Iowa Law & Rules
The Iowa Code contains all permanent laws that are passed by the Iowa General Assembly and signed by the Governor. The Iowa Administrative Code contains all administrative rules adopted by Iowa's state agencies. When a law is passed, the Administrative Code often needs to be updated to include the administrative rules adopted to effectively implement or administer that law. An example would be the passage of a bill by the General Assembly that allows voting at satellite voting stations. The bill is then signed into law by the Governor. The bill would contain amended sections of the Iowa Code. The Administrative Code would then also have to be amended to include administrative rules adopted by the State Commissioner of Elections (i.e., the Secretary of State) to prescribe how the law will be implemented by county commissioners of elections.
Iowa Code (Iowa Law)
The Iowa Code contains all the general and permanent statutory laws of the State of Iowa. The updated, electronic version of the Iowa Code is published annually, in late autumn, on the General Assembly's Internet site and on DVD. The print version is published every two years to coincide with the start of a new General Assembly.
Iowa Administrative Code (Iowa Administrative Rules)
The Iowa Administrative Code contains the adopted administrative rules of state agencies. The updated, electronic version of the Iowa Administrative Code and a printable Supplement to the Administrative Code are published biweekly on the General Assembly's Internet site.
Iowa Court Rules
The Iowa Court Rules contain rules of procedure, pleadings, practice, evidence, and the forms of process, writs, and notices, for all proceedings in the state courts as prescribed by the Iowa Supreme Court.