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321L.1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Business district" means that territory defined by city ordinance as required under section 321L.5.

2. "Department" means the state department of transportation.

3. "Director" means the director of transportation.

4. "Handicapped parking permit" means a permit bearing the international symbol of accessibility issued by the department which allows the holder to park in a handicapped parking space, and includes the following:

a. A handicapped registration plate issued to or for a handicapped person under section 321.34, subsection 7.*

b. A handicapped parking sticker affixed to a registration plate issued to a disabled veteran under section 321.166, subsection 6, or to an operator under section 321.34.

c. A handicapped removable windshield placard which is a two-sided placard for hanging from the rearview mirror when the motor vehicle is parked in a handicapped parking space.

5. "Handicapped parking sign" means a sign which bears the international symbol of accessibility that meets the requirements under section 321L.6.

6. "Handicapped parking space" means a parking space, including the access aisle, designated for use by only motor vehicles displaying a handicapped parking permit that meets the requirements of sections 321L.5 and 321L.6.

7. "Handicapped person" means a person with a disability that limits or impairs the person's ability to walk. A person shall be considered handicapped for purposes of this chapter under the following circumstances:

a. The person cannot walk two hundred feet without stopping to rest.

b. The person cannot walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive device.

c. The person is restricted by lung disease to such an extent that the person's forced expiratory volume for one second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one liter, or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty mm/hg on room air at rest.

d. The person uses portable oxygen.

e. The person has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person's functional limitations are classified in severity as class III or class IV according to standards set by the American heart association.

f. The person is severely limited in the person's ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.

Section History: Recent form

89 Acts, ch 247, § 9; 90 Acts, ch 1151, § 3, 4; 96 Acts, ch 1171, § 4, 5

Internal References

Referred to in § 15.286, 321.34, 321L.5


*Subsection 7 of section 321.34 was stricken effective January 1, 1997; 96 Acts, ch 1088, § 8, 9; see subsection 14; corrective legislation is pending

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