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First Calendar Day - First Session Day Hall of the House of Representatives Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, January 12, 1998 Pursuant to chapter two (2), section two point one (2.1), Code of Iowa, the House of Representatives of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly of Iowa, 1998 Regular Session, convened at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 12, 1998. The House was called to order by the Honorable Ron Corbett, Speaker of the House. Prayer was offered by Reverend Ray Barrett, pastor of New Covenant Bible Church, Cedar Rapids. The Journal of Tuesday, April 29, 1997 was approved. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Reverend Ray Barrett, Cedar Rapids. LEAVE OF ABSENCE Leave of absence was granted as follows: Barry of Harrison for January 12th and 13th, 1998, on request of Siegrist of Pottawattamie; Fallon of Polk on request of Schrader of Marion. COMMITTEE TO NOTIFY THE GOVERNOR Dolecheck of Ringgold moved that a committee of three be appointed to notify the Governor that the House was duly organized and ready to receive any communication that he may desire to transmit. The motion prevailed and the following committee was appointed: Dolecheck of Ringgold, Metcalf of Polk and Osterhaus of Jackson. COMMITTEE TO NOTIFY THE SENATE Boggess of Taylor moved that a committee of three be appointed to notify the Senate that the House was duly organized and ready to receive any communication that the Senate may desire to transmit. The motion prevailed and the following committee was appointed: Boggess of Taylor, Gries of Crawford and Scherrman of Dubuque. ADOPTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 101 Siegrist of Pottawattamie asked and received unanimous consent for the immediate consideration of House Concurrent Resolution 101 as follows and moved its adoption: 1 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 101 2 By Siegrist and Schrader 3 Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives, The 4 Senate Concurring, That a joint convention of the two 5 houses of the 1998 session of the Seventy-seventh 6 General Assembly be held on Tuesday, January 13, 1998, 7 at 10:00 a.m.; and 8 Be It Further Resolved, That Governor Terry E. Branstad 9 be invited to deliver his condition of the state and budget 10 message at this joint convention of the two houses of the 11 General Assembly, and that the Speaker of the House of 12 Representatives and the President of Senate be designated 13 to extend the invitation to him. The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted. ADOPTION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 102 Siegrist of Pottawattamie asked and received unanimous consent for the immediate consideration of House Concurrent Resolution 102 as follows and moved its adoption: 1 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 102 2 By Siegrist and Schrader 3 Be It Resolved By The House Of Representatives, The 4 Senate Concurring, That a joint convention of the two 5 houses of the 1998 session of the Seventy-seventh 6 General Assembly be held on Wednesday, January 14, 1998, 7 at 10:00 a.m.; and 8 Be It Further Resolved, That Chief Justice McGiverin 9 be invited to present his message of the condition of 10 the judicial department at this convention, and recommend 11 such matters as the Chief Justice deems expedient, pursuant 12 to section 602.1207 of the Code. The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted. IMMEDIATE MESSAGES Siegrist of Pottawattamie asked and received unanimous consent that House Concurrent Resolutions 101 and 102 be immediately messaged to the Senate. REMARKS BY THE MAJORITY LEADER Siegrist of Pottawattamie addressed the House as follows: Ladies and Gentlemen of the House, good morning and welcome to the 1998 legislative session. It is exciting and difficult to be back in this chamber. It is exciting because we are going to have an excellent session, and we will pass legislation which will continue to move our state ahead. But, it is also difficult because we all come here and leave family, friends, and jobs behind. It will be particularly difficult for me to leave my son, Evan, who turns three next month, because he is at such an enjoyable age. However, I am certain that when this legislative session is completed in April, the sacrifices we are all making to be here will be worth it because of the good we will have accomplished. You know, in the song "Two Lane Highway" by Pure Prairie League, there's a line that says "You turn around and I'm back again". I know for me it seems like we just adjourned a couple of weeks ago. However, over the years I've served in the Iowa House, I have noticed a change in the public's attitude about us being back in session. I distinctly remember the cynics back in the 80's and early 90's who would shout in chorus, "Look out for your wallet, they're back in session." But that has changed. During the 80's and 90's, the legislature coming into session meant tax increases; now it means tax cuts. It meant across-the-board cuts for education - three times from 1984-1992. Now, it means fully funding what we say we are going to fund, such as $30 million for school technology. It meant low-paying jobs for our citizens. Now it means economic development programs that have resulted in increasing wages for our workers. The 80's and early 90's meant many many people in this state thought we were on the wrong track. A recent Iowa Poll showed over 60% of the people in our great state thought we were on the right track. Things are good in Iowa. The economy continues to roll steadily along, unemployment is at record low levels, and Iowa is clearly prepared for the future. Yet, as has been the case the previous three years since we have balanced our state's budget, there are nay-sayers out there who tell us we need to be cautious, to go slow and not take risks. From my position as Majority Leader of the Iowa House, I have heard those concerns the past several years and while we were prudent, we did move ahead by being aggressive, creating a better Iowa. The results of our actions of the past several years have resulted in an Iowa on the move, enjoying great prosperity. So, to those nay-sayers who urge us to be cautious and go slow, I say it is time to continue to look to the future and to aggressively pursue where we would like our state to be in the 21st Century. For too long, governments have governed from crisis to crisis. For too long we have taken care of this problem and then that problem and not really taken a long-term look at the future. It is the intent of the majority party this year to pass legislation which will enable us to begin planning for what we want Iowa to look like in the 21st Century. Each new year, many of us make resolutions for the year - we want to make positive changes in our lives; and the beginning of a new year seems like an appropriate place to start. That is why I think that it is great that the new session of the legislature begins in January - a month where we are focusing on positive change. The focus of House Republicans this year will be to build on the successes we have achieved during the last five years. There are four critical areas that the House will address this year which will enable our state to continue to grow and prosper. Number one - We will cut taxes this year for the fourth consecutive year. As long as it is fiscally responsible, the Republican majority in the Iowa House will in some way reduce the tax burden on Iowans every year. The question this year is not if we are going to reduce taxes, it is a question of how much and what taxes. Those decisions will be made by this body during this session. However, it is clear that we will cut taxes again this year. The second area of importance this year will be agriculture and especially value added agricultural issues. Even a city boy like me understands that agriculture is the engine that runs Iowa's economy. As we strive to compete in a world-wide agricultural economy, we must continue to add value to agricultural products. It is the intent of the majority party to establish a Value Added Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund this session to enable people involved in the agricultural sector to be innovative and forward looking in adding value to our agricultural products. Thirdly, we intend to put a focus on quality-of-life issues, with special emphasis on recreational activities in Iowa. In November of this year, a Recreation Summit was held in these chambers and testimony was taken from people from across the state with suggestions on how to improve recreational opportunities in Iowa. Within the next week, the Steering Committee of that Summit will issue a five-year plan for improving recreation and quality of life in Iowa. We will act upon some of those recommendations this session and begin putting together a blueprint for the future. While those recommendations haven't been issued yet, they will include a program that will ask that money from the infrastructure fund be made available through a granting process for local communities to apply for state grants to enhance their offerings of recreational opportunities in their areas. Recreational activities ranging from municipal swimming pools to ice skating rinks help build strong communities and strong families. Fourthly, the Number One focus of this legislative session will be the educational system in Iowa. As a teacher by profession, education has always been my main focus and it is the main focus of the citizens of Iowa. When I assumed the position of Majority Leader in 1993, total state spending on education was 57.5% of the budget. Total state spending on education in the current fiscal year is 58.5%. Commitment to education in Iowa has been and continues to remain strong, and this year's legislative session will make it even stronger. As we all know, there are many proposals that are on the table heading into this session as a result of the Pomerantz Commission. We will spend a great deal of time discussing those and enacting many worthwhile initiatives; but at this time, many details need to be worked out. I personally look forward to working with all 100 members to craft legislation which will have a meaningful impact on our educational system. Almost 60 cents of each dollar that the state spends goes towards education. When you add in federal dollars and local property taxes, we spend $2.85 billion dollars a year on K-12 education for our 500,000 students. Anyone who says that education is not our number one priority is simply wrong. We have the best schools and the best teachers in the nation. But we have seen some slippage in our results. That is unacceptable. As we face the new millenium, it is imperative that we provide our children with the skills that they will need to compete in the ever-changing world. For some people, the only answer is to spend more money. There are areas that do need additional resources. However, our educational system will also be improved by better allocating the money already in the system. We can do better by having more accountability for our schools so parents and teachers can establish benchmarks and press for continuous improvements. We need to pass legislation which will give teachers and school districts more flexibility and resources so that they can design schools which will better meet the needs of their students. And, we need to establish a way to pay good teachers more money. The House Republicans are committed to finding additional resources for early childhood, at risk, and preschool children. As we consider all of the proposals throughout the session, I am very confident in making a bold yet simple statement: When this legislative session adjourns in April, we will have had a positive impact on the educational system in Iowa. There are many other issues that are of importance to different people throughout the state of Iowa. However, these four are important to all Iowans, and we will pass meaningful legislation in all four areas. To Representative Schrader and the Democratic Caucus, I pledge to work with you as closely as possible to find common sense solutions to the challenges facing our state. Every year that I have served in this position, I have tried to be as open as possible about the work that we do on a daily basis. Despite our differences, I look forward to a year of cooperation. House Republicans will pursue a legislative agenda this session that all members of this body will be proud to talk about and campaign on next fall. So, now it's time to get to work. We have many challenges before us. There's a line in the song, "The Strangest Party" by INXS, that says "You're part of the solution, or part of the problem. You're going to have to dance with one." Let's all commit and resolve today to be part of the solution. Working together this session, we will be able to have a meaningful impact on Iowa well into the new century. Thank you. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOTIFY THE GOVERNOR Dolecheck of Ringgold, chair of the committee to notify the Governor that the House was duly organized and ready to receive any communication he might desire to transmit, reported that the committee had performed its duty. The report was accepted and the committee discharged. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOTIFY THE SENATE Boggess of Taylor, chair of the committee appointed to notify the Senate that the House was ready to receive any communication that the Senate might desire to transmit, reported that the committee had performed its duty. The report was accepted and the committee discharged. REMARKS BY THE MINORITY LEADER Schrader of Marion addressed the House as follows: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. I want to welcome you back and extend to you my best wishes for a thoughtful, cooperative and productive session in 1998. I am beginning my twelfth session in the Iowa House, and how things have changed since 1987. Back then we were still reeling from the effects of the farm crisis. It was a time when we never had the resources to meet our obligations, so we tried every way imaginable to scrape together funding for Iowa's priorities. Many needs went unmet; things we should have done got set aside until that day in the future when things were better. Today, things are better. The nation's economy is booming and state revenues are growing. We have had the good fortune to be able to cut taxes. Democrats have worked hard for tax cuts that benefit working families, and we may well be able to cut taxes again this year. But our first priority should be to use our resources to make sure that Iowa's schools continue to lead the nation. We've always had good reason to brag about our schools, traditionally the best in the nation, but that doesn't mean there aren't real problems in public schools. Test scores have slipped; our high school graduates are no longer number one on college entrance exams. Teachers don't have time and resources to give their students the individual attention they need. Discipline is increasingly harder to enforce. Most Iowa students are good kids, but it only takes a few disruptive and unruly ones to make learning tough for everyone, and to make the good kids feel unsafe in the hallways and on the playgrounds. Many Iowa school buildings need major repairs. In fact, the state fire marshal says that ten percent of Iowa schools are unsafe. This year, with the financial resources that we have, we should fix these problems. We should find the right ratio of students to teachers that assures that every kid gets a share of a teacher's undivided attention. We should put court liaison officers in schools to handle troubled kids and make sure that schools are safe places to learn. And state government can help prevent a tragedy by helping local districts repair their schools. This should also be the year the Legislature restores local control over where large hog confinement operations are located. Right now hardworking Iowans who have lived all their lives on the farm have no say if a factory farm moves in next door. That's wrong. Local people should decide where these mega-operations are located because they know their area best. That doesn't mean all decisions regarding livestock production should be local. Democrats support statewide regulations for construction, separation distances and the like. When a confinement unit is built, it ought to meet uniform statewide standards. But where its built must be local decision. And finally, we should address the changes in the way health care is delivered. Today, many medical decisions traditionally made by families and their physicians are being made by people whose job it is to manage financial risk and ensure company profits. Our families can't always be certain that they are receiving the medical options and services they need. Medical decisionmaking needs to be put back in the hands of families and their medical providers. If insurance companies want to continue to make medical decisions, then they must accept responsibility when those decisions hurt people. Allowing Iowans to sue managed care companies for malpractice will restore some balance to a health care system that often doesn't serve our needs well. We have a lot to look forward to in 1998. Now that times are good, we should use our resources to fix what's wrong with Iowa. Our financial position is so strong that we believe we can address needs, fix problems and reduce taxes. Democrats pledge to work hard and cooperate with the majority when we are included in making decisions about the state's future. We hope that will happen. Thank you. COMMITTEE FROM THE SENATE Senator Hedge from Mahaska appeared and notified the House that the Senate was duly organized and ready to receive any communication that the House might desire to transmit. REMARKS BY THE SPEAKER Speaker Corbett addressed the House as follows: There is a wave of optimism throughout the state of Iowa. People think the state is on the right track, and you can see why. We have a record number of people working, low unemployment, and 50,000 new jobs were created last year. We have a record surplus and revenues are ahead of projections. Enrollment is strong at the Regent and private schools, with record enrollment at the community colleges. We're seeing increases in ACT scores and a lower student to computer ratio in the K-12 systems. Violent crime was down 10 percent last year, and there are fewer Iowans on welfare than at any time since 1974. It would be easy to put our feet up on our desks and enjoy the good times, but that would be a mistake. So what is on the plate for 1998? Taxes_ I don't mean to sound like a broken record on this subject. We had great success last year with inheritance an income tax reductions, but as we were cutting taxes, so were 26 other states. This year, 30 states are looking to cut taxes. Tax relief is essential to making our state more competitive. With such a low unemployment rate we need to attract people to Iowa. We have the capacity to cut taxes so we have to look at all of our options: Income taxes, raising the standard deduction, pension, capital gains, sales tax exemption, commercial property tax credits and education IRAs. Let's make this the fourth year in a row for tax cuts. Education_ Clearly this has been the topic of the pre-session. My son started kindergarten this year. His school is great and his teacher is first rate. I am very happy with the education he's receiving. I'm no different than other parents who are also happy with the education their children are receiving. Maybe that's why we continue to have record low turnouts in school board elections. Just because I'm happy doesn't mean I'm satisfied. We do need to improve. Maybe we should pay teachers more, especially the outstanding ones. Maybe we should put some accountability into the system. A little competition would be good. Maybe we should help low income families have the opportunity to send their kids to pre-school. The laundry list is long: adult to student ratios, infrastructure, reading scores, and advanced enrollment. Chairman Gries has his work cut out for him this year. As we go through this debate, keep this question in mind, "Do we like Washington telling us how to run our schools?" We need to be careful we don't fall into the same trap and tell Iowa parents, teachers, and school boards that Des Moines knows best. Agriculture and Business_ As I left Cedar Rapids yesterday, I passed Quaker Oats, Cargill, and ADM. Each of these businesses add value to the raw materials our farmers produce. We have done an outstanding job of diversifying our economy, but agriculture is our base. We need to stand up for agriculture. Research and technology are providing exciting opportunities to add value, to produce more products, and create more jobs. We need to look at the business structure so farmers can better network. Our economy is fueled by growth. Every time a new company starts or an existing one expands that's new wealth, new jobs, and yes, new tax revenue. We must also work to keep our youth here in Iowa. That is really the number 1 problem facing this state over the next 5-15 years. Quality of Life_ When the economy is good, people look to other issues, and some of those issues will be a major focus of the House this year. Our crime rate in Iowa is down. We've stepped up law enforcement and put more people in prison. In fact, we need to put more prison beds on line. We need to look at the laws dealing with sexual predators and drug enforcement. Maybe we need to add more officers to help combat the drug problem that exists. We must also focus on the environment. This summer I took my two sons fishing. We didn't catch many fish, but it was fun. It was a great father-son experience. We have to be sure we have clean lakes and streams, and protect our groundwater. Iowa was recently highlighted as a state where we can grow old. But we also need to be a place where we can have fun while growing old, so we need to look into some recreational opportunities that will make Iowa more attractive. So, the plate is full for 1998, just as it is every year, with tax relief, improving education, protecting agriculture, growing new jobs, and improving our overall quality of life. If the past is any indicator of the future, The Iowa House of Representatives will be the engine again this year. So, let's get chugging! RULE 57 SUSPENDED Siegrist of Pottawattamie asked and received unanimous consent to suspend Rule 57, relating to committee notice and agenda, for committee meetings today. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS House File 2001, by Thomas, a bill for an act relating to the state ceiling on the issuance of private activity bonds to administer programs by the Iowa agricultural development authority. Read first time and referred to committee on agriculture. House File 2002, by Holmes, a bill for an act to provide that persons convicted of attempted murder serve at least eighty-five percent of the sentence imposed. Read first time and referred to committee on judiciary. House File 2003, by Bradley, a bill for an act relating to limitations on recoverable noneconomic damages in legal actions arising out of motor vehicle accidents. Read first time and referred to committee on judiciary. House File 2004, by Brauns, a bill for an act providing a procedure for entry of a memorandum of satisfaction of judgment by a clerk of court when a judgment creditor cannot be located. Read first time and referred to committee on judiciary. House File 2005, by Larson, a bill for an act relating to the voter approval of annexation and severance of territory to or from a city. Read first time and referred to committee on local government. House File 2006, by Carroll, a bill for an act allowing certain parents to provide driver's education instruction. Read first time and referred to committee on transportation. House File 2007, by Carroll, a bill for an act eliminating the requirement that a county board of supervisors provide group insurance coverage to full-time county extension office assistants employed in the county. Read first time and referred to committee on commerce and regulation. House File 2008, by Cormack, a bill for an act relating to limitations on state government activities with China. Read first time and referred to committee on state government. House File 2009, by Brunkhorst and Thomson, a bill for an act relating to the expenditure of school improvement technology program funds by school districts. Read first time and referred to committee on education. House File 2010, by Kreiman, a bill for an act restricting the awarding of child visitation rights to a parent convicted of murder in the first degree of the other parent. Read first time and referred to committee on human resources. House File 2011, by Weigel, a bill for an act relating to the criteria used by state agencies in determining financial assistance for economic development. Read first time and referred to committee on economic development. House File 2012, by Weigel and Sukup, a bill for an act relating to criteria for establishing an economic development enterprise zone. Read first time and referred to committee on economic development. House File 2013, by Reynolds-Knight, a bill for an act relating to the maximum number of nonresident deer hunting licenses and nonresident wild turkey hunting licenses which may be issued annually. Read first time and referred to committee on natural resources. House File 2014, by Huser, Wise, Warnstadt, Cohoon, Murphy, Richardson, Scherrman, Witt, Foege, Fallon, Osterhaus, Chapman, Brand, Kreiman, Bernau, Bukta, Frevert, Burnett, Mascher, Holveck, Taylor, Weigel, May, Connors, Dotzler, Reynolds-Knight, Kinzer, Whitead, Myers, Shoultz, Jochum, and Schrader, a bill for an act requiring the development of a state water plan by the department of natural resources. Read first time and referred to committee on natural resources. House File 2015, by Garman, a bill for an act relating to the age of personal watercraft operators, subjecting violators to a penalty, and providing an effective date. Read first time and referred to committee on natural resources. House File 2016, by Kremer, Vande Hoef, Thomson, Cormack, and Connors, a bill for an act relating to the increase in the amount reimbursed by the state for loss of property taxes due to the allowance of the military service tax exemption and providing effective and applicability date provisions. Read first time and referred to committee on ways and means. House File 2017, by Nelson, a bill for an act exempting sales to certain rural hospitals from the state sales, services, and use taxes. Read first time and referred to committee on ways and means. REPORT OF HOUSE ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MR. SPEAKER: Pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution 3, your committee on administration and rules submits the following to be employed in the indicated positions, and at the indicated classification, grades and steps, and the changes in the classification of the indicated officers and employees to be effective on the date indicated: Grade Class of and Appoint- Eff. Position Name Step ment Date Legislative Secretary Roberta J. Schrader 16-3 to S-O 05-09-97 Administrative 21-1 P-PT Secretary to Leader Administrative Becky L. Lorenz 21-2 to P-FT 05-02-97 Secretary to Leader Executive Secretary 24-1 to Leader Executive Secretary Susan C. Bruckshaw 24-2 to P-PT 05-30-97 to Speaker Confidental Secretary 27-1 to Speaker Assistant Finance Tricia S. Berg 21-2 to P-FT 05-30-97 Officer 21-3 Assistant Journal Editor Gayle A. Goble 19-1 to P-FT 06-13-97 19-2 Caucus Secretary Anna M. Hyatt 21-1 to P-FT 06-13-97 21-2 Compositor/Desk Top Trina L. Sterling 17-2 to P-FT 06-13-97 Specialist 17-3 Indexer I Kristin L. Wentz 22-3 to P-FT 06-13-97 22-4 Text Processor I Judy K. Graesch 19-2 to P-FT 06-27-97 19-3 Legislative Research Lewis E. Olson 32-2 to P-FT 06-27-97 Analyst II 32-3 Legislative Research Patricia A. Axmear 27-3 to P-FT 07-11-97 Analyst Legislative Research 29-2 Analyst I Legislative Research Bradley A. Trow 27-1 to P-FT 07-11-97 Analyst 27-2 Legislative Research Craig R. Schoenfeld 29-2 to P-FT 07-25-97 Analyst I 29-3 Administrative Roberta J. Schrader 21-1 to P-PT 09-05-97 Secretary to Leader 21-2 Appoint- Eff. Position Name Step ment Date Legislative Research Justin D. Hupfer 27-1 P-FT 09-19-97 Analyst Caucus Secretary Anna M. Hyatt 21-2 to P-FT 10-03-97 Legislative Research 27-1 Analyst Assistant Finance Kelly M. Wacht 21-1 P-FT 10-15-97 Officer Senior Finance Officer Debra K. Rex 31-5 to P-FT 10-17-97 31-6 Caucus Secretary David L. Epley 21-1 P-FT 11-03-97 Administrative Assistant Daniel L. Fogelman 32-1 P-FT 11-10-97 II to Speaker Assistant Chief Clerk I Susan K. Jennings 32-1 E-FT 12-10-97 Doorkeeper Wilbur N. Rhoads 11-2 to S-O 12-05-97 Sergeant-at-Arms 17-1 Legislative Research Mary C. Braun 35-3 to P-FT 12-26-97 Analyst III Senior Legislative 38-2 Research Analyst Senior Legislative Edward J. Conlow 38-5 to P-FT 12-26-97 Research Analyst 38-6 Senior Caucus Staff Warren L. Fye 41-5 to P-FT 12-26-97 Director 41-6 Assistant Journal Editor Gayle A. Goble 19-2 to P-FT 12-26-97 Journal Editor I 22-1 Legislative Research Jenifer L. Parsons 32-3 to P-FT 12-26-97 Analyst II Legislative Research 35-2 Analyst III Senior Legislative Joseph P. Romano 38-2 to P-FT 12-26-97 Research Analyst 38-3 Compositor/Desk Top C. Elaine Schoonover 17-6 to P-FT 12-26-97 Specialist Assistant Journal Editor 19-5 Compositor/Desk Top Trina L. Sterling 17-3 to P-FT 12-26-97 Specialist Assistant Journal Editor 19-2 Doorkeeper Carl D. Parker 11-1 S-O 01-08-98 Legislative Research Stacie S. Maass 32-3 to P-FT 01-09-98 Analyst II 32-4 Administrative Assistant Jeffrey G. Mitchell 32-4 to P-FT 01-09-98 II to Speaker Administrative Assistant 35-3 III to Speaker Administrative Assistant Susan D. Severino 32-5 to P-FT 01-09-98 II to Leader Administrative Assistant 35-4 III to Leader Grade Class of and Appoint- Eff. Position Name Step ment Date Confidental Secretary to Betty M. Soener 27-4 to P-FT 01-09-98 Chief Clerk 27-5 Senior Legislative Margaret Ann Thomson 38-4 to P-FT 01-09-98 Research Analyst 38-5 Administative Secretary Roberta J. Schrader 21-2 to P-PT 01-12-98 to Leader Legislative Secretary 16-3 S-O Executive Secretary Becky L. Lorenz 24-1 to P-FT 02-06-98 to Leader 24-2 Doorkeeper William S. Sandholm 11-1 to S-O 02-20-98 11-2 Legislative Secretary Kathy S. Beauchamp 16-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Vicki L. Bortell 16-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Josh Bronsink 16-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Amanda L. Campbell 17-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Julie Champlain 15-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Carol S. Churchill 16-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Deb Collopy 16-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Sarah M. Dietch 15-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Angela E. Dralle 16-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Jennifer L. Dreibelbis 16-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Committee Jane B. Fogg 17-1 S-O 01-12-98 Secretary Legislative Secretary Antonia Ford 15-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Committee Lynn K. Frank 17-1 S-O 01-12-98 Secretary Legislative Committee Andrea K. Hall 17-1 S-O 01-12-98 Secretary Legislative Committee Carol F. Hansen 17-2 S-O 01-12-98 Secretary Legislative Secretary Kellie Harryman 16-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Amy M. Hingtgen 17-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Committee Jamie R. Houser 17-1 S-O 01-12-98 Secretary Legislative Secretary Kelli Kilgore 16-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Committee Ellen T. Larson 17-1 to S-O 02-06-98 Secretary 17-2 Legislative Secretary Shirley L. Marty 17-4+2 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Steve McCauley 15-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Todd J. Murphy 16-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Committee Diane E. Nandell 17-1 S-O 01-12-98 Secretary Legislative Secretary Rosemary V. Pratt 15-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Chad D. Primmer 16-1 S-O 01-12-98 Legislative Secretary Rebecca L. 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Mark Mesle Minimum Wage S-O Page Kathryn F. Munger Minimum Wage S-O Page Miranda L. Von Ahsen Minimum Wage S-O Page Sarah K. Wollschlager Minimum Wage S-O The following are resignations from the officers and employees of the House: Legislative Research James M. Addy 08-07-97 Analyst I Legislative Research Kimberly D. Statler 08-21-97 Analyst Assistant Chief Clerk I Jeffrey A. Bean 08-28-97 Assistant Finance Officer Tricia S. Berg 08-29-97 Administrative Assistant A. John Davis 09-03-97 II to Speaker COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS The Speaker announced the following committee assignments during the interim: HUMAN SERVICES APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE Representative Cecelia Burnett Replaces Representative Ed Fallon OVERSIGHT AND COMMUNICATIONS APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE Representative Steve Falck, Ranking Member Representative Geri Huser Replaces Representative Cecelia Burnett TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITALS APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE Representative Ed Fallon Replaces Representative Geri Huser APPOINTMENTS The following appointments were made during the interim: AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL (At pleasure of Speaker) Bill Dix To a term ending June 30, 1999 AGRICULTURAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (Chapter 161B.1, Code of Iowa) Jim Drees To a term ending June 30, 1998 Hubert Houser To a term ending June 30, 1998 BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR STATEWIDE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS (Chapter 411.36, Code of Iowa) Chuck Gipp To a term ending with the Seventy-seventh General Assembly CAPITOL PLANNING COMMISSION (Chapter 18A, Code of Iowa) Donna Barry To a term ending April 30, 1999 COMMISSION OF ELDER AFFAIRS (Chapter 231.11, Code of Iowa) Todd Taylor To a term ending June 30, 2000 COMMISSION ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES (Chapter 217.9A, Code of Iowa) Wayne Ford To a term ending January 1, 1999 Beverly Nelson To a term ending January 1, 1999 EDUCATION COMMISSION OF THE STATES (Chapter 272B.2, Code of Iowa) Christopher Rants To a term ending June 30, 2000 INNOVATION ZONES BOARD (Chapter 8A.2 (4)(b), Code of Iowa) Hubert Houser To a term ending with the Seventy-seventh General Assembly INTERSTATE AGRICULTURE GRAIN MARKETING COMMISSION (Chapter 183, Code of Iowa) Cecil Dolecheck To a term ending June 30, 1998 INTERSTATE COOPERATION COMMISSION (Chapter 28B.1, Code of Iowa) John Connors To a term ending January 31, 1999 Chuck Larson To a term ending January 31, 1999 Dolores Mertz To a term ending January 31, 1999 Janet Metcalf To a term ending January 31, 1999 Dick Weidman To a term ending January 31, 1999 IOWA ADVISORY COMMISSION ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS (Chapter 28J.2, Code of Iowa) Richard Arnold To a term ending April 30, 1999 Geri Huser To a term ending April 30, 1999 IOWA COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSOCIATION (Chapter 514E.2, Code of Iowa) Janet Metcalf Serves at the pleasure of the Speaker IOWA COUNCIL ON HUMAN INVESTMENT (Chapter 8A.1, Code of Iowa) Dan Boddicker To a term ending April 30, 1998 LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY COUNCIL (Chapter 80B.6, Code of Iowa) Barry Brauns To a term ending April 30, 1999 LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (Legislative Council Action) Libby Jacobs To a term ending with the Seventy-seventh General Assembly Willard Jenkins To a term ending with the Seventy-seventh General Assembly Steve Sukup To a term ending with the Seventy-seventh General Assembly MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ADVISORY COUNCIL (Chapter 249A.4(8), Code of Iowa) Brad Hansen To a term ending with the Seventy-seventh General Assembly Jack Holveck To a term ending June 30, 1999 Geri Huser To a term ending June 30, 1999 RENEWABLE FUELS AND COPRODUCTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Chapter 159A.4, Code of Iowa) Effie Lee Boggess To a term ending April 30, 1998 COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED The following communications were received and filed in the office of the Chief Clerk: AUDITOR OF STATE The Independent Auditor's Reports, Financial Statements and Supplemental Information Comment and Recommendation for year ending June 30, 1996, pursuant to Chapter 11.25, Code of Iowa. Lottery Division The Independent Auditor's Reports for the period ending June 30, 1997, pursuant to Chapter 11.25, Code of Iowa. CITIZENS' AIDE/OMBUDSMAN A report on the investigation of the Department of Inspections and Appeals' oversight of long-term care facilities (nursing homes), pursuant to Chapter 2C.18, Code of Iowa. COMMISSION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS The Annual Financial Report, pursuant to Chapter 1150.7(1), 1996 Acts of the Seventy-sixth General Assembly. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP Office of Renewable Fuels and Co-Products The Third Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 1119.8, 1994 Acts of the Seventy-fifth General Assembly. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Alcoholic Beverages Division The Sixty-third Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 546.2, Code of Iowa. Iowa Utilities Board A report on the results of energy efficiency programs implemented by rate-regulated utilities, pursuant to Chapter 476.6(17), 1996 Acts of the Seventy-sixth General Assembly. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS A legislative study regarding indigent care, inmates and telemedicine, pursuant to Chapter 212.11(2)(c), 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The New Jobs and Income Program Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 1185.4, 1996 Acts of the Seventy-sixth General Assembly. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION The Final Report of the FINE Foundation Interim Study Committee, pursuant to Chapter 212.10, 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. DEPARTMENT OF ELDER AFFAIRS The 1997 Annual Report of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, pursuant to Chapter 231.42(7), Code of Iowa. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES A report on the recommendations of the Mr. Magic workgroup, pursuant to Chapter 208.33, 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. A report on what constitutes minor physical injury in cases of child abuse, pursuant to Chapter 176.22, 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. The Annual Report on Personal Assistance and Family Support Services, pursuant to Chapter 225C.48, Code of Iowa. A report on MI Kids - Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents in Iowa, pursuant to Chapter 169.18(c), 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. A report on the study of Child Care Co-pay, pursuant to Chapter 208.9(11), 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. A report on the development of a new model for determining rehabilitative needs in place of the clinical assessment and consultation teams, pursuant to Chapter 208.5(7), 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. A report on the study of the rate differential per non-registered child care homes, pursuant to Chapter 208.28(9), 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Division A report on dual diagnosis treatment and funding mental illness/substance abuse, pursuant to Chapter 208.5(7), 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. A report detailing the plan for implementing a dual diagnosis program at the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute, pursuant to Chapter 208.16(1)(d), 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. An initial report on the cost effectiveness and decreased utilization of intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation, pursuant to Chapter 169.20, 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT The Annual Contract Compliance Report for fiscal year 1997, pursuant to Chapter 19B.7, Code of Iowa. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES The Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 455A.4(d), Code of Iowa. A report on the classification and management of Iowa's state parks, state recreation areas and state forests, pursuant to Chapter 455A.4(1), Code of Iowa. The groundwater program status report and evaluation for the period from July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1996, pursuant to Chapter 455E.8, Code of Iowa. A report on the assessment results of water quality in Iowa during 1994 and 1995, pursuant to Chapter 305(b), Federal Clean Water Act. A report regarding the results of the Toxic Cleanup Day events, pursuant to Chapter 455F.8, Code of Iowa. DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL The Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 19A.8(7), Code of Iowa. A report on the average number of days taken by Executive Branch departments to fill vacant positions, pursuant to Chapter 178, 1993 Acts of the Seventy-fifth General Assembly. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The 1997 Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 135.11, Code of Iowa. A report on the single contract project, pursuant to Chapter 203, 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. Home Health Services A review on the current and proposed federal and state requirements applicable to home care providers, pursuant to Chapter 42.1(3), 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. Iowa Communications Network The 1997 Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 8D.10, Code of Iowa. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY The 1996 Iowa Uniform Crime Report, pursuant to Chapter 692.15, Code of Iowa. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The annual sufficiency rating report showing relative conditions of the primary roads, pursuant to Chapter 307A.2(12), Code of Iowa. A report regarding the soydiesel demonstration project, pursuant to Chapter 1218.43(2), 1996 Acts of the Seventy-sixth General Assembly. A copy of the Intermodal Terminal User Manual as prepared by the Intermodal Feasibility Study, pursuant to Chapter 220.3(1)(c), 1995 Acts of the Seventy-sixth General Assembly. The Annual Report of Highway Research and Development, pursuant to Chapters 310.36 and 312.3a, Code of Iowa. GOVERNOR'S ALLIANCE ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE The Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 80E, Code of Iowa. IOWA HIGHER EDUCATION LOAN AUTHORITY The 1997 Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 261A.21, Code of Iowa. IOWA SEED CAPITAL CORPORATION The 1997 Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 15E.92, Code of Iowa. IOWA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY COMMISSION A report on the adequacy of rate subsidization, pursuant to Chapter 210.2E, 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. The five-year financial plan for the Iowa Communication Network, pursuant to Chapter 8D.3(f), Code of Iowa. A report on the review of maintenance contract, pursuant to Chapter 8D.3(3)(g), Code of Iowa. A report indicating the need for subsidization for non-credit customized courses offered through use of the network, pursuant to Chapter 210.2(f), 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. IOWA UTILITIES BOARD The 1996 Annual Report, pursuant to Chapters 7A.1, 7A.10 and 476.16, Code of Iowa. An Assessment of Internet Availability in Iowa as of December 31, 1997, pursuant to Chapter 210.5, 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly. STATE OF IOWA Executive Department A review of affirmative action in the executive branch of state government, pursuant to Chapters 19A and 19B, Code of Iowa. 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 1998\1 Dean and Ruth Iverson, Indianola - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 1998\2 Alfred and Margaret Pegariek, Lisbon - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 1998\3 Donna Heiserman, Independence - For celebrating her 90th birthday. 1998\4 Gertrude Hand, Independence - For celebrating her 100th birthday. 1998\5 Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe, Maynard - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 1998\6 Thomas A. Scanlan, Manchester - For attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. 1998\7 Mark Johnson, Manchester - For attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. 1998\8 Clair and Susie Souder, Bedford - For celebrating their 71st wedding anniversary. 1998\9 Herb and Mary Carson, Bedford - For celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. 1998\10 Manatts Incorporated - For being named winner in the eighth annual National Awards Program for Excellence in Concrete Pavement. 1998\11 Martin Johnson, Essex - For celebrating his 103rd birthday. 1998\12 Florence and Paul Reneker, Birmingham - For celebrating their 71st wedding anniversary. 1998\13 Martha and Jack Fisher, Selma - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 1998\14 Eunice and Joe Fler, Maquoketa - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 1998\15 Marge and Al Glovik, Maquoketa - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 1998\16 Maxine and William Etter, Chariton - For celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 1998\17 Bess and Floyd Parks, Seymour - For celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. 1998\18 Glenna and Marvin Reynolds, Chariton - For celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. 1998\19 Luke Lodermeier, Ames - For attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. 1998\20 Steve Eastvedt II, Dubuque - For attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS House File 580 State Government: Hansen, Chair; Cataldo, Chiodo, Gipp and Tyrrell. Senate File 357 State Government: Holmes, Chair; Jacobs and Taylor. Senate File 359 State Government: Drake, Chair; Larkin and Van Fossen. HOUSE STUDY BILL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS H.S.B. 500 Agriculture Supporting drainage districts, by extending the period when certain contracts must be let, and providing an effective date. H.S.B. 501 Agriculture Relating to persons holding interests in agricultural land and providing penalties. On motion by Siegrist of Pottawattamie, the House adjourned at 10:40 a.m., until 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, January 13, 1998.
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