House File 627 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 627 BY BRINK (COMPANION TO SF 170 BY ROZENBOOM) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the publication duties of and the filling 1 of vacancies on county agricultural extension councils and 2 including effective date and applicability provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 2198YH (2) 88 ss/jh
H.F. 627 Section 1. Section 176A.8, subsections 9 and 14, Code 2019, 1 are amended to read as follows: 2 9. To fill all vacancies in its membership to serve for the 3 unexpired term of the member creating the vacancy by appointing 4 a resident registered voter of the extension district. 5 However, if an unexpired term in which the vacancy occurs 6 has more than seventy days to run after the date of the next 7 pending general election and the vacancy occurs seventy-four or 8 more days before the election, the vacancy shall be filled at 9 the next pending general election. 10 14. To file with the county auditor and to publish in 11 two newspapers of general circulation in the district before 12 August September 1 full and detailed reports under oath of all 13 receipts, from whatever source derived, and expenditures of 14 such county agricultural extension education fund showing from 15 whom received, to whom paid and for what purpose for the last 16 fiscal year. 17 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate 18 importance, takes effect upon enactment. 19 Sec. 3. APPLICABILITY. The provision of this Act amending 20 section 176.8, subsection 9, applies to all vacancies occurring 21 on or after the effective date of this Act. 22 EXPLANATION 23 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 24 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 25 This bill relates to the duties of county agricultural 26 extension councils. Current law requires a county agricultural 27 extension council to fill a vacancy that occurs during a term 28 of office by an election if the term in which the vacancy 29 occurs has more than 70 days left after the next pending 30 election and the vacancy occurs at least 74 days before the 31 next pending election. The bill provides that a vacancy must 32 be filled by an election only if the term in which the vacancy 33 occurs has more than 70 days left after the next general 34 election and occurs at least 74 days before the next general 35 -1- LSB 2198YH (2) 88 ss/jh 1/ 2
H.F. 627 election. The bill also moves the deadline for submitting 1 annual financial reports from August 1 to September 1. The 2 bill takes effect upon enactment and applies to all vacancies 3 occurring on or after enactment. 4 -2- LSB 2198YH (2) 88 ss/jh 2/ 2