report shall be submitted 13 to and considered by the subsequent general assembly. 14 16. ADVISORY OPINIONS. 15 a. Requests for formal opinions. A request for a 16 formal advisory opinion may be filed by any person who 17 is subject to the authority of the ethics committee. 18 The ethics committee may also issue a formal advisory 19 opinion on its own motion, without having previously 20 received a formal request for an opinion, on any issue 21 that is within the jurisdiction of the committee. 22 Requests shall be filed with either the chief clerk of 23 the house or the chairperson of the ethics committee. 24 b. Form and contents of requests. A request for a 25 formal advisory opinion shall be in writing and may 26 pertain to any subject matter that is related to 27 application of the house code of ethics, the house 28 rules governing lobbyists, or chapter 68B of the Code 29 to any person who is subject to the authority of the 30 ethics committee. Requests shall contain one or more Page 16 1 specific questions and shall relate either to future 2 conduct or be stated in the hypothetical. A request 3 for an advisory opinion shall not specifically name 4 any individual or contain any other specific 5 identifying information, unless the request relates to 6 the requester's own conduct. However, any request may 7 contain information which identifies the kind of 8 individual who may be affected by the subject matter 9 of the request. Examples of this latter kind of 10 identifying information may include references to 11 conduct of a category of individuals, such as but not 12 limited to conduct of legislators, legislative staff, 13 or lobbyists. 14 c. Confidentiality of formal requests and 15 opinions. Requests for formal opinions are not 16 confidential and any deliberations of the committee 17 regarding a request for a formal opinion shall be pub- 18 lic. Opinions issued in response to requests for 19 formal opinions are not confidential, shall be in 20 writing, and shall be placed on file in the office of 21 the chief clerk of the house. Persons requesting 22 formal opinions shall personally receive a copy of the 23 written formal opinion that is issued in response to 24 the request. 25 17. PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FORM. The 26 following form shall be used for disclosure of 27 economic interests under these rules and section 28 68B.35 of the Code: 29 STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS 30 Name:__________________________________________________ Page 17 1 (Last) (First) (Middle Initial) 2 Address:_______________________________________________ 3 (Street Address, Apt.#/P.O. Box) 4 _______________________________________________ 5 (City) (State) (Zip) 6 Phone:(Home)_____/___-_____(Business)_____/___-________ 7 ******************************************************* 8 This form is due each year on or before February 9 15. The reporting period is the most recently 10 completed calendar year. 11 In completing Division III of this form, if your 12 percentage of ownership of an asset is less than 100 13 percent, multiply your percentage of ownership by the 14 total revenue produced to determine if you have 15 reached the $1,000 threshold. 16 Do not report income received by your spouse or 17 other family members. 18 In completing this form, if insufficient space is 19 provided for your answer, you may attach additional 20 information/answers on full-size sheets of paper. 21 Division I. Business, Occupation, Profession. 22 List each business, occupation, or profession in 23 which you are engaged, the nature of the business if 24 not evident, and your position or job title. No 25 income threshold or time requirement applies. 26 Examples: 27 If you are employed by an individual, state the 28 name of the individual employer, the nature of the 29 business, and your position. 30 If you are self-employed and are not incorporated Page 18 1 or are not doing business under a particular business 2 name, state that you are self-employed, the nature of 3 the business, and your position. 4 If you own your own corporation, are employed by a 5 corporation, or are doing business under a particular 6 business name, state the name and nature of the 7 business or corporation and your position. 8 1_____________________________________________________ 9 2_____________________________________________________ 10 3_____________________________________________________ 11 4_____________________________________________________ 12 5_____________________________________________________ 13 6_____________________________________________________ 14 Division II. Commissions from Sales of Goods or 15 Services to Political Subdivisions. 16 This part is to be completed only by Legislators. 17 If you received income in the form of a commission 18 from the sale of goods or services to a political 19 subdivision, state the name of the purchasing 20 political subdivision. The amount of commission 21 earned is not required to be listed. 22 1_____________________________________________________ 23 2_____________________________________________________ 24 3_____________________________________________________ 25 4_____________________________________________________ 26 5_____________________________________________________ 27 6_____________________________________________________ 28 Division III. Sources of Gross Income. 29 In each one of the following categories list each 30 source which produces more than $1,000 in annual gross Page 19 1 income, if the revenue produced by the source was 2 subject to federal or state income taxes last year. 3 List the nature or type of each company, business, 4 financial institution, corporation, partnership, or 5 other entity which produces more than $1,000 of annual 6 gross income. Neither the amount of income produced 7 nor value of the holding is required to be listed in 8 any of the items. 9 A. Securities: State the nature of the business of 10 any company in which you hold stock, bonds, or other 11 pecuniary interests that generate more than $1,000 in 12 annual gross income. Income generated by multiple 13 holdings in a single company are deemed received from 14 a single source. 15 ______________________________________________________ 16 ______________________________________________________ 17 ______________________________________________________ 18 ______________________________________________________ 19 ______________________________________________________ 20 ______________________________________________________ 21 B. Instruments of Financial Institutions: State the 22 types of institutions in which you hold financial 23 instruments, such as certificates of deposit, savings 24 accounts, etc., that produce annual gross income in 25 excess of $1,000, e.g., banks, savings and loans, or 26 credit unions. 27 ______________________________________________________ 28 ______________________________________________________ 29 ______________________________________________________ 30 ______________________________________________________ Page 20 1 ______________________________________________________ 2 ______________________________________________________ 3 C. Trusts: State the nature or type of any trust 4 from which you receive more than $1,000 of gross 5 income annually. 6 ______________________________________________________ 7 ______________________________________________________ 8 ______________________________________________________ 9 ______________________________________________________ 10 ______________________________________________________ 11 ______________________________________________________ 12 D. Real Estate: State the general nature of real 13 estate interests that generate more than $1,000 of 14 gross income annually, e.g., residential leasehold 15 interest or farm leasehold interest. The size or 16 location of the property interest is not required to 17 be listed. 18 ______________________________________________________ 19 ______________________________________________________ 20 ______________________________________________________ 21 ______________________________________________________ 22 ______________________________________________________ 23 ______________________________________________________ 24 E. Retirement Systems: State the name of each 25 pension plan or other corporation or company that pays 26 you more than $1,000 annually in retirement benefits. 27 ______________________________________________________ 28 ______________________________________________________ 29 ______________________________________________________ 30 ______________________________________________________ Page 21 1 ______________________________________________________ 2 ______________________________________________________ 3 F. Other Income Categories Specified in State and 4 Federal Income Tax Regulations. 5 ______________________________________________________ 6 ______________________________________________________ 7 ______________________________________________________ 8 ______________________________________________________ 9 ______________________________________________________ 10 ______________________________________________________ 11 ______________________________________ _____________ 12 (Signature of Filer) (Date) The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted. ADOPTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION 9 Weigel of Chickasaw called up for consideration House Resolution 9, a resolution to amend the rules governing lobbyists in the House of Representatives, as follows and moved its adoption: 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 9 2 BY COMMITTEE ON ETHICS 3 (Successor To HSB 114) 4 A resolution to amend the rules governing lobbyists in the 5 House of Representatives. 6 Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives, 7 That the house rules governing lobbyists be amended to 8 read as follows: 9 HOUSE RULES GOVERNING LOBBYISTS 10 1. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS. As used in these rules, 11 "client", "gift", "lobbyist", "person", and "immediate 12 family members" have the meanings provided in section 13 68B.2 of the Code, except that the terms "lobbyist" 14 and "client" shall only refer to persons who are 15 lobbyists or clients of lobbyists of the house of 16 representatives. Except as otherwise provided, 17 "employee of the house" means a full-time permanent 18 paid employee of the house of representatives. 19 2. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 20 a. All lobbyists shall, on or before the day their 21 lobbying activity begins, register in the manner 22 provided under section 68B.36 of the Code. Lobbyist 23 registration forms shall be available in the office of 24 the chief clerk of the house. 25 b. In addition each registered lobbyist shall file 26 with the chief clerk of the house a statement of the 27 general subjects of legislation in which the lobbyist 28 is or may be interested, the file number of the bills 29 and resolutions and the bill number of study bills, if 30 known, which will be lobbied, whether the lobbyist Page 2 1 intends to lobby for or against each bill, resolution, 2 or study bill, if known, and on whose behalf the 3 lobbyist is lobbying the bill, resolution, or study 4 bill. 5 Any change in or addition to the information re- 6 quired by this rule shall be registered with the chief 7 clerk of the house within ten days from the time the 8 change or addition is known to the lobbyist. 9 3. CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION. If a lobbyist's 10 service on behalf of a particular employer, client, or 11 cause is concluded after the lobbyist registers but 12 before the first day of the next legislative session, 13 the lobbyist shall cancel the registration in the 14 manner required under section 68B.36 of the Code. 15 Upon cancellation of registration, a person is 16 prohibited from engaging in any lobbying activity on 17 behalf of that particular employer, client, or cause 18 until reregistering and complying with the 19 requirements of section 68B.36 of the Code. 20 3A. AMENDMENT OF REGISTRATION. If a registered 21 lobbyist represents more than one employer, client, or 22 cause and the lobbyist's services is concluded on 23 behalf of a particular employer, client, or cause 24 after the lobbyist registers but before the first day 25 of the next legislative session, the lobbyist shall 26 file an amendment to the lobbyist's registration 27 indicating which employer, client, or cause is no 28 longer represented by the lobbyist and the date upon 29 which the representation concluded. 30 If a lobbyist is retained by one or more additional Page 3 1 employers, clients, or causes after the lobbyist 2 registers but before the first day of the next 3 legislative session, the lobbyist shall file an 4 amendment to the lobbyist's registration indicating 5 the employer, client, or cause to be added and the 6 date upon which the representation begins. 7 Amendments to a lobbyist's registration regarding 8 changes which occur during the time that the general 9 assembly is in session shall be filed within one 10 working day after the date upon which the change in 11 the lobbyist's representation becomes effective. 12 Amendments regarding changes which occur when the 13 general assembly is not in session shall be filed 14 within ten days after the date upon which the change 15 in the lobbyist's representation becomes effective. 16 4. PUBLIC ACCESS. All information filed by a 17 lobbyist or a client of a lobbyist under chapter 68B 18 of the Code is a public record and open to public 19 inspection at any reasonable time. 20 5. CHARGE ACCOUNTS. Lobbyists and the clients 21 they represent shall not allow members of the house to 22 charge any amounts or items to a charge account to be 23 paid for by those lobbyists or by the clients they 24 represent. 25 6. ACCESS TO HOUSE FLOOR. Lobbyists shall only be 26 permitted on the floor of the house pursuant to rule 27 20 of the rules of the house. 28 7. FEE OR BONUS PROHIBITED. A fee or bonus shall 29 not be paid to any lobbyist with reference to any 30 legislative action that is conditioned wholly or in Page 4 1 part upon the results attained by the lobbyist. 2 8. OFFERS OF ECONOMIC OR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. 3 A lobbyist, employer, or client of a lobbyist shall 4 not offer economic or investment opportunity or 5 promise of employment to any member of the house with 6 intent to influence conduct in the performance of 7 official duties. 8 9. PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL OBLIGATION. A lobbyist 9 shall not do anything with the purpose of placing a 10 member of the house under personal or financial 11 obligation to a lobbyist or a lobbyist's principal or 12 agent. 13 10. ATTEMPTS TO CREATE ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT. A 14 lobbyist shall not cause or influence the introduction 15 of any bill or amendment for the purpose of being 16 employed to secure its passage or defeat. 17 11. CAMPAIGN SUPPORT. A lobbyist shall not 18 influence or attempt to influence a member's actions 19 by the promise of financial support for the member's 20 candidacy or threat of financial support for an 21 opposition candidate. A lobbyist shall not make a 22 campaign contribution to a member or to a member's 23 candidate's committee during the time that the general 24 assembly is in session. 25 12. COMMUNICATION WITH MEMBER'S EMPLOYER 26 PROHIBITED. A lobbyist shall not communicate with a 27 member's employer for the purpose of influencing a 28 vote of the member. 29 13. EXCESS PAYMENTS. A lobbyist shall not pay or 30 agree to pay to a member a price, fee, compensation, Page 5 1 or other consideration for the sale or lease of any 2 property or the furnishing of services which is 3 substantially in excess of that which other persons in 4 the same business or profession would charge in the 5 ordinary course of business. 6 14. PROHIBITION AGAINST GIFTS. A lobbyist or 7 client of a lobbyist shall not, directly or 8 indirectly, offer or make a gift or series of gifts to 9 any member or full-time permanent employee of the 10 house or the immediate family members of a member or 11 full-time permanent employee of the house except as 12 otherwise provided in section 68B.22 of the Code. A 13 lobbyist or client of a lobbyist who intends or plans 14 to give a nonmonetary item, other than food or drink 15 consumed in the presence of the donor, which does not 16 have a readily ascertainable value, to a member or 17 full-time permanent employee of the house, prior to 18 giving or sending the item to the member or employee, 19 shall seek approval of the item from the chief clerk 20 of the house. A lobbyist or client of a lobbyist who 21 seeks approval of an item from the chief clerk shall 22 submit the item and evidence of the value of the item 23 at the time that approval is requested. 24 A lobbyist shall inform each of the lobbyist's 25 clients of the requirements of section 68B.22 of the 26 Code and of the responsibility to seek approval prior 27 to giving or sending a nonmonetary item which does not 28 have a readily ascertainable value to a member or a 29 full-time permanent employee of the house. 30 15. FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS. A lobbyist shall not, Page 6 1 directly or indirectly, make a loan to a member of the 2 house or to an employee of the house. 3 A loan prohibited under this section does not 4 include a loan made in the ordinary course of business 5 of a lobbyist if the primary business of the lobbyist 6 is something other than lobbying, if consideration of 7 equal or greater value is received by the lobbyist, 8 and if fair market value is given or received for the 9 benefit conferred. 10 16. HONORARIA - RESTRICTIONS. A lobbyist or 11 client of a lobbyist shall not pay an honorarium to a 12 member or employee of the house for a speaking 13 engagement or other formal public appearance in the 14 official capacity of the member or employee except as 15 otherwise provided in section 68B.23 of the Code. 16 17. COMPLAINTS. The procedures for complaints and 17 enforcement of these rules shall be the same as those 18 provided in the house code of ethics. 19 18. PROCEDURES AND FORMS. The chief clerk of the 20 house, subject to the approval of the house ethics 21 committee, shall prescribe procedures for compliance 22 with these rules, and shall prepare forms for the 23 filing of complaints and make them available to any 24 person. The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted. House File 92, a bill for an act relating to eligibility for receipt of moneys under the school improvement technology program, with report of committee recommending amendment and passage, was taken up for consideration. Brunkhorst of Bremer offered the following amendment H-1022 filed by the committee on education and moved its adoption: H-1022 1 Amend House File 92 as follows: 2 1. Page 1, line 20, by inserting after the word 3 "through" the following: "3, 5, 7, and". 4 2. Page 1, line 29, by inserting after the word 5 "through" the following: "3, 5, 7, and". 6 3. Page 1, line 31, by inserting after the word 7 "services" the following: ", as provided in section 8 218.1, subsections 3 and 5,". 9 4. By striking page 1, line 34, through page 2, 10 line 1, and inserting the following: "proportionately 11 between the two institutes." 12 5. Page 2, line 17, by striking the words 13 "Technology plans" and inserting the following: 14 " Technology plansThe technology plan". 15 6. Page 2, line 18, by inserting after the word 16 "copy" the following: "of the plan, and any 17 subsequent amendments to the plan, shall be". 18 7. Page 3, line 22, by inserting after the word 19 "through" the following: "3, 5, 7, and". The committee amendment H-1022 was adopted. Brunkhorst of Bremer moved that the bill be read a last time now and placed upon its passage which motion prevailed and the bill was read a last time. On the question "Shall the bill pass?" (H.F. 92) The ayes were, 97: Arnold Barry Bell Bernau Blodgett Boddicker Boggess Bradley Brand Brauns Brunkhorst Bukta Burnett Carroll Cataldo Chapman Chiodo Churchill Cohoon Connors Cormack Dinkla Dix Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler Drake Drees Eddie Falck Fallon Foege Ford Frevert Garman Gipp Greig Greiner Gries Grundberg Hahn Hansen Heaton Holmes Holveck Houser Huseman Huser Jacobs Jenkins Jochum Kinzer Klemme Koenigs Kreiman Kremer Lamberti Larkin Larson Lord Martin Mascher May Mertz Metcalf Meyer Millage Mundie Murphy Myers Nelson O'Brien Osterhaus Rants Rayhons Reynolds-Knight Richardson Scherrman Schrader Shoultz Siegrist Taylor Teig Thomas Thomson Tyrrell Van Fossen Van Maanen Vande Hoef Veenstra Warnstadt Weidman Weigel Welter Whitead Witt Mr. Speaker Corbett The nays were, none. Absent or not voting, 3: Moreland Sukup Wise The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to have passed the House and the title was agreed to. IMMEDIATE MESSAGE Siegrist of Pottawattamie asked and received unanimous consent that House File 92 be immediately messaged to the Senate. House File 200, a bill for an act relating to nonsubstantive Code corrections, with report of committee recommending amendment and passage, was taken up for consideration. Kreiman of Davis offered the following amendment H-1023 filed by the committee on judiciary and moved its adoption: H-1023 1 Amend House File 200 as follows: 2 1. Page 11, by inserting after line 10 the 3 following: 4 "Sec. ___. Section 282.18, subsection 7, Code 5 1997, is amended to read as follows: 6 7. A pupil participating in open enrollment shall 7 be counted, for state school foundation aid purposes, 8 in the pupil's district of residence. A pupil's 9 residence, for purposes of this section, means a 10 residence under section 282.1. The board of directors 11 of the district of residence shall pay to the 12 receiving district the state cost per pupil for the 13 previous school year, plus any moneys received for the 14 pupil as a result of the non-English speaking 15 weighting under section 280.4, subsection 3, for the 16 previous school year multiplied by the state cost per 17 pupil for the previous year. The district of 18 residence shall also transmit the phase III moneys 19 allocated to the district for the previous year for 20 the full-time equivalent attendance of the pupil, who 21 is the subject of the request, to the receiving 22 district specified in the request for transfer." 23 2. Page 11, by striking lines 26 and 27 and 24 inserting the following: " lower of the two district25 costs per pupil or other costs to the receiving26 districtamount calculated in subsection 7, until 27 the". 28 3. Page 13, by inserting after line 28 the 29 following: 30 "Sec. ___. Section 421.16, Code 1997, is amended 31 to read as follows: 32 421.16 EXPENSES. 33 The director, deputy directors, secretary,and 34 assistantsdepartment employees are entitled to 35 receive from the state their actual necessary expenses 36 while traveling on the business of the department. 37 The expenditures shall be sworn to by the party who 38 incurred the expense, and approved and allowed by the 39 director. However, such expenses shall not be allowed 40 residents of Polk county while in the city of Des 41 Moines or traveling between their homes and the city 42 of Des Moines." 43 4. Page 14, by inserting after line 21 the 44 following: 45 "Sec. ___. Section 422.26, unnumbered paragraph 2, 46 Code 1997, is amended to read as follows: 47 The lien shall attach at the time the tax becomes 48 due and payable and shall continue for ten years from 49 the date an assessment is issued unless sooner 50 released or otherwise discharged. The lien may, Page 2 1 within ten years from the date an assessment is 2 issued, be extended by filing for record a notice with 3 the appropriate county official of any county and from 4 the time of such filing, the lien shall be extended to 5 the property in such county for ten years, unless 6 sooner released or otherwise discharged, with no limit 7 on the number of extensions. Liens having attached8 prior to January 1, 1969, will expire on January 1,9 1979, unless extended by the director.The director 10 shall charge off any account whose lien is allowed to 11 lapse and may charge off any account and release the 12 corresponding lien before the lien has lapsed if the 13 director determines under uniform rules prescribed by 14 the director that the account is uncollectible or 15 collection costs involved would not warrant collection 16 of the amount due." 17 5. Page 15, by inserting after line 2 the 18 following: 19 "Sec. ___. Section 424.18, Code 1997, is amended 20 to read as follows: 21 424.18 EFFECTIVE DATE. 22 The environmental protection charge is imposed 23 beginning July 1, 1989. For all deposits subject to 24 the charge made on or after July 1, 1989, the 25 depositor and receiver are obligated to pay the charge 26 as provided in this chapter. The amount of the27 initial environmental protection charge as calculated28 after determination of the cost factor by the board29 and the required forms and procedures shall be30 published in the Iowa administrative bulletin prior to31 July 1, 1989." 32 6. Page 15, by inserting after line 27 the 33 following: 34 "Sec. ___. Section 427A.12, subsection 5, Code 35 1997, is amended to read as follows: 36 5. For each state fiscal year ending with or 37 before the year in which the ninth increase in the 38 additional personal property tax credit under this 39 division becomes effective, each taxing district shall 40 be reimbursed from the personal property tax 41 replacement fund in an amount equal to its personal 42 property tax replacement base multiplied by a fraction 43 the numerator of which is the total assessed value of 44 all personal property, excluding livestock, in the 45 taxing district, on which taxes are not payable during 46 the fiscal year because of the various tax credits 47 granted by this chapter, and the denominator of which 48 is the total assessed value of all personal property 49 in the taxing district, excluding livestock but 50 including other personal property eligible for tax Page 3 1 credits granted by this chapter. For the half year2 beginning January 1, 1974, and ending June 30, 1974,3 the amount of reimbursement shall be half the amount4 determined pursuant to this subsection.The county 5 auditor shall certify and forward to the director of 6 the department of management and the director of 7 revenue and finance, at the times and in the form 8 directed by the director of the department of 9 management, any information needed for the purposes of 10 this subsection. The director of the department of 11 management shall make any necessary corrections and 12 certify the appropriate information to the director of 13 revenue and finance. 14 Sec. ___. Section 427A.12, subsection 6, Code 15 1997, is amended to read as follows: 16 6. The amount due each taxing district shall be 17 paid in the form of warrants payable to the respective 18 county treasurers by the director of revenue and 19 finance on May 15 of each fiscal year, taking into 20 consideration the relative budget and cash position of 21 the state resources. For the fiscal year beginning22 July 1, 1984 and ending June 30, 1985, one-half of the23 amount due each taxing district shall be paid to the24 respective county treasurers by the state comptroller25 on May 15, 1985.For the fiscal year beginning July 26 1, 1985 and ending June 30, 1986, and for each 27 succeeding fiscal year the amount due each taxing 28 district shall be paid in the form of warrants payable 29 to the respective county treasurers by the director of 30 revenue and finance on July 15 and May 15 of that 31 fiscal year, taking into consideration the relative 32 budget and cash position of the state resources. The 33 July 15 payment shall be equal to the amount paid on 34 May 15 of the preceding fiscal year and the payments 35 received shall be an account receivable for each 36 taxing district for the preceding fiscal year. The 37 May 15 payment is equal to one-half of the amount of 38 the additional personal property tax credit payable 39 for the fiscal year. The county treasurer shall pay 40 the proceeds to the various taxing districts in the 41 county. 42 Sec. ___. Section 441.21, subsection 4, Code 1997, 43 is amended by striking the subsection. 44 Sec. ___. Section 441.46, unnumbered paragraph 2, 45 Code 1997, is amended to read as follows: 46 The assessment date for property taxes for the47 fiscal period beginning January 1, 1973 and ending48 June 30, 1974 and which became delinquent during the49 fiscal period beginning January 1, 1974 and ending50 June 30, 1975, was January 1, 1973. The assessmentPage 4 1 date for property taxes for the fiscal year beginning2 July 1, 1974 and ending June 30, 1975 and which became3 delinquent during the fiscal year beginning July 1,4 1975 and ending June 30, 1976, was January 1, 1974.5 Thereafter, theThe assessment date is January 1 for 6 taxes for the fiscal year which commences six months 7 after the assessment date and which become delinquent 8 during the fiscal year commencing eighteen months 9 after the assessment date." 10 7. Page 16, by striking lines 9 through 13 and 11 inserting the following: "an amount necessary to pay 12 litigation expenses. However, the amount of funds13 transferred to the litigation expense fund for the14 fiscal year beginning July 1, 1992, shall not exceed15 three hundred fifty thousand dollars and theThe 16 amount of the fund for the succeedingeach fiscal 17 yearsyear shall not exceed seven hundred". 18 8. Page 16, by striking lines 22 through 31. 19 9. By renumbering, relettering, or redesignating 20 and correcting internal references as necessary. The committee amendment H-1023 was adopted. Kreiman of Davis moved that the bill be read a last time now and placed upon its passage which motion prevailed and the bill was read a last time. On the question "Shall the bill pass?" (H.F. 200) The ayes were, 95: Arnold Barry Bell Bernau Blodgett Boddicker Boggess Bradley Brand Brauns Brunkhorst Bukta Burnett Carroll Cataldo Chapman Chiodo Churchill Cohoon Connors Cormack Dinkla Dix Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler Drake Drees Eddie Falck Fallon Foege Ford Frevert Garman Gipp Greig Greiner Gries Grundberg Hahn Hansen Heaton Holmes Holveck Houser Huseman Huser Jacobs Jenkins Jochum Kinzer Klemme Koenigs Kreiman Kremer Lamberti Larkin Larson Lord Martin Mascher May Mertz Metcalf Meyer Millage Mundie Murphy Myers Nelson O'Brien Osterhaus Rants Rayhons Reynolds-Knight Richardson Scherrman Schrader Siegrist Teig Thomas Thomson Tyrrell Van Fossen Van Maanen Vande Hoef Veenstra Warnstadt Weidman Weigel Welter Whitead Witt Mr. Speaker Corbett The nays were, none. Absent or not voting, 5: Moreland Shoultz Sukup Taylor Wise The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to have passed the House and the title was agreed to. CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 6 Millage of Scott called up for consideration of House Concurrent Resolution 6, a concurrent resolution requesting that the Iowa State Fair Board establish a policy ensuring that Iowa businesses, associations, and organizations are provided with ample opportunities to showcase Iowa products and services during the Iowa State Fair, and moved its adoption. The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted. IMMEDIATE MESSAGES Siegrist of Pottawattamie asked and received unanimous consent that the following bills be immediately messaged to the Senate: House File 200 and House Concurrent Resolution 6. HOUSE FILES 253 AND 254 REREFERRED The Speaker announced that House Files 253 and 254, previously referred to committee on ways and means were rereferred to committee on local government. CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION MR. SPEAKER: The Chief Clerk of the House respectfully reports that certificates of recognition have been issued as follows. ELIZABETH A. ISAACSON Chief Clerk of the House 1997\123 Helen and Clark Carmichael, Corning - For celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary. 1997\124 Kyle Palmer, Manchester - For attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. 1997\125 Mary Nelson, Shenandoah - For celebrating her 95th birthday. 1997\126 Betty and Owen Bailey, Camanche - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 1997\127 Jeanette and Henry Claussen, Bettendorf - For celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. 1997\128 Joan and Dwayne Guy, Indianola - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 1997\129 Gladys Ruble, Indianola - For celebrating her 88th birthday. 1997\130 Mr. and Mrs. Lenard Pierce, Colfax - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 1997\131 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warner, Sr., Woodbine - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 1997\132 Emma Ohl, Dunlap - For celebrating her 100th birthday. 1997\133 Shirley and Bill Comstock, Clinton - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT House File 144 State Government: Drake, Chair; Burnett and Hansen. HOUSE STUDY BILL SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS House Study Bill 139 Transportation: Welter, Chair; Chiodo and Heaton. House Study Bill 141 Local Government: Huseman, Chair; Dix and Mundie. HOUSE STUDY BILL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS H.S.B. 142 Economic Development Relating to a statute of repose for products liability actions and providing immunity from products liability under certain circumstances and providing for the Act's applicability. H.S.B. 143 Local Government Relating to notarial acts and the issuance of marriage licenses by county registrars. H.S.B. 144 State Government Providing for state government reform by abolishing the commission on compensation, expenses, and salaries for elected state officials, making changes in the number and qualifications of members of the investment board of the Iowa public employees' retirement system, and changing election and appointment provisions relating to the secretary of agriculture and the director of the department of commerce. H.S.B. 145 Human Resources Relating to child welfare provisions involving juvenile justice dispositional orders, hearings, and placements and providing an effective date. H.S.B. 146 Human Resources Relating to the certificate of need program. H.S.B. 147 Judiciary Relating to procedures applicable to civil commitment, and including an implementation provision. H.S.B. 148 Judiciary Relating to compensation to victims of international terrorism who are residents of Iowa and providing an effective date. H.S.B. 149 Judiciary Relating to civil actions and statutes of limitations in civil actions, the rate of interest on judgments and decrees, testimony by expert witnesses, procedures for furnishing patient records of plaintiffs, comparative fault in consortium claims, damages in civil actions, joint and several liability, and disclosure of psychological test material. H.S.B. 150 Education Relating to four-year competitive demonstration grants and establishing an alternative education program for certain at-risk students and making an appropriation. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS MR. SPEAKER: The Chief Clerk of the House respectfully reports that the following committee recommendations have been received and are on file in the office of the Chief Clerk. ELIZABETH A. ISAACSON Chief Clerk of the House COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS House File 255, a bill for an act relating to the allowed growth factor adjustment for county mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities services, making appropriations, and providing an effective date. Fiscal Note is not required. Recommended Do Pass February 17, 1997. COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE-REGULATION Committee Bill (Formerly House Study Bill 50), relating to trademarks and service marks registered with the secretary of state. Fiscal Note is not required. Recommended Amend and Do Pass February 13, 1997. COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES House File 121, a bill for an act relating to notification procedures prior to the performance of an abortion on or termination of parental rights of a minor and applicable penalties. Fiscal Note is not required. Recommended Amend and Do Pass with amendment H_1035 February 13, 1997. RESOLUTION FILED HCR 9, by Burnett, Dotzler, Scherrman, Whitead, Kinzer, Mascher, Fallon, Witt, Bernau, Moreland, and Schrader, a concurrent resolution requesting that the Congress of the United States propose a constitutional amendment, for ratification by the states, which would specify that the people of the United States have a right to a clean and healthful environment. Referred to committee on environmental protection. AMENDMENTS FILED H_1033 H.F. 142 Bell of Jasper H_1034 H.F. 142 Bell of Jasper H_1035 H.F. 121 Committee on Human Resources H_1036 H.F. 236 Taylor of Linn H_1037 H.F. 236 Murphy of Dubuque On motion by Siegrist of Pottawattamie, the House adjourned at 4:40 p.m., until 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, February 18, 1997.
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