Senate Study Bill 1153 - Introduced SENATE/HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED IOWA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY COMMISSION BILL) A BILL FOR An Act eliminating the education telecommunications council and 1 regional telecommunications councils established under the 2 Iowa communications network. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1239DP (2) 88 gh/rn
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 8D.8, Code 2019, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 8D.8 Scheduling for authorized users. 3 Except as provided in section 8D.5 , an An authorized user 4 is responsible for all scheduling of the use of the authorized 5 user’s facility. A person who disputes a scheduling decision 6 of such user may petition the commission for a review of such 7 decision pursuant to section 8D.3, subsection 3 , paragraph “c” . 8 Sec. 2. Section 8D.13, subsection 8, Code 2019, is amended 9 by striking the subsection. 10 Sec. 3. REPEAL. Section 8D.5, Code 2019, is repealed. 11 EXPLANATION 12 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 13 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 14 This bill strikes Code section 8D.5, which establishes 15 the education telecommunications council and regional 16 telecommunications councils under the Iowa communications 17 network (ICN). Code section 8D.5 provides that the 18-member 18 education telecommunications council is responsible for 19 scheduling and site usage policies for educational users of the 20 ICN, coordinating the activities of regional telecommunications 21 councils, developing proposed rules and changes to rules for 22 recommendation to the Iowa telecommunications and technology 23 commission, and recommending long-range plans for enhancements 24 needed for educational applications. Code section 8D.5 also 25 provides that regional telecommunications councils, established 26 in each merged area as provided in Code chapter 260C, are 27 responsible for advising the education telecommunications 28 council on the assessment of local educational needs and 29 the coordination of program activities. The bill removes 30 references to the education telecommunications council and 31 regional telecommunications councils from Code chapter 8D. 32 -1- LSB 1239DP (2) 88 gh/rn 1/ 1