Senate File 254 - Enrolled




                                             SENATE FILE 254

                             AN ACT
 REQUIRING THE PREPARATION OF A REPORT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
    VETERANS AFFAIRS RELATING TO THE ACTIVITIES OF COUNTY
    COMMISSIONS OF VETERAN AFFAIRS.

 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:

    Section 1.  Section 35A.5, Code 2009, is amended by adding
 the following new subsection:
    NEW SUBSECTION.  15.  Annually, by August 31, prepare and
 submit a report to the governor and the general assembly
 relating to county commissions of veteran affairs.  Copies of
 the report shall also be provided to each county board of
 supervisors and to each county commission of veteran affairs
 by electronic means.  Pursuant to section 35B.11, the
 department may request any information necessary to prepare
 the report from each county commission of veteran affairs.
 The report shall include all of the following:
    a.  Information related to compliance with the training
 requirements under section 35B.6 during the previous calendar
 year.
    b.  The weekly operating schedule of each county commission
 of veteran affairs office maintained under section 35B.6.
    c.  The number of hours of veterans' services provided by
 each county commission of veteran affairs executive director
 or administrator during the previous calendar year.
    d.  Population of each county, including the number of
 veterans residing in each county.
    e.  The total amount of compensation, disability benefits,
 or pensions received by the residents of each county under
 laws administered by the United States department of veterans
 affairs.
    f.  An analysis of the information contained in paragraphs
 "a" through "e", including an analysis of such information for
 previous years.


                                                             
                               JOHN P. KIBBIE
                               President of the Senate


                                                             
                               PATRICK J. MURPHY
                               Speaker of the House

    I hereby certify that this bill originated in the Senate and
 is known as Senate File 254, Eighty=third General Assembly.


                                                             
                               MICHAEL E. MARSHALL
                               Secretary of the Senate
 Approved                , 2009


                                
 CHESTER J. CULVER
 Governor

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