Senate Study Bill 1201 - Introduced SENATE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT BILL BY CHAIRPERSON SMITH) A BILL FOR An Act removing a preference for purchasing of Iowa coal by 1 state and local government entities. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2297XC (2) 89 je/rn
S.F. _____ Section 1. Section 73.1, subsection 1, Code 2021, is amended 1 to read as follows: 2 1. Every commission, board, committee, officer, or other 3 governing body of the state, or of any county, township, school 4 district or city, and every person acting as contracting or 5 purchasing agent for any such commission, board, committee, 6 officer, or other governing body shall use only those products 7 and provisions grown and coal produced within the state of 8 Iowa, when they are found in marketable quantities in the 9 state and are of a quality reasonably suited to the purpose 10 intended, and can be secured without additional cost over 11 foreign products or products of other states. This section 12 shall apply to horticultural products grown in this state even 13 if the products are not in the stage of processing that the 14 agency usually purchases the product. However, this section 15 does not apply to a school district purchasing food while the 16 school district is participating in the federal school lunch or 17 breakfast program. 18 Sec. 2. Section 73.2, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 2021, 19 is amended to read as follows: 20 b. All such requests and bids shall contain a paragraph in 21 easily legible print, reading as follows: 22 By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given 23 to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the 24 state of Iowa. 25 Sec. 3. REPEAL. Sections 73.6, 73.9, and 73.10, Code 2021, 26 are repealed. 27 EXPLANATION 28 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 29 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 30 This bill strikes a requirement that any commission, board, 31 county officer, or other governing body of the state, or of any 32 county, township, school district, or city, purchase or use 33 coal mined or produced in Iowa by producers who comply with 34 Iowa workers’ compensation and mining laws. The bill strikes 35 -1- LSB 2297XC (2) 89 je/rn 1/ 2
S.F. _____ related references, exceptions, and remedies. 1 -2- LSB 2297XC (2) 89 je/rn 2/ 2