House File 2111 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2111 BY HUSEMAN A BILL FOR An Act relating to city eligibility for receipt of abandoned 1 building program funding assistance. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5490YH (1) 86 aw/sc
H.F. 2111 Section 1. Section 455E.11, subsection 2, paragraph a, 1 subparagraph (1), subparagraph division (e), Code 2016, is 2 amended to read as follows: 3 (e) Not more than four hundred thousand dollars to the 4 department for purposes of providing funding assistance 5 to eligible communities to address abandoned buildings by 6 promoting waste abatement, diversion, selective dismantlement 7 of building components, and recycling. Eligible communities 8 include a city with a population of five six thousand or fewer. 9 Eligible costs for program assistance include but are not 10 limited to asbestos and other hazardous material abatement and 11 removal, the recovery processing of recyclable or reusable 12 material through the selective dismantlement of abandoned 13 buildings, and reimbursement for purchased recycled content 14 materials used in the renovation of buildings. For projects 15 that support community beautification, the department may elect 16 to administer funding to eligible communities in collaboration 17 with the organization awarded the beautification grant in 18 accordance with subparagraph division (a), subparagraph 19 subdivision (i). 20 EXPLANATION 21 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 22 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 23 This bill makes changes to city eligibility requirements 24 for receipt of abandoned building program funding assistance. 25 Under current law, such assistance is available to cities with 26 populations of 5,000 or less. Under the bill, such assistance 27 is made available to cities with populations of 6,000 or less. 28 -1- LSB 5490YH (1) 86 aw/sc 1/ 1