18.2  Department established.

There is created a department of general services which is attached to the office of the governor and is under the governor's general direction, supervision, and control. The governor shall appoint the director, subject to confirmation by the senate. The director shall not hold any other office, engage in political activity, accept or solicit, directly or indirectly, political contributions, and shall not use the office to support the candidacy of anyone for elective or appointive office. The director shall hold office at the governor's pleasure and shall receive a salary as fixed by the general assembly. Before entering upon the discharge of the director's duties, the director may be required to give a surety bond in an amount fixed by the governor. The premium on the bond shall be paid out of funds appropriated to the department.

The director must be a qualified administrator.

Section History: Early form

  [C73, § 19B.2; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 18.2]

Section History: Recent form

  83 Acts, ch 101, § 2

Internal References

  Referred to in § 7E.5


  Confirmation, see § 2.32

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