Senate File 201 - Introduced SENATE FILE 201 BY BROWN A BILL FOR An Act relating to boards and commissions of the state. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 1030XS (2) 88 ec/rn
S.F. 201 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 69.16F Boards and commissions —— 1 periodic reviews —— expiration of terms. 2 1. Beginning July 1, 2019, over each succeeding five-year 3 period of time, all appointive boards, commissions, committees, 4 and councils of the state established by the Code shall conduct 5 an ongoing and comprehensive review of the appointive board, 6 commission, committee, or council, and issue a written report 7 to the general assembly. The department of management shall 8 establish a schedule and required submission date for the 9 report during each five-year period for all appointive boards, 10 commissions, committees, and councils of the state subject to 11 the requirements of this subsection. The written report shall 12 state the purposes and functions of the board, commission, 13 committee, or council, including its operations, actions, and 14 any policy initiatives undertaken during the preceding five 15 years, and in addition shall specifically address whether the 16 board, commission, committee, or council continues to be needed 17 to serve the policy objectives of the state and whether any 18 legislative changes are appropriate. Upon receipt of each 19 written report, the speaker of the house and the president of 20 the senate shall refer such report to the appropriate committee 21 of the general assembly. 22 2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, at 23 12:00 midnight on July 1, 2025, and each fifth year thereafter, 24 all terms of office for positions on appointive boards, 25 commissions, committees, and councils of the state established 26 by the Code which are appointed by the governor and subject to 27 confirmation by the senate shall expire, and no appointments 28 to the position to fill the vacant position shall be made, 29 unless legislation is enacted into law no sooner than three 30 years prior to the next succeeding expiration date waiving 31 the requirements of this subsection for an appointive board, 32 commission, committee, or council of the state subject to the 33 requirements of this subsection. 34 EXPLANATION 35 -1- LSB 1030XS (2) 88 ec/rn 1/ 2
S.F. 201 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 1 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 2 This bill concerns all appointive boards, commissions, 3 committees, and councils of the state established by the Iowa 4 Code. 5 New Code section 69.16F establishes requirements for 6 appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils to 7 conduct comprehensive reviews over each five-year period, 8 beginning July 1, 2019. The bill requires each board, 9 commission, committee, or council to conduct a review during 10 each five-year period, on a schedule established by the 11 department of management, and issue a report on the review 12 to the general assembly. The new Code section also provides 13 that terms of office for all positions on appointive boards, 14 commissions, committees, and councils which are appointed by 15 the governor and subject to confirmation by the senate expire 16 every five years, beginning July 1, 2025, and no appointments 17 to fill the vacancy can be made, unless legislation is enacted 18 waiving this requirement. The bill requires that legislation 19 waiving the requirement be enacted no sooner than three years 20 prior to the next five-year expiration date. 21 -2- LSB 1030XS (2) 88 ec/rn 2/ 2