House File 2056 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2056 BY McKEAN A BILL FOR An Act relating to the employment of county engineers. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 5687YH (2) 88 js/ns
H.F. 2056 Section 1. Section 309.19, Code 2020, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 309.19 Adjacent counties Counties joining in employment. 3 The boards of supervisors of two or more adjacent counties 4 may enter into an agreement to jointly employ a county 5 engineer, employ professional and clerical assistants for 6 the engineer, and to provide such services as can be carried 7 on jointly and will operate to their mutual benefit. Such 8 agreement shall be written and entered in their respective 9 minutes. The engineer employed under such agreement shall 10 be the official county engineer for each of the respective 11 boards and shall be employed for such term of years as shall 12 be determined by the boards but in no event longer than the 13 period of time the mutual agreement between the boards is to 14 be in effect. The written agreement shall provide for the 15 determination of the cost of such joint program and the manner 16 of allocation of the cost to each board for inclusion in the 17 respective budgets. The boards by mutual agreement shall 18 designate one board to make payments for salaries and other 19 costs of the joint program. The board shall be reimbursed 20 by the other board or boards in accordance with the joint 21 agreement. The provisions of chapter 28E shall be applicable 22 to this section . 23 EXPLANATION 24 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 25 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 26 This bill relates to county engineers employed jointly by 27 multiple counties. Under current law, two or more adjacent 28 counties may jointly employ a county engineer and the 29 professional and clerical staff for the engineer pursuant to 30 an agreement under Code chapter 28E. The bill removes the 31 requirement that the counties be adjacent. 32 -1- LSB 5687YH (2) 88 js/ns 1/ 1