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Siegrist of Pottawattamie asked and received unanimous consent 
that Senate File 436 be immediately messaged to the Senate.
Senate File 449, a bill for an act relating to public policy 
involving the use of the English language and assistance to legal 
immigrants and foreign nationals and providing a future repeal, with 
report of committee recommending passage, was taken up for 
Dotzler of Black Hawk offered amendment H-1635 filed by 
Dotzler, et al., as follows:
 1     Amend Senate File 449, as amended, passed, and
 2   reprinted by the Senate, as follows:
 3     1.  By striking everything after the enacting
 4   clause and inserting the following:
 5     "Section 1.  Section 84A.5, subsection 6, Code
 6   1999, is amended by adding the following new
 7   paragraph:
 8     NEW PARAGRAPH.  f.  The centers for new Iowans
 9   established under section 84A.10.
10     Sec. 2. NEW SECTION.  84A.10  CENTERS FOR NEW
11   IOWANS.
12     1.  For the purposes of this section, unless the
13   context otherwise requires, "foreign national" means a
14   person who is not a citizen of the United States,
15   including but not limited to a refugee, asylum seeker,
16   lawful permanent resident, and holder of a temporary
17   visa.
18     2.  a.  The department shall establish centers for
19   new Iowans to provide immigration counseling,
20   technical assistance, and referral services to persons
21   who are legal immigrants or foreign nationals who want
22   to work and reside or temporarily stay in this state.
23   A center shall be located so as to work in association
24   with each workforce development center established
25   under chapter 84B.  The location of a center for new
26   Iowans and the provider of that center's services
27   shall be determined by the regional advisory board for
28   the service delivery area in which the associated
29   workforce development center is located.
30     b.  A center may collaborate with the bureau of
31   refugee services in the department of human services,
32   with corporations, or with any other person in

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