Senate File 164 - Introduced SENATE FILE 164 BY COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT (SUCCESSOR TO SF 19) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the determination of city population for 1 purposes of civil service commissions. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1189SV (1) 86 aw/rj
S.F. 164 Section 1. Section 400.1, subsection 2, Code 2015, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 2. For the purpose of determining the population of a city 3 under this chapter , the most recent decennial federal census 4 conducted in 1980 shall be used. 5 Sec. 2. IMPLEMENTATION OF ACT. Section 25B.2, subsection 6 3, shall not apply to this Act. 7 EXPLANATION 8 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 9 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 10 Code section 400.1 currently requires a city having a 11 population of 8,000 or more according to the federal census 12 conducted in 1980 and having a paid fire department or a paid 13 police department, to appoint a civil service commission. Code 14 chapter 400 also establishes several other powers and duties of 15 cities based on population as determined by the federal census 16 conducted in 1980. 17 This bill requires the most recent decennial federal census 18 to be used in determining the population of a city. 19 The bill may include a state mandate as defined in Code 20 section 25B.3. The bill makes inapplicable Code section 25B.2, 21 subsection 3, which would relieve a political subdivision from 22 complying with a state mandate if funding for the cost of 23 the state mandate is not provided or specified. Therefore, 24 political subdivisions are required to comply with any state 25 mandate included in the bill. 26 -1- LSB 1189SV (1) 86 aw/rj 1/ 1