House File 2698 - Reprinted



                                   HOUSE FILE       
                                   BY   COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT

                                  (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 624)


    Passed House,  Date               Passed Senate, Date             
    Vote:  Ayes        Nays           Vote:  Ayes        Nays         
                 Approved                            

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act concerning the funding and providing of services by the
  2    department of administrative services, including the authority
  3    of customer councils, and providing an effective date.
  4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
  5 HF 2698
  6 ec/es/25

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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 8A.121, subsection 1, Code 2005, is
  1  2 amended to read as follows:
  1  3    1.  The department governor, in consultation with customer
  1  4 councils and the department, shall establish a process by
  1  5 which the department shall determine, annually, which services
  1  6 provided by the department shall be funded by an appropriation
  1  7 to the department and which services shall be funded by the
  1  8 governmental entity receiving the service.
  1  9    Sec. 2.  Section 8A.121, subsection 2, Code 2005, is
  1 10 amended to read as follows:
  1 11    2.  a.  For services which the department governor
  1 12 determines shall be funded by the governmental entity
  1 13 receiving the service, the department governor shall establish
  1 14 a process for determining whether the department shall be the
  1 15 sole provider of the service or not.
  1 16    b.  If For services which the department governor
  1 17 determines that it the department shall be the sole provider
  1 18 of a the service, the department shall establish, by rule, a
  1 19 customer council responsible for overseeing departmental
  1 20 operations with regard to the service provided to ensure that
  1 21 the department meets the needs of affected governmental
  1 22 entities and the citizens those entities serve.  The rules
  1 23 adopted shall provide for, at a minimum, for the method of
  1 24 appointment of members to the council by governmental entities
  1 25 required to receive the service from the department, the
  1 26 procedure for resolving complaints concerning the service
  1 27 provided, and for the powers and duties of the council as it
  1 28 relates to the service provided, which shall include the
  1 29 authority of approving, on an annual basis, business plans
  1 30 submitted by the department for performance of the service,
  1 31 the procedure for resolving complaints concerning the service
  1 32 provided, and the procedure for setting to annually review,
  1 33 negotiate, and determine the scope, levels of service, and
  1 34 rates for the service provided.  The scope, levels of service,
  1 35 and rates determined by the customer council should be
  2  1 mutually acceptable to the affected government entities, as
  2  2 represented by the customer council, and the department.  The
  2  3 rules may also provide an impasse resolution mechanism to
  2  4 resolve disputes which may allow for the imposition of a
  2  5 temporary rate for the service provided for up to three months
  2  6 while the impasse is resolved.  In addition, if the service to
  2  7 be provided may also be provided to the judicial branch and
  2  8 legislative branch, then the rules shall provide that the
  2  9 chief justice of the supreme court and the legislative council
  2 10 may, in their discretion, each appoint a member to the
  2 11 applicable customer council.
  2 12    Sec. 3.  Section 8A.121, subsection 3, Code 2005, is
  2 13 amended by striking the subsection.
  2 14    Sec. 4.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  This Act, being deemed of
  2 15 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.
  2 16 HF 2698
  2 17 ec:nh/es/25