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2B.17 Citations---official statutes.

1. The permanent Iowa Codes and Code Supplements published subsequent to the adjournment of the 1982 regular session of the Sixty-ninth General Assembly shall be known and may be cited as "Iowa Code chapter (or section) $DTL2@", or "Iowa Code Supplement chapter (or section) $DTL2@", inserting the appropriate chapter or section number. If the year of edition is needed, it may be inserted before or after the words "Iowa Code" or "Iowa Code Supplement". In Iowa publications, the word "Iowa" may be omitted if the meaning is clear.

2. The session laws of each general assembly shall be known as "Acts of the $DTL2@ General Assembly, $DTL2@ Session, Chapter (or File No.) $DTL2@, Section $DTL2@" (inserting the appropriate numbers) and shall be cited as "$DTL2@ Iowa Acts, chapter $DTL2@, section $DTL2@" (inserting the appropriate year, chapter, and section number).

3. The Iowa Code, Code Supplement, and session laws published under authority of the state are the only authoritative publications of the statutes of this state. No other publications of the statutes of the state shall be cited in the courts or in the reports or rules of the courts.

4. The Iowa administrative code and the Iowa administrative bulletin shall be cited as provided in section 17A.6.

Section History: Early form

[C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 172; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 14.17; 82 Acts, ch 1061, § 5]

Section History: Recent form

91 Acts, ch 258, §14 ~IC93, § 2B.17

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