House File 185 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 185 BY ISENHART and BEARINGER A BILL FOR An Act eliminating a restriction on a person associated with 1 a county agricultural extension district from engaging in 2 certain activities affecting legislation. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1602HH (3) 87 da/nh
H.F. 185 Section 1. Section 176A.9, subsection 2, Code 2017, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 2. a. The extension district, its council, or a member 3 or an employee as a representative of either one or the other 4 shall not engage in commercial or other private enterprises , 5 legislative programs, nor attempt in any manner by the adoption 6 of resolutions or otherwise to influence legislation, either 7 state or national, or other activities not authorized by this 8 chapter . 9 b. Nothing in this chapter prohibits an extension district, 10 its council, or a member or an employee as described in 11 paragraph “a from engaging in a state or federal legislative 12 program or becoming involved in the state or federal 13 legislative process. 14 EXPLANATION 15 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 16 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 17 This bill amends a provision which restricts a person 18 associated with a county agricultural extension district, 19 organized under Code chapter 176A, from engaging in certain 20 activities which involve commercial or other private 21 enterprises, legislative programs, or the influence of state or 22 federal legislation. This includes a member of the district’s 23 county agricultural extension council, or an employee or 24 representative of either the council or the district. 25 The bill eliminates the restriction upon such a person from 26 engaging in a legislative program or influencing legislation 27 and replaces it with a provision which allows a person to so 28 act. 29 -1- LSB 1602HH (3) 87 da/nh 1/ 1