Senate Study Bill 3082 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL BY CHAIRPERSON GARRETT) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the collection of costs incurred by a 1 county for the abatement or correction of a county zoning 2 violation. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5843XC (2) 87 js/jh
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 331.307, subsection 9, paragraph a, 1 subparagraph (5), Code 2018, is amended to read as follows: 2 (5) Order that the county’s costs for abatement or 3 correction of the violation be entered as a personal judgment 4 against the defendant or assessed against the property where 5 the violation occurred, or both for collection in the same 6 manner as a property tax . 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 Under current law, when a person violates a county zoning 11 ordinance and the county incurs costs to abate or correct the 12 violation, a court may order that the costs be entered as a 13 personal judgment against the defendant, assessed against the 14 property where the violation occurred, or both. The bill 15 allows a court to order the costs be assessed against the 16 property for collection in the same manner as a property tax. 17 The bill does not allow a court to enter the costs as a personal 18 judgment against the defendant. 19 -1- LSB 5843XC (2) 87 js/jh 1/ 1