Senate Joint Resolution 9 - Introduced SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 9 BY COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE (SUCCESSOR TO SSB 1210) SENA TE JOINT RESOLUTION A Joint Resolution to extend the time for offerors to respond 1 to the Iowa telecommunications and technology commission’s 2 request for proposals for the sale or lease of the Iowa 3 communications network, and including effective date and 4 retroactive applicability provisions. 5 WHEREAS, the Iowa telecommunications and technology 6 commission is required to implement a request for proposals 7 process to sell or lease the Iowa communications network; and 8 WHEREAS, the sale is required to be concluded or the lease 9 commenced during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012; and 10 WHEREAS, the commission has determined that additional 11 time is necessary for receiving responses to the request for 12 proposals; NOW THEREFORE, 13 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 14 TLSB 2221SV (1) 85 rn/nh
S.J.R. 9 Section 1. IOWA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK SALE OR LEASE —— 1 EXTENSION OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS DEADLINE. Notwithstanding 2 2011 Iowa Acts, chapter 122, section 8, as amended by 2011 Iowa 3 Acts, chapter 127, section 55, the Iowa telecommunications and 4 technology commission shall extend the April 30, 2013, deadline 5 for receiving offeror responses to the request for proposals 6 issued on February 6, 2013, for the sale or lease of the Iowa 7 communications network to July 31, 2013. The commission shall 8 adjust and extend all other established deadlines associated 9 with the request for proposals in a manner consistent with this 10 extension. 11 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE AND RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY. This 12 joint resolution, being deemed of immediate importance, takes 13 effect upon enactment and, if approved by the governor on or 14 after April 30, 2013, shall apply retroactively to that date. 15 EXPLANATION 16 This joint resolution extends the date for responding to 17 a request for proposals for the sale or lease of the Iowa 18 communications network. 19 The resolution provides that the current deadline of April 20 30, 2013, for receiving responses to a request for proposals 21 issued on February 6, 2013, for the sale or lease of the 22 network shall be extended to July 31, 2013. The resolution 23 directs the Iowa telecommunications and technology commission 24 to adjust and extend all other established deadlines associated 25 with the request for proposals in a manner consistent with this 26 extension. 27 The resolution takes effect upon enactment and, if 28 approved by the governor on or after April 30, 2013, applies 29 retroactively to that date. 30 -1- LSB 2221SV (1) 85 rn/nh 1/ 1