Senate File 183 - Introduced SENATE FILE 183 BY ZAUN A BILL FOR An Act setting the dates for the submission of local public 1 measures to the electors and including applicability 2 provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 2291XS (2) 88 ss/rj
S.F. 183 Section 1. Section 39.2, subsection 4, unnumbered paragraph 1 1, Code 2019, is amended to read as follows: 2 Unless otherwise provided by law Except as provided in 3 sections 75.1, 423B.1, or other law , special elections on 4 public measures are limited to the following dates: 5 Sec. 2. Section 75.1, Code 2019, is amended by adding the 6 following new subsection: 7 NEW SUBSECTION . 3. A proposition to authorize an issuance 8 of bonds shall only be submitted to the electors on the first 9 Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each year. 10 Sec. 3. Section 423B.1, subsection 5, paragraph a, Code 11 2019, is amended to read as follows: 12 a. The county commissioner of elections shall submit the 13 question of imposition of a local option tax at an election 14 held on a date specified in section 39.2, subsection 4 , 15 paragraph “a” or “b” , as applicable the first Tuesday after 16 the first Monday in November . The election shall not be held 17 sooner than sixty days after publication of notice of the 18 ballot proposition. 19 Sec. 4. APPLICABILITY. Notwithstanding section 47.6, 20 subsection 1, paragraph “b”, the governing body of a political 21 subdivision may, by a resolution filed with the county 22 commissioner of elections, remove a public measure from a 23 ballot that is not in compliance with section 75.1, subsection 24 3, as enacted by this Act, or section 423B.1, as amended by 25 this Act, prior to January 1, 2020. 26 EXPLANATION 27 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 28 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 29 This bill requires all propositions to authorize the 30 issuance of bonds by a county, township, school corporation, 31 city, or any local board or commission or the imposition 32 of local option taxes by a city or county to be submitted 33 to electors on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in 34 November of each year. The bill exempts such elections from 35 -1- LSB 2291XS (2) 88 ss/rj 1/ 2
S.F. 183 certain limitations on the withdrawal of public measures from a 1 ballot until January 1, 2020. 2 -2- LSB 2291XS (2) 88 ss/rj 2/ 2