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House Journal: Thursday, April 12, 2001

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Ninety-fifth Calendar Day - Sixty-sixth Session Day

Hall of the House of Representatives
Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, April 12, 2001

The House met pursuant to adjournment at 8:50 a.m., Speaker
Siegrist in the chair.

Prayer was offered by Reverend Chuck Landon, Director of
Churches United, Rock Island, Illinois. He was the guest of
Representative Cindy Winckler from Scott County.

The Journal of Wednesday, April 11, 2001 was approved.

SPECIAL PRESENTION

Myers of Johnson introduced to the House the Honorable Michael
Moreland former state representative from Wapello County.

The House rose and expressed its welcome.

CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 30

Tymeson of Madison called up for consideration House
Concurrent Resolution 30, a concurrent resolution encouraging
state and local governments, business interests, health care
professionals, and individuals with an interest in good health to help
educate the public regarding osteoporosis prevention, detection, and
treatment, and designating April 12, 2001, as Osteoporosis
Awareness Day.

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 23 SUBSTITUTED
FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 30

Tymeson of Madison asked and received unanimous consent to
substitute Senate Concurrent Resolution 23 for House Concurrent
Resolution 30.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 23, a concurrent resolution
encouraging state and local governments, business interests, health

care professionals, and individuals with an interest in good health to
help educate the public regarding osteoporosis prevention, detection,
and treatment, and designating April 12, 2001, as Osteoporosis
Awareness Day, and moved its adoption.

The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted.

On motion by Rants of Woodbury, the House was recessed at 9:03
a.m., until 1:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON SESSION

The House reconvened at 1:12 p.m., Speaker Siegrist in the chair.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of absence was granted as follows:

Grundberg of Polk on request of Rants of Woodbury; Winckler of Scott on request of
Myers of Johnson.

QUORUM CALL

A non-record roll call was requested to determine that a quorum
was present. The vote revealed seventy-seven members present,
twenty-three absent.

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS
Unfinished Business Calendar

House File 673, a bill for an act relating to the administrative
procedures of certain county officers by authorizing the issuance of
checks, providing for the cancellation of warrants and checks, the
disposal of tax lists, and the receipt of electronic payments, specifying
tax sale costs and the mailing address for changes of titles and deeds,
providing for other properly related matters, and providing an
effective date, was taken up for consideration.

SENATE FILE 453 SUBSTITUTED FOR HOUSE FILE 673

Van Engelenhoven of Mahaska asked and received unanimous
consent to substitute Senate File 453 for House File 673.

Senate File 453, a bill for an act relating to the administrative
procedures of certain county officers by authorizing the issuance of
checks, providing for the cancellation of warrants and checks, the
disposal of tax lists, and the receipt of electronic payments, specifying
tax sale costs and the mailing address for changes of titles and deeds,
providing for other properly related matters, and providing an
effective date, was taken up for consideration.

Van Engelenhoven of Mahaska 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. 453)

The ayes were, 95:
Alons Arnold Atteberry Barry
Baudler Bell Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Broers
Brunkhorst Bukta Carroll Chiodo
Cohoon Connors Cormack De Boef
Dix Dolecheck Dotzler Drake
Eddie Eichhorn Elgin Falck
Fallon Finch Foege Ford
Frevert Garman Gipp Greimann
Hahn Heaton Hoffman Horbach
Hoversten Huseman Huser Jacobs
Jenkins Jochum Johnson Kettering
Klemme Kreiman Kuhn Larkin
Larson Lensing Manternach Mascher
May Mertz Metcalf Millage
Murphy Myers O'Brien Osterhaus
Petersen Quirk Raecker Rants
Rayhons Rekow Reynolds Richardson
Roberts Scherrman Schrader Seng
Shey Shoultz Sievers Smith
Stevens Sukup Taylor, D. Taylor, T.
Teig Tremmel Tymeson Tyrrell
Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen Warnstadt Weidman
Wise Witt Mr. Speaker
Siegrist

 


The nays were, none.

Absent or not voting, 5:
Grundberg Hansen Hatch Houser
Winckler
The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to have passed the House and the title was agreed to.

 


HOUSE FILE 673 WITHDRAWN

Van Engelenhoven of Mahaska asked and received unanimous
consent to withdraw House File 673 from further consideration by the
House.

Regular Calendar

Senate File 465, a bill for an act creating a fund for the use of the
state department of transportation to purchase soydiesel fuel for use
in its vehicles and providing an effective date, with report of
committee recommending passage, was taken up for consideration.

Rayhons of Hancock 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. 465)

The ayes were, 96:
Alons Arnold Atteberry Barry
Baudler Bell Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Broers
Brunkhorst Bukta Carroll Chiodo
Cohoon Connors Cormack De Boef
Dix Dolecheck Dotzler Drake
Eddie Eichhorn Elgin Falck
Fallon Finch Foege Ford
Frevert Garman Gipp Greimann
Hahn Hatch Heaton Hoffman
Horbach Hoversten Huseman Huser
Jacobs Jenkins Jochum Johnson
Kettering Klemme Kreiman Kuhn
Larkin Larson Lensing Manternach
Mascher May Mertz Metcalf
Millage Murphy Myers O'Brien
Osterhaus Petersen Quirk Raecker
Rants Rayhons Rekow Reynolds
Richardson Roberts Scherrman Schrader
Seng Shey Shoultz Sievers
Smith Stevens Sukup Taylor, D.
Taylor, T. Teig Tremmel Tymeson
Tyrrell Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen Warnstadt
Weidman Wise Witt Mr. Speaker
Siegrist

 


The nays were, none.

Absent or not voting, 4:
Grundberg Hansen Houser Winckler

 


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

Unfinished Business Calendar

House File 657, a bill for an act relating to the powers and duties
of the county recorder relating to the recording and keeping of
documents, was taken up for consideration.

SENATE FILE 372 SUBSTITUTED FOR HOUSE FILE 657

Van Engelenhoven of Mahaska asked and received unanimous
consent to substitute Senate File 372 for House File 657.

Senate File 372, a bill for an act relating to the powers and duties
of the county recorder relating to the recording and keeping of
documents, was taken up for consideration.

Dix of Butler in the chair at 1:53 p.m.

Petersen of Polk asked and received unanimous consent to
withdraw amendment H-1456 filed by her on April 9, 2001.

Van Engelenhoven of Mahaska 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. 372)

The ayes were, 96:
Alons Arnold Atteberry Barry
Baudler Bell Boal Boddicker
Boggess Bradley Brauns Broers
Brunkhorst Bukta Carroll Chiodo
Cohoon Connors Cormack De Boef
Dolecheck Dotzler Drake Eddie
Eichhorn Elgin Falck Fallon
Finch Foege Ford Frevert
Garman Gipp Greimann Hahn
Hatch Heaton Hoffman Horbach
Hoversten Huseman Huser Jacobs
Jenkins Jochum Johnson Kettering
Klemme Kreiman Kuhn Larkin
Larson Lensing Manternach Mascher
May Mertz Metcalf Millage
Murphy Myers O'Brien Osterhaus
Petersen Quirk Raecker Rants
Rayhons Rekow Reynolds Richardson
Roberts Scherrman Schrader Seng
Shey Shoultz Siegrist, Spkr. Sievers
Smith Stevens Sukup Taylor, D.
Taylor, T. Teig Tremmel Tymeson
Tyrrell Van Engelenhoven Van Fossen Warnstadt
Weidman Wise Witt Dix,
Presiding

 


The nays were, none.

Absent or not voting, 4:
Grundberg Hansen Houser Winckler

 


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: Senate
Files 372, 453, 465 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 23.

HOUSE FILE 657 WITHDRAWN

Van Engelenhoven of Mahaska asked and received unanimous
consent to withdraw House File 657 from further consideration by the
House.

SENATE FILES PLACED ON THE
UNFINISHED BUSINESS CALENDAR

Rants of Woodbury asked and received unanimous consent that

the following Senate Files be placed on the unfinished business
calendar:

Senate Joint Resolution 3 Senate File 339
Senate File 57 Senate File 342
Senate File 62 Senate File 344
Senate File 81 Senate File 346
Senate File 84 Senate File 348
Senate File 98 Senate File 349
Senate File 99 Senate File 350
Senate File 104 Senate File 354
Senate File 106 Senate File 384
Senate File 165 Senate File 392
Senate File 168 Senate File 393
Senate File 169 Senate File 412
Senate File 196 Senate File 415
Senate File 198 Senate File 418
Senate File 209 Senate File 419
Senate File 211 Senate File 425
Senate File 222 Senate File 462
Senate File 240 Senate File 466
Senate File 242 Senate File 470
Senate File 265 Senate File 473
Senate File 313 Senate File 480
Senate File 323 Senate File 485
Senate File 336 Senate File 497
Senate File 337Senate File 500

The House stood at ease at 2:01 p.m., until the fall of the gavel.

The House resumed session at 2:55 p.m., Speaker Siegrist in the
chair.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

House File 711, by committee on ways and means, a bill for an
act relating to the levy of tax assessments for drainage or levee
districts.

Read first time and placed on the ways and means calendar.


House File 712, by committee on ways and means, a bill for an
act relating to the annual filing for the family farm tax credit, to the
notification to the assessor of the change in ownership or the person
actively engaged in farming the tract of agricultural land for which
the family farm tax credit is allowed, providing a penalty, and
including effective and applicability date provisions.

Read first time and placed on the ways and means calendar.

House File 713, by committee on ways and means, a bill for an
act relating to the administration of county government by providing
for the issuance of certain lease or lease-purchase contracts, the
recording of certain property transfers, the striking of a requirement
to record returns of marriage with real estate recordings, the
imposition of a real estate installment contract fee, and changing the
date for reporting and paying agricultural land tax credits and family
farm tax credits.

Read first time and placed on the ways and means calendar.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Jenkins of Black Hawk introduced to the House coach Tony
DiCecco from the University of Northern Iowa who presented the
Women’s Basketball Team who introduced themselves.

The House rose and expressed its welcome.

ADOPTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION 37

Jenkins of Black Hawk and Witt of Black Hawk called up for
consideration House Resolution 37, a resolution congratulation the
University of Northern Iowa Panthers Women's Basketball Team,
and moved its adoption.

The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 30 WITHDRAWN

Tymeson of Madison asked and received unanimous consent to
withdraw House Concurrent Resolution 30 from further consideration
by the House.


ADOPTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION 34

Myers of Johnson called up for consideration House Resolution
34, a resolution honoring the University of Iowa Women's Basketball
Team and Coach Lisa Bluder, and moved its adoption.

The motion prevailed and the resolution was adopted.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Raecker of Polk introduced to the House coach Lisa Bluder and the
University of Iowa Basketball Team. Coach Bluder briefly addressed
the House thanking the House for the resolution, introduced the team
and presented a basketball autographed by the champion team.

The House rose and expressed its welcome.

EXPLANATION OF VOTE

I was necessarily absent from the House chamber on April 11, 2001.
Had I been present, I would have voted "aye" on Senate Files 114 and
355.

HOFFMAN of Crawford

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 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 12th day of April, 2001: House Files 225, 256, 272, 324, 353, 569, 624 and 628.

MARGARET A. THOMSON
Chief Clerk of the House

Report adopted.


PRESENTATION OF VISITORS

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

Forty-two fifth grade students from North Cedar Elementary,
Lowden, accompanied by Mr. Behrens and Ms. Freeman. By
Boddicker of Cedar.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

MR. SPEAKER: The Chief Clerk of the House respectfully reports
that a certificate of recognition has been issued as follows.

MARGARET A. THOMSON
Chief Clerk of the House

2001\888 Leta Martin, Dubuque - For celebrating her 100th birthday.

SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT

Senate Joint Resolution 7

Administration and Rules: Jacobs, Chair; Bukta and Carroll.

HOUSE STUDY BILL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

H.S.B. 249 Appropriations

Appropriating funds to the department of economic development,
certain board of regents institutions, the department of workforce
development, and the public employment relations board and making
related statutory changes.

H.S.B. 250 Appropriations

Relating to and making transportation and other infrastructure-
related appropriations to the state department of transportation,
including allocation and use of moneys from the general fund of the
state, road use tax fund, and primary road fund, providing for the
nonreversion of certain moneys, and discontinuing driver's license
renewal by mail.


H.S.B. 251 Appropriations

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, and providing an effective
date.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

MR. SPEAKER: The Chief Clerk of the House respectfully reports
that the following committee recommendations have been received
and are on file in the office of the Chief Clerk.

MARGARET A. THOMSON
Chief Clerk of the House

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

Senate File 186, a bill for an act providing for a tax levy for the county hospital
fund in certain counties and providing an effective date.

Fiscal Note is not required.

Recommended Do Pass April 10, 2001.

Committee Bill (Formerly House File 433), providing for taxes relating to the sale
of ethanol blended gasoline, making penalties applicable, and providing for the Act's
applicability.

Fiscal Note is not required.

Recommended Do Pass April 11, 2001.

Committee Bill (Formerly House File 551), relating to the levy of tax assessments
for drainage or levee districts.

Fiscal Note is not required.

Recommended Do Pass April 10, 2001

Committee Bill (Formerly House File 644), relating to the annual filing for the
family farm tax credit, to the notification to the assessor of the change in ownership or
the person actively engaged in farming the tract of agricultural land for which the
family farm tax credit is allowed, providing a penalty, and including effective and
applicability date provisions.


Fiscal Note is not required.

Recommended Amend and Do Pass April 10, 2001.

Committee Bill (Formerly House File 665), relating to the administration of
county government by providing for the issuance of certain lease or lease-purchase
contracts, the recording of certain property transfers, the imposition of a real estate
installment contract fee, and changing the date for reporting agricultural land tax
credits.

Fiscal Note is not required.

Recommended Amend and Do Pass April 10, 2001.

Committee Bill (Formerly House Study Bill 187), 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,
franchise, hotel and motel, environmental protection charge on petroleum diminution,
property, cigarette and tobacco products, and inheritance taxes, local option taxes, and
including effective and retroactive applicability date provisions.

Fiscal Note is not required.

Recommended Amend and Do Pass April 11, 2001.

Committee Bill (Formerly House Study Bill 247), relating to a community renewal
initiative by establishing a community development program to provide tax credits for
income tax, franchise tax, and premiums tax for businesses contributing to community
development projects to aid certain neighborhoods and communities or contributing to
child care benefits for employees and including effective and applicability date
provisions.

Fiscal Note is not required.

Recommended Amend and Do Pass April 11, 2001.

RESOLUTION FILED

HCR 31, by Ford, a concurrent resolution requesting the
establishment of a legislative interim study committee to review
penalties and sentencing practices for criminal offenses related to
cocaine, derivatives of cocaine, and substances containing a cocaine
base such as crack cocaine.

Laid over under Rule 25.

AMENDMENTS FILED

H-1494 H.F. 696 Boggess of Page

H-1495 S.F. 348 Mascher of Johnson
H-1496 S.F. 348 Winckler of Scott
H-1497 S.F. 348 Winckler of Scott
H-1498 S.F. 348 Frevert of Palo Alto
H-1499 S.F. 348 Mascher of Johnson
H-1500 S.F. 348 Mascher of Johnson
H-1501 S.F. 348 Winckler of Scott
H-1502 S.F. 348 Lensing of Johnson
H-1503 S.F. 348 Greimann of Story
H-1504 S.F. 348 Lensing of Johnson
H-1505 S.F. 348 Greimann of Story
H-1506 S.F. 348 Bukta of Clinton
H-1507 S.F. 348 Bukta of Clinton
H-1508 S.F. 348 Greimann of Story
H-1509 S.F. 348 Mascher of Johnson
H-1510 S.F. 222 Mascher of Johnson

On motion by Rants of Woodbury the House adjourned at 3:44
p.m., until 8:30 a.m., Friday, April 13, 2001.


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