Senate Study Bill 3188 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY BILL BY CHAIRPERSON HOGG) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the county attorney court debt collection 1 program. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 6159SC (2) 85 lh/sc
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 602.8107, subsection 4, paragraph f, 1 Code 2014, is amended to read as follows: 2 f. Beginning July 1, 2010, and every fiscal year thereafter, 3 amounts collected and distributed pursuant to this subsection 4 shall be equal to or greater than twenty-five thousand 5 dollars for each county or twenty-five thousand dollars in the 6 aggregate for counties that have entered into an agreement 7 pursuant to chapter 28E . If a county, or counties that 8 have entered into a chapter 28E agreement, fails to meet the 9 minimum threshold established in this paragraph, the county, or 10 counties under the chapter 28E agreement, shall be ineligible 11 to participate in the county attorney collection program the 12 following fiscal year. In the event a county is ineligible to 13 collect under this program, the county may apply to the state 14 debt coordinator established in section 421C.1 to reenter the 15 program following the fiscal year of ineligibility. 16 Sec. 2. Section 602.8107, subsection 4, paragraph g, Code 17 2014, is amended by striking the paragraph. 18 EXPLANATION 19 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 20 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 21 This bill strikes a reference to a Code section in former 22 Code chapter 421C in which the state debt coordinator was 23 established in language establishing a mechanism for a county 24 to reenter the county attorney court debt collection program 25 after a period of ineligibility. Code chapter 421C was 26 repealed January 1, 2014, pursuant to its own terms. 27 The bill also strikes language that requires a county that 28 participates in the county attorney court debt collection 29 program to file an annual report with the state debt 30 coordinator as established in former Code chapter 421C. 31 -1- LSB 6159SC (2) 85 lh/sc 1/ 1