Senate File 2186 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2186 BY T. TAYLOR A BILL FOR An Act relating to public employee collective bargaining 1 concerning the designation of public safety officers and 2 providing for retention and recertification elections. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 6066XS (2) 89 ec/rn
S.F. 2186 Section 1. Section 20.3, subsection 11, Code 2022, is 1 amended by adding the following new paragraphs: 2 NEW PARAGRAPH . g. A correctional officer employed by the 3 Iowa department of corrections. 4 NEW PARAGRAPH . h. A jailer or detention officer who 5 performs duties as a jailer, and who is employed by a county as 6 a jailer. 7 NEW PARAGRAPH . i. An employee of a judicial district 8 department of correctional services at a residential facility 9 operated by the district department. 10 Sec. 2. Section 20.15, subsection 2, Code 2022, is amended 11 by adding the following new paragraph: 12 NEW PARAGRAPH . c. The board shall only conduct an election 13 pursuant to this subsection if the board has not previously 14 conducted such an election for the bargaining unit since the 15 last certification election pursuant to subsection 1 conducted 16 by the board for that bargaining unit. 17 EXPLANATION 18 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 19 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 20 This bill concerns public employee bargaining. 21 Code section 20.3 is amended to designate correctional 22 officers employed by the Iowa department of corrections, 23 jailers employed by a county, and employees of a judicial 24 district department of correctional services at a residential 25 facility operated by the district department as public safety 26 employees for the purposes of collective bargaining pursuant 27 to Code chapter 20, the public employment relations Act. Code 28 chapter 20 and Code chapter 400 include collective bargaining 29 procedures specifically applicable to public safety employees 30 that are not applicable to other public employees, including 31 procedures relating to the scope of collective bargaining 32 negotiations, arbitration procedures, and certain matters 33 relating to city civil service employment. 34 Code section 20.15 is amended to provide that the board 35 -1- LSB 6066XS (2) 89 ec/rn 1/ 2
S.F. 2186 shall only conduct a retention and certification election for 1 a collective bargaining unit if the board has not previously 2 conducted such an election since the collective bargaining 3 representative for that collective bargaining unit was 4 certified. 5 -2- LSB 6066XS (2) 89 ec/rn 2/ 2