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House Journal: Wednesday, April 26, 2000

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

One Hundred Eighth Calendar Day - Seventieth Session Day

Hall of the House of Representatives
Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, April 26, 2000

The House met pursuant to adjournment at 9:10 a.m., Speaker
Siegrist in the chair.

Prayer was offered by Speaker Siegrist.

The Journal of Tuesday, April 25, 2000 was approved.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Speaker Siegrist invited Doorkeeper Marvin Hollingshead to the
well and presented him a certificate of recognition for his outstanding
skill in woodcraft, and his devotion to sharing his talent with the
Iowa House of Representatives.

The House rose and expressed its appreciation.

MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER WITHDRAWN
(Senate File 2245)

Mascher of Johnson asked and received unanimous consent to
withdraw the motion to reconsider Senate File 2245, a bill for an act
relating to penalties for city and county ordinances and to scheduled
violations, filed by her on April 25, 2000, and amendment H-8871
found on pages 1781 and 1782 of the House Journal.

IMMEDIATE MESSAGE

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent that
Senate File 2245 be immediately messaged to the Senate.

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent for the
consideration of House File 2576.


SENATE AMENDMENT CONSIDERED

Grundberg of Polk called up for consideration Senate File 2252, a
bill for an act eliminating the future repeal of the school finance
formula and providing for periodic legislative review, amended by the
House, further amended by the Senate and moved that the House
concur in the following Senate amendment H-9098 to the House
amendment:

H-9098

1 Amend the House amendment, S-5336, to Senate File
2 2252, as passed by the Senate, as follows:
3 1. Page 1, by striking lines 3 through 12 and
4 inserting the following:
5 " ___. Page 1, by striking lines 5 through 26 and
6 inserting the following:
7 "NEW SUBSECTION. 4. LEGISLATIVE REVIEW. The
8 provisions of this chapter shall be subject to
9 legislative review at least every five years. The
10 review shall be based upon a school finance formula
11 status report containing the recommendations of a
12 legislative interim committee appointed to conduct a
13 review of the school finance formula, to be prepared
14 with the assistance of the department of education, in
15 association with the departments of management and
16 revenue and finance. The report shall include
17 recommendations for school finance formula changes or
18 revisions based upon demographic changes, enrollment
19 trends, and property tax valuation fluctuations
20 observed during the preceding five-year interval; an
21 analysis of the operation of the school finance
22 formula during the preceding five-year interval; and a
23 summary of issues that have arisen since the previous
24 review and potential approaches for their resolution.
25 The first such report shall be submitted to the
26 general assembly no later than January 1, 2005, with
27 subsequent reports developed and submitted by January
28 1 at least every fifth year thereafter." "
29 2. By renumbering as necessary.

The motion prevailed and the House concurred in the Senate
amendment H-9098, to the House amendment.

Grundberg of Polk moved that the bill, as amended by the House,
further amended by the Senate and concurred in by the House, 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?" (S.F. 2252)

The ayes were, 98:
Alons Arnold Barry Baudler
Bell Blodgett Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst
Bukta Carroll Cataldo Chiodo
Cohoon Connors Cormack Davis
Dix Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler
Drake Drees Eddie Falck
Fallon Foege Ford Frevert
Garman Gipp Greimann Greiner
Grundberg Hahn Hansen Heaton
Hoffman Holmes Holveck Horbach
Houser Huseman Huser Jacobs
Jenkins Jochum Johnson Kettering
Klemme Kreiman Kuhn Larkin
Larson Lord Martin Mascher
May Mertz Metcalf Millage
Mundie Murphy Myers Nelson-Forbes
O'Brien Osterhaus Parmenter Raecker
Rants Rayhons Reynolds Richardson
Scherrman Schrader Shey Shoultz
Stevens Sukup Sunderbruch Taylor, D.
Taylor, T. Teig Thomas Thomson
Tyrrell Van Engelenhoven Warnstadt Weidman
Weigel Welter Whitead Wise
Witt Mr. Speaker
Siegrist

 


The nays were, none.

Absent or not voting, 2:
Jager Van Fossen

 


The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following message was received from the Senate:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Senate has on
April 26, 2000, amended the House amendment, concurred in the House amendment as
amended, and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the House is asked:

Senate File 2241, a bill for an act relating to the consolidation of certain criminal


offenses concerning computer access, damage, or theft, video rental theft, election
bribery, and voting duress.

MICHAEL E. MARSHALL, Secretary

CONSIDERATION OF BILL
Appropriations Calendar

House File 2576, a bill for an act providing a death benefit for
certain volunteer emergency services providers killed in the line of
duty and providing a standing appropriation, with report of commit-
tee recommending passage, was taken up for consideration.

Eddie of Buena Vista asked and received unanimous consent to
withdraw amendment H-9045 filed by him on April 24, 2000.

Horbach of Tama offered the following amendment H-8967 filed by
him and moved its adoption:

H-8967

1 Amend House File 2576 as follows:
2 1. Page 2, line 16, by striking the figure "97B"
3 and inserting the following: "97A, 97B,".

Amendment H-8967 was adopted.

Baudler of Adair asked and received unanimous consent to
withdraw amendment H-8923 filed by Baudler, et al., on April 18,
2000.

Martin of Scott asked and received unanimous consent to
withdraw amendment H-8927 filed by her on April 18, 2000.

Martin of Scott offered the following amendment H-9064 filed by
her and moved its adoption:

H-9064

1 Amend House File 2576 as follows:
2 1. Page 2, by inserting after line 16 the
3 following:
4 "Sec. . REPEAL - LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
5 1. This Act is repealed July 1, 2002.
6 2. It is the intent of the general assembly that

7 the repeal of this Act on July 1, 2002, will allow
8 consideration of recommendations relating to this Act
9 to be received by the general assembly from the
10 department of management based on the department's
11 study of the possible implementation of a system to
12 provide retirement benefits and death and survivor
13 benefits to volunteer fire fighters and volunteer
14 emergency medical service personnel."
15 2. By renumbering as necessary.

Amendment H-9064 was adopted.

Horbach of Tama 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. 2576)

The ayes were, 100:
Alons Arnold Barry Baudler
Bell Blodgett Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst
Bukta Carroll Cataldo Chiodo
Cohoon Connors Cormack Davis
Dix Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler
Drake Drees Eddie Falck
Fallon Foege Ford Frevert
Garman Gipp Greimann Greiner
Grundberg Hahn Hansen Heaton
Hoffman Holmes Holveck Horbach
Houser Huseman Huser Jacobs
Jager Jenkins Jochum Johnson
Kettering Klemme Kreiman Kuhn
Larkin Larson Lord Martin
Mascher May Mertz Metcalf
Millage Mundie Murphy Myers
Nelson-Forbes O'Brien Osterhaus Parmenter
Raecker Rants Rayhons Reynolds
Richardson Scherrman Schrader Shey
Shoultz Stevens Sukup Sunderbruch
Taylor, D. Taylor, T. Teig Thomas
Thomson Tyrrell Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen
Warnstadt Weidman Weigel Welter
Whitead Wise Witt Mr. Speaker
Siegrist

 


The nays were, none.

Absent or not voting, none.

The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

IMMEDIATE MESSAGES

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent that
the following bills be immediately messaged to the Senate: House
File 2576 and Senate File 2252.

SENATE AMENDMENT CONSIDERED

Baudler of Adair called up for consideration Senate File 2241, a
bill for an act relating to the consolidation of certain criminal offenses
concerning computer access, damage, or theft, video rental theft,
election bribery, and voting duress, amended by the House, further
amended by the Senate and moved that the House concur in the
following Senate amendment H-9100, to the House amendment:

H-9100

1 Amend the House amendment, S-5562, to Senate File
2 2241, as passed by the Senate, as follows:
3 1. Page 1, line 10, by inserting after the word
4 "purposes" the following: "at a commercial
5 establishment licensed or permitted under this
6 chapter".
7 2. Page 1, line 20, by inserting after the word
8 "permit" the following: "for on-premises
9 consumption,".
10 3. By striking page 1, line 29, through page 3,
11 line 14.
12 4. Page 3, by inserting after line 35 the
13 following:
14 " . Page 5, by inserting after line 4 the
15 following:
16 "Sec. . Section 901B.1, subsection 3, Code
17 1999, is amended to read as follows:
18 3. Each judicial district and judicial district
19 department of correctional services shall implement an
20 intermediate criminal sanctions program by July 1,
21 2001. An intermediate criminal sanctions program
22 shall consist of only levels two, three, and sublevels
23 one and three of level four of the corrections
24 continuum and shall be operated in accordance with an
25 intermediate criminal sanctions plan adopted by the
26 chief judge of the judicial district and the director
27 of the judicial district department of correctional

28 services. The plan adopted shall be designed to
29 reduce probation revocations to prison through the use
30 of incremental, community-based sanctions for
31 probation violations.
32 The plan shall be subject to rules adopted by the
33 department of corrections. The rules shall include
34 provisions for transferring individuals between levels
35 in the continuum. The provisions shall include a
36 requirement that the reasons for the transfer be in
37 writing and that an opportunity for the individual to
38 contest the transfer be made available.
39 A copy of the program and plan shall be filed with
40 the chief judge of the judicial district, the
41 department of corrections, and the division of
42 criminal and juvenile justice planning of the
43 department of human rights by July 1, 2001.
44 Sec. . Section 907.3, subsection 2, unnumbered
45 paragraph 1, Code Supplement 1999, is amended to read
46 as follows:
47 At the time of or after pronouncing judgment and
48 with the consent of the defendant, the court may defer
49 the sentence and assign the defendant to the judicial
50 district department of correctional services. The

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1 court may assign the defendant to supervision or
2 services under section 901B.1 at the level of
3 sanctions which the district department determines to
4 be appropriate, if an intermediate criminal sanctions
5 plan and program has been adopted in the judicial
6 district under section 901B.1. However, the court
7 shall not defer the sentence for a violation of any of
8 the following:" "
9 5. By renumbering, relettering, or redesignating
10 and correcting internal references as necessary.

The motion prevailed and the House concurred in the Senate
amendment H-9100, to the House amendment.

Baudler of Adair moved that the bill, as amended by the House,
further amended by the Senate and concurred in by the House, 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?" (S.F. 2241)


The ayes were, 100:
Alons Arnold Barry Baudler
Bell Blodgett Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst
Bukta Carroll Cataldo Chiodo
Cohoon Connors Cormack Davis
Dix Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler
Drake Drees Eddie Falck
Fallon Foege Ford Frevert
Garman Gipp Greimann Greiner
Grundberg Hahn Hansen Heaton
Hoffman Holmes Holveck Horbach
Houser Huseman Huser Jacobs
Jager Jenkins Jochum Johnson
Kettering Klemme Kreiman Kuhn
Larkin Larson Lord Martin
Mascher May Mertz Metcalf
Millage Mundie Murphy Myers
Nelson-Forbes O'Brien Osterhaus Parmenter
Raecker Rants Rayhons Reynolds
Richardson Scherrman Schrader Shey
Shoultz Stevens Sukup Sunderbruch
Taylor, D. Taylor, T. Teig Thomas
Thomson Tyrrell Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen
Warnstadt Weidman Weigel Welter
Whitead Wise Witt Mr. Speaker
Siegrist

 


The nays were, none.

Absent or not voting, none.

The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

IMMEDIATE MESSAGE

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent that
Senate File 2241 be immediately messaged to the Senate.

HOUSE REFUSED TO CONCUR

Sunderbruch of Scott called up for consideration House File 2519,
a bill for an act relating to probation and parole by extending the
repeal of the sixth judicial district pilot project concerning probation
revocation hearings and by establishing the position of vice
chairperson of the board of parole, and providing an effective date,

amended by the Senate, and moved that the House concur in the
following Senate amendment H-8806:

H-8806

1 Amend House File 2519, as amended, passed, and
2 reprinted by the House, as follows:
3 1. By striking everything after the enacting
4 clause and inserting the following:
5 "Section 1. Section 80D.1, Code 1999, is amended
6 to read as follows:
7 80D.1 ESTABLISHMENT OF a FORCE OF RESERVE PEACE
8 OFFICERS.
9 The governing body of a city, a county, or the
10 state of Iowa, or a judicial district department of
11 correctional services may provide, either separately
12 or collectively through a chapter 28E agreement, for
13 the establishment of a force of reserve peace
14 officers, and may limit the size of the reserve force.
15 In the case of the state, the department of public
16 safety shall act as the governing body.
17 This chapter constitutes the only procedure for
18 appointing reserve peace officers.
19 Sec. 2. Section 80D.6, Code 1999, is amended to
20 read as follows:
21 80D.6 STATUS OF RESERVE PEACE OFFICERS.
22 Reserve peace officers shall serve as peace
23 officers on the orders and at the discretion of the
24 chief of police, sheriff, or commissioner of public
25 safety or the commissioner's designee, or director of
26 the judicial district department of correctional
27 services or the director's designee, as the case may
28 be.
29 While in the actual performance of official duties,
30 reserve peace officers shall be vested with the same
31 rights, privileges, obligations, and duties as any
32 other peace officers.
33 Sec. 3. Section 80D.7, Code 1999, is amended to
34 read as follows:
35 80D.7 CARRYING WEAPONS.
36 A member of a reserve force shall not carry a
37 weapon in the line of duty until the member has been
38 approved by the governing body and certified by the
39 Iowa law enforcement academy council to carry weapons.
40 After approval and certification, a reserve peace
41 officer may carry a weapon in the line of duty only
42 when authorized by the chief of police, sheriff, or
43 commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's
44 designee, or director of the judicial district
45 department of correctional services or the director's
46 designee, as the case may be.

47 Sec. 4. Section 80D.9, Code 1999, is amended to
48 read as follows:
49 80D.9 SUPERVISION OF RESERVE PEACE OFFICERS.
50 Reserve peace officers shall be subordinate to

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1 regular peace officers, shall not serve as peace
2 officers unless under the direction of regular peace
3 officers, and shall wear a uniform prescribed by the
4 chief of police, sheriff, or commissioner of public
5 safety, or director of the judicial district
6 department of correctional services unless that
7 superior officer designates alternate apparel for use
8 when engaged in assignments involving special
9 investigation, civil process, court duties, jail
10 duties and the handling of mental patients. The
11 reserve peace officer shall not wear an insignia of
12 rank. Each department for which a reserve force is
13 established shall appoint a regular force peace
14 officer as the reserve force co-ordinating and
15 supervising officer. That regular peace officer shall
16 report directly to the chief of police, sheriff, or
17 commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's
18 designee, or director of the judicial district
19 department of correctional services or the director's
20 designee, as the case may be.
21 Sec. 5. Section 80D.11, Code 1999, is amended to
22 read as follows:
23 80D.11 EMPLOYEE - PAY.
24 While performing official duties, each reserve
25 peace officer shall be considered an employee of the
26 governing body which the officer represents and shall
27 be paid a minimum of one dollar per year. The
28 governing body of a city, a county, or the state, or a
29 judicial district department of correctional services
30 may provide additional monetary assistance for the
31 purchase and maintenance of uniforms and equipment
32 used by reserve peace officers.
33 Sec. 6. Section 222.60, unnumbered paragraph 1,
34 Code 1999, is amended to read as follows:
35 All necessary and legal expenses for the cost of
36 admission or commitment, including expenses incurred
37 pursuant to section 812.5, or for the treatment,
38 training, instruction, care, habilitation, support and
39 transportation of persons with mental retardation, as
40 provided for in the county management plan provisions
41 implemented pursuant to section 331.439, subsection 1,
42 in a state hospital-school, or in a special unit, or
43 any public or private facility within or without the
44 state, approved by the director of the department of
45 human services, shall be paid by either:

46 Sec. 7. Section 226.30, Code 1999, is amended to
47 read as follows:
48 226.30 TRANSFER OF DANGEROUS PATIENTS.
49 When a patient of any hospital for persons with
50 mental illness becomes incorrigible, and unmanageable

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1 to such an extent that the patient is dangerous to the
2 safety of others in the hospital, the administrator,
3 following review and approval of the director of the
4 department of corrections, may apply in writing to the
5 district court or to any judge thereof, of the county
6 in which the hospital is situated, for an order to
7 transfer the patient to the Iowa medical and
8 classification center and if the order is granted the
9 patient shall be so transferred. The county attorney
10 of the county shall appear in support of the
11 application on behalf of the administrator.
12 Sec. 8. Section 230.1, subsection 1, unnumbered
13 paragraph 1, Code Supplement 1999, is amended to read
14 as follows:
15 The necessary and legal costs and expenses
16 attending the taking into custody, care,
17 investigation, admission, commitment, including civil
18 commitment pursuant to section 812.5, and support of a
19 person with mental illness admitted or committed to a
20 state hospital shall be paid by a county or by the
21 state as follows:
22 Sec. 9. Section 704.8, Code 1999, is amended to
23 read as follows:
24 704.8 ESCAPE FROM PLACE OF CONFINEMENT.
25 A correctional officer or peace officer is
26 justified in using reasonable force, including deadly
27 force, which is necessary to prevent the escape of any
28 person from any jail, penal institution, correctional
29 facility, or similar place of confinement, or place of
30 trial or other judicial proceeding, or to prevent the
31 escape from custody of any person who is being
32 transported from any such place of confinement, trial
33 or judicial proceeding to any other such place, except
34 that deadly force may not be used to prevent the
35 escape of one who the correctional officer or peace
36 officer knows or should know is confined on a charge
37 or conviction of any class of misdemeanor.
38 Sec. 10. Section 904.202, Code 1999, is amended to
39 read as follows:
40 904.202 INTAKE AND CLASSIFICATION CENTER.
41 The director may provide facilities and personnel
42 for a diagnostic intake and classification center.
43 The work of the center shall include a scientific
44 study of each inmate, the inmate's career and life

45 history, the causes of the inmate's criminal acts and
46 recommendations for the inmate's custody, care,
47 training, employment, and counseling with a view to
48 rehabilitation and to the protection of society. To
49 facilitate the work of the center and to aid in the
50 rehabilitation of the inmates, the trial judge,

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1 prosecuting attorney, and presentence investigators
2 shall furnish the director upon request with any
3 previously authorized presentence investigation report
4 and a full statement of facts and circumstances
5 attending the commission of the offense so far as
6 known or believed by them. If the department develops
7 and utilizes an inmate classification system, it must,
8 within a reasonable time, present evidence from
9 independent experts as to the effectiveness and
10 validity of the classification system.
11 Sec. 11. Section 904.405, Code 1999, is amended to
12 read as follows:
13 904.405 TRANSCRIPT OF TESTIMONY.
14 The director shall cause the testimony taken at the
15 investigation to be transcribed and recorded. The
16 recording of the testimony shall not be transcribed
17 unless the testimony is part of a case that is
18 appealed or an interested party requests a transcript.
19 The recording of the testimony, or the transcription
20 thereof, shall be filed and maintained in the
21 director's office at the seat of government within ten
22 days after the testimony is taken, or as soon as
23 practicable, and when filed the testimony shall be
24 open for the inspection of any person for at least
25 five years from the date the testimony is taken or the
26 date of a final decision in a case involving the
27 testimony, whichever is later.
28 Sec. 12. Section 904.508, subsections 1 and 2,
29 Code 1999, are amended to read as follows:
30 1. The superintendent of each institution shall
31 receive and care for any property an inmate may
32 possess on the inmate's person upon entering the
33 institution, and on the discharge of the inmate,
34 return the property to the inmate or the inmate's
35 legal representatives, unless the property has been
36 previously disposed of according to the inmate's
37 written designation or policies prescribed by the
38 board. The superintendent may place an inmate's money
39 at interest, keeping an account of the money and
40 returning the remaining money upon discharge.
41 2. The director shall establish and maintain an
42 inmate savings fund in an interest-bearing account for
43 the deposit of all or part of an inmate's allowances,

44 as provided in section 904.702. All or part of an
45 inmate's allowances shall be deposited into the
46 savings fund, until the inmate's deposit is equal to
47 the amount due the inmate upon discharge, parole, or
48 placement on work release, as provided in section
49 906.9. If an inmate's deposits equal this amount, the
50 inmate may voluntarily withdraw from the savings fund.

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1 The director shall notify the inmate of this right to
2 withdraw and shall provide the inmate with a written
3 request form to facilitate the withdrawal. If the
4 inmate withdraws and the inmate's deposits exceed the
5 amount due as provided in section 906.9, the director
6 shall disburse the excess amount as provided for
7 allowances under section 904.702, except the director
8 shall not deposit the excess amount in the inmate
9 savings fund. If the inmate chooses to continue to
10 participate in the savings fund, the inmate's deposits
11 shall be returned to the inmate upon discharge,
12 parole, or placement on work release. Otherwise, the
13 inmate's deposits shall be disposed of as provided in
14 subsection 3. An inmate's deposits into the savings
15 fund may be used to provide the money due the inmate
16 upon discharge, parole, or placement on work release,
17 as required under section 906.9. Interest earned from
18 the savings fund shall be placed in a separate
19 account, and may be used for purchases approved by the
20 director to directly and collectively benefit inmates.
21 Sec. 13. Section 904.602, subsection 1, Code 1999,
22 is amended by adding the following new paragraph:
23 NEW PARAGRAPH. m. Family and personal history if
24 the individual is dead or has not received services
25 from the department or the judicial district
26 departments of correctional services for at least ten
27 years prior to a request for the information.
28 Sec. 14. Section 904.602, subsection 2, paragraph
29 h, Code 1999, is amended to read as follows:
30 h. Family and personal history if the individual
31 is alive and has received services from the department
32 or the judicial district departments of correctional
33 services within the ten years preceding a request for
34 the information.
35 Sec. 15. Section 904.809, subsection 2, paragraph
36 b, Code Supplement 1999, is amended by adding the
37 following new subparagraph:
38 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (3) The lease agreement shall
39 establish a cost for the lease which shall take into
40 consideration compensation for the amount of building
41 space utilized compared to the cost of similar space
42 leased outside the institution in the local community,

43 maintenance costs, and modifications made to a
44 correctional facility to accommodate the lessee such
45 as payment of utilities and depreciation costs, and a
46 pro rata cost of correctional officer supervision of
47 inmates.
48 Sec. 16. Section 904.809, subsection 2, Code
49 Supplement 1999, is amended by adding the following
50 new paragraph:

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1 NEW PARAGRAPH. c. Effective July 1, 2001, a
2 portion of moneys received pursuant to a lease
3 negotiated pursuant to the requirements of this
4 section shall be deposited in the general fund of the
5 state and that portion of the moneys received
6 representing the cost of building maintenance,
7 modification, and utilities as it relates to the lease
8 are deemed repayment receipts as defined in section
9 8.2.
10 Sec. 17. Section 904A.1, Code 1999, is amended to
11 read as follows:
12 904A.1 BOARD OF PAROLE.
13 The board of parole is created to consist of five
14 members. Each member, except the chairperson and the
15 vice chairperson, shall be compensated on a day-to-day
16 basis. Each member shall serve a term of four years
17 beginning and ending as provided by section 69.19,
18 except for members appointed to fill vacancies who
19 shall serve for the balance of the unexpired term.
20 The terms shall be staggered. The chairperson and
21 vice chairperson of the board shall be a full-time,
22 salaried member members of the board. A majority of
23 the members of the board constitutes a quorum to
24 transact business.
25 Sec. 18. NEW SECTION. 904A.4C VICE CHAIRPERSON
26 OF THE BOARD OF PAROLE.
27 The vice chairperson of the board of parole shall
28 be appointed from the membership of the board of
29 parole by the governor. The vice chairperson shall
30 serve at the pleasure of the governor and shall have
31 such responsibilities and duties as are determined by
32 the chairperson. The vice chairperson shall act as
33 the chairperson in the absence or disability of the
34 chairperson or in the event of a vacancy in that
35 office, until such time as a new chairperson is
36 appointed by the governor.
37 Sec. 19. Section 904A.6, Code 1999, is amended to
38 read as follows:
39 904A.6 SALARIES AND EXPENSES.
40 Each member, except the chairperson and the vice
41 chairperson, of the board shall be paid per diem as

42 determined by the general assembly. The chairperson
43 and vice chairperson of the board shall be paid a
44 salary as determined by the general assembly. Each
45 member of the board and all employees are entitled to
46 receive, in addition to their per diem or salary,
47 their necessary maintenance and travel expenses while
48 engaged in official business.
49 Sec. 20. 1998 Iowa Acts, chapter 1197, section 13,
50 is amended to read as follows:

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1 SEC. 13. EFFECTIVE DATES - REPEALS.
2 1. This division and Division I of this Act, being
3 deemed of immediate importance, take effect upon
4 enactment.
5 2. Division I of this Act is repealed June 30,
6 2000 2002.
7 3. Division II of this Act takes effect July 1,
8 2000 2002.
9 Sec. 21. PERSONS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION -
10 LIABILITY OF COUNTY AND STATE.
11 1. Notwithstanding any provision of section 222.60
12 to the contrary, all necessary and legal expenses for
13 the cost of admission or commitment, including
14 expenses incurred pursuant to section 812.5, or for
15 the treatment, training, instruction, care,
16 habilitation, support, and transportation of an
17 eligible person with mental retardation shall be paid
18 by the county in which such person has a legal
19 settlement as defined in section 252.16, or, if such
20 person has no legal settlement or when such settlement
21 is unknown, by the state. The provisions of section
22 222.60 not inconsistent with this section shall apply
23 to this section.
24 2. For purposes of this section, an "eligible
25 person with mental retardation" means a person with
26 mental retardation who has been charged with a
27 criminal offense and who is transferred or referred to
28 a state hospital-school or state hospital for any of
29 the following reasons:
30 a. A diagnosis or recommendation as part of the
31 pretrial or presentence procedure.
32 b. A determination of mental competency or,
33 pursuant to Iowa rule of criminal procedure 21, a
34 placement of a defendant.
35 c. A determination of competency to stand trial, a
36 determination of a defendant's dangerousness, or a
37 commitment as mentally incompetent to stand trial
38 pursuant to section 812.4.
39 d. A diagnosis, evaluation, or treatment for a
40 prisoner transferred from a county or city jail.

41 3. The single entry point process established by a
42 county under section 331.440 shall not apply to this
43 section and a court is not required to seek
44 authorization through the single entry point process
45 prior to transferring or referring an eligible person
46 with mental retardation to a state hospital-school or
47 state hospital for any reason described in subsection
48 2, paragraphs "a" through "d".
49 4. This section is repealed June 30, 2001.
50 Sec. 22. PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS - LIABILITY

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1 OF COUNTY AND STATE.
2 1. Notwithstanding any provision of section 230.1
3 to the contrary, the necessary and legal costs and
4 expenses attending the taking into custody, care,
5 investigation, admission, commitment, including civil
6 commitment pursuant to section 812.5, and support of
7 an eligible person with mental illness shall be paid
8 by a county in which such person has a legal
9 settlement; or, if such person has no legal settlement
10 in this state or the person's legal settlement is
11 unknown, by the state. The provisions of section
12 230.1 not inconsistent with this section shall apply
13 to this section.
14 2. For purposes of this section, an "eligible
15 person with mental illness" means a person with mental
16 illness who has been charged with a criminal offense
17 and who is transferred or referred to a state hospital
18 for any of the following reasons:
19 a. A psychosocial diagnosis or recommendation as
20 part of the pretrial or presentence procedure.
21 b. A determination of mental competency or,
22 pursuant to Iowa rule of criminal procedure 21, a
23 placement of a defendant.
24 c. A determination of competency to stand trial, a
25 determination of a defendant's dangerousness, or a
26 commitment as mentally incompetent to stand trial
27 pursuant to section 812.4.
28 d. A diagnosis, evaluation, or treatment for
29 mental illness for a prisoner transferred from a
30 county or city jail.
31 3. The single entry point process established by a
32 county under section 331.440 shall not apply to this
33 section and a court is not required to seek
34 authorization through the single entry point process
35 prior to transferring or referring an eligible person
36 with mental illness to a state hospital for any reason
37 described in subsection 2, paragraphs "a" through "d".
38 4. This section is repealed June 30, 2001.
39 Sec. 23. LEGISLATIVE STUDY - LIABILITY OF STATE

40 OR COUNTY - PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS OR MENTAL
41 RETARDATION. The legislative council of the Iowa
42 general assembly is requested to establish a
43 legislative interim study committee during the 2000
44 interim to review issues concerning whether the county
45 or state should be liable for the payment of costs and
46 expenses associated with the transferring and
47 referring of a person to a state hospital or state
48 hospital-school for mental illness or mental
49 retardation who has been charged with a criminal
50 offense. The committee shall consider proposals,

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1 including the mechanism established in sections 22 and
2 23 of this Act, for determining when the county or the
3 state should be liable and, if applicable, for
4 determining which county should be liable. The
5 legislative interim study committee should issue a
6 report to the general assembly by January 1, 2001,
7 concerning its findings and recommendations.
8 Sec. 24. EFFECTIVE DATE. Section 20 of this Act,
9 being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect
10 upon enactment."
11 2. Title page, by striking lines 1 through 5 and
12 inserting the following: "An Act relating to the
13 department of corrections and concerning the
14 establishment of reserve peace officers, the transfer
15 of patients to the Iowa medical and classification
16 center, the transcription and recording of testimony
17 in certain departmental investigations, inmate
18 accounts and work programs, the receipt and release of
19 certain records by the department, the use of force by
20 correctional or peace officers, the establishment of a
21 vice chairperson for the board of parole, the delayed
22 repeal of the sixth judicial district pilot project
23 concerning probation revocation hearings, requesting
24 an interim study, and providing an effective date."
25 3. By renumbering as necessary.

The motion lost and the House refused to concur in the Senate
amendment H-8806.

Unfinished Business Calendar

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent for the
immediate consideration of Senate File 2265 and Senate File 2276.


Senate File 2265, a bill for an act to provide an additional
sentence of parole or work release for certain persons who commit the
crime of lascivious acts with a child, with report of committee
recommending passage, was taken up for consideration.

Jager of Black Hawk 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?" (S.F. 2265)

The ayes were, 94:
Alons Arnold Barry Baudler
Bell Blodgett Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst
Bukta Carroll Cataldo Chiodo
Cohoon Connors Cormack Davis
Dix Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler
Drake Drees Eddie Foege
Ford Frevert Gipp Greimann
Greiner Hahn Hansen Heaton
Hoffman Holmes Holveck Horbach
Houser Huseman Huser Jacobs
Jager Jochum Johnson Kettering
Klemme Kreiman Kuhn Larkin
Larson Lord Martin Mascher
May Mertz Metcalf Millage
Mundie Murphy Myers Nelson-Forbes
O'Brien Osterhaus Parmenter Raecker
Rants Rayhons Reynolds Richardson
Scherrman Shey Shoultz Stevens
Sukup Sunderbruch Taylor, D. Taylor, T.
Teig Thomas Thomson Tyrrell
Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen Warnstadt Weidman
Weigel Welter Whitead Wise
Witt Mr. Speaker
Siegrist

 


The nays were, 2:
Garman

 


Absent or not voting, 4:
Falck Grundberg Jenkins Schrader

 


The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

Sukup of Franklin in the chair at 11:05 a.m.

Senate File 2276, a bill for an act relating to the application of
earned time credits against a criminal sentence and providing an
effective date, with report of committee recommending amendment
and passage, was taken up for consideration.

Shey of Linn asked and received unanimous consent to withdraw
amendment H-8421 filed by the committee on judiciary on March 20,
2000, placing amendment H-9070 filed by Larson, et al., on April 24,
2000, out of order.

Shey of Linn 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?" (S.F. 2276)

The ayes were, 79:
Arnold Baudler Blodgett Boal
Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst Bukta
Carroll Cataldo Chiodo Cohoon
Connors Cormack Davis Dix
Dolecheck Drake Eddie Foege
Frevert Gipp Greiner Grundberg
Hahn Hansen Hoffman Holmes
Holveck Horbach Houser Huseman
Jacobs Jager Jenkins Jochum
Johnson Kettering Klemme Kreiman
Kuhn Larkin Larson Lord
Martin May Mertz Metcalf
Millage Mundie Murphy Myers
Osterhaus Parmenter Raecker Rants
Rayhons Reynolds Richardson Scherrman
Schrader Shey Shoultz Stevens
Sunderbruch Taylor, D. Teig Thomas
Thomson Tyrrell Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen
Warnstadt Weidman Welter Whitead
Wise Witt Sukup,
Presiding

 


The nays were, 19:
Alons Boddicker Boggess Doderer
Dotzler Drees Falck Fallon
Ford Garman Greimann Heaton
Huser Mascher Nelson-Forbes O'Brien
Siegrist, Spkr. Taylor, T. Weigel

 


Absent or not voting, 2:
Bell

 


The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

IMMEDIATE MESSAGES

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent that
the following bills be immediately messaged to the Senate: House
File 2519 and Senate Files 2265 and 2276.

HOUSE RECEDED

Van Fossen of Scott called up for consideration House File 2562,
a bill for an act relating to the treatment for sales and use tax
purposes of sales where the substance of the transactions is delivered
by electromagnetic waves, digitally, or by way of cable or fiber optics,
the exemption from the sales and use taxes of the furnishing, sale, or
rental of information services, providing of refunds, and including an
effective and retroactive applicability date provision, amended by the
House and moved that the House recede from its amendment.

The motion prevailed and the House receded.

Van Fossen of Scott 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. 2562)

The ayes were, 90:
Alons Arnold Barry Baudler
Bell Blodgett Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst
Bukta Carroll Cataldo Chiodo
Cohoon Connors Cormack Davis
Dix Doderer Dolecheck Drake
Eddie Falck Foege Ford
Frevert Garman Gipp Greiner
Grundberg Hahn Hansen Hoffman
Holmes Holveck Horbach Houser
Huseman Huser Jacobs Jager
Jenkins Jochum Johnson Kettering
Klemme Kreiman Kuhn Larkin
Larson Lord Martin Mascher
May Metcalf Millage Mundie
Murphy Myers Nelson-Forbes Osterhaus
Raecker Rants Rayhons Scherrman
Schrader Shey Shoultz Siegrist, Spkr.
Stevens Sunderbruch Taylor, D. Taylor, T.
Teig Thomas Thomson Tyrrell
Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen Warnstadt Weidman
Weigel Welter Whitead Wise
Witt Sukup,
Presiding

 


The nays were, 9:
Dotzler Drees Fallon Greimann
Mertz O'Brien Parmenter Reynolds
Richardson

 


Absent or not voting, 1:
Heaton

 


The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

IMMEDIATE MESSAGE

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent to
immediately message House File 2562 to the Senate.

MOTION TO RECONSIDER PREVAILED

Gipp of Winneshiek called up for consideration the motion to
reconsider Senate File 2453 filed on April 25, 2000, and moved to
reconsider the vote by which Senate File 2453, a bill for an act
relating to and making appropriations from the rebuild Iowa
infrastructure fund to state departments and agencies, including the
department for the blind, the department of corrections, the depart-
ment of cultural affairs, the department of economic development, the
department of general services, the judicial branch, the department of
public safety, the state board of regents, the state department of
transportation, the office of treasurer of state, and the commission of

veterans affairs, creating an environment first fund and making
appropriations from that fund for environmental purposes, making
related Code language changes, providing for contingent effective-
ness, and providing effective dates, passed the House and was placed
on its last reading on April 24, 2000.

A non-record roll call was requested.

The ayes were 74, nays 2.

The motion prevailed and the House reconsidered Senate File
2453.

Speaker Siegrist in the chair at 11:35 a.m.

Gipp of Winneshiek offered the following amendment H-9102 filed
by him from the floor and moved its adoption:

H-9102

1 Amend Senate File 2453, as amended, passed, and
2 reprinted by the Senate, as follows:
3 1. Page 3, by striking lines 24 through 28 and
4 inserting the following:
5 "2. For facility utilization review services
6 including a program statement, site recommendations,
7 schematic designs, and other design development for
8 additional facilities which will meet laboratory,
9 office, and other facility needs of state agencies,
10 including but not limited to interim or long-term
11 leasing and relocation needs related to such projects,
12 notwithstanding section 8.57, subsection 5, paragraph
13 "c":
14 $ 3,200,000
15 3. For routine maintenance of state buildings and
16 facilities under the purview of the department,
17 notwithstanding section 8.57, subsection 5, paragraph
18 "c":
19 $ 2,000,000
20 The department shall quarterly file a report with
21 the legislative fiscal bureau detailing the use and
22 disposition of funds appropriated in this subsection."
23 2. By striking page 4, line 10, through page 5,
24 line 4.
25 3. Page 5, by striking line 33 and inserting the
26 following:
27 " $ 10,300,000"

28 4. Page 7, by inserting after line 4 the
29 following:
30 "Sec. ___. 1999 Iowa Acts, chapter 204, section 6,
31 unnumbered paragraph 2, is amended to read as follows:
32 For planning, design, and construction of a new
33 judicial building:
34 FY 1999-2000 $ 10,000,000
35 FY 2000-2001 $ 10,000,000
36 8,000,000"
37 5. By numbering, renumbering, and correcting internal
38 references as necessary.

Amendment H-9102 was adopted, placing amendment H-9046,
previously adopted and found on page 1757 of the House Journal, out
of order.

Gipp of Winneshiek 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?" (S.F. 2453)

The ayes were, 95:
Alons Arnold Barry Baudler
Bell Blodgett Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst
Bukta Carroll Cataldo Chiodo
Cohoon Connors Cormack Davis
Dix Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler
Drake Eddie Falck Foege
Ford Frevert Garman Gipp
Greimann Greiner Grundberg Hahn
Hansen Heaton Hoffman Holmes
Holveck Horbach Houser Huseman
Huser Jacobs Jager Jenkins
Jochum Johnson Kettering Klemme
Kreiman Kuhn Larkin Lord
Martin Mascher May Mertz
Metcalf Mundie Murphy Myers
Nelson-Forbes O'Brien Osterhaus Parmenter
Raecker Rants Rayhons Reynolds
Richardson Scherrman Schrader Shey
Shoultz Stevens Sukup Sunderbruch
Taylor, D. Taylor, T. Teig Thomas
Thomson Tyrrell Van Engelenhoven Warnstadt
Weidman Weigel Welter Whitead
Wise Witt Mr. Speaker
Siegrist
The nays were, 5:

 

Drees
Fallon Larson Millage

Van Fossen

 


Absent or not voting, none.

The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

PRESENTATION TO RETIRING MEMBERS AND LEADERS

Carroll of Poweshiek and Connors of Polk invited to the well of the
House for special recognition, members of the House who will be
retiring or are candidates for the Iowa Senate. Plaques were
presented to the following members:

Gary B. Blodgett, District 19 1993 - 2000
Minnette Doderer, District 45 1977 - 2000
James H. Drees, District 80 1995 - 2000
Sandra H. Greiner, District 96 1993 - 2000
Danny Holmes, District 40 1997 - 2000
Jack Holveck, District 72 1983 - 2000
David G. Lord, District 77 1995 - 2000
Mona L. Martin, District 43 1993 - 2000
Norman Mundie, District 14 1993 - 2000
Roger Thomas, District 32 1997 - 2000
Rosemary R. Thomson, District 51 1995 - 2000
Keith W. Weigel, District 30 1993 - 2000
Jerry Welter, District 56 1993 - 2000

House Speaker Brent Siegrist, Majority Leader Christopher Rants
and Minority Leader David Schrader were invited to the Speaker's
station for a special presentation.

Carroll of Poweshiek and Connors of Polk, on behalf of the House
presented plaques to each leader in appreciation of his service and
dedication to the Iowa House of Representatives during the Seventy-
eighth General Assembly.

The House rose and expressed its appreciation.


On motion by Rants of Woodbury, the House was recessed at 11:55
a.m., until 1:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON SESSION

The House reconvened at 1:28 p.m., Speaker Siegrist in the chair.

QUORUM CALL

A non-record roll call was requested to determine that a quorum
was present. The vote revealed fifty-two members present, forty-
eight absent.

SENATE AMENDMENT CONSIDERED

Jager of Black Hawk called up for consideration House File 2560,
a bill for an act providing an individual and corporate income tax
credit for the rehabilitation of certain eligible commercial and resi-
dential property and barns, an alternative method for computing the
individual and corporate income tax credit for increasing research
and development, an assistive device tax credit under the individual
and corporate taxes for assisting persons with a disability in the
workplace, and an increase in the deduction for pension and retire-
ment income for income tax purposes, and including applicability
dates, amended by the Senate amendment H-9094 as follows:

H-9094

1 Amend House File 2560, as amended, passed, and
2 reprinted by the House, as follows:
3 1. Page 4, line 27, by inserting after the word
4 "credit" the following: ", subject to the
5 availability of the credit,".
6 2. Page 4, by striking lines 31 and 32 and
7 inserting the following: "credits in excess of tax
8 liabilities shall be refunded as provided in section
9 404A.4, subsection 3."
10 3. Page 5, by striking lines 28 through 31 and
11 inserting the following: "the project completion
12 date.
13 For purposes of this chapter, qualified
14 rehabilitation costs include amounts if they are
15 properly includable in computing the basis for tax
16 purposes of the eligible property. Amounts treated as
17 an expense and deducted in the tax year in which they

18 are paid or incurred and amounts that are otherwise
19 not added to the basis for tax purposes of the
20 eligible property are not qualified rehabilitation
21 costs. Amounts incurred for architectural and
22 engineering fees, site survey fees, legal expenses,
23 insurance premiums, development fees, and other
24 construction-related costs are qualified
25 rehabilitation costs to the extent they are added to
26 the basis for tax purposes of the eligible property.
27 Costs of sidewalks, parking lots, and landscaping do
28 not constitute qualified rehabilitation costs."
29 4. Page 6, line 14, by striking the word "sixty"
30 and inserting the following "one hundred twenty".
31 5. Page 6, line 16, by striking the word "sixty-
32 day" and inserting the following: "one hundred
33 twenty-day".
34 6. Page 7, line 2, by striking the word
35 "TRANSFER" and inserting the following: "REFUND".
36 7. Page 7, by striking line 11 and inserting the
37 following: "department of economic development, in
38 consultation with the state historical preservation
39 office, shall issue a property".
40 8. Page 7, line 15, by inserting after the word
41 "credit," the following: "and".
42 9. Page 7, by striking lines 16 through 30 and
43 inserting the following: "information required by the
44 department of revenue and finance.
45 3. A person receiving a property rehabilitation
46 tax credit under this chapter which is in excess of
47 the person's tax liability for the tax year is
48 entitled to a refund of the excess at a discounted
49 value. The discounted value of the tax credit refund,
50 as calculated by the department of economic

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1 development, in consultation with the department of
2 revenue and finance, shall be determined based on the
3 discounted value of the tax credit five years after
4 the tax year of the project completion at an interest
5 rate equivalent to the prime rate plus two percent.
6 The refunded tax credit shall not exceed seventy-five
7 percent of the allowable tax credit.
8 4. The total amount of tax credits that may be
9 approved for a fiscal year under this chapter shall
10 not exceed two million four hundred thousand dollars.
11 Tax credit certificates shall be issued on the basis
12 of the earliest awarding of certifications of
13 completion as provided in subsection 1. The
14 departments of economic development and revenue and
15 finance shall each adopt rules to jointly administer
16 this subsection and shall provide by rule for the

17 method to be used to determine for which fiscal year
18 the tax credits are approved."
19 10. Page 7, line 33, by inserting after the word
20 "affairs" the following: ", in consultation with the
21 department of economic development,".
22 11. Page 8, line 7, by inserting after the word
23 "unused" the following: "and eligible for refund".
24 12. Page 11, line 9, by striking the word "is"
25 and inserting the following: "shall be refunded as
26 provided in section 404A.4, subsection 3."
27 13. Page 11, by striking lines 10 and 11.
28 14. Page 11, by striking lines 19 through 23.
29 15. Page 12, line 21, by striking the figure "9"
30 and inserting the following: "8A".
31 16. Page 16, line 4, by striking the figure
32 "422.11D" and inserting the following: "422.11E".
33 17. Page 17, by striking lines 9 through 15 and
34 inserting the following: "tax liability shall be
35 refunded as provided in section 404A.4, subsection 3."
36 18. Page 17, by inserting after line 17 the
37 following:
38 "Sec. 100. Section 427.1, Code Supplement 1999, is
39 amended by adding the following new subsection:
40 NEW SUBSECTION. 31. BARN PRESERVATION. The
41 increase in assessed value added to a farm structure
42 constructed prior to 1937 as a result of improvements
43 made to the farm structure for purposes of preserving
44 the integrity of the internal and external features of
45 the structure as a barn is exempt from taxation. To
46 be eligible for the exemption, the structure must have
47 been first placed in service as a barn prior to 1937.
48 The exemption shall apply to the assessment year
49 beginning after the completion of the improvements to
50 preserve the structure as a barn.

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1 For purposes of this subsection, "barn" means an
2 agricultural structure, in whatever shape or design,
3 which is used for the storage of farm products or feed
4 or for the housing of farm animals, poultry, or farm
5 equipment.
6 Application for this exemption shall be filed with
7 the assessing authority not later than February 1 of
8 the first year for which the exemption is requested,
9 on forms provided by the department of revenue and
10 finance. The application shall describe and locate
11 the specific structure for which the added value is
12 requested to be exempt.
13 Once the exemption is granted, the exemption shall
14 continue to be granted for subsequent assessment years
15 without further filing of applications as long as the

16 structure continues to be used as a barn. The
17 taxpayer shall notify the assessing authority when the
18 structure ceases to be used as a barn.
19 Sec. ___. Section 25B.7 does not apply to the
20 exemption granted pursuant to section 100 of this
21 Act."
22 19. Page 17, by inserting before line 18 the
23 following:
24 "Sec. 200. Section 427.1, Code Supplement 1999, is
25 amended by adding the following new subsection:
26 NEW SUBSECTION. 32. ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE
27 PRESERVATION. The increase in assessed value added to
28 a one-room schoolhouse as a result of improvements
29 made to the structure for purposes of preserving the
30 integrity of the internal and external features of the
31 structure as a one-room schoolhouse is exempt from
32 taxation. The exemption shall apply to the assessment
33 year beginning after the completion of the
34 improvements to preserve the structure as a one-room
35 schoolhouse.
36 Application for this exemption shall be filed with
37 the assessing authority not later than February 1 of
38 the first year for which the exemption is requested,
39 on forms provided by the department of revenue and
40 finance. The application shall describe and locate
41 the specific one-room schoolhouse for which the added
42 value is requested to be exempt.
43 Once the exemption is granted, the exemption shall
44 continue to be granted for subsequent assessment years
45 without further filing of applications as long as the
46 structure is not used for dwelling purposes and the
47 structure is preserved as a one-room schoolhouse. The
48 taxpayer shall notify the assessing authority when the
49 structure ceases to be eligible. The exemption in
50 this subsection applies even though the one-room

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1 schoolhouse is no longer used for instructional
2 purposes.
3 Sec. ___. Section 25B.7 does not apply to the
4 exemption granted pursuant to section 200 of this
5 Act."
6 20. Title page, line 9, by inserting after the
7 word "purposes" the following: "and a property tax
8 exemption for increasing the value of certain barns as
9 a result of the rehabilitation of the barns,".
10 21. Title page, line 9, by inserting after the
11 word "purposes" the following: "and a property tax
12 exemption for increasing the value of one-room
13 schoolhouses as a result of the rehabilitation of the
14 one-room schoolhouses,".

15 22. By renumbering, relettering, or redesignating
16 and correcting internal references as necessary.

Jager of Black Hawk asked and received unanimous consent to
withdraw amendment H-9096, to the Senate amendment H-9094,
filed by him on April 25, 2000.

Jager of Black Hawk offered the following amendment H-9104, to
the Senate amendment H-9094, filed by him from the floor and moved
its adoption:

H-9104

1 Amend the Senate amendment, H-9094, to House File
2 2560, as amended, passed, and reprinted by the House,
3 as follows:
4 1. Page 1, line 30, by striking the words "one
5 hundred twenty" and inserting the following:
6 "ninety".
7 2. Page 1, lines 32 and 33, by striking the words
8 "one hundred twenty-day" and inserting the following:
9 "ninety-day".
10 3. Page 1, by striking lines 36 through 39 and
11 inserting the following:
12 " . Page 7, line 11, by inserting after the
13 word "office" the following: ", in consultation with
14 the department of economic development,"."
15 4. Page 4, by inserting after line 5 the
16 following:
17 " . Page 17, by inserting before line 18 the
18 following:
19 "Sec. . The legislative council is requested to
20 establish an interim study committee to review the
21 benefits of allowing state tax credits to be
22 transferable. In reviewing the transferability of
23 state tax credits, the study committee shall analyze
24 the benefits to the transferor, the transferee, and to
25 the state, the administrative costs involved, the
26 conditions under which transferability should be
27 allowed, and the restrictions that should be placed on
28 transferability, if any. The study committee's report
29 along with its recommendations shall be filed with the
30 legislative council by January 1, 2001.""

Amendment H-9104 was adopted.

Warnstadt of Woodbury offered the following amendment H-9095,
to the Senate amendment H-9094, filed by him and Whitead of
Woodbury and moved its adoption:

H-9095

1 Amend the Senate amendment H-9094 to House File
2 2560, as amended, passed, and reprinted by the House,
3 as follows:
4 1. Page 4, by inserting after line 5 the
5 following:
6 " ___. Page 17, by striking lines 19 through 21 and
7 inserting the following: "in this Act, applies to
8 qualified rehabilitation costs incurred on or after
9 July 1, 2000." "

Amendment H-9095 was adopted.

Gipp of Winneshiek in the chair at 1:50 p.m.

On motion by Jager of Black Hawk the House concurred in the
Senate amendment H-9094, as amended.

Jager of Black Hawk moved that the bill, as amended by the
Senate, further amended and concurred in by the House, 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. 2560)

The ayes were, 98:
Alons Arnold Barry Bell
Blodgett Boal Boddicker Boggess
Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst Bukta
Carroll Cataldo Chiodo Cohoon
Connors Cormack Davis Dix
Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler Drake
Drees Eddie Falck Fallon
Foege Ford Frevert Garman
Greimann Greiner Grundberg Hahn
Hansen Heaton Holmes Holveck
Horbach Houser Huseman Huser
Jacobs Jager Jenkins Jochum
Johnson Kettering Klemme Kreiman
Kuhn Larkin Larson Lord
Martin Mascher May Mertz
Metcalf Millage Mundie Murphy
Myers Nelson-Forbes O'Brien Osterhaus
Parmenter Raecker Rants Rayhons
Reynolds Richardson Scherrman Schrader
Shey Shoultz Siegrist, Spkr. Stevens
Sukup Sunderbruch Taylor, D. Taylor, T.
Teig Thomas Thomson Tyrrell
Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen Warnstadt Weidman
Weigel Welter Whitead Wise
Witt Gipp,
Presiding

 


The nays were, none.

Absent or not voting, 2:
Hoffman

 


The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title, as amended, was agreed to.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following message was received from the Senate:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Senate has on
April 26, 2000, amended and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the
House is asked:

House File 2549, a bill for an act relating to the funding of, operation of, and
appropriation of moneys to the college student aid commission, the department of
cultural affairs, the department of education, and the state board of regents, providing
related statutory changes, and providing for retroactive applicability and effective
dates.

MICHAEL E. MARSHALL, Secretary

IMMEDIATE MESSAGES

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent that
the following bills be immediately messaged to the Senate: House
File 2560 and Senate File 2453.

CONSIDERATION OF BILL
Appropriations Calendar

House File 2571, a bill for an act relating to state government
technology and operations, by making and relating to appropriations
to the Iowa communications network for the support of certain Part
III users, making appropriations to various entities for other
technology-related purposes, providing for the procurement of infor-

mation technology, providing for the use of the network, and pro-
viding an effective date, was taken up for consideration.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Murphy of Dubuque announced to the House that the Honorable
John Connors, state representative from Polk County, will be
inducted into the National Golden Gloves Hall of Fame.

The House rose and expressed its congratulations.

The House resumed consideration of House File 2571.

Dix of Butler offered the following amendment H-8917 filed by him
and moved its adoption:

H-8917

1 Amend House File 2571 as follows:
2 1. Page 1, by inserting after line 27 the
3 following:
4 " . Notwithstanding section 8.57, subsection 5,
5 paragraph "c", there is appropriated from the rebuild
6 Iowa infrastructure fund to the Iowa
7 telecommunications and technology commission for the
8 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, and ending June
9 30, 2001, the following amount, or so much thereof as
10 is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated:
11 To be used solely for maintenance and lease costs
12 associated with Part III connections:
13 $ 2,727,004"
14 2. By striking page 5, line 3, through page 7,
15 line 12, and inserting the following:
16 "a. To the division of information technology
17 services of the department of general services for
18 IowAccess:
19 $ 300,000
20 b. To the process project office of the division
21 of information technology services of the department
22 of general services:
23 $ 250,000
24 c. To the department of human services for
25 electronic data collection, management, and reporting
26 associated with the temporary assistance for needy
27 families (TANF) welfare reform program:
28 $ 760,384
29 d. To the department of human services for
30 continuing the child support recovery unit system:

31 $ 297,024
32 e. To the department of workforce development for
33 developing an integrated information system:
34 $ 639,000
35 f. To the department of corrections for a
36 corrections offender network:
37 $ 655,141
38 g. To the department of workforce development for
39 developing a resource house:
40 $ 500,000
41 h. To the department of agriculture and land
42 stewardship for participation in the field automation
43 and information management system (FAIM):
44 $ 132,600
45 i. To the division of information technology
46 services of the department of general services for a
47 data warehouse for the division of criminal and
48 juvenile justice planning of the department of human
49 rights:
50 $ 608,390

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1 Of the amount allocated in this paragraph "i",
2 $60,000 shall be allocated for the support of one
3 full-time equivalent position in the division of
4 criminal and juvenile justice planning of the
5 department of human rights to be associated with the
6 data warehouse.
7 j. To the department of agriculture and land
8 stewardship for gasoline measurement testing
9 equipment:
10 $ 100,000
11 k. To the department of human services for an
12 electronic benefits transfer system:
13 $ 180,000
14 l. To the Iowa telecommunications and technology
15 commission for continued buildout of asynchronous
16 transfer mode technology for the network:
17 $ 7,000,000
18 m. To the public broadcasting division of the
19 department of education for the conversion to digital
20 television broadcasts:
21 $ 7,000,000
22 Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys allocated to
23 the public broadcasting division of the department of
24 education in this paragraph "m" which remain
25 unobligated or unexpended at the close of the fiscal
26 year shall not revert but shall remain available for
27 the purpose designated in this paragraph "m" for the
28 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001, and ending June
29 30, 2002.

30 n. To the department of human services for an
31 electronic data warehouse:
32 $ 1,681,520
33 o. To the department of cultural affairs for the
34 costs of establishing an Iowa communications network
35 room in the state historical building:
36 $ 185,799
37 p. To the department of education for electronic
38 data interchange:
39 $ 500,000
40 q. To the division of information technology
41 services of the department of general services for
42 developing and implementing an electronic professional
43 license renewal system:
44 $ 1,000,000
45 r. To the secretary of state for developing and
46 implementing an electronic filing system for corporate
47 information and UCC information:
48 $ 750,000
49 s. To the Iowa department of public health for
50 developing and implementing an electronic system for

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1 vital records:
2 $ 500,000
3 t. To the state department of transportation for
4 developing and implementing an on-line vehicle
5 registration system:
6 $ 2,000,000
7 u. To the department of revenue and finance for telefiling
8 of tax returns:
9 $ 2,000,000
10 v. To the department of natural resources for
11 developing and implementing an on-line system for
12 issuing environmental permits:
13 $ 1,000,000
14 w. To the state department of transportation for
15 developing and implementing an on-line driver's
16 license renewal system:
17 $ 1,250,000"
18 3. By renumbering as necessary.

Amendment H-8917 was adopted.

SENATE FILE 2433 SUBSTITUTED FOR HOUSE FILE 2571

Dix of Butler asked and received unanimous consent to substitute
Senate File 2433 for House File 2571.


Senate File 2433, a bill for an act relating to state government
technology and operations, by making and relating to appropriations
to the Iowa communications network for the support of certain Part
III users, making appropriations to various entities for other
technology-related purposes, providing for the procurement of
information technology, providing for the use of the network, and
providing an effective date, was taken up for consideration.

Falck of Fayette asked and received unanimous consent to
withdraw amendment H-8847 filed by him on April 11, 2000.

Dix of Butler offered amendment H-9097 filed by him as follows:

H-9097

1 Amend Senate File 2433, as passed by the Senate, as
2 follows:
3 1. Page 1, line 26, by striking the figure
4 "2,981,920" and inserting the following: "3,181,920".
5 2. Page 4, line 16, by striking the figure
6 "3,563,943" and inserting the following: "4,563,943".
7 3. Page 4, by inserting after line 17 the
8 following:
9 "The division of information technology services
10 shall not increase any fees or charges to other state
11 agencies for services provided to such state agencies
12 by the division, unless such increase in fees or
13 charges is first submitted to, and approved by, the
14 department of management. It is the intent of the
15 general assembly that the division not increase fees
16 for the purpose of generating revenue to offset the
17 difference in the amount of the appropriation
18 contained in this section and the amount of the
19 appropriation initially requested for the division by
20 the department of general services."
21 4. Page 5, line 3, by inserting after the word
22 "paragraph," the following: "if revenue received by
23 the state for deposit in the general fund of the state
24 does not exceed the most recent estimate of the
25 revenue estimating conference created in section 8.22A
26 by at least $7,500,000 for the fiscal year beginning
27 July 1, 1999, and ending June 30, 2000,".
28 5. By striking page 5, line 13, through page 8,
29 line 3, and inserting the following:
30 "a. The first $1,500,000 shall be allocated to the
31 department of education for purposes of making
32 technology available to students of accredited
33 nonpublic schools in accordance with section 201 of
34 this Act.

35 b. The next $1,000,000 shall be allocated to the
36 university of northern Iowa for developing a twenty-
37 first century learning initiative. The university of
38 northern Iowa shall consult with the division of
39 information technology services of the department of
40 general services and the department of education in
41 developing this initiative.
42 c. The next $3,500,000 shall be allocated to the
43 Iowa telecommunications and technology commission for
44 continued buildout of asynchronous transfer mode
45 technology for the network.
46 d. The next $21,000,000 shall be allocated to the
47 division of information technology services of the
48 department of general services only for the projects
49 designated in this paragraph as follows:
50 (1) A process project office for the division of

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1 information technology services of the department of
2 general services.
3 (2) An electronic data collection, management, and
4 reporting associated with the temporary assistance for
5 needy families (TANF) welfare reform program of the
6 department of human services.
7 (3) A child support recovery unit system for the
8 department of human services.
9 (4) A corrections offender network for the
10 department of corrections.
11 (5) The development of a resource house for the
12 department of workforce development.
13 (6) A data warehouse for the division of criminal
14 and juvenile justice planning of the department of
15 human rights.
16 (7) Participation in the field automation and
17 information management system (FAIM) by the department
18 of agriculture and land stewardship.
19 (8) Gasoline measurement testing equipment for the
20 department of agriculture and land stewardship.
21 (9) An electronic benefits transfer system for the
22 department of human services.
23 (10) An electronic database directory of all
24 health care and support services available to senior
25 citizens for the department of elder affairs, as
26 required under the senior living program Act, as
27 enacted in Senate File 2193, and for other costs
28 associated with the implementation of that program.
29 (11) The costs associated with filings under the
30 Uniform Commercial Code if House File 2513 is enacted
31 and incurred by the secretary of state.
32 (12) The conversion to digital television
33 broadcasts by the public broadcasting division of the

34 department of education.
35 (13) The continued buildout of asynchronous
36 transfer mode technology for the Iowa communications
37 network by the Iowa telecommunications and technology
38 commission.
39 (14) An integrated institutional computer system
40 for the veterans home of the department of veterans
41 affairs.
42 (15) The development of budget system programs of
43 township trustees as determined by the department of
44 management.
45 (16) An electronic data warehouse for the
46 department of human services.
47 (17) Establishment of an Iowa communications
48 network room in the state historical building for the
49 department of cultural affairs.
50 (18) An electronic data interchange for the

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1 department of education.
2 (19) The development and implementation of an
3 electronic professional license renewal system for the
4 division of information technology services of the
5 department of general services.
6 (20) The development and implementation of an
7 electronic system for vital records for the Iowa
8 department of public health.
9 (21) The telefiling of tax returns for the
10 department of revenue and finance.
11 (22) The development and implementation of an on-
12 line system for issuing environmental permits for the
13 department of natural resources.
14 (23) Reengineering projects for the division of
15 information technology services of the department of
16 general services."
17 6. By striking page 8, line 35, through page 9,
18 line 1 and inserting the following: "section 321A.3,
19 subsection 1, shall be transferred to".
20 7. Page 9, by striking lines 9 through 12.
21 8. Page 12, by inserting after line 28 the
22 following:
23 "Sec. 101. Section 455G.3, subsection 3, paragraph
24 e, Code Supplement 1999, is amended by striking the
25 paragraph.
26 Sec. 102. Section 455G.6, subsection 17, Code
27 Supplement 1999, is amended by striking the
28 subsection.
29 Sec. 103. Section 455G.9, subsection 1, Code
30 Supplement 1999, is amended by adding the following
31 new paragraph:
32 NEW PARAGRAPH. k. Corrective action for a

33 condition caused by a release from an underground
34 storage tank located on a site for which the
35 department, after January 31, 1997, has issued a no
36 further action certificate under section 455B.474. As
37 a condition of receiving benefits under this
38 paragraph, the department must determine that the
39 condition necessitating the corrective action was not
40 a result of a release that occurred after the issuance
41 of the no further action certificate, and that the
42 site qualified for remedial benefits under this
43 section prior to the issuance of the no further action
44 certificate."
45 9. Page 16, by inserting after line 9, the
46 following:
47 "Sec. 104. Section 455G.22, Code 1999, is
48 repealed.
49 Sec. 105. Notwithstanding section 455G.22,
50 unencumbered and unobligated moneys remaining in the

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1 no further action fund on the effective date of this
2 section shall be transferred to the pooled technology
3 account established in section 5 of this Act."
4 10. Page 16, by inserting after line 9 the
5 following:
6 " ___. Section 14B.102, subsection 2, paragraph d,
7 as enacted by 2000 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2395, is
8 amended to read as follows:
9 d. Developing and implementing recommended
10 Implementing standards for information technology,
11 including but not limited to system design and systems
12 integration and interoperability, as developed by the
13 council pursuant to section 14B.107, which when
14 implemented shall apply to all participating agencies
15 except as otherwise provided in this chapter. The
16 department shall implement information technology
17 standards as established pursuant to this chapter
18 which are applicable to information technology
19 procurements for participating agencies.
20 ___. Section 14B.104, subsection 2, paragraph b,
21 as enacted by 2000 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2395, is
22 amended to read as follows:
23 b. Develop recommended standards for consideration
24 with respect to the procurement of information
25 technology by all participating agencies as provided
26 in section 14B.107.
27 ___. Section 14B.107, as enacted by 2000 Iowa
28 Acts, Senate File 2395, is amended to read as follows:
29 14B.107 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS.
30 The information technology council shall develop
31 recommended standards for consideration with respect

32 to the procurement of information technology by all
33 participating agencies. It is the intent of the
34 general assembly that information technology standards
35 be established for the purpose of guiding such
36 procurements. Such standards, unless waived by the
37 council, shall apply to all information technology
38 procurements for participating agencies.
39 Standards adopted pursuant to this section shall
40 apply to existing information technology in use by
41 participating agencies on the effective date of this
42 Act. A participating agency, by no later than June
43 30, 2002, shall seek to procure information technology
44 to replace existing information technology which does
45 not meet the standards adopted by the council, unless
46 a waiver is procured with respect to such information
47 technology pursuant to section 14B.104.
48 The office of the governor or the office of an
49 elective constitutional or statutory officer shall
50 consult with the department prior to procuring

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1 information technology and consider the standards
2 recommended by the council, and provide a written
3 report to the department relating to the office's
4 decision regarding such acquisitions.
5 Sec. 201. TECHNOLOGY SERVICES FOR ACCREDITED
6 NONPUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
7 1. Technology adopted and purchased by a school
8 district shall, to the extent funds are appropriated
9 by the general assembly, be made available to students
10 of accredited nonpublic schools located within the
11 boundaries of the school district upon the written
12 request of the authorities in charge of the accredited
13 nonpublic school on behalf of the school's students as
14 provided in this section.
15 2. Funds appropriated for purposes of this section
16 shall be allocated to school districts for the
17 purchase of technology for accredited nonpublic
18 schools as provided in this section, subject to the
19 restrictions of section 295.4, subsection 1. The
20 department of education shall ascertain a maximum
21 annual amount the school district shall be required to
22 use for the purchase of technology for participating
23 accredited nonpublic schools. The amount shall be in
24 the proportion that the basic enrollment of a
25 participating accredited nonpublic school bears to the
26 sum of the basic enrollments of all participating
27 accredited nonpublic schools in the state for the
28 budget year. A participating accredited nonpublic
29 school shall certify its actual enrollment to the
30 department of education by October 1, 2000. By

31 October 15, 2000, the department of education shall
32 notify the board of directors of each school district
33 of the maximum amount of its allocation that shall be
34 made available for purchasing nonsectarian,
35 nonreligious technology for each of the participating
36 accredited nonpublic schools located within the school
37 district in accordance with this section. For
38 purposes of this section only, an accredited nonpublic
39 school's enrollment count shall include only students
40 who are residents of Iowa.
41 3. The costs of providing technology to
42 participating accredited nonpublic schools as provided
43 in this section shall not be included in the
44 computation of district cost under chapter 257, but
45 shall be shown in the budget as an expense from
46 miscellaneous income. Technology expenditures made in
47 accordance with this section shall be kept on file in
48 the school district."
49 11. Page 16, by inserting after line 28 the
50 following:

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1 "Sec. ___. DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT
2 RECOMMENDATIONS. The department of management shall
3 develop written recommendations to be delivered to the
4 general assembly by no later than the start of the
5 2001 regular legislative session with respect to both
6 of the following:
7 1. Resolution of the overbilling of the federal
8 government for certain services provided by the state
9 to the federal government, and as a result of which
10 the federal government is seeking reimbursement.
11 2. The manner in which the state's three data
12 centers should be managed."
13 12. Page 16, line 29, by inserting after the
14 figure "5," the following: "101, 102, 103,".
15 13. Page 16, line 30, by striking the word and
16 figure "and 17" and inserting the following: "17,
17 104, and 105".
18 14. By renumbering as necessary.

Metcalf of Polk offered amendment H-9099, to amendment
H-9097, filed by her from the floor as follows:

H-9099

1 Amend the amendment, H-9097, to Senate File 2433,
2 as passed by the Senate, as follows:
3 1. Page 1, by striking lines 30 through 35, and
4 inserting the following:

5 " "a. The first $1,000,000 shall be allocated to
6 the".
7 2. Page 5, by striking lines 4 through 48 and
8 inserting the following: "decision regarding such
9 acquisitions." "
10 3. By renumbering, relettering, and correcting
11 internal references as necessary.

The House stood at ease at 2:55 p.m., until the fall of the gavel.

The House resumed session, and consideration of Senate File 2433
with amendment H-9099, at 3:42 p.m., Speaker Siegrist in the chair.

Carroll of Poweshiek in the chair at 3:50 p.m.

Metcalf of Polk asked and received unanimous consent to
withdraw amendment H-9099, to amendment H-9097.

Huser of Polk offered the following amendment H-9101, to
amendment H-9097, filed by her and Sunderbruch of Scott from the
floor and moved its adoption:

H-9101

1 Amend the amendment, H-9097, to Senate File 2433,
2 as passed by the Senate, as follows:
3 1. Page 1, by inserting after line 45 the
4 following:
5 " . The next $200,000 shall be allocated to the
6 department of management for developing budget system
7 programs for township trustees."
8 2. Page 2, by striking lines 42 through 44.
9 3. By renumbering as necessary.

Amendment H-9101 was adopted.

Dix of Butler asked and received unanimous consent to withdraw
amendment H-9103, to amendment H-9097, filed by him from the
floor.

Dix of Butler offered the following amendment H-9106, to
amendment H-9097, filed by him from the floor and moved its
adoption:

H-9106

1 Amend the amendment, H-9097, to Senate File 2433,
2 as passed by the Senate, as follows:
3 1. Page 1, by striking lines 21 through 27 and
4 inserting the following:
5 " . Page 5, line 8, by inserting after the
6 figure "2001." the following: "However, the amount to
7 be deposited in the general fund pursuant to this
8 unnumbered paragraph shall be reduced by an amount
9 equal to the amount of revenue received by the state
10 for deposit in the general fund of the state that
11 exceeds the most recent estimate of the revenue
12 estimating conference created in section 8.22A for the
13 fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999, and ending June
14 30, 2000. The amount of the reduction in revenue to
15 be deposited in the general fund as determined under
16 this unnumbered paragraph shall be deposited in the
17 pooled technology account." "
18 2. Page 3, line 16, by inserting after the word
19 "services." the following:
20 "(24) For budget system redesign to be completed
21 by the department of management.
22 (25) The development and implementation of
23 information technology security by the division of
24 information technology services of the department of
25 general services."
26 3. Page 3, line 32, by striking the words "for a"
27 and inserting the following: "in response to a high
28 risk".
29 4. Page 3, line 44, by inserting after the word
30 "certificate." the follows: "No more than one hundred
31 thousand dollars per site may be used for the costs of
32 a corrective action under this paragraph. This
33 paragraph does not confer a legal right on an owner or
34 operator of petroleum-contaminated property or on any
35 other person to receive benefits under this
36 paragraph."
37 5. Page 4, line 19, by inserting after the word
38 "agencies" the following: "and to information
39 technology development by participating agencies".
40 6. Page 4, line 24, by inserting after the word
41 "procurement" the following: "and development".
42 7. Page 4, line 32, by inserting after the word
43 "procurement" the following: "and development".
44 8. Page 4, line 36, by inserting after the word
45 "procurements" the following: "and development".
46 9. Page 4, line 38, by inserting after the word
47 "agencies" the following: "and to all information
48 technology development by participating agencies".
49 10. Page 4, line 43, by inserting after the word
50 "procure" the following: "or develop".
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1 11. Page 4, line 50, by inserting after the word
2 "procuring" the following: "or developing".
3 12. Page 5, line 4, by striking the word
4 "acquisitions" and inserting the following:
5 "acquisitions procurements or development".
6 13. Page 5, by inserting after line 4 the
7 following:
8 " . Section 14B.108, subsection 2, paragraph a,
9 as enacted by 2000 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2395, is
10 amended to read as follows:
11 a. Standards established by the council, unless
12 waived pursuant to section 14B.104, shall apply to all
13 information technology procurements for participating
14 agencies and to all information technology development
15 by participating agencies."

Amendment H-9106 was adopted.

On motion by Dix of Butler amendment H-9097, as amended, was
adopted, placing amendment H-8846 filed by Falck of Fayette on
April 11, 2000, and amendment H-9068 filed by Huser of Polk on
April 24, 2000, out of order.

Weigel of Chickasaw offered the following amendment H-8979 filed
by him and moved its adoption:

H-8979

1 Amend Senate File 2433, as passed by the Senate, as
2 follows:
3 1. Page 3, by inserting after line 13 the
4 following:
5 "6. The department of economic development and the
6 Iowa utilities board shall jointly develop a written
7 report with recommendations to ensure that high-speed
8 broadband internet access is available to rural areas
9 of the state where such access is not currently
10 available. The written report shall be submitted to
11 the legislative oversight committee of the legislative
12 council by no later than October 1, 2000."

Amendment H-8979 was adopted.

Falck of Fayette offered the following amendment H-9058 filed by
him and moved its adoption:

H-9058

1 Amend Senate File 2433, as passed by the Senate, as
2 follows:
3 1. Page 8, by inserting before line 4 the
4 following:
5 " . The next $7,200,000 shall be allocated to
6 the division of information technology services of the
7 department of general services for the projects
8 designated in this paragraph only, and in nonpriority
9 order as follows:
10 (1) A data warehouse to be maintained by the
11 division of information technology services of the
12 department of general services.
13 (2) For redesign of the budget system for the
14 department of management.
15 (3) For reengineering projects for the division of
16 information technology services of the department of
17 general services.
18 (4) For business tax redesign for the department
19 of revenue and finance.
20 (5) For a first stop business license information
21 system for the Iowa department of economic
22 development.
23 (6) For an information technology academy for the
24 Iowa department of economic development.
25 (7) For additional support for the child support
26 recovery unit of the department of human services.
27 (8) For an integrated client system for the
28 department of human services.
29 (9) For an on-line library catalog for the
30 department of cultural affairs.
31 (10) For feed and fertilizer testing equipment for
32 the department of agriculture and land stewardship.
33 (11) For an electronic institutional medical
34 records system for the department of human services.
35 (12) For an integrated institutional computer
36 system for the commission of veterans affairs.
37 (13) For technology planning grants for the Iowa
38 department of economic development.
39 (14) For computer software and hardware for the
40 department of elder affairs.
41 (15) For welcome center technology for the Iowa
42 department of economic development.
43 (16) For personal computer and local area network
44 equipment replacement for the department of
45 agriculture and land stewardship."
46 2. By renumbering as necessary.

Amendment H-9058 lost.


Dix of Butler offered the following amendment H-9044 filed by him
and moved its adoption:

H-9044

1 Amend Senate File 2433, as passed by the Senate, as
2 follows:
3 1. Page 9, by inserting after line 17 the
4 following:
5 "Sec. ___. Section 14B.102, subsection 3, 2000
6 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2395, if enacted, is amended by
7 striking the subsection and inserting the following:
8 3. SERVICE CHARGES. The department shall render a
9 statement to a participating agency or other
10 governmental entity for a reasonable and necessary
11 amount for information technology provided by the
12 department to such agency or entity. An amount
13 indicated on a statement rendered to a participating
14 agency or other governmental entity shall be paid by
15 such agency or entity in a manner determined by the
16 department of revenue and finance. Amounts charged
17 and paid pursuant to this subsection shall be
18 deposited in the operations revolving fund created in
19 section 14B.102A."

Amendment H-9044 was adopted.

The following amendments were withdrawn by unanimous
consent:

Amendment H-9055 filed by Brunkhorst of Bremer on April 24,
2000.
Amendment H-8848 filed by Falck of Fayette on April 11, 2000.
Amendment H-8915 filed by Falck of Fayette on April 17, 2000.

Falck of Fayette offered the following amendment H-9056 filed by
him and moved its adoption:

H-9056

1 Amend Senate File 2433, as passed by the Senate, as
2 follows:
3 1. Page 16, by inserting after line 28 the
4 following:
5 "Sec. . DIRECTIONS TO CODE EDITOR. Effective
6 July 1, 2002, the Code editor shall transfer the
7 provisions of chapter 8D to chapter 14B as enacted in
8 Senate File 2395, if Senate File 2395 is enacted

9 during the 2000 Regular Session, and codify the
10 provisions as a separate subchapter in chapter 14B."
11 2. By renumbering as necessary.

Amendment H-9056 lost.

Dix of Butler 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?" (S.F. 2433)

The ayes were, 85:
Alons Arnold Barry Baudler
Bell Blodgett Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst
Bukta Cataldo Chiodo Cohoon
Cormack Davis Dix Dolecheck
Dotzler Drake Drees Eddie
Falck Ford Frevert Garman
Gipp Greiner Hahn Hansen
Heaton Hoffman Holmes Holveck
Horbach Houser Huseman Huser
Jacobs Jager Jenkins Jochum
Johnson Kettering Klemme Kuhn
Larkin Larson Lord Martin
May Mertz Metcalf Millage
Mundie Murphy Nelson-Forbes O'Brien
Osterhaus Raecker Rants Rayhons
Reynolds Scherrman Shey Siegrist, Spkr.
Sukup Sunderbruch Taylor, D. Taylor, T.
Teig Thomas Thomson Tyrrell
Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen Weidman Weigel
Welter Whitead Wise Witt
Carroll,
Presiding

 


The nays were, 14:
Connors Doderer Fallon Foege
Greimann Kreiman Mascher Myers
Parmenter Richardson Schrader Shoultz
Stevens Warnstadt

 


Absent or not voting, 1:
Grundberg

 



The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

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
April 26, 2000, amended and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the
House is asked:

House File 2373, a bill for an act relating to the Iowa finance authority by providing
for the issuance of closing protection letters and providing for the allocation of the state
ceiling of federally tax-exempt private activity bonds.

Also: That the Senate has on April 26, 2000, receded from the Senate amendment
to, and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate was asked:

House File 2519, a bill for an act relating to probation and parole by extending the
repeal of the sixth judicial district pilot project concerning probation revocation
hearings and by establishing the position of vice chairperson of the board of parole, and
providing an effective date.

Also: That the Senate has on April 26, 2000, concurred in the House amendment
and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate was asked:

Senate File 441, a bill for an act providing an exemption from certain requirements
of self-insured accident and health insurance plans provided by school corporations.

Also: That the Senate has on April 26, 2000, concurred in the House amendment
and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate was asked:

Senate File 2246, a bill for an act relating to the accumulation of credit upon an
inmate's sentence for Iowa inmates incarcerated in another jurisdiction.

Also: That the Senate has on April 26, 2000, adopted the following resolution in
which the concurrence of the House is asked:

Senate Concurrent Resolution 119, a concurrent resolution relating to a study of
the issues involving railroad rights-of-way crossings by utilities.

Also: That the Senate has on April 26, 2000, adopted the following resolution in
which the concurrence of the House is asked:

Senate Concurrent Resolution 120, a concurrent resolution requesting the
legislative council to establish one or more interim committees to study human services
issues.

MICHAEL E. MARSHALL, Secretary


MOTION TO RECONSIDER WITHDRAWN
(Senate File 2439)

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent to
withdraw the motion to reconsider Senate File 2439, a bill for an act
relating to the accelerated career education program, providing a tax
credit from withholding, creating an accelerated career education
grant program and fund, relating to the transfer of job training with-
holding to the workforce development fund account, and providing an
effective date, filed by him on April 11, 2000.

IMMEDIATE MESSAGE

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent that
Senate File 2439 be immediately messaged to the Senate.

SENATE AMENDMENT CONSIDERED

Hoffman of Crawford called up for consideration House File 2373,
a bill for an act relating to the Iowa finance authority by providing for
the issuance of closing protection letters and providing for the
allocation of the state ceiling of federally tax-exempt private activity
bonds, amended by the Senate, and moved that the House concur in
the following Senate amendment H-9108:

H-9108

1 Amend House File 2373, as amended, passed, and
2 reprinted by the House, as follows:
3 1. By striking page 1, line 1, through page 3,
4 line 18.
5 2. Page 3, by inserting after line 27 the
6 following:
7 "Sec. . Section 16.92, subsection 1, paragraph
8 f, subparagraph (4), Code Supplement 1999, is amended
9 to read as follows:
10 (4) If after payment of the unpaid balance of the
11 loan secured by the mortgage, the mortgage continues
12 to secure any unpaid obligation due the mortgagee or
13 any unfunded commitment by the mortgagor to the
14 mortgagee, the legal description of the property that
15 will continue to be subject to the mortgage, and the
16 legal description of the property that will be
17 released from the mortgage.
18 Sec. . Section 16.92, subsection 2, paragraph
19 a, subparagraph (1), subparagraph subdivision (b),

20 Code Supplement 1999, is amended to read as follows:
21 (b) The statement contains the legal description
22 of the property to be released from the mortgage and
23 the legal description of the property that will
24 continue to be subject to the mortgage.
25 Sec. . Section 16.92, subsection 3, paragraph
26 d, subparagraph (2), Code Supplement 1999, is amended
27 to read as follows:
28 (2) A statement that the certificate is a partial
29 release of the mortgage, and the legal description of
30 the property that will be released from the mortgage,
31 and the legal description of the property that will
32 continue to be subject to the mortgage.
33 Sec. . Section 16.92, subsection 7, Code
34 Supplement 1999, is amended to read as follows:
35 7. PRIOR MORTGAGES.
36 a. If the real estate lender or closer has
37 notified the division that a mortgage has been paid in
38 full by someone other than the real estate lender or
39 closer, or was paid by the real estate lender or
40 closer under a previous transaction, and an effective
41 release has not been filed of record, the division may
42 execute and record a certificate of release without
43 certification by the real estate lender or closer that
44 payment was made pursuant to a payoff statement and
45 the date payment was received by the mortgagee. A
46 certificate of release filed pursuant to this
47 subsection is subject to the requirements of
48 subsection 2, paragraph "c".
49 b. For purposes of this subsection, an effective
50 release has not been filed of record if there appears

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1 that a mortgagee in the record chain of title to the
2 mortgage has not, either on the mortgagee's own behalf
3 or by the mortgagee's duly appointed servicer or
4 attorney in fact as established of record by a filed
5 servicing agreement or power of attorney, filed of
6 record either an assignment of the mortgage to another
7 mortgagee in the record chain of title to the mortgage
8 or a release of the mortgagee's interest in the
9 mortgage. For the purposes of this subsection and
10 subsection 2, paragraph "c", "mortgage servicer"
11 includes a mortgagee for which an effective release
12 has not been filed of record as provided in this
13 paragraph."
14 3. Page 5, by inserting after line 2 the
15 following:
16 "Sec. ___. STUDY.
17 1. The treasurer of state or the designee of the
18 treasurer of state, the auditor of state or the

19 designee of the auditor of state, the director of the
20 department of economic development or the designee of
21 the director, and the executive director of the Iowa
22 finance authority or the designee of the executive
23 director shall submit a joint report to the general
24 assembly regarding proposals for a new allocation
25 method for the state ceiling allocation under section
26 7C.4A, subsection 5. The report shall include, but
27 shall not be limited to, a competitive rating system
28 for applications and a method for allocating the state
29 ceiling to political subdivisions of different sizes.
30 The report shall be submitted to the general assembly
31 by December 1, 2000.
32 Sec. ___. STATE CEILING ALLOCATION. For the
33 calendar year beginning January 1, 2001, applications
34 for the state ceiling allocation under section 7C.4A,
35 subsection 5, shall not be approved prior to March 1."
36 4. Title page, line 2, by inserting after the
37 word "letters" the following: "amending provisions
38 regarding mortgage release certificates,".
39 5. By renumbering as necessary.

The motion prevailed and the House concurred in the Senate
amendment H-9108.

Hoffman of Crawford moved that the bill, as amended by the
Senate and concurred in by the House, 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. 2373)

The ayes were, 97:
Alons Arnold Barry Baudler
Bell Blodgett Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst
Bukta Cataldo Chiodo Cohoon
Connors Cormack Davis Dix
Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler Drake
Drees Eddie Fallon Foege
Ford Frevert Garman Gipp
Greimann Greiner Hahn Hansen
Heaton Hoffman Holmes Holveck
Horbach Houser Huseman Huser
Jacobs Jager Jenkins Jochum
Johnson Kettering Klemme Kreiman
Kuhn Larkin Larson Lord
Martin Mascher May Mertz
Metcalf Millage Mundie Murphy
Myers Nelson-Forbes O'Brien Osterhaus
Parmenter Raecker Rants Rayhons
Reynolds Richardson Scherrman Schrader
Shoultz Siegrist, Spkr. Stevens Sukup
Sunderbruch Taylor, D. Taylor, T. Teig
Thomas Thomson Tyrrell Van Engelenhoven
Van Fossen Warnstadt Weidman Weigel
Welter Whitead Wise Witt
Carroll,
Presiding

 


The nays were, none.

Absent or not voting, 3:
Falck Grundberg Shey

 


The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

The House stood at ease at 4:30 p.m., until the fall of the gavel.

The House resumed session at 5:00 p.m., Speaker Siegrist in the
chair.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of absence was granted as follows:

Frevert of Palo Alto on request of Schrader of Marion.

QUORUM CALL

A non-record roll call was requested to determine that a quorum
was present. The vote revealed sixty-one members present, thirty-
nine 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
April 26, 2000, concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment, and
passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate was asked:


House File 2496, a bill for an act providing supplementary weighting for
determining enrollment in school districts involved in district-to- district or district-to-
community-college sharing programs, and at-risk programs, and providing an effective
date.

Also: That the Senate has on April 26, 2000, concurred in the House amendment to
the Senate amendment, and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the
Senate was asked:

House File 2560, a bill for an act providing an individual and corporate income tax
credit for the rehabilitation of certain eligible commercial and residential property and
barns, an alternative method for computing the individual and corporate income tax
credit for increasing research and development, an assistive device tax credit under the
individual and corporate taxes for assisting persons with a disability in the workplace,
and an increase in the deduction for pension and retirement income for income tax
purposes, and including applicability dates.

Also: That the Senate has on April 26, 2000, amended the House amendment,
concurred in the House amendment as amended, and passed the following bill in which
the concurrence of the House is asked:

Senate File 2245, a bill for an act relating to penalties for city and county
ordinances and to scheduled violations.

MICHAEL E. MARSHALL, Secretary

The House stood at ease at 5:08 p.m., until the fall of the gavel.

The House resumed session at 5:50 p.m., Speaker Siegrist in the
chair.

SENATE AMENDMENTS CONSIDERED

Hansen of Pottawattamie called up for consideration House File
2549, a bill for an act relating to the funding of, operation of, and
appropriation of moneys to the college student aid commission, the
department of cultural affairs, the department of education, and the
state board of regents, providing related statutory changes, and
providing for retroactive applicability and effective dates, amended by
the Senate amendment H-9105 as follows:

H-9105

1 Amend House File 2549, as amended, passed, and
2 reprinted by the House, as follows:
3 1. By striking everything after the enacting
4 clause and inserting the following:
5 "COLLEGE STUDENT AID COMMISSION

6 Section 1. There is appropriated from the general
7 fund of the state to the college student aid
8 commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000,
9 and ending June 30, 2001, the following amounts, or so
10 much thereof as may be necessary, to be used for the
11 purposes designated:
12 1. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
13 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
14 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
15 time equivalent positions:
16 $ 325,801
17 FTEs 5.40
18 2. DES MOINES UNIVERSITY - OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL
19 CENTER
20 a. For forgivable loans to Iowa students attending
21 the Des Moines university -- osteopathic medical
22 center under the forgivable loan program pursuant to
23 section 261.19:
24 $ 254,260
25 b. For the Des Moines university -- osteopathic
26 medical center for an initiative in primary health
27 care to direct primary care physicians to shortage
28 areas in the state:
29 $ 395,000
30 3. STUDENT AID PROGRAMS
31 For payments to students for the Iowa grant
32 program:
33 $ 1,144,850
34 4. NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
35 For purposes of providing national guard
36 educational assistance under the program established
37 in section 261.86:
38 $ 1,250,000
39 5. CHIROPRACTIC GRADUATE STUDENT FORGIVABLE LOAN
40 PROGRAM
41 For purposes of providing forgivable loans under
42 the program established in section 261.71:
43 $ 100,000
44 6. TEACHER SHORTAGE FORGIVABLE LOAN PROGRAM
45 For the teacher shortage forgivable loan program
46 established in section 261.111:
47 $ 525,000
48 DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
49 Sec. 2. There is appropriated from the general
50 fund of the state to the department of cultural

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1 affairs for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000,
2 and ending June 30, 2001, the following amounts, or so
3 much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the
4 purposes designated:

5 1. ARTS DIVISION
6 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
7 purposes, including funds to match federal grants and
8 for not more than the following full-time equivalent
9 positions:
10 $ 1,408,269
11 FTEs 10.00
12 2. HISTORICAL DIVISION
13 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
14 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
15 time equivalent positions:
16 $ 3,264,561
17 FTEs 65.70
18 Notwithstanding the full-time equivalent position
19 limit established in this subsection, for the fiscal
20 year ending June 30, 2001, if federal funding is
21 received to pay the costs of an additional employee
22 for the historical division, authorization to hire not
23 more than 1.0 additional full-time equivalent employee
24 is provided, the full-time equivalent position limit
25 shall be exceeded, and the additional employee shall
26 be hired by the division.
27 3. HISTORIC SITES
28 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
29 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
30 time equivalent positions:
31 $ 597,563
32 FTEs 8.00
33 4. ADMINISTRATION
34 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
35 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
36 time equivalent positions:
37 $ 241,853
38 FTEs 4.30
39 The department of cultural affairs shall coordinate
40 activities with the tourism division of the department
41 of economic development to promote attendance at the
42 state historical building and at this state's historic
43 sites.
44 5. COMMUNITY CULTURAL GRANTS
45 For planning and programming for the community
46 cultural grants program established under section
47 303.3, and for not more than the following full-time
48 equivalent position:
49 $ 691,149
50 FTEs 0.70

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1 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
2 Sec. 3. There is appropriated from the general
3 fund of the state to the department of education for

4 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, and ending
5 June 30, 2001, the following amounts, or so much
6 thereof as may be necessary, to be used for the
7 purposes designated:
8 1. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
9 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
10 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
11 time equivalent positions:
12 $ 5,875,863
13 FTEs 98.45
14 The director of the department of education shall
15 ensure that all school districts are aware of the
16 state education resources available on the state
17 website for listing teacher job openings and shall
18 make every reasonable effort to enable qualified
19 practitioners to post their resumes on the state
20 website. The department shall administer the posting
21 of job vacancies for school districts, accredited
22 nonpublic schools, and area education agencies on the
23 state website. The department may coordinate this
24 activity with the Iowa school board association or
25 other interested education associations in the state.
26 2. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
27 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
28 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
29 time equivalent positions:
30 $ 566,741
31 FTEs 15.60
32 3. BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL EXAMINERS
33 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
34 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
35 time equivalent positions:
36 $ 200,454
37 FTEs 6.00
38 4. VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES DIVISION
39 a. For salaries, support, maintenance,
40 miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the
41 following full-time equivalent positions:
42 $ 4,878,700
43 FTEs 302.25
44 From the funds appropriated in this lettered
45 paragraph, up to $2,000,000 shall be used to provide
46 services to persons without regard to a waiting list.
47 The division shall seek additional local matching
48 funds in an amount sufficient to avoid any loss of
49 federal funds.
50 The division of vocational rehabilitation services

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1 shall seek a waiver from the federal government to
2 accept assessments of clients performed by area

3 education agencies or any other governmental
4 subdivision. The division shall also seek additional
5 federal waivers to improve and increase the
6 availability of supported employment services to
7 Iowans.
8 The division of vocational rehabilitation services
9 shall seek funds other than federal funds, which may
10 include but are not limited to local funds from local
11 provider entities, community colleges, area education
12 agencies, and local education agencies, for purposes
13 of matching federal vocational rehabilitation funds.
14 The funds collected by the division may exceed the
15 amount needed to match available federal vocational
16 rehabilitation funds in an effort to qualify for
17 additional federal funds when such funds become
18 available.
19 Except where prohibited under federal law, the
20 division of vocational rehabilitation services of the
21 department of education shall accept client
22 assessments, or assessments of potential clients,
23 performed by other agencies in order to reduce
24 duplication of effort.
25 Notwithstanding the full-time equivalent position
26 limit established in this lettered paragraph, for the
27 fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, if federal funding
28 is received to pay the costs of additional employees
29 for the vocational rehabilitation services division
30 who would have duties relating to vocational
31 rehabilitation services paid for through federal
32 funding, authorization to hire not more than 4.00
33 additional full-time equivalent employees shall be
34 provided, the full-time equivalent position limit
35 shall be exceeded, and the additional employees shall
36 be hired by the division.
37 b. For matching funds for programs to enable
38 persons with severe physical or mental disabilities to
39 function more independently, including salaries and
40 support, and for not more than the following full-time
41 equivalent position:
42 $ 76,401
43 FTEs 1.00
44 The highest priority use for the moneys
45 appropriated under this lettered paragraph shall be
46 for programs that emphasize employment and assist
47 persons with severe physical or mental disabilities to
48 find and maintain employment to enable them to
49 function more independently.
50 5. STATE LIBRARY

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1 a. For salaries, support, maintenance,

2 miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the
3 following full-time equivalent positions:
4 $ 3,131,600
5 FTEs 20.00
6 Reimbursement of the institutions of higher
7 learning under the state board of regents for
8 participation in the access plus program during the
9 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, and ending June
10 30, 2001, shall not exceed the total amount of
11 reimbursement paid to the regents institutions of
12 higher learning for participation in the access plus
13 program during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999,
14 and ending June 30, 2000.
15 b. For the enrich Iowa program:
16 $ 1,000,000
17 (1) Funds allocated for purposes of the enrich
18 Iowa program as provided in this lettered paragraph
19 shall be distributed by the division of libraries and
20 information services to eligible public libraries that
21 are in compliance with performance measures adopted by
22 rule by the commission of libraries. The funds
23 allocated as provided in this lettered paragraph shall
24 not be used for the costs of administration by the
25 division. The amount distributed to each eligible
26 public library shall be based upon the following:
27 (a) The level of compliance by the eligible public
28 library with the performance measures adopted by the
29 commission as provided in this subparagraph.
30 (b) The number of people residing within an
31 eligible library's geographic service area for whom
32 the library provides services.
33 (c) The amount of other funding the eligible
34 public library received in the previous fiscal year
35 for providing services to rural residents and to
36 contracting communities.
37 (2) Moneys received by a public library under this
38 lettered paragraph shall supplement, not supplant, any
39 other funding received by the library.
40 (3) For purposes of this section, "eligible public
41 library" means a public library that meets all of the
42 following requirements:
43 (a) Submits to the division all of the following:
44 (i) The report provided for under section 256.51,
45 subsection 1, paragraph "h".
46 (ii) An application and accreditation report, in a
47 format approved by the commission, that provides
48 evidence of the library's compliance with at least one
49 level of the standards established in accordance with
50 section 256.51, subsection 1, paragraph "k".


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1 (iii) Any other application or report the division
2 deems necessary for the implementation of the enrich
3 Iowa program.
4 (b) Participates in the library resource and
5 information sharing programs established by the state
6 library.
7 (c) Is a public library established by city
8 ordinance or a county library as provided in chapter
9 336.
10 (4) Each eligible public library shall maintain a
11 separate listing within its budget for payments
12 received and expenditures made pursuant to this
13 lettered paragraph, and shall annually submit this
14 listing to the division.
15 (5) By January 15, 2001, the division shall submit
16 a program evaluation report to the general assembly
17 and the governor detailing the uses and the impacts of
18 funds allocated under this lettered paragraph. It is
19 the intent of the general assembly to address the
20 continuation of the enrich Iowa program during the
21 2001 legislative session.
22 (6) A public library that receives funds in
23 accordance with this lettered paragraph shall have an
24 internet use policy in place, which may or may not
25 include internet filtering. The library shall submit
26 a report describing the library's internet use efforts
27 to the division.
28 6. REGIONAL LIBRARY
29 For state aid:
30 $ 1,687,000
31 7. PUBLIC BROADCASTING DIVISION
32 For salaries, support, maintenance, capital
33 expenditures, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more
34 than the following full-time equivalent positions:
35 $ 8,048,155
36 FTEs 106.40
37 8. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS
38 For reimbursement for vocational education
39 expenditures made by secondary schools:
40 $ 3,308,850
41 Funds appropriated in this subsection shall be used
42 for expenditures made by school districts to meet the
43 standards set in sections 256.11, 258.4, and 260C.14
44 as a result of the enactment of 1989 Iowa Acts,
45 chapter 278. Funds shall be used as reimbursement for
46 vocational education expenditures made by secondary
47 schools in the manner provided by the department of
48 education for implementation of the standards set in
49 1989 Iowa Acts, chapter 278.
50 9. SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE

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1 For use as state matching funds for federal
2 programs that shall be disbursed according to federal
3 regulations, including salaries, support, maintenance,
4 miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the
5 following full-time equivalent positions:
6 $ 2,716,119
7 FTEs 14.00
8 10. IOWA EMPOWERMENT FUND
9 For deposit in the school ready children grants
10 account of the Iowa empowerment fund created in
11 section 28.9:
12 $ 15,600,000
13 a. From the moneys deposited in the school ready
14 children grants account for the fiscal year beginning
15 July 1, 2000, and ending June 30, 2001, not more than
16 $200,000 is allocated for the community empowerment
17 office and other technical assistance activities. It
18 is the intent of the general assembly that regional
19 technical assistance teams will be established and
20 will include staff from various agencies, as
21 appropriate, including the area education agencies,
22 community colleges, and the Iowa state university of
23 science and technology cooperative extension service
24 in agriculture and home economics. The state
25 empowerment board shall direct staff to work with the
26 advisory council to inventory technical assistance
27 needs. Funds allocated under this lettered paragraph
28 may be used by the state empowerment board for the
29 purpose of skills development and support for ongoing
30 training of the regional technical assistance teams.
31 However, funds shall not be used for additional staff
32 or for the reimbursement of staff.
33 As a condition of receiving funding appropriated in
34 this subsection, each local empowerment board shall
35 report to the state empowerment board progress on each
36 of the state indicators approved by the state board,
37 as well as progress on local indicators.
38 School ready children grants account funds shall be
39 distributed through a grant application process.
40 Grant awards shall be contingent upon the availability
41 of funds. The deadline for applications for school
42 ready children grants in the fiscal year beginning
43 July 1, 2000, shall be August 31, 2000, with grant
44 awards to be made on or about October 2, 2000.
45 b. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, in
46 awarding grants and establishing grant amounts for all
47 designated community empowerment areas that have never
48 been awarded a school ready children grant, the Iowa
49 empowerment board shall give consideration to the
50 future implementation of a funding formula for

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1 distribution of the grant moneys, anticipation of the
2 state moving over a period of years to full funding of
3 the grant program, and the reasonable expectations of
4 community empowerment areas for a process of equitable
5 distribution of funds.
6 c. The provisions of paragraph "b" are not
7 applicable to those designated community empowerment
8 areas that were awarded a school ready children grant
9 prior to the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, and
10 those areas shall be held harmless from the provisions
11 implemented by the Iowa empowerment board pursuant to
12 paragraph "b".
13 11. TEXTBOOKS OF NONPUBLIC SCHOOL PUPILS
14 To provide funds for costs of providing textbooks
15 to each resident pupil who attends a nonpublic school
16 as authorized by section 301.1. The funding is
17 limited to $20 per pupil and shall not exceed the
18 comparable services offered to resident public school
19 pupils:
20 $ 650,000
21 12. VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE YOUTH ORGANIZATION
22 To assist a vocational agriculture youth
23 organization sponsored by the schools to support the
24 foundation established by that vocational agriculture
25 youth organization and for other youth activities:
26 $ 94,400
27 13. NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
28 For the issuance of national board certification
29 awards in accordance with section 256.44:
30 $ 1,380,000
31 Notwithstanding section 8.33, funds appropriated
32 for purposes of this subsection which remain
33 unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal
34 year, shall not revert but shall be available for
35 expenditure for purposes of issuing national board
36 certification awards during the succeeding fiscal
37 year.
38 14. BEGINNING TEACHER INDUCTION PROGRAM
39 For purposes of the beginning teacher induction
40 program as provided in section 256E.2:
41 $ 775,000
42 Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated
43 in this subsection that remain unencumbered or
44 unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not
45 revert but shall remain available for expenditure for
46 the purposes designated until the close of the
47 succeeding fiscal year.
48 15. FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
49 For support of the family resource center
50 demonstration program established under chapter 256C:

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1 $ 90,000
2 16. EDUCATION INNOVATION PROJECT GRANTS
3 To support innovative research-based K-12 education
4 projects:
5 $ 425,000
6 a. From the funds appropriated in this subsection,
7 the sum of $225,000 shall be used by the department of
8 education for a study of methods to improve teacher
9 compensation and to award education innovation project
10 grants. Eligible projects shall demonstrate research-
11 based innovative methods to improve the quality of
12 teaching or promote attraction and retention of
13 teachers in the teaching profession, identify
14 measurable performance indicators and annually report
15 results, and demonstrate how the project can be self-
16 supporting within a three-year to five-year period.
17 Notwithstanding section 8.33, unencumbered or
18 unobligated funds remaining on June 30 of the fiscal
19 year from funds allocated in this paragraph shall not
20 revert but shall be available for expenditure for the
21 following fiscal year for the purposes of this
22 paragraph.
23 b. The department shall establish pilot regional
24 academies in cooperation with school districts, area
25 education agencies, and postsecondary institutions.
26 From the funds appropriated in this subsection, not
27 more than $200,000 shall be used to plan and implement
28 pilot regional academies to provide high school
29 students with advanced level courses and technical
30 courses not currently available within the curriculum
31 in their district of attendance.
32 c. The department shall submit a report on the
33 status of the projects receiving grants under this
34 subsection to the senate and house standing committees
35 on education and the joint appropriations subcommittee
36 on education by December 1, 2000.
37 17. LOCAL ARTS COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL
38 STRATEGIES PROGRAM (LACES)
39 For contracting with the Iowa alliance for arts
40 education to execute their local arts comprehensive
41 educational strategies:
42 $ 25,000
43 18. CONNECTING EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
44 For purposes of providing support to statewide
45 school-to-work implementation through professional
46 development opportunities, employability skill
47 revalidation, partnership capacity building,
48 connecting to the department of workforce
49 development's making connections system
50 implementation, and the integration of academic and

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1 vocational education, and for not more than the
2 following full-time equivalent positions:
3 $ 210,000
4 FTEs 2.00
5 19. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS ASSESSMENTS REIMBURSEMENTS
6 For reimbursement of school district claims for the
7 costs of acquiring and using employability skills
8 assessment tools as provided in this subsection:
9 $ 200,000
10 a. The department of education shall reimburse
11 school district claims for the costs of acquiring,
12 administering, and scoring assessment tools to assess
13 the employability skills of students. The director of
14 education shall identify available employability
15 skills assessment tools that school districts may use
16 to meet the claim reimbursement requirements of this
17 subsection.
18 b. In order to be eligible for reimbursement under
19 this subsection, a school district shall submit a
20 claim on forms provided by the department by July 15,
21 2001, and the claim shall state the actual costs
22 incurred and shall be accompanied by an affidavit of
23 an officer of the school district affirming the
24 accuracy of the claim.
25 c. A school district that submits to the
26 department a claim for reimbursement in accordance
27 with this subsection shall develop and integrate
28 specific employability skills goals and activities
29 into the comprehensive school improvement plan
30 required under section 256.7, subsection 21, paragraph
31 "a".
32 d. The department of education shall certify to
33 the department of revenue and finance the amounts of
34 approved claims to be paid, and the department of
35 revenue and finance shall draw warrants payable to
36 school districts with approved claims, taking into
37 consideration the relative budget and cash position of
38 the state resources.
39 e. Moneys received under this subsection shall not
40 be commingled with state aid payments made under
41 section 257.16 to a school district and shall be
42 accounted for by the school district separately from
43 state aid payments. Payments made to a school
44 district under this subsection are miscellaneous
45 income for purposes of chapter 257.
46 f. If the funds appropriated in this subsection
47 are insufficient to pay in full the claims submitted
48 by school districts and approved by the department,
49 the amounts of approved claims shall be prorated among
50 all school districts with approved claims.

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1 20. JOBS FOR AMERICA'S GRADUATES
2 For school districts to provide direct services to
3 the most at-risk senior high school students enrolled
4 in school districts through direct intervention by a
5 "jobs for America's graduates" specialist:
6 $ 333,000
7 21. AMERICORPS AFTER-SCHOOL INITIATIVE
8 For purposes of the americorps after-school
9 initiative:
10 $ 121,000
11 22. AMBASSADOR TO EDUCATION
12 For purposes of the ambassador to education program
13 established in section 256.45:
14 $ 75,000
15 23. COMMUNITY COLLEGES
16 For general state financial aid, including general
17 financial aid to merged areas in lieu of personal
18 property tax replacement payments, to merged areas as
19 defined in section 260C.2, for vocational education
20 programs in accordance with chapters 258 and 260C:
21 $147,577,403
22 The funds appropriated in this subsection shall be
23 allocated as follows:
24 a. Merged Area I $ 7,082,328
25 b. Merged Area II $ 8,319,148
26 c. Merged Area III $ 7,728,299
27 d. Merged Area IV $ 3,777,429
28 e. Merged Area V $ 7,902,847
29 f. Merged Area VI $ 7,321,837
30 g. Merged Area VII $ 10,564,438
31 h. Merged Area IX $ 12,993,495
32 i. Merged Area X $ 20,391,658
33 j. Merged Area XI $ 21,642,884
34 k. Merged Area XII $ 8,526,664
35 l. Merged Area XIII $ 8,767,984
36 m. Merged Area XIV $ 3,822,470
37 n. Merged Area XV $ 12,027,969
38 o. Merged Area XVI $ 6,707,953
39 Sec. 4. DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED. For
40 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, and ending
41 June 30, 2001, moneys appropriated by the general
42 assembly from the general fund of the state to the
43 department of education for community colleges for a
44 fiscal year shall be allocated to each community
45 college by the department of education in the
46 following manner:
47 1. BASE FUNDING. The base funding for a fiscal
48 year shall be equal to the amount each community
49 college received as an allocation from appropriations
50 made from the general fund of the state in the most

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1 recent fiscal year.
2 2. DISTRIBUTION FOR INFLATION. First priority
3 shall be to give each college an increase based upon
4 inflation. The inflation increase shall be not less
5 than 2 percent. However, the inflation increase shall
6 be equal to the national inflation rate, if it exceeds
7 2 percent, if the amount of state aid appropriated is
8 equal to or greater than the national inflation rate.
9 3. DISTRIBUTION BASED ON PROPORTIONAL SHARE OF
10 ENROLLMENT. The balance of the growth in state aid
11 appropriations, once the inflation increase has been
12 satisfied, shall be distributed based on each
13 college's proportional share of enrollment. However,
14 a minimum of one percent of the total growth shall be
15 distributed in this manner.
16 4. If the total appropriation made by the general
17 assembly is less than 2 percent growth, the entire
18 increase shall be distributed as inflation.
19 Sec. 5. PROVIDING LIMITED PHASE III MONEYS
20 DISTRIBUTION AUTHORITY TO THE DIRECTOR.
21 Notwithstanding the appropriations in section 294A.25,
22 subsections 6, 9, and 14 for the fiscal year beginning
23 July 1, 2000, the director of the department of
24 education is authorized to determine the amount of
25 phase III moneys which shall be distributed for the
26 purposes described in section 294A.25, subsections 6,
27 9, and 14 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000.
28 Sec. 6. AREA EDUCATION AGENCY REORGANIZATION
29 STUDY. The department of education shall complete a
30 study and make recommendations for the alignment of
31 area education boundaries in the event of voluntary
32 area education agency merger or restructuring to best
33 ensure the equitable, effective, and efficient
34 delivery of core area education agency services to
35 students and schools. The study shall be conducted in
36 conjunction with representative administrators and
37 board members from area education agencies, and in
38 consultation with other K-12 representatives as
39 determined by the department. The study shall
40 consider population projections of the merged areas,
41 enrollment projections, number of school districts and
42 schools served, financial resources, efficient and
43 effective delivery of core services as required under
44 area education agency accreditation under chapter 273,
45 existing and possible regional collaborations, and
46 possible reorganization incentives. The department
47 shall forward recommendations and any possible
48 reorganization plans to the area education agency
49 boards no later than July 1, 2001. The department
50 shall forward any recommendations for statutory

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1 changes that may be required to accomplish area
2 education agency reorganization to the senate and
3 house standing committees on education and the joint
4 appropriations subcommittee on education not later
5 than December 15, 2000.
6 Sec. 7. BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL EXAMINERS LICENSING
7 FEES. Notwithstanding section 272.10, up to 85
8 percent of any funds received annually resulting from
9 an increase in fees approved and implemented for
10 licensing by the state board of educational examiners
11 after July 1, 1997, shall be available for the fiscal
12 year beginning July 1, 2000, to the state board for
13 purposes related to the state board's duties,
14 including, but not limited to, additional full-time
15 equivalent positions. The director of revenue and
16 finance shall draw warrants upon the treasurer of
17 state from the funds appropriated as provided in this
18 section and shall make the funds resulting from the
19 increase in fees available during the fiscal year to
20 the state board on a monthly basis.
21 Sec. 8. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDY. The board
22 of educational examiners shall conduct a study of the
23 use of school days for the professional development of
24 teachers by school districts and area education
25 agencies. Each school district and area education
26 agency shall submit to the board by August 1, 2000, in
27 the manner required by the board, data relating to the
28 use of school days for the professional development of
29 teachers. The board shall develop and recommend
30 alternatives to reduce the number of school days used
31 for the professional development of teachers. The
32 board shall submit its recommendations by December 1,
33 2000, in a report to the senate and house standing
34 committees on education and the joint appropriations
35 subcommittee on education.
36 Sec. 9. LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES SUPPORT SERVICES
37 STUDY. The commission of libraries shall coordinate a
38 study of the state library structure. The commission,
39 the area education agencies, and the regional
40 libraries jointly shall compile a list of the support
41 functions currently provided to local libraries by the
42 regional system, including but not limited to the
43 continuation of consultation and educational programs
44 for library staff and trustees concerning all facets
45 of library management and operation and intraregional
46 interlibrary loan and information services, and shall
47 develop a plan to provide those support functions and
48 services more effectively and efficiently. The plan
49 shall be submitted by December 1, 2000, to the senate
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1 appropriations subcommittee on education, and the
2 legislative fiscal bureau.
3 Sec. 10. 1999 Iowa Acts, chapter 205, section 7,
4 subsections 13 and 15, are amended to read as follows:
5 13. NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
6 For the issuance of national board certification
7 awards in accordance with section 256.44, if 1999 Iowa
8 Acts, House File 766, is enacted:
9 $ 1,000,000
10 Notwithstanding section 8.33, funds appropriated
11 for purposes of this section subsection which remain
12 unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal
13 year, shall not revert but shall be available for
14 expenditure for purposes of issuing national board
15 certification awards during the succeeding fiscal
16 year.
17 15. BEGINNING TEACHER INDUCTION PROGRAM
18 For purposes of the beginning teacher induction
19 program as provided in section 256E.2:
20 $ 300,000
21 Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated
22 in this section subsection that remain unencumbered or
23 unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not
24 revert but shall remain available for expenditure for
25 the purposes designated until the close of the
26 succeeding fiscal year.
27 STATE BOARD OF REGENTS
28 Sec. 11. There is appropriated from the general
29 fund of the state to the state board of regents for
30 the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, and ending
31 June 30, 2001, the following amounts, or so much
32 thereof as may be necessary, to be used for the
33 purposes designated:
34 1. OFFICE OF STATE BOARD OF REGENTS
35 a. For salaries, support, maintenance,
36 miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the
37 following full-time equivalent positions:
38 $ 1,281,134
39 FTEs 15.63
40 The state board of regents, the department of
41 management, and the legislative fiscal bureau shall
42 cooperate to determine and agree upon, by November 15,
43 2000, the amount that needs to be appropriated for
44 tuition replacement for the fiscal year beginning July
45 1, 2001.
46 The state board of regents shall submit a monthly
47 financial report in a format agreed upon by the state
48 board of regents office and the legislative fiscal
49 bureau.
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1 the state university of Iowa, the Iowa state
2 university of science and technology, and the
3 university of northern Iowa to reimburse the
4 institutions for deficiencies in their operating funds
5 resulting from the pledging of tuitions, student fees
6 and charges, and institutional income to finance the
7 cost of providing academic and administrative
8 buildings and facilities and utility services at the
9 institutions:
10 $ 28,174,854
11 c. For funds to be allocated to the southwest Iowa
12 graduate studies center:
13 $ 114,324
14 d. For funds to be allocated to the siouxland
15 interstate metropolitan planning council for the
16 tristate graduate center under section 262.9,
17 subsection 21:
18 $ 83,778
19 e. For funds to be allocated to the quad-cities
20 graduate studies center:
21 $ 171,382
22 2. STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
23 a. General university, including lakeside
24 laboratory
25 For salaries, support, maintenance, equipment,
26 miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the
27 following full-time equivalent positions:
28 $247,817,103
29 FTEs 4,055.62
30 It is the intent of the general assembly that the
31 university continue progress on the school of public
32 health and the public health initiative for the
33 purposes of establishing an accredited school of
34 public health and for funding an initiative for the
35 health and independence of elderly Iowans. From the
36 funds appropriated in this lettered paragraph, the
37 university may use up to $2,100,000 for the school of
38 public health and the public health initiative.
39 b. University hospitals
40 For salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, and
41 miscellaneous purposes and for medical and surgical
42 treatment of indigent patients as provided in chapter
43 255, for medical education, and for not more than the
44 following full-time equivalent positions:
45 $ 32,515,915
46 FTEs 5,626.24
47 The university of Iowa hospitals and clinics shall,
48 within the context of chapter 255 and when medically
49 appropriate, make reasonable efforts to extend the
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1 telemedicine and other technologies to reduce the
2 frequency of visits to the hospital required by
3 indigent patients. The university of Iowa hospitals
4 and clinics shall submit a report to the general
5 assembly and the legislative fiscal bureau by January
6 15, 2001, describing its use of these technologies to
7 accomplish this purpose.
8 The university of Iowa hospitals and clinics shall
9 submit quarterly a report regarding the portion of the
10 appropriation in this lettered paragraph expended on
11 medical education. The report shall be submitted in a
12 format jointly developed by the university of Iowa
13 hospitals and clinics, the legislative fiscal bureau,
14 and the department of management, and shall delineate
15 the expenditures and purposes of the funds.
16 Funds appropriated in this lettered paragraph shall
17 not be used to perform abortions except medically
18 necessary abortions, and shall not be used to operate
19 the early termination of pregnancy clinic except for
20 the performance of medically necessary abortions. For
21 the purpose of this lettered paragraph, an abortion is
22 the purposeful interruption of pregnancy with the
23 intention other than to produce a live-born infant or
24 to remove a dead fetus, and a medically necessary
25 abortion is one performed under one of the following
26 conditions:
27 (1) The attending physician certifies that
28 continuing the pregnancy would endanger the life of
29 the pregnant woman.
30 (2) The attending physician certifies that the
31 fetus is physically deformed, mentally deficient, or
32 afflicted with a congenital illness.
33 (3) The pregnancy is the result of a rape which is
34 reported within 45 days of the incident to a law
35 enforcement agency or public or private health agency
36 which may include a family physician.
37 (4) The pregnancy is the result of incest which is
38 reported within 150 days of the incident to a law
39 enforcement agency or public or private health agency
40 which may include a family physician.
41 (5) The abortion is a spontaneous abortion,
42 commonly known as a miscarriage, wherein not all of
43 the products of conception are expelled.
44 The total quota allocated to the counties for
45 indigent patients for the fiscal year beginning July
46 1, 2000, shall not be lower than the total quota
47 allocated to the counties for the fiscal year
48 commencing July 1, 1998. The total quota shall be
49 allocated among the counties on the basis of the 1990
50 census pursuant to section 255.16.

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1 c. Psychiatric hospital
2 For salaries, support, maintenance, equipment,
3 miscellaneous purposes, for the care, treatment, and
4 maintenance of committed and voluntary public
5 patients, and for not more than the following full-
6 time equivalent positions:
7 $ 8,241,465
8 FTEs 279.85
9 d. Hospital-school
10 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
11 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
12 time equivalent positions:
13 $ 7,305,037
14 FTEs 157.69
15 From the funds appropriated in this lettered
16 paragraph, $200,000 shall be allocated for purposes of
17 the creative employment options program.
18 e. Oakdale campus
19 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
20 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
21 time equivalent positions:
22 $ 3,169,417
23 FTEs 43.25
24 f. State hygienic laboratory
25 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
26 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
27 time equivalent positions:
28 $ 4,074,514
29 FTEs 102.49
30 g. Family practice program
31 For allocation by the dean of the college of
32 medicine, with approval of the advisory board, to
33 qualified participants, to carry out chapter 148D for
34 the family practice program, including salaries and
35 support, and for not more than the following full-time
36 equivalent positions:
37 $ 2,398,895
38 FTEs 192.40
39 h. Child health care services
40 For specialized child health care services,
41 including childhood cancer diagnostic and treatment
42 network programs, rural comprehensive care for
43 hemophilia patients, and the Iowa high-risk infant
44 follow-up program, including salaries and support, and
45 for not more than the following full-time equivalent
46 positions:
47 $ 655,199
48 FTEs 9.22
49 i. Agricultural health and safety programs
50 For agricultural health and safety programs, and

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1 for not more than the following full-time equivalent
2 positions:
3 $ 279,690
4 FTEs 3.48
5 j. Statewide cancer registry
6 For the statewide cancer registry, and for not more
7 than the following full-time equivalent positions:
8 $ 214,020
9 FTEs 2.40
10 k. Substance abuse consortium
11 For funds to be allocated to the Iowa consortium
12 for substance abuse research and evaluation, and for
13 not more than the following full-time equivalent
14 positions:
15 $ 75,536
16 FTEs 1.50
17 l. Center for biocatalysis
18 For the center for biocatalysis, and for not more
19 than the following full-time equivalent positions:
20 $ 1,074,259
21 FTEs 5.20
22 m. Primary health care initiative
23 For the primary health care initiative in the
24 college of medicine and for not more than the
25 following full-time equivalent positions:
26 $ 901,405
27 FTEs 7.75
28 From the funds appropriated in this lettered
29 paragraph, $330,000 shall be allocated to the
30 department of family practice at the state university
31 of Iowa college of medicine for family practice
32 faculty and support staff.
33 n. Birth defects registry
34 For the birth defects registry and for not more
35 than the following full-time equivalent position:
36 $ 51,984
37 FTEs 1.30
38 3. IOWa STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
39 a. General university
40 For salaries, support, maintenance, equipment,
41 miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the
42 following full-time equivalent positions:
43 $196,418,464
44 FTEs 3,607.44
45 It is the intent of the general assembly that the
46 university continue progress on the center for
47 excellence in fundamental plant sciences. From the
48 funds appropriated in this lettered paragraph, the
49 university may use up to $4,670,000 for the center for
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1 The general assembly declares that it is possible
2 that a few large companies may be able to control all
3 levels of the food chain, including production,
4 because these companies own the genetics needed to
5 participate in the food system of the future, and
6 finds this possibility to be a major threat to the
7 independence and profitability of Iowa's agricultural
8 producers. To ensure public ownership of plant
9 genetic material, all rights to the research products
10 developed by the Iowa state university of science and
11 technology's botany institute using state-appropriated
12 funds will be made available to the extent practicable
13 for commercialization, for the benefit of all Iowans,
14 including Iowa's agricultural producers, through a
15 public process which normally involves nonexclusive
16 licensing of genes and germplasm.
17 b. Agricultural experiment station
18 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
19 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
20 time equivalent positions:
21 $ 36,184,371
22 FTEs 546.98
23 From the funds appropriated in this lettered
24 paragraph, and notwithstanding chapter 124, at least
25 $20,000 shall be used by Iowa state university to
26 conduct research regarding the feasibility of
27 producing and marketing industrial hemp as a
28 profitable crop for Iowa producers, including but not
29 limited to production and harvesting practices. The
30 university shall cooperate with universities or
31 agencies in other states conducting similar research.
32 The university shall collaborate with agencies of the
33 United States government, including the drug
34 enforcement administration of the United States
35 department of justice, in order to produce and possess
36 industrial hemp according to the terms and conditions
37 required by the United States government.
38 c. Cooperative extension service in agriculture
39 and home economics
40 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
41 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
42 time equivalent positions:
43 $ 22,821,278
44 FTEs 430.91
45 From the funds appropriated in this lettered
46 paragraph, $150,000 shall be used for the food, fiber,
47 and environmental science program, and $1,066,000
48 shall be used for the value-added agricultural
49 projects as part of the extension 21 program.
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1 and home economics at Iowa state university of science
2 and technology shall conduct a study, in consultation
3 with the department of human services, that identifies
4 all educational materials, seminars, and assistance
5 offered by the extension service which are
6 duplicative, either directly or in subject area, of
7 educational materials, seminars, and assistance
8 offered by the department of human services. The
9 cooperative extension service shall submit its
10 findings in a report to the general assembly and the
11 legislative fiscal bureau by January 15, 2001.
12 d. Leopold center
13 For agricultural research grants at Iowa state
14 university under section 266.39B, and for not more
15 than the following full-time equivalent positions:
16 $ 576,969
17 FTEs 11.25
18 e. Livestock disease research
19 For deposit in and the use of the livestock disease
20 research fund under section 267.8, and for not more
21 than the following full-time equivalent positions:
22 $ 279,077
23 FTEs 3.17
24 4. UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA
25 a. General university
26 For salaries, support, maintenance, equipment,
27 miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the
28 following full-time equivalent positions:
29 $ 87,811,041
30 FTEs 1,416.86
31 It is the intent of the general assembly that the
32 university continue progress on the implementation of
33 a masters in social work program. From the funds
34 appropriated in this lettered paragraph, the
35 university may use up to $450,000 for the
36 implementation of the masters in social work program,
37 up to $100,000 for the roadside vegetation project,
38 and up to $200,000 for the Iowa office for staff
39 development.
40 b. Recycling and reuse center
41 For purposes of the recycling and reuse center, and
42 for not more than the following full-time equivalent
43 positions:
44 $ 248,878
45 FTEs 1.50
46 5. STATE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
47 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
48 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
49 time equivalent positions:
50 $ 7,964,367

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1 FTEs 126.60
2 6. IOWA BRAILLE AND SIGHT SAVING SCHOOL
3 For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous
4 purposes, and for not more than the following full-
5 time equivalent positions:
6 $ 4,447,925
7 FTEs 91.05
8 7. TUITION AND TRANSPORTATION COSTS
9 For payment to local school boards for the tuition
10 and transportation costs of students residing in the
11 Iowa braille and sight saving school and the state
12 school for the deaf pursuant to section 262.43 and for
13 payment of certain clothing and transportation costs
14 for students at these schools pursuant to section
15 270.5:
16 $ 16,941
17 Sec. 12. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE - SUPPLEMENTAL
18 AMOUNTS. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000,
19 and ending June 30, 2001, the department of human
20 services shall continue the supplemental
21 disproportionate share and a supplemental indirect
22 medical education adjustment applicable to state-owned
23 acute care hospitals with more than 500 beds and shall
24 reimburse qualifying hospitals pursuant to that
25 adjustment with a supplemental amount for services
26 provided medical assistance recipients. The
27 adjustment shall generate supplemental payments
28 intended to equal the state appropriation made to a
29 qualifying hospital for treatment of indigent patients
30 as provided in chapter 255. To the extent of the
31 supplemental payments, a qualifying hospital shall,
32 after receipt of the funds, transfer to the department
33 of human services an amount equal to the actual
34 supplemental payments that were made in that month.
35 The aggregate amounts for the fiscal year shall not
36 exceed the state appropriation made to the qualifying
37 hospital for treatment of indigent patients as
38 provided in chapter 255. The department of human
39 services shall deposit these funds in the department's
40 medical assistance account. To the extent that state
41 funds appropriated to a qualifying hospital for the
42 treatment of indigent patients as provided in chapter
43 255 have been transferred to the department of human
44 services as a result of these supplemental payments
45 made to the qualifying hospital, the department shall
46 not, directly or indirectly, recoup the supplemental
47 payments made to a qualifying hospital for any reason,
48 unless an equivalent amount of the funds transferred
49 to the department of human services by a qualifying
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1 the qualifying hospital by the department.
2 If the state supplemental amount allotted to the
3 state of Iowa for the federal fiscal year beginning
4 October 1, 2000, and ending September 30, 2001,
5 pursuant to section 1923(f)(3) of the federal Social
6 Security Act, as amended, or pursuant to federal
7 payments for indirect medical education is greater
8 than the amount necessary to fund the federal share of
9 the supplemental payments specified in the preceding
10 paragraph, the department of human services shall
11 increase the supplemental disproportionate share or
12 supplemental indirect medical education adjustment by
13 the lesser of the amount necessary to utilize fully
14 the state supplemental amount or the amount of state
15 funds appropriated to the state university of Iowa
16 general education fund and allocated to the university
17 for the college of medicine. The state university of
18 Iowa shall transfer from the allocation for the
19 college of medicine to the department of human
20 services, on a monthly basis, an amount equal to the
21 additional supplemental payments made during the
22 previous month pursuant to this paragraph. A
23 qualifying hospital receiving supplemental payments
24 pursuant to this paragraph that are greater than the
25 state appropriation made to the qualifying hospital
26 for treatment of indigent patients as provided in
27 chapter 255 shall be obligated as a condition of its
28 participation in the medical assistance program to
29 transfer to the state university of Iowa general
30 education fund on a monthly basis an amount equal to
31 the funds transferred by the state university of Iowa
32 to the department of human services. To the extent
33 that state funds appropriated to the state university
34 of Iowa and allocated to the college of medicine have
35 been transferred to the department of human services
36 as a result of these supplemental payments made to the
37 qualifying hospital, the department shall not,
38 directly or indirectly, recoup these supplemental
39 payments made to a qualifying hospital for any reason,
40 unless an equivalent amount of the funds transferred
41 to the department of human services by the state
42 university of Iowa pursuant to this paragraph is
43 transferred to the qualifying hospital by the
44 department.
45 Continuation of the supplemental disproportionate
46 share and supplemental indirect medical education
47 adjustment shall preserve the funds available to the
48 university hospital for medical and surgical treatment
49 of indigent patients as provided in chapter 255 and to
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1 at the same level as provided by the state funds
2 initially appropriated for that purpose.
3 The department of human services shall, in any
4 compilation of data or other report distributed to the
5 public concerning payments to providers under the
6 medical assistance program, set forth reimbursements
7 to a qualifying hospital through the supplemental
8 disproportionate share and supplemental indirect
9 medical education adjustment as a separate item and
10 shall not include such payments in the amounts
11 otherwise reported as the reimbursement to a
12 qualifying hospital for services to medical assistance
13 recipients.
14 For purposes of this section, "supplemental
15 payment" means a supplemental payment amount paid for
16 medical assistance to a hospital qualifying for that
17 payment under this section.
18 Sec. 13. 2000 Iowa Acts, House File 2039, section
19 24, is amended to read as follows:
20 SEC. 24. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CLAIMING BY STATE
21 BOARD OF REGENTS. The state shall enter into a
22 contract to enhance claiming of medical assistance
23 program reimbursement payable for services provided by
24 the state university of Iowa hospitals and clinics.
25 After payment of contract costs, the first $4,000,000
26 $12,000,000 received in additional reimbursement from
27 the enhanced claiming during the period beginning with
28 the effective date of this Act, and ending June 30,
29 2001, shall be credited to the general fund of the
30 state. The balance of the additional reimbursement
31 received during the period is appropriated to the
32 state board of regents for the state university of
33 Iowa hospitals and clinics for other expenses
34 associated with the enhanced claiming and for the
35 provision of services. The state board of regents
36 shall report quarterly during the period delineated in
37 this section to the department of management and the
38 legislative fiscal bureau concerning the enhanced
39 claiming and reimbursement that is received and
40 anticipated.
41 For purposes of this section, "enhanced claiming"
42 does not include any process already being utilized by
43 the state university of Iowa hospitals and clinics to
44 identify and seek reimbursement from appropriate
45 payors. Individual patient accounts shall not be
46 eligible for participation in enhanced claiming
47 activities until the state university of Iowa
48 hospitals and clinics certifies that its internal
49 processes to identify and seek reimbursement from
50 appropriate payors have been completed. Should

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1 additional reimbursement from the enhanced claiming
2 fail to equal the targeted amount to be credited to
3 the general fund, the state university of Iowa
4 hospitals and clinics shall not be held responsible
5 for making up the shortfall.
6 Sec. 14. STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA - DEPARTMENT OF
7 HUMAN SERVICES. The department of human services
8 shall transfer to the state university of Iowa for the
9 purposes of the creative employment options program
10 the same amount of moneys in the fiscal year beginning
11 July 1, 2000, and ending June 30, 2001, as was
12 transferred in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997,
13 and ending June 30, 1998.
14 Sec. 15. For the fiscal year beginning July 1,
15 2000, and ending June 30, 2001, the state board of
16 regents may use notes, bonds, or other evidences of
17 indebtedness issued under section 262.48 to finance
18 projects that will result in energy cost savings in an
19 amount that will cause the state board to recover the
20 cost of the projects within an average of six years.
21 Sec. 16. Notwithstanding section 270.7, the
22 department of revenue and finance shall pay the state
23 school for the deaf and the Iowa braille and sight
24 saving school the moneys collected from the counties
25 during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, for
26 expenses relating to prescription drug costs for
27 students attending the state school for the deaf and
28 the Iowa braille and sight saving school.
29 Sec. 17. Section 28.3, subsection 2, Code
30 Supplement 1999, is amended to read as follows:
31 2. The Iowa board shall consist of fifteen
32 seventeen voting members with twelve thirteen citizen
33 members and three four state agency members. The
34 three four state agency members shall be the directors
35 of the following departments: education, human
36 rights, human services, and public health. The twelve
37 thirteen citizen members shall be appointed by the
38 governor, subject to confirmation by the senate. The
39 governor's appointments of citizen members shall be
40 made in a manner so that each of the state's
41 congressional districts is represented by two citizen
42 members and so that all the appointments as a whole
43 reflect the ethnic, cultural, social, and economic
44 diversity of the state. The governor's appointees
45 shall be selected from individuals nominated by
46 community empowerment area boards. The nominations
47 shall reflect the range of interests represented on
48 the community boards so that the governor is able to
49 appoint one or more members each for education,
50 health, human services, business, faith, and public

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1 interests. At least one of the citizen members shall
2 be a service consumer or the parent of a service
3 consumer. Terms of office of all citizen members are
4 three years. A vacancy on the board shall be filled
5 in the same manner as the original appointment for the
6 balance of the unexpired term.
7 Sec. 18. Section 135.11, subsection 18, Code
8 Supplement 1999, is amended to read as follows:
9 18. Consult with the office of statewide clinical
10 education programs at the university of Iowa college
11 of medicine and annually submit a report to the
12 general assembly by January 15 verifying the number of
13 physicians in active practice in Iowa by county who
14 are engaged in providing obstetrical care. To the
15 extent data are readily available, the report shall
16 include information concerning the number of
17 deliveries per year by specialty and county, the age
18 of physicians performing deliveries, and the number of
19 current year graduates of the university of Iowa
20 college of medicine and the Des Moines university of
21 - osteopathic medicine and health sciences medical
22 center entering into residency programs in obstetrics,
23 gynecology, and family practice. The report may
24 include additional data relating to access to
25 obstetrical services that may be available.
26 Sec. 19. NEW SECTION. 135.26 OBSTETRICAL
27 BRACHIAL PLEXUS PALSY CONSULTATION.
28 The university of Iowa hospitals and clinics shall
29 develop and maintain a comprehensive database of
30 information regarding obstetrical brachial plexus
31 palsy treatment options and success rates. In every
32 case where a diagnosis of obstetrical brachial plexus
33 palsy is made, the parents or legal guardians of an
34 infant so diagnosed shall be given the opportunity to
35 consult with an obstetrical brachial plexus palsy
36 specialist regarding treatment options and reported
37 success rates currently documented in medical
38 literature for obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. The
39 objective of the consultation shall be to place a
40 parent or legal guardian in the position of
41 subsequently making an educated and informed decision
42 regarding the pursuit of obstetrical brachial plexus
43 palsy treatment.
44 Sec. 20. Section 135.107, subsection 3, paragraph
45 d, subparagraph (1), Code 1999, is amended to read as
46 follows:
47 (1) The Iowa department of public health, in
48 cooperation with a primary care collaborative effort
49 including the university of Iowa college of medicine,
50 the Des Moines university of - osteopathic medicine

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1 and health sciences medical center, and other primary
2 care professional educational institutions in Iowa,
3 shall develop and establish area health education
4 centers. The effort shall involve making application
5 for a federal grant under 42 U.S.C. ß 293j, as
6 prescribed by that section.
7 Sec. 21. Section 135.107, subsection 4, Code 1999,
8 is amended to read as follows:
9 4. The director of public health shall establish a
10 primary care collaborative work group to coordinate
11 all statewide recruitment and retention activities
12 established pursuant to this section and to make
13 recommendations to the department and the center for
14 rural health and primary care relating to the
15 implementation of subsection 3. Membership of the
16 work group shall consist, at a minimum, of
17 representatives from the university of Iowa college of
18 medicine, Des Moines university of - osteopathic
19 medicine and health sciences medical center,
20 university of Iowa physician assistant school,
21 university of Iowa nurse practitioner school, Des
22 Moines university of - osteopathic medicine and
23 health sciences medical center physician assistant
24 program, Iowa-Nebraska primary care association, Iowa
25 medical society, Iowa osteopathic medical association,
26 Iowa chapter of American college of osteopathic family
27 physicians, Iowa academy of family physicians, nurse
28 practitioner association, Iowa nurses association,
29 association of Iowa hospitals and health systems, and
30 Iowa physicians assistants association.
31 Sec. 22. Section 235C.3, subsection 2, paragraph
32 b, Code Supplement 1999, is amended to read as
33 follows:
34 b. A health professional training campaign,
35 including recommendations concerning the curriculum
36 offered at the college of medicine at the state
37 university of Iowa and the Des Moines university of -
38 osteopathic medicine and health sciences medical
39 center, providing assistance in the identification of
40 women at risk of substance abuse during pregnancy and
41 strategies to be employed in assisting those women to
42 maintain healthy lifestyles during pregnancy. This
43 education campaign shall offer information to health
44 professionals on assessment, laboratory testing, and
45 referrals.
46 Sec. 23. Section 256.42, subsection 4, Code 1999,
47 is amended by striking the subsection.
48 Sec. 24. Section 256B.15, subsection 7, paragraph
49 a, Code 1999, is amended to read as follows:
50 a. The treasurer of the state shall credit

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1 receipts received under this section to the department
2 of human services to pay contractual fees incurred by
3 the department to maximize federal funding for special
4 education services. All remaining receipts in excess
5 of the amount necessary to pay contractual fees shall
6 be credited to the general fund of the state
7 department of human services medical assistance
8 account.
9 Sec. 25. Section 256C.2, unnumbered paragraph 2,
10 Code 1999, is amended to read as follows:
11 A district applying for a grant under this section
12 shall agree, for each dollar of grant funds, to
13 provide twenty cents in matching cash or in-kind
14 resources. Grants may be awarded for four years,
15 beginning July 1, 1994, and ending June 30, 1998. Up
16 to ten percent of the moneys appropriated for the
17 grant program may be used by the council for staffing,
18 technical assistance, and external evaluation
19 development. Notwithstanding section 8.33,
20 unencumbered or unobligated funds remaining on June 30
21 of the fiscal year for which the funds were
22 appropriated shall not revert but shall be available
23 for expenditure for the following fiscal year for the
24 purposes of this section.
25 Sec. 26. Section 261.12, subsection 1, paragraph
26 b, Code Supplement 1999, is amended to read as
27 follows:
28 b. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999
29 2000, and for each following fiscal year, three four
30 thousand nine hundred dollars.
31 Sec. 27. Section 261.19, subsections 1 through 4,
32 Code 1999, are amended to read as follows:
33 1. A physician recruitment program is established,
34 to be administered by the college student aid
35 commission, for the Des Moines university of -
36 osteopathic medicine and health sciences of Des
37 Moines, Iowa medical center. The program shall
38 consist of a forgivable loan program and a tuition
39 scholarship program for students and a loan repayment
40 program for physicians. The commission shall
41 regularly adjust the physician service requirement
42 under each aspect of the program to provide, to the
43 extent possible, an equal financial benefit for each
44 period of service required. From funds appropriated
45 for purposes of the program by the general assembly,
46 the commission shall pay a fee to the Des Moines
47 university of - osteopathic medicine and health
48 sciences medical center for the administration of the
49 program. a portion of the fee shall be paid by the
50 commission to the university based upon the number of

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1 physicians recruited under subsection 4.
2 2. A forgivable loan may be awarded to a resident
3 of Iowa who is enrolled at the Des Moines university
4 of - osteopathic medicine and health sciences medical
5 center if the student agrees to practice in this state
6 for a period of time to be determined by the
7 commission at the time the loan is awarded.
8 Forgivable loans to eligible students shall not become
9 due and interest on the loan shall not accrue until
10 after the student completes a residency program. If
11 the student completes the period of practice
12 established by the commission and agreed to by the
13 student, the loan amount shall be forgiven. The loan
14 amount shall not be forgiven if the osteopathic
15 physician fails to complete the required time period
16 of practice in this state or fails to satisfactorily
17 continue in the university's program of medical
18 education.
19 3. A student enrolled at the Des Moines university
20 of - osteopathic medicine and health sciences medical
21 center shall be eligible for a tuition scholarship for
22 the student's study at the university. The
23 scholarship shall be for an amount not to exceed the
24 annual tuition at the university. A student who
25 receives a tuition scholarship shall not be eligible
26 for the loan repayment program provided for by this
27 section. A student who receives a tuition scholarship
28 shall agree to practice in an eligible rural community
29 in this state for a period of time to be determined by
30 the commission at the time the scholarship is awarded.
31 The student shall repay the scholarship to the
32 commission if the student fails to practice in a
33 medically underserved rural community in this state
34 for the required period of time.
35 4. A physician shall be eligible for the physician
36 loan repayment program if the physician agrees to
37 practice in an eligible rural community in this state.
38 The Des Moines university of - osteopathic medicine
39 and health sciences medical center shall recruit and
40 place physicians in rural communities which have
41 agreed to provide additional funds for the physician's
42 loan repayment. The contract for the loan repayment
43 shall stipulate the time period the physician shall
44 practice in an eligible rural community in this state.
45 In addition, the contract shall stipulate that the
46 physician repay any funds paid on the physician's loan
47 by the commission if the physician fails to practice
48 in an eligible rural community in this state for the
49 required period of time. For purposes of this
50 subsection, "eligible rural community" means a

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1 medically underserved rural community which agrees to
2 match state funds provided on at least a dollar-for-
3 dollar basis for the loan repayment of a physician who
4 practices in the community.
5 Sec. 28. Section 261.25, subsection 1, Code
6 Supplement 1999, is amended to read as follows:
7 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of
8 the state to the commission for each fiscal year the
9 sum of forty-seven forty-eight million six eight
10 hundred sixty-four thirty thousand seven hundred fifty
11 seventy-five dollars for tuition grants.
12 Sec. 29. Section 261.85, unnumbered paragraph 1,
13 Code 1999, is amended to read as follows:
14 There is appropriated from the general fund of the
15 state to the commission for each fiscal year the sum
16 of two million nine seven hundred fifty thousand
17 dollars for the work-study program.
18 Sec. 30. NEW SECTION. 262.76 ASSIGNMENT OF
19 STUDENT TEACHERS - ACCREDITED NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS.
20 The state board of regents shall adopt rules
21 authorizing approved practitioner preparation program
22 faculty to assign a student enrolled in the program to
23 an accredited nonpublic school for student teaching
24 experience if the coursework and the curriculum the
25 student is assigned to teach are nonsectarian,
26 nonreligious, and would reasonably be expected to be
27 taught in any public school district in the state.
28 Sec. 31. Section 266.39C, subsection 3, unnumbered
29 paragraph 1, Code 1999, is amended to read as follows:
30 Iowa state university of science and technology
31 shall employ a director for the center, who shall be
32 appointed by the president of Iowa state university of
33 science and technology. The director of the center
34 shall employ necessary research and support staff.
35 The director and staff shall be employees of Iowa
36 state university of science and technology. No more
37 than five seven hundred thousand dollars of the funds
38 made available by appropriation from state revenues in
39 any one year shall be expended by the center for the
40 salaries and benefits of the employees of the center,
41 including the salary and benefits of the director.
42 The remainder of the funds appropriated from state
43 funds shall be used to sponsor research grants and
44 projects submitted on a competitive basis by Iowa
45 colleges and universities and private nonprofit
46 agencies and foundations. The center may also solicit
47 additional grants and funding from public and private
48 nonprofit agencies and foundations.
49 Sec. 32. Section 272.12, Code 1999, as amended by
50 2000 Iowa Acts, House File 2146, section 5, if

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1 enacted, is amended to read as follows:
2 272.12 PARA-EDUCATOR CERTIFICATES.
3 The board of educational examiners shall adopt
4 rules pursuant to chapter 17A relating to a voluntary
5 certification system for para-educators. The rules
6 shall specify rights, responsibilities, levels, and
7 qualifications for the certificate. Applicants shall
8 be disqualified for any reason specified in section
9 272.6 or in administrative rule. Notwithstanding
10 section 272.6, subsection 1, paragraph "a", the board
11 may issue a para-educator certificate to a person who
12 is at least eighteen years of age. a person holding a
13 para-educator certificate shall not perform the duties
14 of a licensed practitioner. A certificate issued
15 pursuant to this chapter shall not be considered a
16 teacher or administrator license for any purpose
17 specified by law, including the purposes specified
18 under this chapter or chapter 279.
19 Sec. 33. Section 283A.2, subsection 2, paragraph
20 b, unnumbered paragraph 1, and paragraph c, as enacted
21 by 1999 Iowa Acts, chapter 147, section 1, are amended
22 to read as follows:
23 The board of directors of a school district that
24 wishes to provide safe, reasonable student access to a
25 school breakfast program, rather than operate or
26 provide for the operation of a school breakfast
27 program at a specific attendance center within the
28 school district shall develop an alternative site plan
29 to operate the school breakfast program at another
30 attendance center or other site within the school
31 district and shall annually certify to the department
32 that the plan meets the following criteria:
33 c. The board of directors of a school district
34 that wishes to provide access to a school breakfast
35 program in accordance with paragraph "b", shall notify
36 the parent, guardian, or legal or actual custodian of
37 a child enrolled in the school district of the school
38 district's intention to develop and implement a plan
39 to provide school breakfast programs only in certain
40 attendance centers at an alternative site. At any
41 time in which the school district proposes to make
42 substantive changes to a plan certified with the
43 department of education, the notification requirements
44 of this paragraph shall apply.
45 Sec. 34. Section 294A.25, subsections 6, 10, and
46 14, Code Supplement 1999, are amended to read as
47 follows:
48 6. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999
49 2000, and ending June 30, 2000 2001, from phase III
50 moneys the amount of fifty thousand dollars to the

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1 department of education for the geography alliance.
2 10. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998
3 2000, and for each succeeding fiscal year, the amount
4 of one hundred seventy thousand dollars to the state
5 board of regents for equal distribution in the amount
6 of sixty-eight thousand dollars to the Iowa braille
7 and sight saving school and in the amount of one
8 hundred two thousand dollars to the Iowa state school
9 for the deaf from phase III moneys.
10 14. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999
11 2000, and ending June 30, 2000 2001, to the department
12 of education from phase III moneys the amount of fifty
13 thousand dollars for the Iowa mathematics and science
14 coalition.
15 Sec. 35. Section 294A.25, subsection 7, Code
16 Supplement 1999, is amended by striking the
17 subsection.
18 Sec. 36. RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY. Section
19 256C.2, unnumbered paragraph 2, as amended in this
20 Act, is retroactively applicable to July 1, 1999. Any
21 moneys retained by the child development coordinating
22 council for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999,
23 for staffing, technical assistance, and external
24 evaluation development shall be awarded in
25 demonstration program grants as provided in chapter
26 256C.
27 Sec. 37. EFFECTIVE DATE. Section 10 of this Act,
28 relating to 1999 Iowa Acts, chapter 205; section 25,
29 amending section 256C.2; and section 36, relating to
30 retroactive applicability, being deemed of immediate
31 importance, take effect upon enactment."

Fallon of Polk asked and received unanimous consent that
amendment H-9110, to the Senate amendment H-9105, be deferred.

Hansen of Pottawattamie offered amendment H-9111, to the
Senate amendment H-9105, filed by him from the floor and requested
division as follows:

H-9111

1 Amend the Senate amendment, H-9105, to House File
2 2549, as amended, passed, and reprinted by the House,
3 as follows:

H-9111A

4 1. Page 14, by striking line 38 and inserting the

5 following:
6 " $ 1,284,586"
7 2. Page 19, by striking lines 23 through 37.
8 3. Page 29, by striking lines 18 through 27.

H-9111B

9 4. Page 31, by inserting after line 17 the
10 following:
11 "Sec. ___. Section 296.1, Code 1999, is amended to
12 read as follows:
13 296.1 INDEBTEDNESS AUTHORIZED.
14 Subject to the approval of the voters thereof,
15 school districts are hereby authorized to contract
16 indebtedness and to issue general obligation bonds to
17 provide funds to defray the cost of purchasing,
18 building, furnishing, reconstructing, repairing,
19 improving, or remodeling a schoolhouse or schoolhouses
20 and additions thereto, gymnasium, stadium, field
21 house, school bus garage, teachers' or
22 superintendent's home or homes, and procuring a site
23 or sites therefor, or purchasing land to add to a site
24 already owned, or procuring and improving a site for
25 an athletic field, or improving a site already owned
26 for an athletic field, and for any one or more of such
27 purposes. Taxes for the payment of said bonds shall
28 be levied in accordance with chapter 76, and said such
29 bonds shall mature within a period not exceeding
30 twenty years from date of issue, shall bear interest
31 at a rate or rates not exceeding that permitted by
32 chapter 74A, and shall be of such form as the board of
33 directors of such school district shall by resolution
34 provide, but the aggregate indebtedness of any school
35 district shall not exceed five percent of the actual
36 value of the taxable property within said the school
37 district, as ascertained by the last preceding state
38 and county tax lists. The bonds may be sold at public
39 or private sale at a price as may be determined by the
40 board of directors. Such bonds may be sold at not
41 less than ninety-eight percent of par or may be
42 exchanged for other bonds at not less than ninety-
43 eight percent of par.
44 Sec. . Section 298.22, unnumbered paragraph 1,
45 Code 1999, is amended to read as follows:
46 All of said bonds shall be substantially in the
47 form provided for county bonds, but subject to changes
48 that will conform them to the action of the board
49 providing therefor; shall run not more than twenty
50 years, and may be sooner paid if so nominated in the


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1 bond; bear a rate of interest not exceeding that
2 permitted by chapter 74A, payable semiannually; be
3 signed by the president and countersigned by the
4 secretary of the board of directors; and shall not be
5 disposed of for less than par value, nor issued for
6 other purposes than this chapter provides be sold at
7 public or private sale at a price as may be determined
8 by the board of directors. Such bonds may be sold at
9 not less than ninety-eight percent of par or may be
10 exchanged for other bonds at not less than ninety-
11 eight percent of par.
12 Sec. . Section 422E.4, unnumbered paragraph 1,
13 Code Supplement 1999, is amended to read as follows:
14 The board of directors of a school district shall
15 be authorized to issue negotiable, interest-bearing
16 school bonds, without election, and utilize tax
17 receipts derived from the sales and services tax for
18 school infrastructure purposes for principal and
19 interest repayment. Proceeds of the bonds issued
20 pursuant to this section shall be utilized solely for
21 school infrastructure needs as school infrastructure
22 is defined in section 422E.1, subsection 3. Issuance
23 of bonds pursuant to this section shall be permitted
24 only in a district which has imposed a local sales and
25 services tax for school infrastructure purposes
26 pursuant to section 422E.2. The provisions of
27 sections 298.22 through 298.24 shall apply regarding
28 the form, rate of interest, registration, redemption,
29 and recording of bond issues pursuant to this section,
30 with the exception that the maximum period during
31 which principal on the bonds is payable shall not
32 exceed a ten-year period, or the date of repeal stated
33 on the ballot proposition. Bonds issued pursuant to
34 this section may be sold at public or private sale at
35 a price as may be determined by the board of directors
36 of the school district. Such bonds may be sold at not
37 less than ninety-eight percent of par or may be
38 exchanged for other bonds at not less than ninety-
39 eight percent of par."
40 5. By renumbering, redesignating, and correcting
41 internal references as necessary.

On motion by Hansen of Pottawattamie amendment H-9111A was
adopted, placing amendment H-9112 filed by Huser of Polk from the
floor, out of order.

Mascher of Johnson offered amendment H-9107, to the Senate
amendment H-9105, filed by her from the floor as follows:

H-9107

1 Amend the Senate amendment, H-9105, to House File
2 2549, as amended, passed, and reprinted by the House,
3 as follows:
4 1. Page 15, by striking line 28 and inserting the
5 following:
6 " $248,427,892"

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent that
House File 2549 be deferred. (Amendment H-9107, to the Senate
amendment H-9105, pending)

IMMEDIATE MESSAGES

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent that
the following bills be immediately messaged to the Senate: House
File 2373 and Senate File 2433.

The House resumed consideration of House File 2549, previously
deferred and amendment H-9107, pending.

On motion by Mascher of Johnson amendment H-9107, to the
Senate amendment H-9105, lost.

Witt of Black Hawk offered amendment H-9110, previously
deferred, to the Senate amendment H-9105, filed by him, Mascher of
Johnson, Parmenter of Story, and Greimann of Story from the floor
and requested division as follows:

H-9110

1 Amend the Senate amendment, H-9105, to House File
2 2549, as amended, passed, and reprinted by the House,
3 as follows:

H-9110A

4 1. Page 14, by striking line 38 and inserting the
5 following:
6 " $ 1,287,593"

H-9110B

7 2. Page 15, by striking line 28 and inserting the
8 following:
9 " $249,380,737"

10 3. Page 18, by striking line 43 and inserting the
11 following:
12 " $197,739,031"
13 4. Page 20, by striking line 29 and inserting the
14 following:
15 " $ 88,257,392"
16 5. Page 20, by striking line 50 and inserting the
17 following:
18 " $ 8,004,998"
19 6. Page 21, by striking line 6 and inserting the
20 following:
21 " $ 4,470,283"

Witt of Black Hawk asked and received unanimous consent to
withdraw amendment H-9110A, to amendment H-9105.

On motion by Witt of Black Hawk amendment H-9110B lost.

Hansen of Pottawattamie asked and received unanimous consent
to withdraw amendment H-9111B, to amendment H-9105.

On motion by Hansen of Pottawattamie the House concurred in
the Senate amendment H-9105, as amended.

Hansen of Pottawattamie moved that the bill, as amended by the
Senate, further amended and concurred in by the House, 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. 2549)

The ayes were, 92:
Alons Arnold Barry Baudler
Bell Blodgett Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst
Bukta Carroll Cataldo Chiodo
Cohoon Connors Cormack Davis
Dix Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler
Drake Drees Eddie Falck
Fallon Foege Ford Garman
Gipp Greiner Grundberg Hahn
Hansen Heaton Hoffman Holmes
Holveck Horbach Houser Huseman
Huser Jacobs Jager Jenkins
Jochum Johnson Kettering Klemme
Kuhn Larkin Larson Lord
Martin May Mertz Metcalf
Millage Mundie Murphy Nelson-Forbes
Osterhaus Raecker Rants Rayhons
Reynolds Richardson Scherrman Schrader
Shey Shoultz Stevens Sukup
Sunderbruch Taylor, D. Taylor, T. Teig
Thomas Thomson Tyrrell Van Engelenhoven
Warnstadt Weidman Weigel Welter
Whitead Wise Witt Mr. Speaker
Siegrist

 


The nays were, 6:
Greimann Kreiman Mascher Myers
O'Brien Parmenter

 


Absent or not voting, 2:
Frevert Van Fossen

 


The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

IMMEDIATE MESSAGE

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent that
House File 2549 be immediately messaged to the Senate.

Raecker of Polk called up for consideration Senate File 2245, a
bill for an act relating to penalties for city and county ordinances and
to scheduled violations, amended by the House, further amended by
the Senate and moved that the House concur in the following Senate
amendment H-9113 to the House amendment:

H-9113

1 Amend the House amendment, S-5658, to Senate File
2 2245, as amended, passed, and reprinted by the Senate,
3 as follows:
4 1. Page 2, by striking lines 23 through 32.
5 2. By striking page 2, line 42, through page 3,
6 line 49.
7 3. Page 4, by striking lines 18 through 44.
8 4. By striking page 5, line 19, through page 6,
9 line 1.
10 5. Page 6, line 30, by striking the words ",
11 local ordinances, and franchises" and inserting the
12 following: "and local ordinances".

13 6. By renumbering as necessary.

The motion prevailed and the House concurred in the Senate
amendment H-9113, to the House amendment.

Raecker of Polk moved that the bill, as amended by the House,
further amended by the Senate and concurred in by the House, 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?" (S.F. 2245)

The ayes were, 94:
Alons Arnold Barry Baudler
Bell Blodgett Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst
Bukta Carroll Cataldo Chiodo
Cohoon Connors Cormack Davis
Dix Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler
Drake Eddie Falck Fallon
Foege Ford Garman Gipp
Greimann Greiner Hahn Hansen
Heaton Hoffman Holmes Holveck
Horbach Houser Huseman Huser
Jacobs Jenkins Jochum Johnson
Kettering Klemme Kreiman Kuhn
Larkin Lord Martin Mascher
May Mertz Metcalf Millage
Mundie Murphy Myers Nelson-Forbes
O'Brien Osterhaus Parmenter Raecker
Rants Rayhons Reynolds Richardson
Scherrman Schrader Shey Shoultz
Stevens Sukup Sunderbruch Taylor, D.
Taylor, T. Teig Thomas Thomson
Tyrrell Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen Warnstadt
Weidman Weigel Whitead Wise
Witt Mr. Speaker
Siegrist

 


The nays were, 1:
Jager

 


Absent or not voting, 5:
Drees Frevert Grundberg Larson
Welter

 



The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

ADOPTION OF SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 108

Greiner of Washington called up for consideration Senate
Concurrent Resolution 108, a concurrent resolution recognizing the
accomplishments of John Fletcher Lacey and commemorating the
one-hundredth-year anniversary of the Lacey Act, and moved its
adoption.

The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 122 WITHDRAWN

Greiner of Washington asked and received unanimous consent to
withdraw House Concurrent Resolution 122 from further
consideration by the House.

IMMEDIATE MESSAGES

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent that
the following bills be immediately messaged to the Senate: Senate
Files 2245 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 108.

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
April 26, 2000, amended and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the
House is asked:

House File 2579, a bill for an act creating a tobacco settlement authority Act,
authorizing the issuance of bonds, and providing an effective date.

Also: That the Senate has on April 26, 2000, concurred in the House amendment
and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate was asked:

Senate File 2433, a bill for an act relating to state government technology and
operations, by making and relating to appropriations to the Iowa communications
network for the support of certain Part III users, making appropriations to various
entities for other technology-related purposes, providing for the procurement of
information technology, providing for the use of the network, and providing an effective
date.

Also: That the Senate has on April 26, 2000, concurred in the House amendment
and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate was asked:

Senate File 2453, a bill for an act relating to and making appropriations from the
rebuild Iowa infrastructure fund to state departments and agencies, including the
department for the blind, the department of corrections, the department of cultural
affairs, the department of economic development, the department of general services,
the judicial branch, the department of public safety, the state board of regents, the
state department of transportation, the office of treasurer of state, and the commission
of veterans affairs, creating an environment first fund and making appropriations from
that fund for environmental purposes, making related Code language changes,
providing for contingent effectiveness, and providing effective dates.

MICHAEL E. MARSHALL, Secretary

REMARKS BY MINORITY LEADER SCHRADER

Minority Leader Schrader offered the following remarks:

Thank you Mr. Speaker and thank you to the Majority Leader for such a
compliment, even before I begin to call my speech a productive use of time. That's very
nice of you Representative Rants.

I want to begin by saying thank you. You probably notice my going away speech
will be a little different than times past. I don't write speeches anymore. I make
outlines, but my problem is I can't read them unless I put my glasses on, and then I
can't see you unless I take my glasses off. Representative Blodgett and I had a
conversation a couple weeks ago where I asked him to yield and we were both looking
over our glasses at one another as we tried to do our work.

I do want to say thank you to many friends in this chamber. First and most of all to
the Democratic caucus that I lead and all of you people that have worked so hard. This
deal of being a minority party member isn't a fun one a lot of the time. The objectives
that you have in front of you often are hard to get your hands around. It makes it hard
some times to focus on the task but you've done it. I'm proud of you and you've made
me look good as a leader because you've been such a great team. I thank you all for
that. And I appreciate and respect you all for that. And as a team I can't have any
higher regards than my leadership team. My friend Dick Myers who sits right beside
me, the Democratic Whip; and Assistant Leaders John Connors, Pam Jochum, Steve
Warnstadt and Keith Weigel. You've worked harder than anybody on our team to help
us have success. My wife, Bobbi, doesn't sit beside me. She sits beside Steve
Warnstadt. But she helps me every day. My staff in my office, Mark Brandsgard,
Carolyn Gaukel, people that do great work and put up with me somehow at the same
time. The Democratic caucus staff, Paulee Lipsman, Dave Epley, Dean Fiihr, Jennifer
Parsons, Tom Patterson, Anna Hyatt-Crozier, Mary Braun, Ed Conlow, and Joe
Romano. They work so hard for me and for every other one of the members of our
caucus, that it's hard to know how to thank these folks. Year in and year out during the
session and during the interim they are there for us.


And my Republican friends and your great staff. Representative Rants, you've done
a great job of sharing with the minority and with me information about our schedules,
our agenda. And how this place is run. You've not yet entrusted me with that pocket
rocket deal you carry around but you've shared with me what's on it and I sure
appreciate that.

Mr. Speaker, you've been a good leader of this chamber. You've kept us in line when
we needed kept in line. You run this place in an appropriate manner at all times, and I
respect you for the work that you've done and the leadership you've provided for your
caucus. I do lust after your gavel. I wouldn't mind having your CD collection, either.
Thank you for the work that you've given to us. And everyone else in the chamber. I've
really noticed this year that the clerks, the Doormen, the Chief Clerk and all of your
staff, the Pages, the people at the telephone desk, everybody in this building. I've had a
lot of guests visit this year, and I think that all of the staff that work for us have gone
overboard to make people that visit here feel comfortable when they come here. And
that's really important to me that people leave here when they've visited, feeling good
about the experience and all the people that work in this chamber; the clerks on the
floor and everyone else, I think has contributed to making Iowans feel good about this
place.

My views about the General Assembly are different than the views of a lot of
people. A lot of you might disagree with me but I think this chamber is a place for
civilized combat. We really resolve differences that in other parts of the world people
fight violently about. Yet we have a system that allows us to come to resolution here.
As we're going about that process we get as angry with one another as seems possible
yet we don't hit one another. I've often told my members that you don't have to make
friends here. You've got friends at home. You've got a task to do here. But the
miraculous part about serving here is that in spite of all that civilized combat we do
become friends. We become good friends and they are friendships most of us will never
forget. So I've mentioned some of the names. You know we're going to be losing people
that we've served with a long time that are going to go do a lot of things that are a lot
more fun next January than we'll be doing, those of us that come back. Gary Blodgett,
Minnette Doderer, Jim Drees - Jim isn't even here is he? Where is Jim? Well that
rascal. I wasn't here when he gave his going away speech either so we're even. He
didn't share with you that I didn't have a heater in that old truck either when I went
out to visit him that first day. Sandy Greiner and Danny Holmes. Jack Holveck, David
Lord, Mona Martin, Norm Mundie, Roger Thomas, Rosemary Thomson, Jerry Welter
and Keith Weigel. The best to all of you. And I know that come January you'll kind of
wish you were here, but probably that you're where you are instead of being here.

Finally, I've got to share with you, and I've asked if it was all right, and it is all
right to share with you. In 1966, I don't know where you were but I was in junior high
at Monroe High School. It doesn't exist anymore. It's a PCM now. And the junior high
was on the second floor, the high school was on the third floor. My homeroom teacher
that year was a lady, I was in eighth grade, it was a lady named Agnes Tepley. And in
eighth grade then, I expect many of you had a similar experience, there was a
mandated course you had to take called Iowa Government. I recall a little red
pamphlet-type book. It was an undersized book about the quarter of the size of most
other books. I don't have a clue what was in that Iowa Government book, but I
remember the book, and I remember one other thing from that class. It's that my junior
high teacher named Agnes Tepley in 1966 had a hero in the Iowa Legislature. You
guessed it - Minnette Doderer. Minnette, Agnes said to watch this woman, she told

these kids that. Well, I didn't. Little did I know that our paths would cross and I'd get
to call you my friend. The high point of this year for me has been getting to serve with
Minnette Doderer as she ends such a great career in the legislature.

Mr. Speaker and Mr. Majority Leader, we have a great honor to serve as leaders
here and lead these fine people that are our colleagues through this process. And even
though Representative Rants and I sometimes disagree, for instance, I know that
Representative Rants tends to read Ann Rand and Atlas Shrugged, and I tend to be a
little more partial to John Steinbeck and Cannery Row. I know that because we had a
discussion, we both admitted that Speaker Siegrist's last purchase of music was the
Dixie Chicks while mine was the Moody Blues. I believe that we have a whole lot more
in common and that we agree on much more than we disagree on.

And so as we go out this summer to enjoy the summer and engage in another life,
but also engage in the competitive part of this business that gets very competitive, I'll
try to remember that we do have much more that we agree upon than that we disagree
upon.

I'm shuffling notes now because I've got one more thank you to a special person.
She left me for one week, and Amy, I'm not sure if Amy's here, one of the Pages, helped
me for one week, but Julie Borchers was my Page this year. She's done a great job for
me. I'll bet many of you saw her picture in the Sunday paper two weeks ago when she
represented Iowa at the national FFA conference. I was glad to give her up to let her
pursue that.

So finally Mr. Speaker, I am going to close. You and I have kind of a tradition that
we've kept up with mentioning some lyric in each of our remarks. Tonight I'm just
going to refer back to my latest purchase of the Moody Blues. In their words, I think it's
time for us to go now.

REMARKS BY MAJORITY LEADER RANTS

Majority Leader Rants offered the following remarks:

One hundred and eight days ago I stood before you and said that we would hit the
ground running and challenged Representative Millage to pass a deappropriations bill
in response to the lower than anticipated revenue the state was receiving due to a
sagging ag economy, and have it on the Governorís desk by the end of the week.

Little did I know about the pot hole waiting in the road right around the bend - the
Governorís budget. But Representative Millage you met the challenge head on. You
steered clear of the gimmicks and tricks that sunk Iowa deep into debt in the late
eighties. As the last budget bill leaves the chamber, I want to congratulate you all for
sticking to the 99% expenditure limitation law. The legislature didnít give in to
temptation. Itís always easy to comply with it when revenues are high - this year we
proved its need when revenue were low. We also protect the economic emergency fund
- another piece of our budget reform law that met the test.

Representative Hansen, my friend, your tenacity and commitment to the issue of
children-at-risk and alternative schools paid off. You kept your word on this issue, and
my constituents as well as those of your colleagueís thank you. Our focus on at-risk

students goes well with our commitment last year to improve Iowaís talented and
gifted programs. We must take care of all of our students regardless of where they fall
on the spectrum.

Representative Van Fossen, Iím glad your in the chamber this time. I challenged
you to ease the tax burden on Iowaís seniors. I believe that last year the Governor
made a mistake in vetoing a tax cut on retireeís pensions. Thank you for your
persistence and giving him a chance to correct that mistake. I hope he will sign it this
time.

For the sixth year in a row we have cut taxes. That is a record of which we should
be proud.

Representative Teig, no one has worked harder or longer on one single bill this year
than you. Vision Iowa - I donít need to say any more. The next generation will say it
all.

Representative Gipp, Chuck, on opening day I suggested that we rename your
committee the Quality of Life Committee - I was right. Your work on the Environment
First fund to provide for clean water initiatives, ag-land filter strips, lake dredging and
other improvements to our natural resources will make for a better outdoors we can all
enjoy. I look forward to seeing some of that clean water on the Upper Iowa River with
you this summer.

Representative Heaton - you commitment to children and improving access to
health care with your work on the three tobacco issues this year - the settlement,
cessation, and securitization will long pay dividends to the people of Iowa.

To the Republican retirees - I want to thank you for your service. I arrived in 1993
with several of you, and its hard to believe you are leaving. Jerry - your leaving with
work left undone - remember is still 65. Gary - thank you for all your support and
advice on our leadership team. David - on time funding would never have been
addressed had the people of Perry not sent you here. Rosemary - what will we do about
the sins of alcohol and tobacco without you. Weíll try to struggle on. Mona - if I
believed in reincarnation I think in the next life you would come back as an actuary.
Danny - your work on electrical restructuring was much appreciated - it didnít bear
fruit, but we fought a good fight. Sandy - what can I say - good luck in the Q-tip factory
across the rotunda.

Representative Schrader - my hats off to you. You do your job well. You and your
caucus challenge us. Make us justify our positions. And when you agree with us you
help out. You said earlier this year that youíd never go door to door with us - I hope
that was said in the passion of the moment because our process works and it works
well. We have our difference - but I know that your caucus and mine are working
toward the same goal - a better Iowa.

Weíll meet on a different track this summer and fall and I hope to keep you
squarely in my rear view mirror.

To the Republican leadership team - thank you for all your help. Steve, Libby,
Danny, Donna, Barry and Gary. You let me lean on you. You advice and counsel were
invaluable. Your contributions made my first year as majority leader an easier one.

To the rest of my caucus - I want to thank you for all of your support, cooperation
and most of all, trust. Iím sure some of you have wondered where I was going at times,
but we all got to the end together. You took a chance on me this time last year, I hope
Iíve earned it after this year.

You know, Iíve heard Brent stand on this spot on seven other occasions and thank
his staff and say how it was really Susan who ran this place. I used to think it was a
joke. Now I understand. Boy, do I understand. Jackie - thank you for keeping me, and
all of us moving along. Jeff, thank you for sticking with me another year, your advice
and counsel was needed. Katie, my page who kept me fed and hooked up to the
caffeine drip - thank you as well. Without you three, this year would not have run as
smoothly as it did.

To the Republican caucus staff. Thank you for the countless hours you have spent.
In this new role Iíve gotten to work with each of you on issue Iíd never have worried
about before - and because of that I have a new appreciation for each of you. You are
probably the most unrecognized and undervalued cogs in the wheels of state
government. We take your work for granted and we shouldnít. Again, thanks.

We get so caught up with what we legislators are doing on the floor that we forget
about what really makes this place work. Liz, you and your staff are the only ones who
know what is really going on. Youíre here before most of us arrive, and leave after
weíve left. Thank you.

Wilbur, the same can be said of you and your crew and the pages. I donít know
what weíd do without you. Actually, I do know, and it wouldnít be a pretty picture.

Mr. Speaker. A year ago you referred to me as your "young jedi knight". Now I
know that some of you are thinking Iím like Anikin Skywalker who will grow up to be
Darth Vader. To others Iím more like Luke who battled the Death Star. However I am
seen, Mr. Speaker, there is no doubt who you are - and that would have to be Yoda
perched up there in the Speakerís chair. Iíve come to appreciate your laid back lifestyle
this year. I donít share it, but at times I wish I did. When the maelstrom is swirling
about you, you are always the calm in the middle. Youíve been a good teacher - I hope I
was an apt pupil.

A week ago Saturday I got up early in the morning to go to my office and catch up
on some "real world" work. As I was slipping out the door my five year old daughter
stopped me to ask where I was going. I said "to work" and she promptly burst into
tears. She thought I was headed back to Des Moines after being home for only a few
hours. Representative Gipp has said many times that no one but our families
understand the sacrifices we make to honor our commitment to the people of Iowa. To
each of you, I thank you, and I thank your families for your services. It is a job well
done. Youíve each earned a rest, and your families deserve your attention.

Mr. Speaker, I look forward to speaking to you next January from this desk as we
gavel in the next legislature. Itís been fun.

REMARKS BY SPEAKER SIEGRIST

Speaker Siegrist offered the following remarks:

Well, we finally made it. We are going home today. A little late, but just in time. I
can certainly say that this session is the most stressful one in which I have been
involved. I even lost 10 pounds during this session. At the same time, this has been
my most enjoyable year. Serving as the Speaker of this incredible group of people is
indeed the highest professional privilege I have been given in my life. Thank you for
giving me that opportunity.

Today we start on our way back home. The question people have, be it the media or
constituents, is "how did we do?" I would say we did very well. The legislation passed
this session will clearly have an impact on the lives of average Iowans immediately and
into the future.

Look at the list of accomplishments that we can all feel good about. At the top of
the list is a balanced budget that doesnít violate the 99% Spending Limitation Law nor
does it dip into our cash reserves. That is what the people of Iowa demanded, and
while it was difficult to forge compromises with the Governor, we got it done.

Within that budget, we also met the priorities of Iowa. As is the case every year,
education got the lionís share of the money available. All areas of education received
increases. However, letís not forget some money we invested in education as part of an
ongoing commitment. Another $5.2 million for empowerment zones and our at-risk
children from birth to 5 years old. Next year, our total amount will be $15.6 million.
Another $10 million, a total of $20 million next year, for reading programs and class
size reduction. And we should be proud that we have added another $30 million for
school technology next year.

We took huge strides to assist our large senior citizen population with action on our
long-term Senior Care Program. This legislation ensures that our senior citizens can
stay in their homes as long as possible.

Our economic competitiveness was enhanced with targeted tax reductions such as
the Research and Development Tax Credit and our workforce development plans which
include the ACE Program. And some people may call it a gimmick, but I can tell you
that when I buy clothes for my son Evanís first day of kindergarten, Iíll be shopping
during the tax freedom weekend.

We should all take a bow for the fact that we were the first state to dedicate all of
our tobacco settlement money to health care. Improving health care access for our
poorest citizens and helping providers provide better care are moves that will make the
lives of Iowans better. We all hope that we will see tremendous results from our
smoking prevention efforts among our youth.

Nothing is more important to me than improving the quality of life in Iowa. We did
that. The $35 million we invested in the Environment First Fund is landmark
legislation. We will now take at least $35 million a year to put toward the environment
and recreation opportunities in our great state. The steps we took this year to improve
water quality will be returning benefits for years to come.

The Vision Iowa Project, school infrastructure, and the extension of the Community
Attraction and Tourism Fund will affect many communities and many thousands of
Iowans in the future. We truly have made Iowa a better place to live, grow, and raise a
family.

Some people have said that this legislature was only tinkering around the edges of
the problems facing Iowa. Some called it incrementalism. I disagree. As usual, Jimmy
Buffett had a song title that summed it up. He has a song called "Quietly Making
Noise". I think that is an apt description of the legislation we passed this year that I
just spoke of. We didnít do a lot of flashy things that caught everyoneís attention, but
what we did will have a long-term positive effect on the future.

As always, there are many people to recognize. I want to thank our caucus staff for
all the hard work they put in to make this place run. You do a great job and have a
real impact on the quality of work we do in the House.

To Liz, Alyce, and Gayle. The bottom line is this place couldnít run without you and
all of the great staff you have. Thanks very much.

Representative Schrader and the Democratic Caucus. Thank you for another
productive session. David, we worked together to get some important things done. At
other times you were a worthy adversary. I respect the way you stand up for what you
believe in. In the Jimmy Buffet song "The Night I Painted the Sky", the line says "the
people everywhere put away their differences for awhile." David, we both know this is
an election year. Weíll rest up for a week or so, and then weíll hit the campaign trail. I
look forward to a spirited discussion of the issues.

To the members of the Republican Caucus, my deepest thanks and appreciation for
all of your hard work. Each and every one of you have made a difference.

To our retiring members, thanks for your willingness to serve the people of Iowa.
The sacrifices you have made to serve in this body have not gone unnoticed. Best
wishes in your new endeavors.

To our leadership team - Steve, Libby, Danny, Gary, Donna and Barry - thanks for
helping move this place and legislation forward. Your friendship and counsel is very
important to me.

To my staff - Becky, Susan and Dan, as well as our page, Ryan - my deepest thanks.
How you make sense of my random-abstract organizational skills is beyond me.
Thanks for saving me from myself time and time again.

Mr. Majority Leader - you have referred to yourself as the rookie. Well,
Christopher, nobody inside this chamber or outside in the rotunda knows how very
hard you worked this session to get legislation put together and passed. But I know
how hard you worked. If you're a rookie, I'll give you the Rookie-of-the-Year Award. I
look forward to working with you in the future.

To all the other people in this place, pages, doormen, lobbyists, press and clerks,
thank you for all you do.

Itís been a long four months since I banged this gavel for the first time this year,
and weíve accomplished many things. Weíve changed Iowa for the better. My life has
had some changes, too. Moving day was yesterday. Valerie, Evan, and Harriet are
waiting anxiously for me to come to our new home. Sheís stopped sending me flowers.
Iím not sure what I should read into that. As much as you people mean to me, my

heart is there with them and I canít wait to get home. Iím sure each of you knows just
how that feels.

We run around here at a pretty high pace during the last couple of weeks of a
session. My son, Evan, and daughter, Harriet, want their Dad home. Evan called me
this morning at 6:45 a.m. - more revenge from my wife I think - to ask me when I was
coming home. I know Iím tired of the running. John Mellencampís song, "Iím Not
Running Anymore" has a line that was my answer to Evan. Mellencamp sings "Hey
you kids - Iím not running anymore, but Iím on my way"Ö home.

Ladies and gentlemen, letís adjourn to Wellmanís on Ingersoll to review the
Session.

Letís go home to our family and friends. Best Wishes and God Bless.

Heaton of Henry called up for consideration House File 2579, a
bill for an act creating a tobacco settlement authority Act, authorizing
the issuance of bonds, and providing an effective date, amended by
the Senate, and moved that the House concur in the following Senate
amendment H-9114:

H-9114

1 Amend House File 2579, as amended, passed, and
2 reprinted by the House, as follows:
3 1. By striking page 1, line 4, through page 2,
4 line 13.
5 2. Page 6, by striking lines 29 through 31, and
6 inserting the following:
7 "1. Subject to the program plan as authorized by a
8 constitutional majority of each house of the general
9 assembly and approved by the governor, the governor
10 shall sell".
11 3. Page 8, by striking lines 3 through 18, and
12 inserting the following: "and the executive council.
13 A program plan shall not be implemented unless
14 implementation of the program plan is authorized by a
15 constitutional majority of each house of the general
16 assembly and approved by the governor."
17 4. Page 9, by striking lines 9 through 15, and
18 inserting the following: "to authorization of the
19 program plan by a constitutional majority of each
20 house of the general assembly and approval by the
21 governor."
22 5. By striking page 19, line 4, through page 20,
23 line 2.
24 6. Page 20, by striking lines 19 through 22.
25 7. Page 20, by inserting before line 23, the
26 following:
27 "Sec. . Chapter 12E is repealed March 1, 2001."

28 8. Title page, line 2, by inserting after the
29 word "bonds," the following: "providing for a
30 repeal,".
31 9. By renumbering as necessary.

The motion prevailed and the House concurred in the Senate
amendment H-9114.

Heaton of Henry moved that the bill, as amended by the Senate
and concurred in by the House, 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. 2579)

The ayes were, 97:
Arnold Barry Baudler Bell
Blodgett Boal Boddicker Boggess
Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst Bukta
Carroll Cataldo Chiodo Cohoon
Connors Cormack Davis Dix
Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler Drake
Drees Eddie Falck Fallon
Foege Ford Garman Gipp
Greimann Greiner Grundberg Hahn
Hansen Heaton Hoffman Holmes
Holveck Horbach Houser Huseman
Huser Jacobs Jager Jenkins
Jochum Johnson Kettering Klemme
Kreiman Kuhn Larkin Larson
Lord Martin Mascher May
Mertz Metcalf Millage Mundie
Murphy Myers Nelson-Forbes O'Brien
Osterhaus Parmenter Raecker Rants
Rayhons Reynolds Richardson Scherrman
Schrader Shey Shoultz Stevens
Sukup Sunderbruch Taylor, D. Taylor, T.
Teig Thomas Thomson Tyrrell
Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen Warnstadt Weidman
Weigel Whitead Wise Witt
Mr. Speaker
Siegrist

 


The nays were, none.

Absent or not voting, 3:
Alons Frevert Welter
The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to have passed the House and the title, as amended, was agreed to.

 


The House stood at ease at 7:43 p.m., until the fall of the gavel.

The House resumed session at 10:15 p.m., Speaker Siegrist in the
chair.

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
April 26, 2000, concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment, and
passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate was asked:

House File 2549, a bill for an act relating to the funding of, operation of, and
appropriation of moneys to the college student aid commission, the department of
cultural affairs, the department of education, and the state board of regents, providing
related statutory changes, and providing for retroactive applicability and effective
dates.

Also: That the Senate has on April 26, 2000, concurred in the House amendment to
the Senate amendment, and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the
Senate was asked:

House File 2552, a bill for an act relating to and making appropriations to the
justice system, making related statutory changes, and providing an effective date.

Also: That the Senate has on April 26, 2000, passed the following bill in which the
concurrence of the House is asked:

Senate File 2452, a bill for an act relating to public expenditure and regulatory
matters, making appropriations, and including effective date and retroactive applica-
bility provisions.

Also: That the Senate has on April 26, 2000, adopted the following resolution in
which the concurrence of the House is asked:

Senate Concurrent Resolution 121, a concurrent resolution to provide for
adjournment sine die.

MICHAEL E. MARSHALL, Secretary

SENATE MESSAGE CONSIDERED

Senate File 2452, by committee on appropriations, a bill for an
act relating to public expenditure and regulatory matters, making

appropriations, and including effective date and retroactive applica-
bility provisions.

Read first time and passed on file.

RULES SUSPENDED

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent to sus-
pend the rules for the immediate consideration of Senate File 2452.

Appropriations Calendar

Senate File 2452, a bill for an act relating to public expenditure
and regulatory matters, making appropriations, and including
effective date and retroactive applicability provisions, was taken up
for consideration.

Murphy of Dubuque offered the following amendment H-9116 filed
by him from the floor and moved its adoption:

H-9116

1 Amend Senate File 2452, as amended, passed, and
2 reprinted by the Senate, as follows:
3 1. Page 1, line 15, by striking the figure
4 "26,492,712" and inserting the following:
5 "28,852,267".
6 2. Page 1, line 26, by striking the figure
7 "10,492,712" and inserting the following:
8 "12,852,267".

Amendment H-9116 lost.

Mascher of Johnson offered the following amendment H-9117 filed
by her from the floor and moved its adoption:

H-9117

1 Amend Senate File 2452, as amended, passed, and
2 reprinted by the Senate, as follows:
3 1. Page 6, by striking lines 24 through 32 and
4 inserting the following:
5 "Sec. ___. Notwithstanding the amount of the
6 standing appropriation from the general fund of the
7 state in section 294A.25, subsection 1, there is
8 appropriated from the general fund of the state to the

9 department of education in lieu of the appropriation
10 made in section 294A.25, subsection 1, for the fiscal
11 year beginning July 1, 2000, and ending June 30, 2001,
12 the following amount:
13 $ 80,891,336"

Amendment H-9117 lost.

Millage of Scott 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?" (S.F. 2452)

The ayes were, 90:
Arnold Barry Baudler Bell
Blodgett Boal Boddicker Boggess
Bradley Brauns Brunkhorst Bukta
Carroll Cataldo Chiodo Cohoon
Connors Cormack Davis Dix
Doderer Dolecheck Dotzler Drake
Eddie Falck Foege Ford
Gipp Greimann Greiner Grundberg
Hahn Hansen Heaton Hoffman
Holmes Holveck Horbach Houser
Huseman Huser Jacobs Jenkins
Jochum Johnson Kettering Klemme
Kuhn Larkin Lord Martin
Mascher May Mertz Metcalf
Millage Mundie Murphy Myers
Nelson-Forbes Osterhaus Parmenter Raecker
Rants Rayhons Reynolds Richardson
Scherrman Schrader Shey Shoultz
Stevens Sukup Sunderbruch Taylor, D.
Taylor, T. Teig Thomas Thomson
Tyrrell Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen Warnstadt
Weidman Weigel Whitead Wise
Witt Mr. Speaker
Siegrist

 


The nays were, 6:
Fallon Garman Jager Kreiman
Larson O'Brien

 


Absent or not voting, 4:
Alons Drees Frevert Welter

 



The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to
have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

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
April 24, 2000, receded from the Senate amendment to, and passed the following bill in
which the concurrence of the Senate was asked:

House File 2548, a bill for an act relating to the administration of the tax and
related laws by the department of revenue and finance, including administration of
state individual income, corporate income, sales and use, hotel and motel, real estate
transfer, environmental protection charge on petroleum diminution, property, motor
fuel, special fuel, cigarette and tobacco products, and inheritance taxes, treatment of
motor fuel under the local option taxes, and authorizing tax agreements with Indian
tribes, and including effective and retroactive applicability date provisions.

Also: That the Senate has on February 28, 2000, passed the following bill in which
the concurrence of the House is asked:

Senate File 2258, a bill for an act relating to the regulation of controlled substances
and precursors to controlled substances.

Also: That the Senate has on April 17, 2000, concurred in the House amendment
and passed the following bill in which the concurrence of the Senate was asked:

Senate File 2428, a bill for an act appropriating funds to the department of
economic development, certain board of regents institutions, the department of work-
force development, the public employment relations board, and making related statu-
tory changes.

MICHAEL E. MARSHALL, Secretary

ADOPTION OF SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 121

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent for the
immediate consideration of Senate Concurrent Resolution 121, a
concurrent resolution to provide for adjournment sine die, and moved
its adoption:

1 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 121
2 By Committee on Rules and Administration
3 A Senate Concurrent Resolution to provide for
4 adjournment sine die.
5 Be It Resolved by the Senate, The House Concurring,


6 That when adjournment is had on Wednesday, April 26,
7 2000, it be the final adjournment of the 2000 Regular
8 Session of the Seventy-eighth General Assembly.

The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted.

FINAL DISPOSITION OF MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER

Pursuant to House Rule 73.g, the following motions to reconsider
which remained on the House Calendar upon adjournment of the
2000 Regular Session of the Seventy-eighth General Assembly will be
considered to have failed:

By Chiodo of Polk and Witt of Black Hawk to House File 620, a bill
for an act relating to persons with disabilities by providing for the use
of wheelchair parking cones, providing for persons with disabilities
registration plates for trailers, and providing for penalties, filed on
March 27, 2000. (Amendment H-8673 filed by Witt of Black Hawk is
out of order.)

By Van Fossen of Scott and Millage of Scott to House File 2205, a
bill for an act relating to electronic commerce by establishing require-
ments for electronic transactions and electronic records, relating to
sales and use tax exemption for access to electronic commerce, and
providing penalties, filed on April 20, 2000. (Amendment H-9043 filed
by Van Fossen of Scott and the motions to reconsider the Senate
amendment H-9015 by Van Fossen of Scott and Millage of Scott are
out of order.)

By Drake of Pottawattamie and Weigel of Chickasaw to Senate
Joint Resolution 2005, a joint resolution nullifying amendments to
administrative rules of the department of revenue and finance con-
cerning the classification of condominiums for property tax purposes
and providing an effective date, filed on April 5, 2000.

By Grundberg of Polk to Senate File 2331, a bill for an act relating
to the interest a member of the board of directors of a school corpora-
tion may have in a contract with the director's school corporation,
filed on April 6, 2000.


EXPLANATION OF VOTE

I was necessarily absent from the House chamber on April 19
through 25, 2000. Had I been present, I would have voted "aye" on
House Files 2205, 2540, 2557, 2560, 2578, 2579, 2581, 2584 and
Senate Files 419, 466, 2010, 2243, 2246, 2327, 2438, 2447, 2453,
2455, 2459 and amendments H-8800 and H-9033 to House File 2560,
H-9050 to Senate File 2010, H-8954 and H-8976 to Senate File 2447,
H-9065 to Senate File 2453 and "nay" on House File 2562, Senate File
2427 and amendment H-9054 to House File 2562.

I was also necessarily absent from the House chamber on
Wednesday, April 26, 2000. Had I been present, I would have voted
"aye" on House Files 2549, 2579 and Senate Files 2245 and 2452.

FREVERT of Palo Alto

BILLS ENROLLED, SIGNED AND SENT TO GOVERNOR

The Chief Clerk of the House submitted the following report:

Mr. Speaker: The Chief Clerk of the House respectfully reports that the following
bills and resolution have been examined and found correctly enrolled, signed by the
Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate, and presented to the Governor
for his approval on this 26th day of April, 2000: House Joint Resolution 2014 and
House Files 620, 723, 2008, 2090, 2145, 2197, 2205, 2206, 2351, 2373, 2433, 2437, 2474,
2477, 2491, 2496, 2519, 2528, 2540, 2541, 2545, 2548, 2549, 2550, 2552, 2554, 2555,
2557, 2560, 2561, 2562, 2563, 2565, 2569, 2579, 2581.

ELIZABETH A. ISAACSON
Chief Clerk of the House

Report adopted.

BILLS SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR

A communication was received from the Governor announcing that
on April 25, 2000, he approved and transmitted to the Secretary of
State the following bill:

Senate File 2395, an act relating to the creation of an information technology
department and making related changes and providing an effective date.


Also: That on April 26, 2000, he approved and transmitted to the
Secretary of State the following bills:

House File 2317, an act relating to entities and subject matter under the regulatory
authority of the insurance division, including motor vehicle service contracts,
securities, business opportunities, residential service contracts, retirement care
contracts, transfer on death probate provisions, viatical settlement contracts; and
establishing penalties and making penalties applicable.

House File 2429, an act relating to the publication and recordkeeping duties of
county officers by providing for the maintenance of permanent records by electronic
means and the determination of publication rates.

House File 2513, an act providing for secured transactions under the uniform
commercial code, by Adopting new Article 9, eliminating conflicting provisions, and
providing an effective date.

House File 2518, an act relating to probate and trust law, including certain
notification provisions, certain distributions to minors, the effect of dissolution of
marriage on will provisions, powers of attorney, and making certain amendments to
the Iowa trust code.

Senate File 421, an act to extend the jurisdiction of the juvenile court to include
adoption and termination of parental rights proceedings.

Senate File 2424, an act updating the Iowa Code references to the Internal Revenue
Code, amending the earned income credit, amending requirements for nonresident
taxpayers, providing tax benefits to military personnel in hazardous duty areas, and
providing effective and retroactive applicability dates.

PRESENTATION OF VISITORS

The Speaker announced that the following visitors were present in
the House chamber:

Twenty-five fifth grade students from Whittier Elementary School,
Oskaloosa, accompanied by Donna DeGroot. By Van Engelenhoven of
Mahaska.

COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED

The following communications were received and filed in the office
of the Chief Clerk:

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

The Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Report, pursuant to Chapter 303, Code of Iowa.


DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

A report on the water quality in Iowa during 1996-1997: Assessment Results for
Rivers, Streams, Lakes and Wetlands, pursuant to Chapter 305B, Code of Iowa.

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

The 100 Day Report, pursuant to Chapter 19A.8(7), Code of Iowa.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

The 1998 Uniform Crime Rate Comparisons Report, pursuant to Chapter 692.15,
Code of Iowa.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The 2000 Airport Sufficiency Summary Report, pursuant to Chapter 328.12(11),
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

2000\929 Ruth and Howard Quillin, New Sharon - For celebrating their 70th
wedding anniversary.

2000\930 Doris and Wendell Garrison, Indianola - For celebrating their 50th
wedding anniversary.

2000\931 Anna Marie Ruble, Indianola - For celebrating her 80th birthday.

2000\932 Ira Alden Moffett, Mt. Pleasant - For attaining the rank of Eagle
Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

2000\933 Nellie and Bernard Kooistra, Lynnville - For celebrating their 68th
wedding anniversary.

2000\934 Jessica Kinser, Walnut - For being named the Iowa FCCLA State
President.

2000\935 Mary Scott, Harlan - For being named Iowa's Mother of the Year.


RESOLUTIONS FILED

HR 126, by Heaton and Martin, a resolution relating to fully funding
the senior-living program.

Laid over under Rule 25.

SCR 119, by Iverson and Gronstal, a concurrent resolution relating
to a study of the issues involving railroad rights-of-way crossings by
utilities.

Laid over under Rule 25.

SCR 120, by Tinsman, a concurrent resolution requesting the
legislative council to establish one or more interim committees to
study human services issues.

Laid over under Rule 25.

AMENDMENT FILED

H-9109 H.R. 125 Weigel of Chickasaw

The House stood at ease at 10:31 p.m., until the fall of the gavel.

The House resumed session at 11:07 a.m., Speaker Siegrist in the
chair.

VETOED BILLS RETURNED TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

The following bills were vetoed by Governor Vilsack during the
legislative session and were returned to the Secretary of State:
House Files 2113, 2229, 2502 and Senate Files 2203, 2220 and 2274.

ELIZABETH A. ISAACSON
Chief Clerk of the House

COMMITTEE TO NOTIFY THE GOVERNOR

Rants of Woodbury moved that a committee of two be appointed to
notify the Governor that the House was ready to adjourn in
accordance with Senate Concurrent Resolution 121, duly adopted.

The motion prevailed and the Speaker appointed as such
committee Rants of Woodbury and Schrader of Marion.

COMMITTEE TO NOTIFY THE SENATE

Brauns of Muscatine moved that a committee of two be appointed
to notify the Senate that the House was ready to adjourn in
accordance with Senate Concurrent Resolution 121, duly adopted.

The motion prevailed and the Speaker appointed as such
committee Brauns of Muscatine and Connors of Polk.

COMMITTEE FROM THE SENATE

The committee from the Senate appeared and notified the House
that the Senate was ready to adjourn.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOTIFY THE SENATE

The committee appointed to notify the Senate that the House was
ready to adjourn returned and reported it had performed its duty.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOTIFY THE GOVERNOR

The committee appointed to notify the Governor that the House
was ready to adjourn returned and reported it had performed its duty
and that the Governor had sent the following message:

COMMUNICATION FROM THE GOVERNOR

June 6, 2000

Representative Brent Siegrist
Speaker of the House
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319

Speaker Siegrist,

Lieutenant Governor Sally Pederson and I are pleased that many of the Leadership
Agenda items that we proposed for this session were approved by the Legislature. We
took progressive steps toward reaching our goal of realizing Iowa's promise by ensuring
that we have more Iowans, younger Iowans, and better-paid Iowans.


When the Legislature worked with us in a bipartisan way, we accomplished great
things for the people of Iowa. The Legislature passed many of our proposals that will
help Iowa grow, retain, and recruit a skilled workforce, including the New Economic
Opportunities Fund and Jobs for America's Graduates.

One of the quality of life items that we proposed that was passed by the Legislature
was the Millennium Fund. This program will help Iowa by providing financial support
for developing major commercial attractions. At our insistence, this program will also
provide state funds to help many of Iowa's smaller school districts repair and replace
aging or unsafe schools buildings.

Over the past month, we signed into law a fiscally responsible and balanced state
budget. This new budget, like the one we proposed, will have the lowest percentage
increase in state spending in recent memory. The Vilsack/Pederson Administration
has worked hard and creatively to leverage federal dollars to provide more long-term
care options for Iowa's senior citizens; improve water quality; and provide a health care
system that ensures access to comprehensive care, especially preventive medical and
dental care for Iowa children.

However, we are disappointed that the Legislature neglected many other critical
needs of Iowans. Several good, common sense, pro-Iowa issues as increasing ethanol
use, lowering the standard for drunk driving to .08, simplifying Iowa's tax code,
creating local control of hog lot siting, and requiring child safety locks for hand-guns
failed to pass the Legislature. These are issues that Iowans expect to be addressed as
we make our state a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

We are pleased that many of our initiatives that passes this session will improve
the quality of life for Iowa's working families. We hope to build on these successes in
the years ahead.

Sincerely,
Thomas J. Vilsack
Governor

The communication was received and the committee discharged.

FINAL ADJOURNMENT

By virtue of Senate Concurrent Resolution 121, duly adopted, the
day of April 26, 2000 having arrived, the Speaker of the House of
Representatives declared the 2000 Regular Session of the Seventy-

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