House File 117 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to the composition of county compensation
2boards.
3BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1   Section 1.  Section 331.905, subsections 1 and 2, Code 2019,
2are amended by striking the subsections and inserting in lieu
3thereof the following:
   41.  There is created in each county a county compensation
5board that shall be composed of five members who are residents
6of the county. The members of the county compensation board
7shall be selected as follows:
   8a.  The board of township trustees of each township and the
9city council of each city located in a county shall by lot
10select one of the trustees or council members from the board or
11council, respectively, to serve as a delegate to a temporary
12compensation board appointing commission, created by resolution
13of the board of supervisors. The temporary compensation board
14appointing commission shall meet at a time and place specified
15in the resolution.
   16b.  The members of the temporary compensation board
17appointing commission shall appoint five of their number to
18serve on the county compensation board.
   192.  The members of the county compensation board shall be
20appointed to four-year, staggered terms of office. The members
21of the county compensation board shall not be employees of the
22state or a political subdivision of the state. A term shall be
23effective on the first of July of the year of appointment and
24a vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same
25manner as the original appointment.
26   Sec. 2.  Section 331.321, subsection 1, paragraph l, Code
272019, is amended by striking the paragraph.
28EXPLANATION
29The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
30the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   31This bill relates to the composition of a county
32compensation board by requiring that members of the board
33be appointed by a temporary compensation board appointing
34commission. Under the bill, each board of township trustees
35and each city council located in a county are required to
-1-1appoint one of the members of their respective governing bodies
2to serve on the commission. The commission is required to
3appoint five members of the commission to serve on the county
4compensation board.
   5Current law also prohibits an officer or employee of the
6state or a political subdivision of the state from serving on a
7county compensation board. The bill removes the prohibition
8on officers.
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