House Study Bill 58 - Introduced HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL BY CHAIRPERSON WAGNER) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the determination of city population for 1 purposes of civil service commissions. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1823YC (1) 84 aw/rj
H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 400.1, subsection 2, Code 2011, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 2. For the purpose of determining the population of a city 3 under this chapter , the most recent decennial federal census 4 conducted in 1980 shall be used. 5 Sec. 2. IMPLEMENTATION OF ACT. Section 25B.2, subsection 6 3, shall not apply to this Act. 7 EXPLANATION 8 Code section 400.1 currently requires a city having a 9 population of 8,000 or more according to the federal census 10 conducted in 1980 and having a paid fire department or a paid 11 police department, to appoint a civil service commission. Code 12 chapter 400 also establishes several other powers and duties of 13 cities based on population as determined by the federal census 14 conducted in 1980. 15 This bill requires the most recent decennial federal census 16 to be used in determining the population of a city. 17 The bill may include a state mandate as defined in Code 18 section 25B.3. The bill makes inapplicable Code section 25B.2, 19 subsection 3, which would relieve a political subdivision from 20 complying with a state mandate if funding for the cost of 21 the state mandate is not provided or specified. Therefore, 22 political subdivisions are required to comply with any state 23 mandate included in the bill. 24 -1- LSB 1823YC (1) 84 aw/rj 1/ 1