House File 246 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 246 BY FISHER A BILL FOR An Act eliminating provisions relating to the inclusion of fine 1 arts elements in state buildings. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2131YH (2) 87 hb/nh
H.F. 246 Section 1. REPEAL. Chapter 304A, Code 2017, is repealed. 1 EXPLANATION 2 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 3 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 4 This bill repeals Code chapter 304A, which relates to the 5 inclusion of fine arts elements in state buildings. Under 6 current Code section 304A.9, whenever a state building is to 7 be constructed, the contracting officer or principal user 8 shall, at the time of engaging or directing an architect to 9 prepare plans and specifications for the building, contact 10 the arts division of the department of cultural affairs which 11 has authority to ensure that the fine arts elements will be 12 integrated within, on, or about the total environment of such 13 construction. Code section 304A.10 requires the cost of fine 14 arts elements to be at least one-half of 1 percent of the total 15 estimated cost of the state building or group of buildings. 16 -1- LSB 2131YH (2) 87 hb/nh 1/ 1