House Study Bill 145 - Introduced SENATE/HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD BILL) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the filing of complaints with the Iowa 1 public information board. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1156DP (4) 90 cm/rh
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 23.7, subsection 1, Code 2023, is amended 1 to read as follows: 2 1. The board shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A 3 providing for the timing, form, content, and means by which any 4 aggrieved person, any taxpayer to or citizen of this state, the 5 attorney general, or any county attorney may file a complaint 6 with the board alleging a violation of chapter 21 or 22 . The 7 complaint must be filed within sixty ninety days from the time 8 the alleged violation occurred or the complainant could have 9 become aware of the violation with reasonable diligence. All 10 complaints filed with the board shall be public records. 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 provides that a person has 90 days, not the current 15 60 days, to file a complaint with the Iowa public information 16 board after an alleged violation of Code chapter 21 (open 17 meetings) or Code chapter 22 (open records) occurred or the 18 complainant could have become aware of the alleged violation. 19 -1- LSB 1156DP (4) 90 cm/rh 1/ 1