Senate File 219 - Introduced





                                       SENATE FILE       
                                       BY  JOHNSON


    Passed Senate, Date               Passed House,  Date             
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                 Approved                            

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act abolishing county compensation boards.
  2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
  3 TLSB 2201XS 83
  4 md/sc/8

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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 331.212, subsection 2, Code 2009, is
  1  2 amended by adding the following new paragraph:
  1  3    NEW PARAGRAPH.  i.  Setting the compensation schedule of
  1  4 the elected county officers.
  1  5    Sec. 2.  Section 331.321, subsection 1, paragraph l, Code
  1  6 2009, is amended by striking the paragraph.
  1  7    Sec. 3.  Section 331.322, subsection 6, Code 2009, is
  1  8 amended to read as follows:
  1  9    6.  Review Annually review and prepare the final
  1 10 compensation schedule of the county compensation board and
  1 11 determine the final compensation schedule in accordance with
  1 12 section 331.907.
  1 13    Sec. 4.  Section 331.322, subsection 7, Code 2009, is
  1 14 amended by striking the subsection.
  1 15    Sec. 5.  Section 331.323, subsection 1, unnumbered
  1 16 paragraph 5, Code 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  1 17    When If the duties of an officer or employee are assigned
  1 18 to one or more elected officers, the board shall set the an
  1 19 initial salary for each elected officer.  Thereafter, the
  1 20 salary and, thereafter, shall be determined determine the
  1 21 salary as provided in section 331.907.
  1 22    Sec. 6.  Section 331.907, subsections 1 through 3, Code
  1 23 2009, are amended to read as follows:
  1 24    1.  The annual compensation of the auditor, treasurer,
  1 25 recorder, sheriff, county attorney, and supervisors shall be
  1 26 determined as provided in this section.  The county
  1 27 compensation board annually shall review the compensation paid
  1 28 to comparable officers in other counties of this state, other
  1 29 states, private enterprise, and the federal government.  In
  1 30 setting the salary of the county sheriff, the county
  1 31 compensation board shall consider setting the sheriff's salary
  1 32 so that it is comparable to salaries paid to professional law
  1 33 enforcement administrators and command officers of the state
  1 34 patrol, the division of criminal investigation of the
  1 35 department of public safety, and city police agencies in this
  2  1 state.  The county compensation board shall prepare a
  2  2 compensation schedule for the elective county officers for the
  2  3 succeeding fiscal year.  A recommended compensation schedule
  2  4 requires a majority vote of the membership of the county
  2  5 compensation board.
  2  6    2.  At the public hearing held on the county budget as
  2  7 provided in section 331.434, the county compensation board
  2  8 shall submit its recommended compensation schedule for the
  2  9 next fiscal year to the board of supervisors for inclusion in
  2 10 the county budget.  The board of supervisors shall review the
  2 11 recommended compensation schedule for the elected county
  2 12 officers and determine the final compensation schedule which
  2 13 shall not exceed the compensation schedule recommended by the
  2 14 county compensation board.  In determining the final
  2 15 compensation schedule if the board of supervisors wishes to
  2 16 reduce the amount of the recommended compensation schedule,
  2 17 the amount of salary increase proposed for each elected county
  2 18 officer shall be reduced an equal percentage.  A copy of the
  2 19 final compensation schedule shall be filed with the county
  2 20 budget at the office of the director of the department of
  2 21 management.  The final compensation schedule takes effect on
  2 22 July 1 following its adoption by the board of supervisors.
  2 23    3.  The elected county officers are also entitled to
  2 24 receive their actual and necessary expenses incurred in
  2 25 performance of official duties of their respective offices.
  2 26 The board of supervisors may authorize the reimbursement of
  2 27 expenses related to an educational course, seminar, or school
  2 28 which is attended by a county officer after the county officer
  2 29 is elected, but prior to the county officer taking office.
  2 30    Sec. 7.  Section 331.905, Code 2009, is repealed.
  2 31                           EXPLANATION
  2 32    This bill provides for the abolition of county compensation
  2 33 boards and transfers to the board of supervisors the duty of
  2 34 setting the compensation schedule for elective county
  2 35 officers.
  3  1 LSB 2201XS 83
  3  2 md/sc/8