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307.12 Duties of the director.

The director shall:

1. Manage the internal operations of the department and establish guidelines and procedures to promote the orderly and efficient administration of the department.

2. Employ personnel as necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the department, consistent with chapter 19A.

3. Assist the commission in developing state transportation policy and a state transportation plan.

4. Establish temporary advisory boards of a size the director deems appropriate to advise the department.

5. Prepare a budget for the department, subject to the approval of the commission, and prepare reports required by law.

6. Appoint the deputy director of transportation and the administrators of the department.

7. Review and submit legislative proposals necessary to maintain current state transportation laws.

8. Enter into reciprocal agreements relating to motor vehicle inspections with authorized officials of any other state, subject to approval by the commission. The director may exempt or impose requirements upon nonresident motor vehicles consistent with those imposed upon vehicles of Iowa residents operated in other states.

9. Adopt rules in accordance with chapter 17A as the director deems necessary for the administration of the department and the exercise of the director's and department's powers and duties.

10. Reorganize the administration of the department as needed to increase administrative efficiency.

11. Provide for the receipt or disbursement of federal funds allocated to the state and its political subdivisions for transportation purposes.

12. Include in the department's annual budget all estimated federal funds to be received or allocated to the department.

13. Adopt, after consultation with the department of natural resources and the department of public safety, rules relating to enforcement of the rules regarding transportation of hazardous wastes adopted by the department of natural resources. The department and the division of the highway safety patrol of the department of public safety shall carry out the enforcement of the rules.

14. Prepare and submit a report to the general assembly on or before January 15 of each fiscal year describing the prior fiscal year's highway construction program, actual expenditures of the program, and contractual obligations of the program.

15. Administer chapter 327J.

If in the interest of the state, the director may allow a subsistence expense to an employee under the supervision of the department's administrator for highways for continuous stay in one location while on duty away from established head- quarters and place of domicile for a period not to exceed forty-five days; and allow automobile expenses in accordance with section 18.117, for moving an employee and the employee's family from place of present domicile to new domicile, and actual transportation expense for moving of household goods. The household goods for which transportation expense is allowed shall not include pets or animals.

Section History: Early form

[C75, 77, 79, 81, § 307.12]

Section History: Recent form

86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1909; 91 Acts, ch 268, § 510; 92 Acts, ch 1210, § 1

Internal References

Referred to in § 307.10

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