House File 744 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 744 BY COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS (SUCCESSOR TO HF 633) (SUCCESSOR TO HF 256) A BILL FOR An Act relating to licensing fees collected by the board of 1 educational examiners and deposited in the general fund of 2 the state, and including effective date provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1946HZ (2) 88 kh/jh
H.F. 744 Section 1. Section 272.10, subsections 2 and 3, Code 2019, 1 are amended to read as follows: 2 2. Licensing fees are payable to the treasurer of state and 3 shall be deposited with the executive director of the board. 4 The executive director shall deposit twenty-five percent of 5 the fees collected annually with the treasurer of state and 6 the fees shall be credited to the general fund of the state. 7 The remaining licensing fees collected during the fiscal year 8 shall be retained by and are appropriated to the board for 9 the purposes related to the board’s duties. Notwithstanding 10 section 8.33 , licensing fees retained by and appropriated to 11 the board pursuant to this section that remain unencumbered or 12 unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert 13 but shall remain available for expenditure for the activities 14 of the board as provided in this chapter until the close of the 15 succeeding fiscal year. 16 3. The executive director shall keep an accurate and 17 detailed account of licensing fees received , including fees 18 paid to the treasurer of state and fees retained by the board. 19 Sec. 2. BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL EXAMINERS LICENSING FEE 20 REDUCTION FOR 2019-2020 —— EMERGENCY RULES. 21 1. The board of educational examiners shall reduce, for the 22 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, the licensing fees assessed 23 under chapter 272 by not less than twenty-five percent of the 24 licensing fees established by rule and assessed during the 25 2018-2019 fiscal year. 26 2. The board of educational examiners may adopt emergency 27 rules under section 17A.4, subsection 3, and section 17A.5, 28 subsection 2, paragraph “b”, to implement the provisions of 29 this Act and the rules shall be effective immediately upon 30 filing unless a later date is specified in the rules. Any 31 rules adopted in accordance with this section shall also be 32 published as a notice of intended action as provided in section 33 17A.4. 34 Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of 35 -1- LSB 1946HZ (2) 88 kh/jh 1/ 2
H.F. 744 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 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 eliminates a provision that requires the director 5 of the board of educational examiners to deposit with the 6 treasurer of state 25 percent of the licensing fees collected 7 by the board. Under the provision, the moneys deposited are 8 credited to the general fund of the state. The bill also 9 requires the board to reduce its fees by 25 percent for the 10 2019-2020 fiscal year. The board may adopt emergency rules to 11 implement the fee reduction. 12 The bill takes effect upon enactment. 13 -2- LSB 1946HZ (2) 88 kh/jh 2/ 2