House File 826 - Enrolled

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  1  1                                             HOUSE FILE 826
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  1  3                             AN ACT
  1  4 ESTABLISHING AN IOWA ABRAHAM LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION
  1  5    AND FUND AND PROVIDING FOR ITS PROSPECTIVE REPEAL.
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  1  7 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  9    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  216A.121  IOWA ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  1 10 BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION.
  1 11    1.  ORGANIZATION.  An Iowa Abraham Lincoln bicentennial
  1 12 commission is established in the department of human rights.
  1 13 The commission shall be chartered and shall operate as a
  1 14 nonprofit corporation within the state of Iowa, according to
  1 15 the provisions of chapter 504.
  1 16    2.  PURPOSE.  The purpose of the commission shall be to
  1 17 plan, coordinate, and administer activities and programs
  1 18 relating to the commemoration of the bicentennial of the birth
  1 19 of Abraham Lincoln in 2009.
  1 20    3.  MEMBERSHIP.
  1 21    a.  The commission shall consist of twenty=one members,
  1 22 including seventeen voting members and four nonvoting members.
  1 23    (1)  The voting members shall be as follows:
  1 24    (a)  The governor or the governor's designee.
  1 25    (b)  One member, appointed by the governor, who is an Iowa
  1 26 designated representative to the federal Abraham Lincoln
  1 27 bicentennial commission governors' council.
  1 28    (c)  One member appointed by the president of Humanities
  1 29 Iowa.
  1 30    (d)  One member appointed by the director of the department
  1 31 of economic development.
  1 32    (e)  One member appointed by the administrator of the state
  1 33 historical society of Iowa.
  1 34    (f)  One member appointed by the executive director of the
  1 35 Iowa arts council.
  2  1    (g)  One member appointed by the executive director of the
  2  2 Iowa museum society.
  2  3    (h)  One member appointed by the president of the league of
  2  4 Iowa human rights agencies.
  2  5    (i)  One member appointed by the president of the Iowa
  2  6 league of cities.
  2  7    (j)  One member appointed by the director of the department
  2  8 of education.
  2  9    (k)  One member appointed by the chairperson of the state
  2 10 board of regents.
  2 11    (l)  One member appointed by the president of the Iowa
  2 12 library board.
  2 13    (m)  One member appointed by the chairperson of the Iowa
  2 14 state chapter of the national association for the advancement
  2 15 of colored people.
  2 16    (n)  Four public members, appointed by the governor, with a
  2 17 demonstrated interest in history and substantial knowledge and
  2 18 appreciation of Abraham Lincoln.
  2 19    (2)  The nonvoting members shall be two state
  2 20 representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the house of
  2 21 representatives and one by the minority leader of the house,
  2 22 and two state senators, one appointed by the majority leader
  2 23 of the senate and one by the minority leader of the senate.
  2 24    b.  Nine voting members of the board shall constitute a
  2 25 quorum.  Persons making appointments shall consult with one
  2 26 another to ensure that the commission is balanced by gender,
  2 27 political affiliation, and geographic location, and to ensure
  2 28 selection of members representing diverse interest groups.
  2 29 The provisions of chapters 21 and 22 shall apply to meetings
  2 30 and records of the commission.
  2 31    c.  The commission shall elect a chairperson and vice
  2 32 chairperson from the members of the commission.  Commission
  2 33 members shall serve without compensation, but shall be
  2 34 reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses.
  2 35    4.  RULEMAKING AUTHORITY.  The department, in cooperation
  3  1 with the commission, may adopt rules in accordance with
  3  2 chapter 17A in order to accomplish the purpose of the
  3  3 commission.
  3  4    5.  AUTHORITY.  The commission may receive and make grants,
  3  5 receive and expend appropriations, contract for services, hold
  3  6 licenses and copyrights, and otherwise act as is necessary to
  3  7 accomplish the purpose of the commission.
  3  8    6.  FUND ESTABLISHED.  The Abraham Lincoln bicentennial
  3  9 fund is established as a separate fund in the state treasury
  3 10 under the control of the commission.
  3 11    7.  FUNDS RECEIVED.  All funds received by the commission,
  3 12 including but not limited to gifts, transfers, endowments,
  3 13 moneys from the sale of mementos and products related to the
  3 14 purposes of the commission, and appropriations, shall be
  3 15 credited to the bicentennial fund and are appropriated to the
  3 16 commission to be invested or used to support the activities of
  3 17 the commission.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, any balance in
  3 18 the fund on June 30 of any fiscal year shall not revert to the
  3 19 general fund of the state.
  3 20    8.  EXPIRATION.  The commission shall expire no later than
  3 21 June 30, 2010.  Upon expiration, all fund balances from
  3 22 appropriations of state funds shall be returned to the general
  3 23 fund of the state, and all other assets shall be transferred
  3 24 to the Iowa historical foundation authorized pursuant to
  3 25 section 303.9, subsection 3, subject to any conditions or
  3 26 restrictions previously placed on the assets.
  3 27    9.  This section is repealed June 30, 2010.
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  3 30                                                             
  3 31                               PATRICK J. MURPHY
  3 32                               Speaker of the House
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  3 35                                                             
  4  1                               JOHN P. KIBBIE
  4  2                               President of the Senate
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  4  4    I hereby certify that this bill originated in the House and
  4  5 is known as House File 826, Eighty=second General Assembly.
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  4  8                                                             
  4  9                               MARK BRANDSGARD
  4 10                               Chief Clerk of the House
  4 11 Approved                , 2007
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  4 15 CHESTER J. CULVER
  4 16 Governor