Emergency Rule-Making Documents Filed Prior to Publication in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin (IAB)

These documents are filed by an agency using statutory “emergency” procedures. These procedures bypass public notice and participation and allow an immediate or early effective date. The documents will be officially published in the indicated IAB.
ARC Agency Subject of Rule Making Agency Document Effective Date Publication Date in IAB
ARC 4724C Economic Development Authority[261]

2019 Iowa Acts, House File 772 amended the Workforce Housing Tax Incentive program and created additional incentives for a new category of projects, the Disaster Recovery Housing Program. This rule making is intended to implement Disaster Recovery Housing Program. This rule making amends the definition of a "small city," defines Disaster Recovery Housing projects, establishes the eligibility requirements for tax incentives under the Disaster Recovery Housing program, and describes the application process, the award process, and the administration of the Disaster Recovery Housing tax incentives.

10/03/2019 10/23/2019
ARC 4618C Racing and Gaming Commission[491]

The amendments in this rule making implements 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 617, which became effective May 13, 2019, and which authorizes sports wagering and fantasy sports contests in Iowa. This rule making is intended to provide a framework and guidance to all industry participants and to protect the public and to ensure the integrity of licensed facilities and participants.   These amendments also reconcile existing rules with the new legislation and also provide two new chapters of rules, Chapters 13 and 14.

While this rule making became effective on or about July 31, 2019, wagering and contests will begin no earlier than August 15, 2019, at 12 pm.  Licenses will be issued with this requirement.

07/31/2019 08/28/2019
ARC 4552C Civil Rights Commission[161]

The purpose of the new rule is to comply with Iowa Code section 216.8C(3) and 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 341, section 3, which provides requirements pertaining to a request for an assistance animal as a reasonable accommodation for a disability in housing. The legislation requires the Iowa Civil Rights Commission to adopt a form for a health care professional, as defined by the statute, to make a written finding regarding whether the patient or client has a disability and whether the need for an assistance animal is related to the disability.

06/26/2019 07/17/2019
ARC 4519C Voter Registration Commission[821]

This new rule will provide county commissioners of elections with the option to utilize alternative voter registration forms produced by electronic pollbooks. Specifically, it will allow for voter registration forms to be completed on an electronic pollbook and then printed onto thermal receipt paper. Currently, voter registration forms filled out with the assistance of an electronic pollbook must “be identical in size, shape, weight and similar in color of paper, type size, and color of ink to those available from the registrar.”

06/11/2019 07/03/2019
ARC 4499C Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department[605]

The proposed rule making amends Chapter 14 by adding a new section that deals with the creation of the Flood Recovery Fund. This fund will be administered by the Flood Mitigation Board. The Fund will provide financial support to political subdivisions of the state that have experienced or will experience expenses related to flood response, flood recovery, or flood mitigation. The proposed amendement provides details on eligibible applicants, eligible projects, and the application process. This proposed rule making was approved by the Flood Mitigation Board on May 20, 2019.

05/22/2019 06/19/2019
ARC 4495C Insurance Division[191]

The new rules in these amendments augment 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 619 which, in part, updates provisions regarding the licensing of residential service companies and motor vehicle service companies that enter into residential service contracts and motor vehicle service contracts with consumers.  This rule making is intended to provide guidance to residential service companies and motor vehicle service companies regarding how their current license or registration status will be administered by the Insurance Division now that the new law has become effective.

The bill consolidates Iowa Code chapters 516E and 523C, and makes significant changes to the licensing of residential service companies and motor vehicle service companies. These emergency rules consolidate chapters 103 and 104, and meanwhile guide service companies until the next licensing cycle begins, pursuant to 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 619, on September 1, 2019. 

 

05/20/2019 06/19/2019
ARC 4468C Medicine Board[653]

This rule making establishes the requirements for licensure of genetic counselors.  This rule making defines the types of informal and nonpublic actions an applicant must report ot the board as part of the license application process.  This rule making indicates the board will accept a letter sent directly from ABGC and ABMGG to the board as proof that an applicant has been granted active candidate status for provisional licensure.  This rule making indicates the licensure committee shall consult with an Iowa licensed genetic counselor if the committee is unable to eliminate questions or concerns about an applicant.  This rule making defines the practice of genetic counseling to include precision medicine and indicates the board shall consult with an Iowa licensed genetic counselor if an applicant has not engaged in active practice in the last three years in the United States to determine whether there is another option to demonstrate current clinical competency.  This rule making creates an option for an employer-based pathway for an applicant to demonstrate current clinical competency if an applicant has not engaged in active practice in the past three years in the United States.  This rule making indicates the board shall consult with an Iowa licensed genetic counselor prior to denying a license.

05/15/2019 06/05/2019
ARC 4390C Professional Licensure Division[645]

The proposed amendments add licensing rules for two new professions, Behavior Analysts and Assistant Behavior Analysts. Sets license fees for the two new professions at $300. 

03/22/2019 04/10/2019
ARC 4387C Pharmacy Board[657]

Following adoption of rule making (Filed as ARC 4270C) relating to a pharmacist's participation in statewide protocols, concern was raised relating to the term "prescribe" used in the applicable rules for the statewide protocols. These amendments change the language to instead read "order" consistent with the Code.

04/05/2019 04/10/2019
ARC 4220C Human Services Department[441]

These administrative rule amendments remove the specific assistance standard amounts for State Supplementary Assistance and amend the  Assistance Standards definition to include the legal citation to pass-along cost of living adjustments (COLA) in accordance with 20 CFR §416.2095 and §416.2096.  COLA changes are effective January 1 each year.

01/01/2019 01/02/2019