Senate Study Bill 1087 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT BILL BY CHAIRPERSON DANIELSON) A BILL FOR An Act modifying provisions applicable to the propane education 1 and research council and increasing an assessment. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1907XC (1) 85 rn/nh
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 101C.3, subsection 3, Code 2013, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 3. The following persons shall be ex officio, nonvoting 3 members of the council designated for three-year terms as 4 follows: 5 a. A professional fire fighter designated by the Iowa 6 association of professional fire chiefs. 7 b. a. A volunteer fire fighter designated by the Iowa 8 firefighters association. 9 c. An experienced plumber involved in plumbing training 10 programs designated by the Iowa state building and construction 11 trades council. 12 d. A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning professional 13 involved in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning training 14 programs designated by the Iowa state building and construction 15 trades council. 16 e. b. A community college instructor with experience 17 in conducting fire safety programs designated by the Iowa 18 association of community college presidents. 19 f. c. A representative of a property and casualty insurance 20 company with experience in insuring sellers of propane gas 21 designated by the Iowa insurance institute. 22 Sec. 2. Section 101C.3, subsection 5, Code 2013, is amended 23 to read as follows: 24 5. A council member shall serve a term of three years 25 and shall not serve more than two full consecutive terms. A 26 council member filling an unexpired term may serve not more 27 than a total of seven consecutive years. A former council 28 member may be appointed to the council if the former member has 29 not been a member of the council for a period of at least two 30 years . 31 Sec. 3. Section 101C.4, subsection 1, Code 2013, is amended 32 to read as follows: 33 1. The council and its activities shall be funded by an 34 annual assessment. Upon establishment of the council and each 35 -1- LSB 1907XC (1) 85 rn/nh 1/ 2
S.F. _____ year thereafter the annual assessment shall be made at a rate 1 of one-tenth two-tenths of one cent on each gallon of odorized 2 propane sold. 3 Sec. 4. REPEAL. Section 101C.14, Code 2013, is repealed. 4 EXPLANATION 5 This bill modifies provisions applicable to the propane 6 education and research council established in Code chapter 7 101C. 8 The bill eliminates three ex officio, nonvoting members from 9 the council. The eliminated members represent a professional 10 fire fighter designated by the Iowa association of professional 11 fire chiefs, an experienced plumber involved in plumbing 12 training programs designated by the Iowa state building and 13 construction trades council, and a heating, ventilation, and 14 air conditioning professional involved in heating, ventilation, 15 and air conditioning training programs designated by the Iowa 16 state building and construction trades council. 17 The bill eliminates provisions specifying term limits 18 and reappointment requirements. The bill additionally 19 increases the annual assessment which funds the council and 20 its activities from the current level of one-tenth of one cent 21 on each gallon of odorized propane sold, to two-tenths of one 22 cent. 23 Further, the bill repeals a provision which repealed the 24 chapter effective December 31, 2014. 25 -2- LSB 1907XC (1) 85 rn/nh 2/ 2