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House Journal: Tuesday, January 13, 1998

Second Calendar Day - Second Session Day

Hall of the House of Representatives
Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, January 13, 1998
The House met pursuant to adjournment at 8:45 a.m., Speaker pro
tempore Van Maanen of  Marion in the chair.
Prayer was offered by Reverend Tom Dykstra, pastor of Calvary
Christian Reformed Church, Pella.
The Journal of Monday, January 12, 1998 was approved.
House File 2018, by Gipp and Thomas, a bill for an act
relating to criminal defendant community service and inmate work
Read first time and referred to committee on judiciary.
House File 2019, by Cormack, a bill for an act relating to
reductions in the ownership of automobiles, vans, light trucks,
and other similar motor vehicles in the department of
transportation's motor vehicle fleet.
Read first time and referred to committee on transportation.
House File 2020, by Brunkhorst, a bill for an act relating
to administrative licenses issued by the state board of
educational examiners.
Read first time and referred to committee on education.
House File 2021, by Cormack, a bill for an act relating to
financial assurance requirements for waste tire collection or
processing sites.
Read first time and referred to committee on environmental
House File 2022, by Thomas, a bill for an act relating to
the issuance of emergency medical services motor vehicle
registration plates and establishing fees.
Read first time and referred to committee on transportation.
House File 2023, by Chapman, a bill for an act providing
special ballots for voters who are blind.
Read first time and referred to committee on state government.
House File 2024, by Thomson, a bill for an act relating to
school district use of school improvement technology program
funds to employ a computer systems analyst.
Read first time and referred to committee on education.
House File 2025, by Chapman, a bill for an act relating to
confidentiality in the mediation process.
Read first time and referred to committee on judiciary.
House File 2026, by Thomson, a bill for an act relating to
criteria for practitioner preparation programs.
Read first time and referred to committee on education.
House File 2027, by Greiner, a bill for an act relating to
construction permits for animal feeding operation structures
issued to persons later classified as habitual violators and
providing applicability and effective dates.
Read first time and referred to committee on agriculture.
House File 2028, by Thomson, a bill for an act to remove
cottonwood trees and cotton-bearing poplar trees in cities from
a list of items deemed to be nuisances.
Read first time and referred to committee on local government.
House File 2029, by Osterhaus and Dolecheck, a bill for an
act relating to forestry and rural development by establishing a
revolving loan fund.
Read first time and referred to committee on natural resources.
The House stood at ease at 8:50 a.m., until the fall of the
The House resumed session at 9:35 a.m., Speaker Corbett in the
The following messages were received from the Senate:
Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform your honorable body that
the Senate has on January 12, 1998, adopted the following
resolution in which the concurrence of the Senate was asked:
House Concurrent Resolution 101, a concurrent resolution
relating to joint convention, Tuesday, January 13, 1998, 10:00
a.m.; Governor Terry E. Branstad deliver his condition of the
state and budget message.
Also: That the Senate has on January 13, 1998, adopted the
following resolution in which the concurrence of the Senate was
House Concurrent Resolution 102, a concurrent resolution
relating to joint convention, Wednesday, January 14, 1998, 10:00
a.m.; Chief Justice McGiverin present his message of the
condition of the judicial department.
Cormack of Webster moved that a committee of three be appointed
to notify the Senate that the House is ready to receive it in
joint convention.
The motion prevailed and the Speaker appointed as such committee
Cormack of Webster, Dix of Butler and Weigel of Chickasaw.
Cormack of Webster, chair of the committee appointed to notify
the Senate that the House was ready to receive it in joint
convention, reported that the committee had performed its duty.
The report was accepted and the committee discharged.
The Sergeant-at-Arms announced the arrival of the President of
the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate and the honorable body
of the Senate.
The President was escorted to the Speaker's station, the
Secretary to the Chief Clerk's desk and the members of the
Senate were seated in the House chamber.
In accordance with law and House Concurrent Resolution 101, duly
adopted, the joint convention was called to order at 9:50 a.m.,
President Kramer presiding.
Senator Redfern of Black Hawk moved that the roll call be
dispensed with and that the President of the joint convention be
authorized to declare a quorum present.
The motion prevailed.
President Kramer announced a quorum present and the joint
convention duly organized.
Senator Redfern of Black Hawk moved that a committee of six,
consisting of three members from the Senate and three members
from the House of Representatives, be appointed to notify
Governor Terry E. Branstad that the joint convention was ready
to receive him.
The motion prevailed and the President appointed as such
committee Senators Behn of Boone, Schuerer of Iowa and Judge of
Monroe, on the part of the Senate, and Representatives Nelson of
Marshall, Weidman of Cass and Lord of Dallas, on the part of the
Michael Fitzgerald, Treasurer of State; Richard Johnson, State
Auditor; Dale Cochran, Secretary of Agriculture and Land
Stewardship; and Paul Pate, Secretary of State; Tom Miller,
Attorney General, were escorted into the House chamber.
The Chief Justice and the Justices of the Supreme Court and the
Chief Judge and Judges of the Appellate Court were escorted into
the House chamber.
Lieutenant Governor Joy Corning was escorted into the House
Mrs. Chris Branstad, wife of the Governor, their son Marcus, and
Dick and Clara Johnson, Mrs. Branstad's parents, were escorted
into the House chamber. 
The committee waited upon Governor Terry E. Branstad and
escorted him to the Speaker's station.
President Kramer presented Governor Terry E. Branstad who
delivered the following condition of the state and budget
President Kramer, Speaker Corbett, Lieutenant Governor Corning,
Chief Justice McGiverin, Justices and Judges, Senators and
Representatives, State Officials, Distinguished Guests and
One score and five years ago, I sat in this chamber as a
freshman legislator, awed by the ornate surroundings, humbled by
the responsibility given me by my constituents, and yet eager to
do the people's work.
Today, on this, my 15th report to you and the people of Iowa on
the condition of our state, I stand, as your Governor, just as
awed, just as humbled, just as eager to get on with the people's
My passion for our state has grown with every day I have served
it.  My love of our people is deepened with every act of
kindness and goodness I have encountered. 
I am truly blessed to serve as your Governor.  I thank God every
day for this opportunity and pray for the wisdom to make the
right decisions.  And I'm not done yet.
I am more pumped up about the future of our state than ever
before.  Now, don't worry all you gubernatorial candidates - I'm
not announcing for re-election here.  But I don't plan to go
gently into that good night either.
I will spend every waking moment of my final year as Governor
pushing and pulling, speaking out and working behind the scenes,
all to make this great state the best it can be.
We've come a long way.  We've weathered a farm crisis as searing
as the Great Depression.  We've seen hardships as well as
bounty; economic uncertainty as well as prosperity; natural
disaster as well as nature's benevolence.  The heart and soul of
our state has been tried and tested, reinvigorated and renewed,
seasoned and strengthened.
Iowa's story is best described by something once said by a
prominent American businessman:  "Good timber does not grow with
ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees."
Today, we stand together stronger and taller than ever before. 
I am proud to report, the condition of our state is as good as
we've ever had it.  Consider just a few facts:
	In 1997, unemployment fell to the lowest level in history and
the number of working Iowans rose to the highest level in
	In 1997, the number of jobs created by new businesses rose
almost 19 percent.
	In 1997, we had one-third fewer Iowans on welfare than four
years ago.
	In 1997, Iowa land values increased for the eleventh
consecutive year.
	In 1997, we created one of the best student-to-computer ratios
in the nation and within a year, every Iowa school district will
be hooked up to the Information Superhighway.
	In 1997, we ended the year with a state budget surplus of over
$800 million - the state's best fiscal position ever.
This record of achievement didn't happen by magic.  It took a
lot of hard work by Iowans all over this fertile prairie all
pitching in to build a better Iowa.  
And the people in this chamber, yes, you the members of the 77th
General Assembly did your part too.
A year ago, I stood in this very place and challenged you to
take bold steps to make our state more competitive.  You
answered that call.  And today, every Iowa taxpayer is paying 10
percent less in state income taxes.  The elimination of the
inheritance tax for family members will help Iowa families pass
on their piece of the Iowa Dream to loved ones.
On behalf of all Iowans, I would like to thank you for taking
those actions.  
But our job's not complete.  
As we stand on the cusp of a new century, we face unique
challenges brought on by our own successes.
-  We need more and better trained workers for a growing economy.
-  We need even stronger schools to educate our children for the
rigors of a world marketplace.
-  We need new and more housing to provide shelter for a growing
work force.
-  We need to give all parts of Iowa a share of our growth by
processing agricultural products here in Iowa instead of
shipping out our valuable commodities.
-  We need to protect Iowans from the few who break our laws and
threaten our communities.
-  We need to continue sanding off the edges of
uncompetitiveness that burden our people and the state's
long-term growth.
The sun has indeed been shining on our state - but there are
storm clouds on the horizon.
Dealing with diversity, international competition, the
information explosion, and new stresses on the family all stare
squarely at us.  
How do we deal with them?  
Our old ways of doing things won't always work in this modern
world.  We can be Iowa stubborn, lock our heels and build walls
around our state.  Or we can recognize change, manage it and
master our future.
That is our choice.  
I am of the firm belief that those storm clouds on our horizon
will bring replenishing rains that will cause our economy to
grow and our state to flourish - if we prepare the ground.
We are on the verge of historic change in our state.  Since the
invention of the plow centuries ago, our population has been
weighted down by the need for fewer hands on the farm.  Those
Malthusians, who predict the future only by looking at the past,
say the same is in store for us in the future.
They're wrong.  
Our economy is crying for more hands to man the tiller of our
economic growth.  We are in the same position as we were when
our state was first settled.  Back then we needed Dutch pioneers
to till the rich, black soil of Sioux County; and the Jewish
families to market goods in Burlington;  and the German
missionaries to open the doors of learning at Wartburg College
in Waverly.  
Today, we need the Latinos, Asians, Bosnians and Kurds - all
immigrants of the 21st century, eager to find new opportunities
for a new life here in the Heartland of America.  Each new
people - each new culture - has helped to enrich our Iowa
character and values.  And today is no exception.
Our sons and daughters will find good jobs here at home.  And
families from other states will migrate here for a good life and
good jobs.
They will be the engine of our growth for the next century as
Iowa enters this new era of growth and opportunity - if we
prepare the ground.
We should start, as always, with our kids.
At no time has it been more evident just how much our state
cares about 
children than a couple of months ago, with the birth of the
McCaughey septuplets.  The outpouring of love and support that
family is receiving from their church, community and the entire
state is testimony to the caring nature of Iowa's people.
We must now make sure that the McCaughey's children - and all
children in Iowa - get the best education in the world.  Our
schools are good, but not good enough.
Our schools are structured on a model suited for a time that is
past - not one prepared to meet the challenges of the future. 
No other public institution has been more resistant to change;
no public institution needs it more. 
Our education system still looks much like one designed for
pioneers of the Old West and not the pioneers of the Information
Age.  We cannot continue to operate that way.
If you do nothing else this year, do not leave here without
reforming our schools.  The time to act is now.
In my Condition of the State Message last year, I announced the
formation of a citizen's commission to help develop a vision and
road map for education in the 21st century.
Many members of that commission, including Chairman Marvin
Pomerantz, are with us today and I would like to acknowledge
them and thank them for their assistance in assembling a plan to
remake Iowa's public education system.
The vision they presented us with is the right one for Iowa. 
That's because it is based on the best research and just good
common sense.  How do we improve education?
	With better teachers;
	By teaching children earlier and longer; and
	By locally setting standards with accountability for results.
These are the common sense building blocks of a new educational
system that will prepare our state for the 21st century.
Better teachers.
I'll bet each of you can recall at least one teacher who made a
big difference in your life.  I can.  I'll never forget Lura
Sewick, my 8th grade history teacher, and I'll forever be
indebted to her.  We need more Lura Sewicks to influence more
children's lives for the better.
To do that:
-  We must reform the teacher education program to make it truly
a profession.  My program includes rigorous reforms of teacher
preparation and financial incentives for those who attain the
highest level of certification through the National Board for
Professional Teaching Standards.
-  We must raise beginning teacher salaries so high achievers
will be attracted to the profession.  It's been eleven years
since we raised the beginning salaries, and
-  We must pay good teachers and administrators more with a
merit pay program and make it easier to get rid of bad teachers.
Teach kids earlier and longer.
By age three, three-fourths of a child's brain is developed. 
Properly nurtured, that development will lead to a productive
adult.  Without nurturing, that lack of development can result
in a juvenile delinquent and an unemployable adult.
State government can't guarantee every child a good family.  But
we can help Iowa's families and schools give our children the
building blocks for success in life.  I asked Lieutenant
Governor Corning to head a workgroup that developed a strategy
for helping Iowa's children.
By assisting at-risk children at an early age, research has
shown that we will help them do better in school and stay away
from crime and drugs.  Early intervention has even been shown to
increase incomes for the parents as well as improve the
opportunities for children.
What I am recommending is not a new government program - it is a
new way of thinking and a better way to deliver the multitude of
programs designed to make sure children get off to a good start
in life.
It is called, "Building Blocks for Success," and it is an
initiative designed to empower local communities with
decision-making authority by block-granting funds and enabling
them to set their own priorities for where money and services
are needed most.  It will create a new era of local empowerment,
allowing us to tap the creativity and innovation of our people
to help every Iowa child have a solid start in life.
This year, we must also take action to expand health care
coverage for low income children.  The budget I am presenting
today will allow us to provide health care coverage for over
55,000 more Iowa children.   
We must also:
	Ensure access to quality preschools and give every child a
chance to attend all-day, everyday kindergarten.
	The State should also provide assistance to those schools that
make the decision to lengthen their school year.
Schools should be open longer and serve as community learning
centers, open to the entire community for recreational and
educational activities.  Today's kids get in trouble when they
have nothing else to do.  Let's keep them actively involved
throughout the day and year.
Iowa has a long and proud tradition of being a local control
state.  Our schools are the best because parents and communities
take an active role in making them that way.  But our public
schools must be accountable to the people they serve.
Every Iowa school must have strong local standards - developed
by school boards, teachers, administrators and parents.  The
standards must be rigorous and set out clear expectations for
Iowans deserve to know how their students and schools are doing
in comparison to the competition.  Each school in Iowa should be
required to report uniformly on their students' progress in
reading, writing, math, science, and other basic skills.
Better teachers.  Teaching kids earlier and longer.  Local
accountability for results.  These are the three common sense
principles upon which we must build our new public education
Don't be fooled by those who say we need not change.  If we fail
to act now, our kids will forever suffer.  
Many Iowa families make the financial sacrifice each year to
send their child to the nonpublic school of their choice.  I am
recommending the tuition and textbook credit be increased from
$100 to $250 per student and that it be expanded to include the
fees paid by the parents of public school students as well.
The quality of Iowa's schools reaches well beyond the day a
student achieves a high school diploma.  
The University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University
of Northern Iowa provide a quality, affordable education while
at the same time conducting world class scientific research. 
There is no finer example of the groundbreaking research and
valuable services Iowans get than the University of Iowa
Hospitals and Clinics, which is celebrating its centennial this
year.  My budget includes funding to improve undergraduate
education and libraries, to strengthen our Colleges of
Education, and enhance initiatives under way in biosciences,
value-added agriculture, the arts and humanities and
international education.
So much of Iowa's unique character is embodied in our
independent colleges and universities.  Through the Tuition
Grant, we help thousands of Iowans have access to education they
otherwise might not be able to afford.  This year, we should
increase the Iowa Tuition Grant to provide a higher level of
Our fifteen area community colleges are essential in preparing
Iowa's work force for the jobs of the future.  We must increase
support of our community colleges and expand the Vocational
Technical Grants to help part-time as well as full-time students.
The roots of this state are firmly grounded in the land that God
has blessed us with - hundreds of thousands of acres of the
richest soil anywhere.
The subsistence farming of the 19th century has evolved into a
modern-day agriculture that uses satellites in space and seeds
scientifically engineered to withstand the elements.
With the growth of international markets, those of us here in
the breadbasket of America will be facing tremendous
opportunities.  No one - no one - will be better able to feed
the world than we Iowans.
We are the nation's leading producer of corn, soybeans and pork.
 We also rank near the top in beef, turkey, egg, dairy, and even
honey production.  In the past, Iowans were the ones to grow the
crops, but we'd export them to be processed.  Others reaped the
economic rewards of what we Iowans sowed. 
No more. 
In community after community, we've seen what adding value to
the commodities we produce can do - it creates quality jobs,
increases the prices farmers get for their crops and brings new
economic vitality to our communities.
Last summer and fall, I was in over 60 counties to learn more
about value-added agriculture.  What I discovered from Iowans
was really quite profound: our future is on the table.  
Iowans told me that a significant barrier to investment in new
agricultural enterprises was the availability of investment
capital.  We must encourage more 
networking among producers.  The state should become a reliable
partner for those entrepreneurs who need help getting off to a
good start in agriculture.
We need to expand the innovative Beginning Farmer Loan Program
that works with bankers to help new, young farmers get started. 
The average age of borrowers from this program is 32, the
average age of an Iowa farmer is well over 50.  It is vital to
get more young people into farming.   
I am also recommending the creation of the Agrifutures Fund - a
$25 million revolving loan guarantee program - as well as
expanded use of the Link Deposit Program to support the
development of value-added agriculture activities.
One of the fastest growing areas in agriculture is organic
farming.  This year, 62,000 acres are in organic production - a
significant number, but not nearly enough to meet the growing
demands.  We need to establish a state Organic Agriculture
Certification Program to provide a valuable marketing tool that
will add credibility and stability for the organic farmer to
become competitive in the global marketplace.
A study by Iowa State University identified livestock production
as the single most efficient way to add value to grain.  Jobs
related to the livestock industry employ more people than live
in Council Bluffs, Dubuque and Iowa City combined.
Three years ago, we adopted one of the nation's strongest laws
regulating the livestock industry.  Our approach is based on
strict, stable, scientifically-based, statewide standards.  
This year, we must expand the State's ability to deal with
chronic violators by enabling the Department of Natural
Resources to deny new permits and revoke the existing ones of
those who repeatedly break our environmental laws.   
Good stewardship of the land has always been central to the Iowa
character.  We cannot allow the loud voices of a small minority
to drown out the need for good, solid Iowa common sense
policies.  Balancing strong statewide standards with an enhanced
ability to stop those who do not live by the rules will provide
the valuable environmental protection Iowans expect.
Succeeding in the global economy of the 21st century demands
that our work to improve Iowa's competitiveness never cease.  
The actions we took last year on income and inheritance taxes
were significant steps forward, but we can do more - and we
Retirees add so much to the vibrancy of our communities and we
can no longer afford to lose so many of them.  It is all too
common to hear of long-time Iowa residents moving to Illinois or
South Dakota upon retirement.  This year, we should double the
pension tax exemption.  I am also recommending we direct all
revenues above expectations toward eliminating the tax on
pensions altogether.
Iowa taxpayers deserve constitutional protection from high taxes
and excessive government spending.  We should adopt the
Taxpayers Rights Amendment and give them that protection.
The State of Iowa should encourage, not discourage, its people
to have access to the information superhighway.  That's why I am
recommending we eliminate the sales tax on Internet services. 
Our elimination of the inheritance tax for family members will
allow hundreds 
of Iowa families to pass on their farm or business to the next
generation.  But I think we should ask ourselves if it is really
fair to make families wait until a death to transfer their
assets without the burden of excessive taxation.  The current
capital gains tax exclusion should be increased to 100 percent
and expanded to include the assets of family farms and
businesses sold or transferred to lineal descendents.
We can also make our state safer.  The opening of the Clarinda,
Newton and Fort Dodge prisons gives us greatly needed prison
space to keep dangerous criminals where they should be - behind
The budget I am recommending will continue to increase our
prison capacity by adding 500 beds at our existing prisons in
Mitchellville, Mount Pleasant and Fort Madison.
The shocking rise in crimes by sexual predators is of grave
concern to me and all Iowans.  Let us have the courage this year
to take steps to prevent these crimes by authorizing the use of
temporary hormonal treatment of sex offenders, something that
has been proven effective in those places bold enough to take
this action.  We must also improve the monitoring of sexual
offenders as well as make it easier for Iowans to know if one is
living in their midst.
A few years ago, most Iowans had no idea what methamphetamines
were.  All too quickly that has changed because too many lives
have been lost to this horrible drug.  In just four years, we
have seen a twelve-fold increase in the number of Iowans seeking
treatment for addiction to methamphetamine.
With tougher penalties, a strong anti-drug education campaign
and a coordinated enforcement effort, we are determined to win
the war against this deadly killer.
Drug use in the workplace is a great concern of Iowa workers,
who are put at risk everyday because we have one of the weakest
drug testing laws in the country.  Iowans seeking treatment for
drug abuse tell us that workplace drug testing would have helped
them avoid drugs.  
As I travel the state, I sense there is a growing consensus that
drugs are definitely affecting the quality of Iowa's workforce. 
We cannot afford to wait any longer.  This year, we must
strengthen our workplace drug testing law.
I am also asking you to pass a strong Crime Victims' Bill of
Rights.  And, we need the possibility of the death penalty for
multiple killings and the cold-blooded murder of rape and kidnap
We should also take action to ban the heinous procedure of
partial birth abortion.
Whether it be the victims of crime or our next-door neighbors,
Iowans have always been willing to lend a helping hand.  I
remember President Reagan saying that "the success story of
America is neighbor helping neighbor."  
Community service and volunteerism are important chapters in
Iowa's success story.   Over the past couple of years, I have
spent considerable time volunteering with Iowans.  From painting
a school in Waterloo to serving meals to seniors in Bedford,
I've seen volunteers truly making a difference in the lives of
As we build Iowa's foundation for the future, we can never
forget the importance of volunteerism.  I am proclaiming 1998 as
the Year of the Volunteer in Iowa.  
In June of this year, we will be having a state summit on
volunteerism - in the spirit of the Presidents' Summit for
America's Future held in Philadelphia.  The Iowa Summit will
bring together teams from all 99 counties to set forth a bold
agenda of helping others.  Seated in the gallery today are many
of the members of the steering committee - from throughout the
state - who are helping to put the Iowa Summit together and I
would like to recognize them at this time.
Today, I invite you to join me in recommitting ourselves and our
state to caring for those in need.
Making schools better, adding value to agricultural commodities,
making our state more competitive, protecting the safety of our
citizens.  This is our common sense agenda for 1998.
Our state is in good shape.  It is tempting to sit back, pat our
stomach, and rock away these good times.  But that would only
guarantee that they will never last.
My love for this state is founded not on what Iowa has been, but
what it can be.
Iowa can be a state that is growing good, quality jobs
everywhere.  Iowa can be a state with the best schools and
smartest kids in the world.  Iowa can be a place to raise and
nurture a family for people from every race, religion and
Yes, I am convinced that those challenges which face us - which
some see as storm clouds on our horizon - are truly directed by
God to bring us the refreshing rains of spring - if we prepare
the ground.
The program I have outlined for you does just that.
When the gavel has fallen and our work here is done - when the
last echoes of speeches have faded - let us be able to say that
we truly seized the day.  We ushered in a new century of growth
and opportunity for Iowa.
That will be our lasting legacy.
Thank you and God bless the state of Iowa.
Governor Terry E. Branstad was escorted from the House chamber
by the committee previously appointed.
On motion by Siegrist of Pottawattamie, the joint convention was
dissolved at 10:35 a.m.
The House stood at ease at 10:37 a.m., until the fall of the
The House resumed session at 11:00 a.m., Speaker Corbett in the

Mr. Speaker:  Your committee appointed to determine the mileage
for the members of the House submits the following supplemental

Name	Round Trip Miles

Barry D. Brauns	300
Steven L. Falck	288
Brad L. Hansen	280

	Respectfully submitted,

The Speaker announced that House File 2003, previously referred
to committee on judiciary was rereferred to committee on
commerce and regulation.
The following communications were received and filed in the
office of the Chief Clerk:


A report identifying each profession and specifically in accord
with the statute reports the adoption or non-adoption of rules
relating to the duties of the board as specified in that section
of the Code, pursuant to Chapter 272C.4(2), Code of Iowa.

Iowa Utilities Board

The Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 476.66(6), Code of Iowa.


The Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 7A, Code of Iowa.


A report evaluating the feasibility of improving access and
delivery of services to consumers and improving
cost-effectiveness by incorporating the personal care services
option into the medical assistance program, pursuant to Chapter
208.5(13), 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly.


A report on the development of a repository for criminal
history, abuse and sex offender registries, and nurse aide and
other health profession certification and licensing information,
pursuant to Chapter 101, 1997 Acts of the Seventy-seventh
General Assembly.


The Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 7E.5, Code of Iowa.

A summary of identified savings associated with the Iowa
Communications Network use of the Network during Fiscal Year
1997, pursuant to Chapter 8D.10, Code of Iowa.


The Annual Report for the Center for Health Effects of
Environmental Contamination, pursuant to Chapter 263.17(4)(b),
Code of Iowa.
MR. SPEAKER: The Chief Clerk of the House respectfully reports
that certificates of recognition have been issued as follows.
Chief Clerk of the House
1998\21	Annette Hagelberg, West Delaware High School - For
receiving the 1997 Milken Family Foundation National Educator
1998\22	Imogene Schepler, Clinton - For celebrating her 80th
1998\23	Ralph Christy, Keokuk - For celebrating his 100th
1998\24	Doris and Tom Cronin, Newton - For celebrating their
50th wedding anniversary.

House File 140

State Government: Houser, Chair; Gipp and Larkin.
House File 2006

Transportation: Carroll, Chair; Bukta and Weidman.

House File 2013

Natural Resources: Cormack, Chair; Arnold and Drees.

House File 2014

Natural Resources: Huseman, Chair; Cohoon and Eddie.

House File 2015

Natural Resources: Dolecheck, Chair; Bell and Rayhons.


H.S.B. 502 Ways and Means

Relating to the assessment for property tax purposes of
agricultural land upon which agricultural dwellings are located.
On motion by Siegrist of Pottawattamie, the House adjourned at
11:03 a.m., until 8:45 a.m., Wednesday, January 14, 1998.

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