House File 410 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 410 BY HIGHFILL A BILL FOR An Act relating to the dissemination of contact information 1 pertaining to the boards of directors of school districts. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1824YH (3) 86 kh/sc
H.F. 410 Section 1. Section 279.35, Code 2015, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 279.35 Publication of proceedings and certain other 3 information . 4 1. Proceedings —— schedule of bills. The proceedings of 5 each regular, adjourned, or special meeting of the board, 6 including the schedule of bills allowed, shall be published 7 after the adjournment of the meeting in the manner provided in 8 this section and section 279.36 , and the publication of the 9 schedule of the bills allowed shall include a list of claims 10 allowed, including salary claims for services performed. The 11 schedule of bills allowed may be published on a once monthly 12 basis in lieu of publication with the proceedings of each 13 meeting of the board. The list of claims allowed shall include 14 the name of the person or firm making the claim, the purpose 15 of the claim, and the amount of the claim. If the purpose for 16 the claims is the same, two or more claims made by the same 17 vendor, supplier, or claimant may be consolidated if the number 18 of claims consolidated and the total consolidated claim amount 19 are listed in the statement. However, the board shall provide 20 at its office upon request an unconsolidated list of all claims 21 allowed. The secretary shall furnish a copy of the proceedings 22 to be published within two weeks following the adjournment of 23 the meeting. 24 2. Salaries. Salaries paid to individuals regularly 25 employed by the district shall only be published annually and 26 the publication shall include the total amount of the annual 27 salary of each employee. The secretary shall furnish a copy of 28 the proceedings to be published within two weeks following the 29 adjournment of the meeting. 30 3. Member contact information. Within thirty days of the 31 first regular meeting of the board of directors, each member 32 of the board shall supply to the secretary, and shall update 33 at least annually, the member’s contact information, which the 34 secretary shall cause to be published on the school district’s 35 -1- LSB 1824YH (3) 86 kh/sc 1/ 2
H.F. 410 internet site. 1 Sec. 2. Section 279.36, Code 2015, is amended to read as 2 follows: 3 279.36 Publication procedures and fee. 4 The requirements of section 279.35 , subsections 1 and 2, are 5 satisfied by publication in at least one newspaper published 6 in the district or, if there is none, in at least one newspaper 7 having general circulation within the district. 8 For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1987, the fee for 9 publications required under section 279.35 , subsections 1 and 10 2, shall not exceed three-fifths of the legal publication fee 11 provided by statute for the publication of legal notices. 12 For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1988, the fee for the 13 publications shall not exceed three-fourths of that legal 14 publication fee. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 15 1989, and each fiscal year thereafter, the The fee for the 16 publications shall be the legal publication fee provided by 17 statute set forth in section 618.11 . 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 amends Code section 279.35 to provide that within 22 30 days of the first regular meeting of the board of directors 23 of a school district, each member of the board must supply 24 to the board secretary the member’s contact information for 25 publication on the school district’s internet site. Board 26 members must update their contact information annually. The 27 bill makes corresponding changes. 28 -2- LSB 1824YH (3) 86 kh/sc 2/ 2