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Senate Journal: Tuesday, February 19, 2002

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

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THIRTY-SEVENTH CALENDAR DAY
TWENTY-THIRD SESSION DAY

Senate Chamber
Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, February 19, 2002

The Senate met in regular session at 9:09 a.m., President Kramer
presiding.

Prayer was offered by the Honorable Andrew J. McKean, member
of the Senate from Jones County, Anamosa, Iowa.

The Journal of Monday, February 18, 2002, was approved.

HOUSE MESSAGES RECEIVED AND CONSIDERED

The following messages were received from the Chief Clerk of the
House:

MADAM PRESIDENT: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the
House has on February 18, 2002, concurred in the Senate amendment and passed
the following bill in which the concurrence of the House was asked:

House File 2271, a bill for an act creating a tax credit for
investments in qualifying businesses and community-based seed
capital funds and including effective and retroactive applicability
date provisions.

ALSO: That the House has on February 18, 2002, amended and passed the
following bill in which the concurrence of the House was asked:

Senate File 2051, a bill for an act relating to the creation of a
state interagency Missouri river authority and specifying its powers
and duties. (S-5049)

ALSO: That the House has on February 18, 2002, passed the following bills in
which the concurrence of the Senate is asked:

House File 2009, a bill for an act allowing an assessor to be a
candidate for elective public office and providing an effective date.

Read first time and referred to committee on Local Government.

House File 2152, a bill for an act eliminating the prospective
repeal of the volunteer emergency services provider death benefit and
providing an effective date.

Read first time and referred to committee on State Government.

House File 2248, a bill for an act relating to the designation of a
Bill of Rights Day.

Read first time and referred to committee on State Government.

House File 2289, a bill for an act relating to the preparation and
filing of an assessment schedule for abatement of a nuisance by a
city.

Read first time and referred to committee on Local Government.

House File 2291, a bill for an act relating to judgment liens
attaching to city real estate.

Read first time and referred to committee on Local Government.

House File 2310, a bill for an act relating to vendor contracts for
the statewide underground facility notification center.

Read first time and referred to committee on Commerce.

House File 2317, a bill for an act relating to restrictions on
advertising devices placed along interstate highways and providing a
delayed effective date.

Read first time and referred to committee on Transportation.


BILL REREFERRED TO COMMITTEE

Senator Iverson asked and received unanimous consent that
Senate File 2150 be rereferred from the Regular Calendar to the
committee on Appropriations.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Iverson, the Senate adjourned at 9:16 a.m.
until 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2002.


APPENDIX

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

COMMERCE

Convened: February 19, 2002, 2:06 p.m.

Members Present: Jensen, Chair; Schuerer, Vice Chair; Deluhery, Ranking Member;
Bolkcom, Flynn, Freeman, Gronstal, Hansen, King, Lundby, Maddox, Redfern,
Redwine, and Rehberg.

Members Absent: McCoy (excused).

Committee Business: Passed SF 2194. Approved SSBs 3050, 3088 (as amended),
3119 (as amended), and 3120 (as amended).

Adjourned: 2:35 p.m.

JUDICIARY

Convened: February 19, 2002, 3:05 p.m.

Members Present: Maddox, Chair; Redfern, Vice Chair; Holveck, Ranking Member;
Angelo, Boettger, Fraise, Hammond, Hansen, Horn, King, Lamberti, McKean, Miller,
and Tinsman.

Members Absent: Fiegen (excused).

Committee Business: Passed SF 2174. Approved SSB 3099 (as amended).

Adjourned: 4:15 p.m.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Convened: February 19, 2002, 11:13 a.m.

Members Present: Miller, Chair; Angelo, Vice Chair; Hansen, Ranking Member;
Black, Fraise, Freeman, Gaskill, Horn, Houser, McKibben, Tinsman, and Zieman.

Members Absent: McCoy (excused).

Committee Business: Passed SF 2196.

Adjourned: 11:36 a.m.

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

Convened: February 19, 2002, 10:16 a.m.


Members Present: Sexton, Chair; Freeman, Vice Chair; Fink, Ranking Member;
Black, Bolkcom, Dearden, Deluhery, Drake, Houser, Jensen, Kibbie, Lundby, McKean,
Miller, and Rittmer.

Members Absent: None.

Committee Business: Approved SSBs 3028, 3031 (as amended), and 3144.
Presentation by DNR Director Jeffrey Vonk on fish kill.

Adjourned: 11:06 a.m.

RULES AND ADMINISTRATION

Convened: February 19, 2002, 9:15 a.m.

Members Present: Iverson, Chair; Kramer, Vice Chair; Boettger, Dvorsky, Fink,
Gaskill, Harper, McKean, and Rittmer.

Members Absent: Gronstal, Ranking Member; and Behn (both excused).

Committee Business: Passed SR 109.

Adjourned: 9:17 a.m.

SMALL BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM

Convened: February 19, 2002, 10:18 a.m.

Members Present: Rehberg, Chair; Zieman, Vice Chair; Shearer, Ranking Member;
Behn, Dvorsky, Flynn, Gaskill, Greiner, Holveck, Lamberti, McKinley, and Veenstra.

Members Absent: Fiegen (excused).

Committee Business: Presentations by representatives of the Decision Making
Institute and Universal Technologies Associates, Inc.

Adjourned: 11:02 a.m.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Convened: February 19, 2002, 11:25 a.m.

Members Present: King, Chair; Lamberti, Vice Chair; Kibbie, Ranking Member;
Bolkcom, Connolly, Dearden, Deluhery, Drake, Fink, Jensen, Maddox, McKean,
Rittmer, Schuerer, and Sexton.

Members Absent: None.

Committee Business: Discussion on SSB 3037.

Adjourned: 11:40 a.m.


INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Senate File 2213, by Gronstal, Kibbie, Black, Shearer, Deluhery,
Fink, Harper, Dvorsky, and Hammond, a bill for an act relating to
terminology and eligibility for assistance under the sewage treatment
and drinking water facilities financing program and other water
pollution control funds.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Natural Resources and Environment.

Senate File 2214, by Lundby, a bill for an act relating to
dependent adult abuse and making penalties applicable.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Human Resources.

Senate File 2215, by Schuerer, a bill for an act relating to farm
aid associations, by providing for the future termination of such
associations and election procedures to become governed under the
Iowa nonprofit corporation Act.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Agriculture.

Senate File 2216, by Fink, a bill for an act relating to the
establishment of a dean of students or headmaster practitioner
license by the board of educational examiners.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Education.

Senate File 2217, by Boettger, a bill for an act relating to the
establishment of renaissance zones, providing certain tax exemptions,
refunds, and credits to persons located in the renaissance zones,
reimbursing school districts for lost property tax due to renaissance
zone designation, and providing an applicability date.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on Ways
and Means.


Senate File 2218, by Lundby, a bill for an act relating to
transportation by a school district outside of its boundaries.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Education.

Senate File 2219, by Fiegen, a bill for an act allowing the clerk of
the district court to become a county elective office.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on Local
Government.

Senate File 2220, by Shearer, Gronstal, Fiegen, Bolkcom,
Soukup, Flynn, Fraise, Dearden, Horn, Black, Holveck, Kibbie,
Hammond, Dvorsky, Harper, Fink, Connolly, McCoy, Deluhery, and
Hansen, a bill for an act relating to mental health and substance
abuse treatment coverage, and providing for applicability.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Commerce.

Senate File 2221, by Fiegen, a bill for an act relating to
agricultural seed, by restricting certain pricing practices, making
penalties applicable, and providing an effective date.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Agriculture.

Senate File 2222, by Fiegen, a bill for an act relating to
agricultural seed, by prohibiting certain persons from requiring seed
to be saved for future planting, making penalties applicable, and
providing an effective date.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Agriculture.

Senate File 2223, by Fiegen, a bill for an act relating to
contamination arising from genetically engineered plants and plant
parts, by providing for limitations on liability, and providing an
effective date.


Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Judiciary.

Senate File 2224, by Fiegen, a bill for an act changing the
amounts of appropriations available for the agricultural land credit
fund and the family farm tax credit fund and including effective and
applicability date provisions.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on Ways
and Means.

Senate File 2225, by Lundby, a bill for an act relating to the
public records law by increasing the amount of damages assessed for
violations of the law and by making the results of nationally
recognized standardized achievement evaluations administered by a
school district a public record in certain circumstances.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Education.

Senate File 2226, by Holveck, a bill for an act expanding the
jurisdiction of the juvenile court to include modifying certain child
support orders.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Judiciary.

Senate File 2227, by Bolkcom, a bill for an act creating a
wetlands program and providing penalties.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Natural Resources and Environment.

Senate File 2228, by committee on Education, a bill for an act
relating to utilization of school district moneys for physical plant and
equipment levy purposes.

Read first time under Rule 28 and placed on calendar.

Senate File 2229, by committee on Human Resources, a bill for
an act relating to psychiatric medical institutions for children

requirements involving complaint response and behavioral health
care coverage.

Read first time under Rule 28 and placed on calendar.

Senate File 2230, by committee on Human Resources, a bill for
an act providing for a well-being visit to be conducted on an optional
basis under a family investment program limited benefit plan and
providing an effective date.

Read first time under Rule 28 and placed on calendar.

Senate File 2231, by committee on Human Resources, a bill for
an act providing for hospital access to abuse registries for purposes of
employment checks.

Read first time under Rule 28 and placed on calendar.

Senate File 2232, by committee on Human Resources, a bill for
an act relating to administrative sanctions for fraudulent acts
involving publicly funded child care.

Read first time under Rule 28 and placed on calendar.

Senate File 2233, by Lundby, a bill for an act relating to the
marketing of motor fuel and providing an effective date.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Transportation.

Senate File 2234, by Hammond, a bill for an act relating to the
inmate telephone rebate fund established in the department of
corrections.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Judiciary.

Senate File 2235, by Fink, Gronstal, Harper, Dvorsky,
Hammond, Flynn, Soukup, Bolkcom, Connolly, Shearer, Horn, and
Fraise, a bill for an act relating to individual income tax credits for
individuals who graduate from Iowa higher educational institutions

and community colleges and are employed in Iowa after graduation
and including an applicability date provision.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on Ways
and Means.

Senate File 2236, by Hansen and Redwine, a bill for an act
implementing the federal Indian Child Welfare Act and providing for
civil liability and criminal penalties.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on State
Government.

Senate File 2237, by Holveck, a bill for an act relating to
manufactured and mobile homes.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Commerce.

Senate File 2238, by Schuerer, a bill for an act relating to
discount charges and other fees for payments remitted to the state by
credit card and providing a standing appropriation.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on State
Government.

Senate File 2239, by King, Miller, and Schuerer, a bill for an act
relating to ensuring equal opportunity in state employment,
contracts, and services.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on State
Government.

Senate File 2240, by King, Schuerer, Behn, Rehberg, McKinley,
Angelo, and Veenstra, a bill for an act relating to education
standards, family support program guidelines, and the regents'
minority and women educators enhancement program.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Education.


Senate File 2241, by Kibbie, a bill for an act exempting from state
individual income tax the active duty pay of a member of the Iowa
national guard or the armed forces of the United States and including
effective and retroactive applicability dates.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on Ways
and Means.

Senate File 2242, by Angelo, a bill for an act requiring city
utilities and enterprises to refund deposits for water service to
account holders under certain circumstances.

Read first time under Rule 28 and referred to committee on
Commerce.

Senate File 2243, by committee on Local Government, a bill for
an act permitting the clerk of the district court to become a county
elective office.

Read first time under Rule 28 and placed on calendar.

STUDY BILLS RECEIVED

SSB 3151 State Government

Relating to the designation of a Juneteenth National Freedom Day.

SSB 3152 Appropriations

Relating to the reorganization of the administrative structure of
the department of natural resources.

SSB 3153 Judiciary

Making certain amendments to the Iowa trust code.

SSB 3154 Judiciary

Relating to the commutation procedures for a class “A” felon.


SSB 3155 Judiciary

Relating to trusts and estates and their relationship to medical
assistance benefits, the right to disclaim on behalf of a ward, the
creation of total return unitrusts, and providing an effective date.

SSB 3156 Small Business, Economic Development, and
Tourism

Relating to a study of the efficiency and effectiveness of economic-
development-related, workforce-development-related, and business-
inspection-related programs administered by the state.

SSB 3157 Commerce

Relating to the provision of construction management services on
public works projects.

SSB 3158 Ways and Means

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, property, motor
fuel, and special fuel.

SSB 3159 Small Business, Economic Development, and
Tourism

Identifying issues to be addressed in order to stimulate and
strengthen Iowa’s economy.

SSB 3160 Transportation

Increasing the scheduled fine for violations of certain rules of the
road relating to school buses.

SSB 3161 Judiciary

Relating to the continuance of stays or other temporary remedies
during the pendency of appeals of final judgments of judicial review
proceedings.

SSB 3162 Judiciary

Relating to the provision of tobacco, tobacco products, or cigarettes
to minors, and providing penalties.

SSB 3163 Commerce

Regarding business corporations and providing an effective date.

SSB 3164 Business and Labor Relations

Prohibiting extreme fighting contests and providing penalties.

SSB 3165 Agriculture

Relating to animal agriculture, providing for fees and
appropriations, and providing for penalties.

SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

Senate Resolution 109

RULES AND ADMINISTRATION: Iverson, Chair; Boettger and Harper

Senate File 2150

APPROPRIATIONS: Jensen, Chair; Lamberti and Soukup

Senate File 2162

COMMERCE: Jensen, Chair; Bolkcom and Redfern

Senate File 2183

EDUCATION: Rehberg, Chair; Dvorsky and Kramer

Senate File 2194

COMMERCE: Redwine, Chair; Flynn and Jensen

Senate File 2211

HUMAN RESOURCES: Veenstra, Chair; Behn and Dvorsky

Senate File 2213

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT: Sexton, Chair; Fink and Freeman

Senate File 2215

AGRICULTURE: Angelo, Chair; Fiegen and Zieman

Senate File 2216

EDUCATION: Boettger, Chair; Fink and Rehberg

Senate File 2217

WAYS AND MEANS: McKinley, Chair; Harper and Rehberg

Senate File 2218

EDUCATION: Kramer, Chair; Dvorsky and Redwine

Senate File 2221

AGRICULTURE: Behn, Chair; Gaskill and Kibbie

Senate File 2222

AGRICULTURE: Behn, Chair; Gaskill and Kibbie

Senate File 2225

EDUCATION: McKinley, Chair; Boettger and Connolly

Senate File 2227

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT: Sexton, Chair; Bolkcom and
Freeman

House File 2009

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Tinsman, Chair; Hansen and Zieman

House File 2247

HUMAN RESOURCES: Boettger, Chair; Holveck and Veenstra

House File 2289

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Houser, Chair; Black and Gaskill

House File 2291

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Freeman, Chair; Angelo and Horn

SSB 3151

STATE GOVERNMENT: King, Chair; Bolkcom and Connolly

SSB 3152

APPROPRIATIONS: Lundby, Chair; Deluhery, Freeman, King, and Shearer

SSB 3153

JUDICIARY: Miller, Chair; Horn and King

SSB 3154

JUDICIARY: Lamberti, Chair; Hammond and McKean

SSB 3155

JUDICIARY: Miller, Chair; Boettger and Redfern

SSB 3156

SMALL BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM: Rehberg, Chair;
Shearer and Zieman

SSB 3157

COMMERCE: Jensen, Chair; Flynn and Redwine

SSB 3158

WAYS AND MEANS: Harper, Chair; McKibben and Miller

SSB 3159

SMALL BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM: McKinley,
Chair; Fiegen, Holveck, Rehberg, and Zieman

SSB 3160

TRANSPORTATION: Rittmer, Chair; Houser and Kibbie

SSB 3161

JUDICIARY: Lamberti, Chair; Holveck and King

SSB 3162

JUDICIARY: Boettger, Chair; Hammond and Lamberti

SSB 3163

COMMERCE: Schuerer, Chair; Hansen and Jensen


SSB 3164

BUSINESS AND LABOR RELATIONS: Freeman, Chair; Behn and Hammond

SSB 3165

AGRICULTURE: Angelo, Chair; Behn, Fraise, Gaskill, and Kibbie

COMMITTEE REPORTS

EDUCATION

Final Bill Action: *SENATE FILE 2228 (SSB 3115), a bill for an act relating to
utilization of school district moneys for physical plant and equipment levy purposes.

Recommendation: APPROVED COMMITTEE BILL.

Final Vote: Ayes, 11: Boettger, Rehberg, Connolly, Angelo, Fink, Harper, McKinley,
Redwine, Soukup, Tinsman, and Veenstra. Nays, none. Absent or not voting, 4:
Dvorsky, Kramer, Redfern, and Shearer.

Fiscal Note: NOT REQUIRED UNDER JOINT RULE 17.

*Pursuant to Senate Rule 40, the Legislative Service Bureau reported nonsubstantive
changes to the members of the Education Committee on Senate File 2228, and they
were attached to the committee report.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Final Bill Action: SENATE FILE 2229 (SSB 3146), a bill for an act relating to
psychiatric medical institutions for children requirements involving complaint
response and behavioral health care coverage.

Recommendation: APPROVED COMMITTEE BILL.

Final Vote: Ayes, 12: Redwine, Tinsman, Hammond, Behn, Boettger, Harper,
Holveck, McKibben, Miller, Schuerer, Shearer, and Veenstra. Nays, none. Absent or
not voting, 1: Dvorsky.

Fiscal Note: NOT REQUIRED UNDER JOINT RULE 17.

ALSO:

Final Bill Action: SENATE FILE 2230 (SSB 3106), a bill for an act providing for a
well-being visit to be conducted on an optional basis under a family investment
program limited benefit plan and providing an effective date.

Recommendation: APPROVED COMMITTEE BILL.


Final Vote: Ayes, 12: Redwine, Tinsman, Hammond, Behn, Boettger, Harper,
Holveck, McKibben, Miller, Schuerer, Shearer, and Veenstra. Nays, none. Absent or
not voting, 1: Dvorsky.

Fiscal Note: NOT REQUIRED UNDER JOINT RULE 17.

ALSO:

Final Bill Action: SENATE FILE 2231 (SSB 3137), a bill for an act providing for
hospital access to abuse registries for purposes of employment checks.

Recommendation: APPROVED COMMITTEE BILL.

Final Vote: Ayes, 12: Redwine, Tinsman, Hammond, Behn, Boettger, Harper,
Holveck, McKibben, Miller, Schuerer, Shearer, and Veenstra. Nays, none. Absent or
not voting, 1: Dvorsky.

Fiscal Note: NOT REQUIRED UNDER JOINT RULE 17.

ALSO:

Final Bill Action: *SENATE FILE 2232 (formerly SF 2147), a bill for an act relating
to administrative sanctions for fraudulent acts involving publicly funded child care.

Recommendation: APPROVED COMMITTEE BILL.

Final Vote: Ayes, 12: Redwine, Tinsman, Hammond, Behn, Boettger, Harper,
Holveck, McKibben, Miller, Schuerer, Shearer, and Veenstra. Nays, none. Absent or
not voting, 1: Dvorsky.

Fiscal Note: NOT REQUIRED UNDER JOINT RULE 17.

*Pursuant to Senate Rule 40, the Legislative Service Bureau reported nonsubstantive
changes to the members of the Human Resources Committee on Senate File 2232, and
they were attached to the committee report.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Final Bill Action: SENATE FILE 2243 (formerly SF 2196), a bill for an act
permitting the clerk of the district court to become a county elective office.

Recommendation: APPROVED COMMITTEE BILL.

Final Vote: Ayes, 8: Miller, Angelo, Freeman, Gaskill, Horn, Houser, McKibben, and
Zieman. Nays, 3: Hansen, Black, and Fraise. Present, 1: Tinsman. Absent or not
voting, 1: McCoy.

Fiscal Note: NOT REQUIRED UNDER JOINT RULE 17.


RULES AND ADMINISTRATION

Final Bill Action: SENATE RESOLUTION 109, a Senate resolution thanking the
contractors, subcontractors, artisans, skilled workers, and state employees who have
contributed to the effort to restore the Iowa State Capitol.

Recommendation: DO PASS.

Final Vote: Ayes, 9: Iverson, Kramer, Boettger, Dvorsky, Fink, Gaskill, Harper,
McKean, and Rittmer. Nays, none. Absent or not voting, 2: Gronstal and Behn.

Fiscal Note: NOT REQUIRED UNDER JOINT RULE 17.

GOVERNOR’S APPOINTEES PLACED ON
EN BLOC CALENDAR

The following appointees, assigned to standing committees for
investigation, were placed on the En Bloc Calendar with
recommendations for confirmation on February 19, 2002:

HUMAN RESOURCES

Edward Nichols - Chairperson of the Health Facilities Council

David VanNingen - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Commission

Holly Mennen - Commission on the Status of Women

AMENDMENTS FILED

S-5049 S.F. 2051 House
S-5050 S.F. 2198 Gene Maddox
S-5051 S.F. 2206 Mary A. Lundby
Joe Bolkcom

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